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Found money when preparing to travel

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by duffer1991, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Laugh

    Laugh High-Roller

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    Anytime I do my laundry some denomination of money will be nice and clean coming outta the dryer.
     
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  2. 3544quebec

    3544quebec High-Roller

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    You have to have something to tip the St Bernard if there is an avalanche
     
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  3. cjcjcj

    cjcjcj High-Roller

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    lets turn that 1500 into 15,000 friday!!!!
     
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  4. duffer1991

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    I am going to have to up my play for that to happen!!

    Besides, the $1500 was years ago before I went on another tour of Asia with my ex. But let's take a shot at the big money. No more Fremont or Cal with double odds. Maybe I will up my bets to 3x odds, alert the press lol.
     
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  5. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Not found money, but I accidentally took a $100 Venetian chip home. Was just another reason to go back.
     
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  6. duffer1991

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    I traveled through Tibet and I knew that there would not be ATMs readily available so I took out a bunch of cash and kept the bulk of it in a wad in a change purse, keeping a normal amount in my actual wallet and replenishing it when necessary.

    Got home and when I unpacked a month or two later, I realized / remembered I had the wad of cash broken up between TWO change purses. I had about $300 USD worth of Chinese Yuan.

    (Yes, it took me that long to unpack. My suitcase from my December trip to Vegas is still waiting to be unpacked)
     
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  8. jgates8

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    For Vegas the closest would be last April. I thought I had taken out one more marker at Paris & I just really cranked back the last night because I didn't want to lose any more. I have a low line - $2000. I thought I had drawn $1500 already and I was not going to max it out and end up feeling down about doing that later. When the drafts finally came through a month later there were only 2 of them for a total of $1000. So basically I ended up 'not down' by $500.

    The other day I had what appeared to be a piece of junk mail. Opened it to see a civil suit settlement notice. You know the kind - you submit your info and you get $1.49 settlement or a year of credit monitoring etc. However this one was for $242.46. ACK!!!! It was the suit against American Eagle for unsolicited text messages from a few years back. I was floored. Put that on my car vs. Vegas fund - car balance now $375. Yeah!!! Will be paid off in 4 weeks.
     
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  9. duffer1991

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    @jgates8 I also get those Notices of Settlement from time to time. As an attorney, I read them and usually submit a claim if appropriate. The payments are usually a few bucks, but once I got back $900. That was a very good day.
     
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  10. Gino

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    My grandmother passed away Dec. 13th, 2014 - (12-13-14 ironically numbers she always played in the illegal lottery/Bolita we had here in the 1950's )

    My father and I, as well as my uncle, were tasked with cleaning out her condo in South Tampa.

    She was an avid reader, and had a massive book collection that I was tasked with cataloging and selling, donating etc.

    By the end of the collection I had found in 100s, 50s, 20s, - some dating back to 1979 - $78,000.

    My dad and uncle decided to split it between the grandkids 8 total.We each got close to 10k.

    It was a horrible Christmas that year, but it was also pretty amazing.

    Blew a nice chunk of it in Biloxi...playing 12-13-14 on roulette.
     
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  11. Grant1982

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    My wife found an expired TITO while packing for $150, the slot manager let me cash it a year after it had printed. She said it's not a problem if the machine is still on the floor, turns out I was playing the exact same machine when she told me that lol.
     
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  12. mikeinctown

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    Best I ever did was get a bonus from work while I was there. They come same time every quarter if we actually ever get one. A lot of years the check would be for like $58. It was an insult to be honest. Before the $58 checks though we would get the email just before I left (once while I was there) and I'd open the email and find that I got an extra $500 or $600. It was awesome knowing I had backup cash in case I spent everything way too fast. Leaving on the 23rd and the announcement comes on the 13th this month.
     
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  13. GeorgeJ.

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    I found last week that I had forgotten to cash in about $46 in chips the last time I was in Vegas. I throw my change from Vegas into a pocket of my computer bag and apparently I had put the chips in there after I had neglected to cash them in before leaving town. Not a big score but better than nothing..
     
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    I found a water-logged dollar on the way to the ferry the other night. That's probably not enough for a Vegas trip, huh? :haha:
     
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    I can only ever remember finding ATM receipts :D
     
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  16. Wendy1292

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    In November, I opened up my online banking. It was a tough season. My husband had been abusive with me and was arrested for the second time. That was the end of that. Only I have physical limitations and am not able to work. I was left with $65.

    Imagine my huge surprise when I opened my banking info and saw I had a 16K surprise deposit! Vegas, see you next week!
     
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  17. Federated52

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    Don't know if this counts, but at my old job I was stocking the shelves in front of the counter where the cash register is & "found" $1500. I turned it in to the owners of the store. A day later someone came in asking if it was found & they returned the money to him. Come to find out he was a slum lord in town & had a very bad reputation. He never gave me a reward for turning it in, but the owners of the store gave me $20 for being honest & turning it in. That was before I was 21 so, it was before Vegas for me as well.
     
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  18. MattyVTX

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    When i got hired at the company i currently work for I opened my direct deposit through the credit union they own. Around 2 years later when my now wife/then girlfriend decided to move in together and get a joint bank account I called to close my checking account. Lady on the phone asked me what i wanted to do with the close to 900 dollars I had in my vacation account. Whoops, forgot i even had a vacation account. 80+ plus weeks depositing 10 dollars a week blown in a few days on CraftSteak and blackjack.
     
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    Not exactly found money but I got a little piggy bank as a marketing gimmick at my company, started a few years ago stashing coins I would get for change, nickels, dimes, quarters,loonies,toonies and would roll em (pain in the ass) and take em to the bank for my Vegas trip and always end up with a couple hundy. Fast forward a year and thought screw that rolling of coins, started keeping the coins and when I had two bucks worth exchanged em for Toonies ($2 coins) only. Also anytime I took beer bottles/wine bottles, liquor bottles back to the stores for refunds I always asked for TOONIES for the refund and paid for whatever I bought separately.

    Did that for a year, rolled the Toonies and ended up with $960. I was shocked at how little effort turned out to be a meaningful part of the Vegas bankroll.

    "I don't have a drinking problem. I drink, I fall down, I get up, NO PROBLEM"
     
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  20. bull1029

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    Last time I switched wallets, the old one had a zippered pocket, and I found a C-note I had forgotten. It was my emergency bankroll from the last Vegas trip I had forgotten about. Not bad.
     
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