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I Think I'll Try This Again... Sept. 25--Oct. 2

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by rcbeamer, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Hello VMB members! It's time for my annual Sept-Oct journey to Las Vegas!! Last year I feebly attempted a trip report entitled "Fall After a Sad Summer". A lady friend and my Dad had just passed recently before I went, and I kept up a report for a few days until the terrible Oct. 1 shootings. After that night, I was disheartened and only wrote a brief synopsis a few days after I got back to Milwaukee. This time I'll not promise to do a live or semi-live one, but I think I'll just give a daily update with lots of pics and/or maybe just the previous day's shenanigans!

    My friend Terry is going this time again. We have a 7:40 pm Southwest flight from Milw. tonight stopping in Denver where we'll change planes, then our ETA in LV is 10:40 pm local. I have 3 nights at El Cortez, 3 nights at The D, then 2 nights in a Golden Gate suite, all comped. I only needed 1 night at the GG, but it's a 2-night minimum offer. Seven nights total for me. Also a connecting flight through Denver on the way back on Oct. 2.

    Terry's got 3 nights in his own GG suite, followed by 3 nights at the El Cortez, then back to GG for a suite for his last 2 nights. His stays are all comped as well. Eight nights for him. Terry's coming back a day after me.

    We'll do a Strip run on Friday 9/28, although Terry's probably just going to Circus Circus for the day. We do their $55 for $40 WinCards promo chip deal. I then will do my coupon run to Gold Coast, Orleans, Hooters, Ellis Island, etc. I'll use as many LVA and ACG coupons as I can, as I'm not going out again this year. I will meet up with my nephew who works at the High Roller gift shop again, and we'll probably do the High Roller this time. I've never been on it, and I tell that to myself every trip, lol.

    Saturday 9/29 I'm planning to meet up with VMB member Stu Merrian and possibly member Eliza at Chicago Brewing Co. at Four Queens around 1pm for lunch. If anyone's downtown then and interested, (and hungry) come join us! PM me here maybe late morning if you want.

    I just have to finish loading up my suitcase, (although I don't remember ever putting suits in it) and then off to Mitchell Intl. about 5pm! Vegas baby!!
     
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  2. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Have a great flight. Vegas is waiting for you. It's wonderful here.,
     
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  3. NittyOne

    NittyOne Low-Roller

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    A fellow coupon runner I’m in. Curious if you get any flack for trying to use LVA and ACG at the same time.
     
  4. Sonya

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    Have a great trip! Seems like the cards were not in your favor last time, so hopefully this one will be a monumental improvement.
     
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  5. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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    Four years ago, Hooters wouldn't let me use coupons from both sources on the same day. It wasn't a problem for me, I was staying at the Orleans for 2 nights and had to go back to the Tropicana the next day for the new sign-up loss rebate anyway. Since then, I personally haven't had any issues anywhere, except the Tuscany asked me for my ACG membership card a couple of times.
     
  6. sybgal

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    Sounds fun....enjoy!!!
     
    Sooooo ready!
  7. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    ElCo once told me only one offer per day... I came back to use the second coupon without a problem.
     
  8. NittyOne

    NittyOne Low-Roller

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    Awesome thanks for the reply, I keep the ACG card so a non issue.

    Oh and have fun and good luck!
     
  9. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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    It's now Thurs. morning.
    Flight left Milwaukee Tuesday night about 20 mins. late with no apparent explanations from the crew. It seemed all passengers were boarded on time, but we just sat there. My concern was our 45 min. layover in Denver and will we make our connecting flight. Turns out that flight was 20 mins. late leaving Denver but we made it just fine.
    Our next issue was now our 10:40 ETA in LV was now 11:05 and will we get our luggage in time for the next (and last) WAX at 11:20. We got our bags, and we made it with 5 mins. to spare. We got on the WAX and as soon as we got NB at Flamingo it was a parking lot. Finally got Downtown about 1:00 am. Checked in and met up at Magnolia's. Pics to follow!
     
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  10. Slacker

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    If you make it to the Palace bar at the four queens tell Mike Rob & Michelle said "hey"
     
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  11. luck.ofthe.draw

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    Have a wonderful trip, @rcbeamer - you deserve it! Hopefully you get some wins and have some delicious food!

    Boyfriend and I will be driving up in 7hrs or so, just gotta round out this work day. If we find ourselves downtown on Saturday, I'll PM you to meet up!
     
  12. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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  13. D in the D

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    Will be just a couple days behind you at the D. Have a great trip! Thanks for sharing thusfar.
     
  14. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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    Delicious prime rib at Siegel's at the El Cortez. 20180927_140017.jpg
     
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  15. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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    This helps my cause... 20180927_153923.jpg
     
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  16. Scott Blair

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    Enjoy and good luck. Arriving at The D on Sat night and will be downtown for a few days.
     
  17. JFO

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    rcbeamer, if you haven't done your coupon run to Gold Coast yet, I would be very interested if you could ask them how they handle the a.c.g. "Earn 200 points, Get Free Buffet" coupon, now that they have goofed over their players club so Ruby's can't earn points. If you are doing hit-and-run's, run FAST out of those Boyd casinos after you hit them...
     
  18. rcbeamer

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    Four Queens at the Four Queens! 20180927_181823.jpg
     
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  19. rcbeamer

    rcbeamer Low-Roller

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    These helped get me back to a winning trip... 20180927_185810.jpg
     
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  20. rcbeamer

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