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MAN(with-a-plan)DALAY BAY Aug 22, two or three nights

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by ReTriggerMe, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Renaldow

    Renaldow High-Roller

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    I booked comped rooms at the D for next month back in July when their offers came out. Earlier this month, after the new mask mandate and after I'd already booked, I got a new flyer from them to say that my F&B and gaming $ was being doubled. I'm wondering if something similar happened with yours, only they forgot to tell you.
     
  2. ReTriggerMe

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    Maybe. But again. At check-in, they specified "you have $100 in resort credit"

    If I had a host here, I'd assume the host did it. Maybe the host on duty did it after the mixup with the Penthouse lounge communications.

    I may never know.

    I can also report that the temptation to stop in the market in the lobby and buy nuts, etc. I resisted.
     
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  3. ReTriggerMe

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    At the airport. I cant remember a flight between LAS and SF Bay that they didn't announce that the flight is entirely full every seat taken
     
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  4. ReTriggerMe

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    Home.

    Flight uneventful. Landing in SF Bay at 4pm on a weekday... 20 minutes to get to the airport Sun morning; 60 minutes to get home in traffic this afternoon. Several conferences at Mandalay Bay, people walking around with lanyards and badges. The world seems determined to make a return to pre-pandemic normalcy. It's somehow reassuring.

    I came home a winner. Interestingly, if creative in tracking.... I had cash left over from my July trip, which is what I arrived with. I lost exactly that amount. I brought home every cent of the big handpay from Day one, first slot played.

    Glad to be home. Have plans to return end of Sept.
     
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  5. cjcjcj

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    Great trip!! Glad you enjoyed the Skyview and lotsa great eats!!
     
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  6. M0rtyC

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    Thank you for a fun report. 60 mins in rush hour could be a lot worse!
     
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  7. ReTriggerMe

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    And once again, I am reminded of my age. Nodded off after arriving home. As I awoke, pondered my recent trip against the plans.
    • I canceled my rental car. Local tram was working mid-day. Local & Express were running at night.
    • I flew home on 24th, canceled flight for 25th
    • I got the suite reserved
    • Ate Border Grill, Della's Kitchen as planned. Roy Choi Best Friend and Citizens unplanned.
    • Never played craps. Never found roll-to-win electronic tables anywhere on south Strip. Played some Pai Gow Poker at Park MGM...
    • I had a margarita at Border Grill and a grand total of one drink while playing in the casinos. In hindsight, I am pleased to remember that my drink at Park MGM was in glass, not a plastic cup. I never had a drink in the MB casino, and the only thing I ordered was a Fiji water - which I realized I had left in my room refrigerator after I checked out.
    • Spontaneity? I'll plan to be spontaneous next trip.
     
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  8. M0rtyC

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    My plans are generally off the rails by the time I cross the Mississippi.
    Thanks for the great reporting.
     
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  9. CalifLovesVegas

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    Thanks for posting a terrific TR. Enjoyed reading about your suite & really Glad you got the one you reserved!

    Sounds like the Host, backend, yada yada....... is confusing and differs by Mlife property? o_O
    But you got outta dodge early with all your wins! Thats a WIN WIN! Congrats!!:woohoo:
     
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    I've seen VMB posts with chip porn. Seen Benjamin's spread out on a hotel room bed

    Here's my version of my "got home and needed to go to the bank....." (thanks Dancing Drums)

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    congrats!
     
  12. eliza

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    Excellent TR. And congrats on going home a winner.

    Any info on how the MyVegas free app worked at Best Friend? Was it specific app? Or a $ credit? Thinking about trying to hit up Best Friend
    on my next trip
     
  13. ReTriggerMe

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    I did the MyVegas award for free appetizer with entree.. in the restaurant,, they tell you that if you order an entree, any appetizer or other starter type dish is OK, they just take $16 off the bill.

    Went to MLife, they loaded award on my mlife card.. they asked for card at restaurant.
     
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  14. VegasDragon

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    Thanks so much for the report. I will be at Delano at the end of September but my favorite strip view is from the Penthouse skyview at MB. I use the steam shower it was nice.
     
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