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Boxofbirds 1/11–1/14 Live Trip Report!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by boxofbirds, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    My Trip Report

    It’s time to head back to Vegas!

    In 24-ish hours I will be headed to Vegas for another solo trip and a 3-night stay at NoMad! My 22nd trip to Vegas!

    This is probably my most “last-minute” trip I’ve ever booked. A month ago, around my birthday, there were some great flight deals, and I had a few comp nights available, so how could I resist? Happy Birthday to me! 2 nights are comped, and I’m paying $50 for the last night, plus some resort credit and freeplay. Could have gotten all 3 nights comped if I stayed in a regular Park MGM room, but I figure $50 is cheap for an “upgrade” to a premium room, no kiosk check-in, and a high floor at Nomad. Got the roundtrip Delta flights in Comfort+ for only 13,373 points!

    Plans for the trip so far:
    - VMB meetup Saturday at Ballys 6pm
    - My usual mix of Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, and some Slots
    - Drinking
    - Hitting up the renamed casinos, Oyo, Strat, and Sahara, for souvenir chips
    - More drinking
    - Wandering The Strip
    - Trying at least a couple new restaurants and happy hours, Bazaar Meats is definitely on the list
    - Coupon run downtown on Sunday
    - Use a couple MyVegas awards: buffet, some freeplay, BOGO food and drinks
    - And, whatever random things that always happen in Vegas!

    I will be posting here live as much as possible with pics, gambling reports, food porn, and other thoughts. I will also live tweet some of the highlights of my trip on Twitter, you can follow me there @TwoWayHardEight

    Hope you will be following along!
     
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  2. Astribling

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    Sounds like a great trip! And that is a really great price (points) for a roundtrip on Delta!
     
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  3. julia

    julia (was miss_sonja)

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    Following! Interested to hear about Nomad, since I’m booked there next month.
     
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  4. cjcjcj

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    have a goodtrip and yea nice points redemption on Delta hope you gey a good flight crew who keeps drinks flowing and you can start off good on your flight !!!!
     
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  5. tringlomane

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    Good luck! Get that Royal dammit!

    And if you get the time, collect your birthday freeplay at Park ($25), Excalibur ($20), and Luxor ($20). If it's within a week of your actual birthday, you should be able to get all 3!
     
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  6. boxofbirds

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    Thanks! :peace:

    Sadly my birthday was a month ago when I booked my trip, so no bonus freeplay for me!
     
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    Good luck! I'll be following along.
     
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  8. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    Stayed there April and October last year and enjoyed it both times! It's not Aria, but I enjoy the boutique feel to the rooms and the private checkin. You can see some pics and thoughts in my reports:
    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/boxofbirds-4-13%E2%80%934-16-live-trip-report.161207/
    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/index.php?threads/boxofbirds-10-10%E2%80%9310-14-live-trip-report.167080/
     
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    Whoo hoo! Good luck!
     
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    Good Luck.
     
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    Think you'll get any sleep tonight? lol. I never do.
    Good luck and have a fun exciting trip!
     
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    good luck!
     
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  13. boxofbirds

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    Thanks!

    Yeah usually get about 4 hours sleep the night before, lol, and about the same every night I'm there!
     
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    Sounds like great plans, have a great trip!
     
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    OK, good luck and have fun!!!
     
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    Come on down! haha
     
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    And that up there was my 2000th post :drunk:
     
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