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Girls week! - Sept 14-20 - Ballys/Cosmo/Ballys

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by smbrake, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. smbrake

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    My Trip Report

    I can't believe the day is finally here! :woohoo:

    Been a long day so far. Had to start the day with work at 5am. Worked 6 hours and of course had to fix f*** ups from others before leaving, so I was ready to get outta there. Stopped off at the bank to grab the last of my bank roll (pretty healthy compared to some of my other trips). And then I was off to the airport.

    Security was empty so that went quick. No issues other than forgetting i had sunscreen in my backpack that was over the liquid limit...oops. Guess I'll buy more in Vegas. Stopped at Champps for a burger and a rum-n-coke. I was so hungry having not eaten anything at all yet today I forgot to take a picture...but if you are following @Astribling trip report it looked the same as hers, lol.

    I'm now sitting at the gate waiting to board. Was able to get upgraded to exit row thanks to being Elite with Frontier. No checked bags. Just a back pack and a carry on (I get a free carry on since I'm elite).

    About to board! More updates to come!
     
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  3. smbrake

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    In the plane and ready to go! Going to attempt to nap since I've been up since 5am so I can stay up tonight.

    VEGAS BABY!

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    Oooowhooo!!! Nice start...tagging along!!!! Hopefully win some $$$$$
     
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    Woooohooooooo!!!!!! See you soon!
     
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  8. smbrake

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    Made it! Waiting on my Lyft. It was not as easy as in July to get one summoned but not the worst I've had before somewhere either. Waited about 3-5 min to have one located. She's about 10 min away. Ready to get to Ballys and hit the town.
     
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  9. smbrake

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    Checkin went smooth. Diamond check in was open, but they just had a designated area at the front desk instead of the separate room. No $20 trick since I'm only here one night and already booked in a Resort Suite. Got 23rd floor with high roller view, close to elevators. Here's some pics of the room.
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    Now to head down and find mom. Think I'm going to trek down to MGM and Luxor tonight to load my Konami free play that expires Sept 15th. I could figure out if it was good on that day or had to be redeemed before that day so I'm playing it safe and loading it all today. Have three $25 konami free play to redeem, so hopefully I can turn that into $$$$!:D
     
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    Nice room! And same here, my Lyft took longer than I would like but hey, I made it! I too need to hit that corner to load freeplay but I don’t see myself making it tonight. Turn that into a HUGE TITO! :thumbsup:
     
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  11. smbrake

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    No big wins yet. Down a little with my daily budget but not awful. Trying not to go crazy (like I usually do) on the first night here. Trying to save a good amount of the bank roll for Cosmo to try and earn some comps there for future stays. Here are a few of my decent hits so far.
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    Nice suite :cool: Here’s to a safe, winning, and fun trip - go grrrlz :thumbsup:
     
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    Following! Thanks for the TR. Wishing you great luck.
     
  14. smbrake

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    Mom and I played at Ballys for a bit longer before deciding to find dinner. We decided on Giordano. I don't think I have ever been to one of these but have had other Chicago style pizza. Needless to say I wasn't super impressed with the pizza. The service was great though! But I've had better Chicago style pizza. My husband and I enjoy Lou Malnati. Here are some pics. Was $50 for an app sampler and a small pizza with sodas. And we have breakfast/lunch for tomorrow.
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    After dinner we played a little more at Ballys and at Paris. Nothing great really. Played some Wonder 4 and some Extra Draw Frenzy VP (hooked on this now, lol).
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    And a picture of the view from the room at night.
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    Now its time for bed since I've been up minus my hourish nap on the plane for almost 24hrs. Looking forward to moving to Cosmo tomorrow! Can't wait for that terrace fountain view and raspberry lemon drop martinis!
     
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    Good morning! Taking to slow this morning. And just relaxing and getting ready to move over to Cosmo. I never made it south strip yesterday so I'll need to do that today so I can claim that free play! Not sure what the rest of our plans will be today but winning is one of them!
     
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    Have a great day today. I am a Bally's, Cosmo and video poker fan, so I'll be following along with interest.
     
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    Made my way down to the south end. Got all my Konami free play added and decided to stop at NYNY to use it. Ended up turning $75 of FP into $84! Yea! Also got my match to mLife gold. And for those of you that okay MyVegas and have konami free play, it doesn't need to be used on Konami machines. It says that but any machine will accept the free play. I used it on Buffalo Gold and Heidi. Now to meet up with mom and head to Cosmo!
     
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  18. smbrake

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    Finally at Cosmo! Hanging out on the terrace before heading down to the casino. Here are a few pics of our room.
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    Hoping to rack up a good amount of tier credits here to earn sterling soon.
     
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    As a former Chicagoan - Lou's is better than Giordano's, hands down!
     
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    loving the pictures.
    Good luck with the rest of the trip :)
     
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