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3/4-3/8 goal spend less than $20 out of pocket on food

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by xraykimber, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. xraykimber

    xraykimber Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Hubby and I taking a Monday-Friday trip to Vegas. I planned and used MyVegas, Groupon, Living Social, Binions app,and Vegas4locals to not spend money on Vegas on meals. Goal was to spend less than $20 and we managed to only spend $7!

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    Entire row to ourselves to stretch out!

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    Monday night Midnight needed a snack. 2 hotdogs at Casino Royale $5

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    Tuesday evening we each used a Living Social certificate for $20 we paid $13 in food at Nosh at Bally’s. Our room at Bally’s had a fridge so we were able to keep leftovers. We each got a sandwich, chips,drink, cookie and banana. We ate half a sandwich and kept the rest to eat in the room for later in the week.

    Wednesday we checked in free room at Mandalay Bay to use our other MyVegas offers. [IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190314/7d5df0937e82cbfc9693592b1ffee70f.jpg
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    Went to Sharkreef for free with MyVegas[​IMG]
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    Has $50 in credit for NYNY Times Square Bar from MyVegas. We had a bucket of beer and split a cheeseburger and fries. [​IMG]
    Walked to Park MGM and had a $50 credit from MyVegas at Juniper Bar. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Played some slots. Hubby won. [​IMG]
    Stumbled back to Mandalay Bar for free dinner buffets MyVegas. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Woke up Thursday and used my free spa pass at Mandalay Bay from MyVegas.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Ate free breakfast buffet from MyVegas. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Checked out of Mandalay and heading downtown for last full day. Stopped at Bally’s and dropped off our stuff and stopped at Flamingo for some drinks and chips. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Only used $34 of $50 gift certificate because it was happy hour and we knew we were going to have a long night downtown. Took Lyft to Elcortez. Used our free play from LVA and hubby left with $80 and O made $30. Had a few free beers also. Love the ELCO. [​IMG]
    Decided to try Axehole and had a great time [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Got 2-99 cent shrimp cocktails at Fremont.
    Had a great time gambling,people watching and listening to bands. Decided to use a $25 food credit from Binions app. And ate at the Cafe. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Our bill came to $17 so we didn’t spend all $25.
    Lyft back to Bally’s and played until early morning. Checked out and made it airport with no problems. Great trip! Only spent $7 and had planned to spend $20 because we thought we would eat at InandOut, but didn’t make it this trip. Planning our May trip!!
     
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  2. h0und10

    h0und10 VIP Whale

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    Now if I could do that, I would be able to take so many more trips out there!
     
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  3. Maxbet

    Maxbet Low-Roller

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    Well done!
     
  4. 93 Octane

    93 Octane Chief bottle washer

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    Make me a gazillionaire and I'm still eating at Binions Cafe once a trip. Don't know what it is--- the food is nothing special neither is the ambiance--- but love that place.
     
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  5. Robdude

    Robdude Low-Roller

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    Great use of My Vegas and other apps! From the pics looks like a fantastic trip.
     
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  6. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Well done!
     
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  7. MacAttack

    MacAttack Low-Roller

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    Very good!
     
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  8. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    Nice post !
     
  9. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja Low-Roller

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    I love this! What a fun idea!
     
  10. Mirageluvr

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  11. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I try so hard to emulate your money management but I just can't stand slots so I can't stand playing MyVegas and Binion apps.
     
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  12. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

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    I love your challenge and that you met it!

    One tiny bit of unsolicited advice is that you may want to black out your last name and player card number with the photos/comp slips. No major worries but for future posts it may be better to do.

    Congrats again on a cost effective and fun trip!!!
     
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  13. gambler

    gambler VIP Whale

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    Well done xray.

    It's funny because I was going through my recent trip pics and came across a pic of what must be our cheapest Vegas dinner yet. That got me wondering about just how cheap you could do Vegas using coupons, specials etc. And then you posted!

    It sounds like a fun challenge and you did a really great job of getting your moneys worth.

    Here's our dinner from one night when we were just too tired and liquored up to go eat dinner. $2.99, split between the 2 of us and we even had leftovers for breakfast. You guys had much better food than us though!!

    Thanks for doing a report. It was interesting.

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  14. agirl

    agirl Low-Roller

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    Just wondering about tips?
     
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  15. Vegasworm

    Vegasworm Finger Clicker Extraordinaire

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    Nice job with the $20 challenge!

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  16. shawn_d

    shawn_d Tourist

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    How many points did you need on the MyVegas app to pull that off? I’ve got just over 3 months to go on a Sunday to Friday stay.
     
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  17. Scott Blair

    Scott Blair High-Roller

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    The slots are boring but the Binion's app has video poker, which is what I mostly play. I used a coupon last trip for the BBQ place which was quite good.
     
  18. kkinwi

    kkinwi High-Roller

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    Congrats on meeting your goal! Sounds like a fun challenge!
     
  19. bshowell

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    My kind of trip!
     
  20. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

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    Nice job. Thanks for sharing the details and pics!