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Mirage 5/24-5/29 Anniversary Trip - Live

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Fligster, May 24, 2017.

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  1. Fligster

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    My Trip Report

    My wife and I are going to Vegas for our 15 th Wedding Anniversary which was last Friday. So, this trip report will have some different things in it, since it isn’t my normal solo trip. We are splurging and staying in a one bedroom tower suite.

    We are flying AA from PHL first class thanks to Chase Reserve Ultimate Rewards. We are leaving tonight around 6:10.


    I called VIP services on Monday to have them indicate a late arrival of around 9 pm. She said sure, and also proactively said she wanted to check our rates and if there are any offers. She was able to lower our overall price by $111. She also said she could apply my offer to get $50 Resort Credit and $50 Free play. Later I checked online, and she applied an older offer that has $100 Resort Credit.

    So far, plans include:

    - Absinthe Thursday Night
    - Kathy Griffin Friday Night
    - Bingo at Fiesta Rancho (wife enjoys bingo and they are paper only)
    - John Mull Road Kill Grill (Tradition, need to go here)
    - Visit DownTown (I haven’t been in 20+ years, not sure if wife has ever been)
    - Pool

    I don’t play MyVegas anymore since I used a bunch of rewards, prices went up etc and I lost interest, but I had a couple thousand LPs left so got a BOGO coupon for a crepe at NYNY since my wife is a crepe fanatic.

    If you followed my previous live trip reports, you know that I do keep them updated regularly, and plan on doing so this time as well. I will also try to mix in some videos that I will load early or late when able to transfer from my camera.

    I will primarily use my iPhone 7 for photos but upgraded my point and shoot camera recently to a G7X Mark ii and want to get some trial photos and video before our Hawaii trip in late summer.

    Now it's a waiting game until our flight later today.
     
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  2. Verboten72

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    Happy Anniversary and best of luck...I'll be following along!
     
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    Have a great time, win lots! I always enjoy your reports! Good job on the resort credits :)
     
    Entire trip at my favorite hotel!
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    Made it to the airport and breezed through tsa precheck. We have priority pass via our reserve card and there is now a minute suites at PHL. You get a private room with sofa bed, desk, internet and tv for an hour. Not a lounge really but free and better than sitting at the gate

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    Relaxing and watching friends

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    $40 for just this pouch thing

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    Great ... They have changed the gate 3 times and now we are delayed.

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    Finally on the plane for a 6:40 departure (30 minutes late)

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    Shutting down phone, ready for takeoff.

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  8. mickyblueeyes

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    Have a great trip! Happy Anniversary
     
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    Good luck and Happy Anniversary!
     
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    Happy Anniversary trip! Hope you like the Tower Suite at Mirage as much as we do - so spacious and good housekeeping staff. Great pool!

    Looking forward to your updates and pics - especially your food pics!
     
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    Happy Anniversary and many, many more! Have fun and win big. Dig your TRs. Looking forward to some iXpenseIt pro tips too.
     
    WOO! IT'S ABOUT TIME!
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    Have fun and Happy Anniversary!
     
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    Plane food

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    We watched the movie "arrival" together but separate

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    Since this isn't a solo trip, I have two budgets, one for our combined money for the trip and one for my slush fund money. To keep the money separate I added a Scott's cash payment type and will use that for my slush fund budget. Otherwise it affects both budgets.
     
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    Rental car line moving a little slow. It's warm but there is a breeze

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    Picked he mustang from the executive aisle. Loaded too, not a base model

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    If you look closely at the left front wheel you can see the dead bird sticking out they a previous renter hit
     
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    There was construction right at the intersection outside the rental garage so it too a long time just to exit. We ended up checked in and in our room around 11pm. Which felt like 2 am to us so we just went to bed.

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    I can't get a good view pic cause of the Beatles love wrap on the windows

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    Great pix!! Can't believe they left the dead bird in the fender!!
     
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    Car selection was limited or i would of picked another car. The options were Minivans, SUVs and one or two Nissans

    I told the lot woman and I am sure if she didn't care, didn't speak English, or both
     
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