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What is a splurge for you in Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    When you splurge, what do you splurge on in Vegas?
     
  2. Pancakes

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    We always go to at least one quality restaurant, such as Hugo's Cellar. I'm more of an IHOP kind of guy, so paying 2-300 bucks for a meal is defintely a splurge (but well worth it).
     
  3. smartone

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    My business reimburses my travel, lodging and per-diem to a reasonable level. Occasionally, I like to get one of the Hard Rock's specialty suites (Tree Bark, Gorilla, Red and Black. etc.) I pay the difference myself of course, but I love them during pool season, cause they have their own private patio with fire-pit, TV, and access directly to the pool... no need for a cabana!

    The rooms, which can be seen on the link below, aren't terribly different than the HRH Tower Suites... little larger, hard-wood floors and a second bathroom, but it's the private patio and pool access that make them worth the "splurge" every so often.

    http://www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-hotel/specialty-suites
     
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  5. Smo

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    Playing a Benjamin through the Lion's Share is my splurge. :evillaugh

    You'll never see me betting $3/spin on any other machine in Vegas.
     
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    Not really sure we splurge in Vegas more/less than elsewhere. I guess in a sense since it's the only place we gamble that gambling would be that splurge. I just tend not to look at something we want to do, within reasonable financial bounds, to be a splurge. We enjoy food wherever we go, be it some blue plate locals special or more of a high-end experience. We play golf and sightsee and shop most places we go, try to get in some spa time. Actually, now that I reconsider, we certainly spend more elsewhere on some experiences.
     
  7. lithium78

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    I splurge on the Vdara spa because it's awesome. Best spa I've been to.
     
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    A "splurge" for us in Vegas is doing something and paying full price. If we can't get a comp, or use a discount coupon, we won't usually do it. The big splurge is the time at the VP machines, which we dearly enjoy.

    My Vegas Motto : "Never pay full price for anything". :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Breeze147

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    Tip the CW $2.00.
     
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    lol!!!!!
     
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    I pretty much agree with Ken. We spend less on hotels in LV, and usually less on food. The only splurge we do is I gamble and def drink more than we would at home. I guess those two vices are plenty for us.
     
  12. jackincols

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    Any dinner over $60 (solo and no wine).
     
  13. C0usineddie

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    a $25 per person meal
     
  14. lithium78

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    That's my motto for all of life in general. That's why I get to do so many fun things and live comfortably. :)
     
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    Spending $500 a day for 4 days on whatever the hell I want is splurging for me, I would never even think about doing that at home.
     
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    It is not important to us to have a 5 star suite (although we have been very lucky to be comped into some very "sweet suites". Bally's & Paris do well for us. We also don't dine high-end.....$60 for hubby & I is about it. Don't misunderstand.....we do enjoy good food but will use Restaurant.com certificates or my Diamond $100 voucher.....we are just not going to spend hundreds on a meal. We sometimes even share if we can agree on an entrée. We would definitely favor increasing our gambling budget instead of eating it.....lol. Now, our daughter & son-in-law are a different story! I made sure they had the big comps from the CET promo for 2 years & they spent it on food & side-by-side massages. Last year the daughter insisted that she & I do the "Fire & Ice Pedicures" at the Paris Spa. Very nice but.....$130 for a pedicure? Not again.... What can I say.... we are in LV mainly to gamble & enjoy ourselves for a week twice a year. That is our splurge!! :)
     
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    If we find something for the house that is unique and tasteful ........... we will buy and have it shipped back home.
     
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    I would say our splurge would have to be show tickets. Hell, we don't even go to the movies here at home, but will spend almost $100 on a ticket for a show in Las Vegas.

    Oh, and I did a splurge for myself once and treated myself to Bally's Sterling Brunch while the spouse grabbed a burger or something somewhere else..LOL
     
    Always seems so far away............
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    If I'm ahead, betting $200 on the hard eight on the last roll for the night. That usually calls for a stop at the bar, to counter the adrenalin, on the way back to the room. Win or loose.
     
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    A great dinner!
     
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