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Where to find snacks, drinks, beer, sundries, etc.

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Sonya, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I agree! If there was a reward for "Post of the Week" this one would get it. Instead, I'm going to make this a new thread and a sticky.

    Thanks, Auggie!
     
  2. judy

    judy Low-Roller

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    hotel giftshops

    I found it interesting that the RIO hotel giftshop (near the starbucks and the Ipanema tower) gave you a discount on purchases when I was there in March and found this made up for the higher prices (due to convenience) typically found in the hotel giftshop. Just show your total rewards card. They have lots of essentials there.
     
  3. addicted

    addicted Low-Roller

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    If you're staying in the area (Rio or Palms) Gold Coast has a great liquor store with good prices.
     
  4. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    The Walgreens by PHo is the biggest one I've ever seen. You should be able to find anything you need there!
     
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    I always use to stop at a Walgreens before going to the hotel to get a "real" bar of soap and a cheap bottle of shampoo. I hate the mini stuff you get in the hotels.
     
  6. dannyg1001

    dannyg1001 Low-Roller

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    When staying at the MGM, theres a small exit near the west wing bar (hidden round the corner from the sports book) that is really conveniently close to a convenience store outside to grab cheap beers for walking round the casino. $5 for 4 miller lites i believe.
     
  7. Starz22

    Starz22 Low-Roller

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    You can get a delivery from Vonn's. They are way cheaper than anyone else on or close to the strip. 1st time users get no fee added in. I had booze and beer plus food delivered to me...everything from champagne...beer...jack...bread...lunchmeat...bananas...muffins...mayo...pickles..V8 ect ect. Saved me so much money and time. Look into it!!
     
  8. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

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    If you're staying at Bally's you can go right across from the side door to Stage Door's variety store. I was there for cheap booze but I noticed they had a lot of toiletries at good prices.
     
  9. DeadManHand

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    If you pick up a rental car, Whole Foods at Town Square is near the rental car center on the south end of the strip. Here I can pick up both healthy and decadent items like dried fruit and energy bars for snacks as well as alcohol. They have a decent wine section and the beer section has microbrews and imports including Belgians at good prices.
     
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  10. MikeOPensacola

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    ABC on Fremont Street next to the GN. Walgreens on Fremont Street going the other way, same side of street as GN, past The D. Both are no more than five minute walks if you're staying on Fremont Street.
     
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    That is good to know...thanks! I just need to remember that next time I am in Vegas...lol. I needed milk for my youngest child during my past trip at Mandalay Bay. I had a tough time finding a place that sold milk by the gallon or half gallon. Thankfully, the kind folks at Starbucks in MB were kind enough to sell me a half gallon of milk for the price of a cappuccino. Price wise, probably ended up being the same as a CVS, but the time saved was worth it! Next time, if I am at MB, I will definitely try to remember Vonn's delivery!
     
  12. Porker

    Porker Low-Roller

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    Does walgreens sell beer?
     
  13. UTE

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    Yes.

    Bill
     
  14. Chuck2009x

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    If you really want to load in for a lengthy stay, Vons delivery is the way to go. I've had them deliver to MB, THEhotel, MGM Grand, Aria and Caesars without a hitch.
     
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    Porker Low-Roller

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    Thanks chuck. How do deliveries work? The hotel doesn't throw a fit?
     
  16. Chuck2009x

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    1. You actually set up two accounts online, one with Vons.com, which gets you a card # (you don't actually need the card, although if you live out there and actually already have one, you probably can add it to your account. I don't think you actually have to give them any address info for this account, I'm not sure. I just looked at mine and the address just says Las Vegas NV 89109.

    2. Once you have your "supermarket" account set up, you set up another account for delivery. On the Vons home page, click the link for "Grocery Delivery". On this account, you do need to put in an address, and it should be the address of the hotel (you need to remember to change it [if appropriate] each time you set up a new delivery). Once you have that set up, you just go in an add items to your cart.

    3. Once you're inside 3 weeks from the date of delivery, you can choose a delivery window, a 1, 2, or 4 hour window. The 1 hour window is the most expensive ($18), but obviously the easiest to deal with. Even after you've scheduled a delivery, you can keep making changes to your cart up until the morning of the delivery.

    4. The delivery guy calls when he's on the way to your delivery, the trucks are loaded with plastic totes full of your stuff in regular plastic shopping bags.

    At THEhotel, the bell let the guy hand-truck the totes right up to my room, but that was the first time I ever did delivery and that was probably 4 years ago.

    At MB, the guy brought the stuff to the bell desk, I met him there and then the bell brought the stuff up.

    At MGM Grand and Caesars, I met the delivery guy in the driveway of the port cochere and grabbed a bell guy and cart.

    At Aria, each time, the delivery guy has gone to some bell station I think in the first level underground (he tells you he's going to do this), and then I waited about 10-15 mins, called down to the bell desk and they brought the stuff up.

    I usually have about a dozen bags of stuff, booze, juice, soda, water, snacks, etc. The bell (and the hotel really) doesn't care about it being "outside food", it's just another delivery (and tip) for them.

    Hotels don't want you hiring outside caterers, but short of trying to bring a keg in, they don't care about stuff like this. If you lay in a lot of stuff like I do, bring a few trash bags to make cleanup easier.
     
  17. Porker

    Porker Low-Roller

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    Wow. Great info. I'm staying at the linq. Probably only looking for a few cases of beer and some mixers as I've already purchased the liquor and will be bringing it with me... Have to see if it's worth the process for such a small purchase.

    Either way, thanks for the info. Will definitely come in handy later on one of my larger trips
     
  18. RC

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    You might want to save the free first delivery for one of your larger trips.
     
  19. urbanphotos

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    Yes, and at fair prices. I was walking through the Flamingo area complex in December and stopped in some small convenience store in the lobby of either the Flamingo or Harrah's or Casino Royale and Foster's Lager was over $7. Half a block away at Walgreen's it was $3.
     
  20. Jon E Coyote

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    Walgreens sells cases, so does Stage Door behind Flamingo, last trip they had one dollar 16oz Miller lites in a cooler on ice, we bought 20 of them for the room, I think cases range $25-35 at Walgreens