First time posting…I have been lurking on this board for months now in order to plan a birthday trip for my sis. Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated. She’s turning 45 – it will just be the two of us celebrating, neither of our husbands like to gamble, so we’re leaving them at home to take care of the dogs (and kids, but they are all teenagers and pretty much take care of themselves)! We’re not exactly Vegas virgins, but neither sis nor I have been to Vegas in the past decade or two. I went for a hen party at Hard Rock back in the early 2000’s and sis went to Circus Circus and MGM back in the 90’s. Originally planned on staying at NYNY. Joined mLife online, signed up for myVegas, and even got the mLife credit card. Have managed to rack up enough points to get to Gold. Goal was to use express comps to take care of the hotel bill and some meals. Well we’ve changed plans a little. Now we are going to stay at the Flamingo. Sis went to casino in Baltimore earlier this year, signed up for Total Rewards. Got a “birthday” email about a month before our trip with an offer for a free room and some bonus points. So now we’re going to try for the Total Rewards Quest. We arrive on a Wednesday and depart of Saturday, so there should be enough time to visit all 9 properties to get the badges. Sis is a big fan of Louis Vuitton, so we’re planning to visit the store at Crystals. And I booked an appointment to visit the art exhibit that’s in some back room of the store. Should be interesting! Also booked a sea turtle feeding at Mandalay Bay aquarium. Sis loves turtles so I thought it would be a good activity for us. Gambling plan is to play slots mostly , some low limit blackjack if we can find it, and some 3 card poker .I also want to try my hand at roulette and/or craps. As for myVegas rewards, I booked the BOGO at Aria buffet, the BOGO at Nine Fine Irishmen at NYNY, and some carnival game credit at Circus Circus (my sis is silly about carnival games) I originally booked BOGO at Bellagio buffet but two different people have told my sis that she would be disappointed at Bellagio’s buffet so I cancelled it. As for food, our bucket list is Oyster Bar at Harrahs, Wicked Spoon, Secret Pizza, Mon Ami Gabi, some tasty treats at Lucky Dragon and Joe’s Stone Crab. Besides hitting all 9 Total Rewards Properties we plan on visiting Casino Royale for the free play, NYNY, Mandalay Bay, MGM, Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Lucky Dragon, and the Cosmo. I realize this is a LOT of casinos to visit in the 72 hours that we are there so we may have to skip some and just plan another trip!!!!