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Rona Special 6/28-7/5 Cosmo, CP and Sahara

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by AlPal, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Flowers

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    That MAG breakfast and coffee was a big improvement over Starbucks, which you can get anywhere. It's divine intervention that the line was too long and you made that MAG move. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Flowers

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    Great trip and hits so far! Congrats! Thanks for all of the info, including about the Sahara . I want to try Bazaar Meat for the first time so I'll be on property again soon (I hope) after many years.
     
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  3. jpw711

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    Up to or down from the 14th?
     
    surely this won't go kaput
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    Unfortunately up seems to be the main problem, but I’ve opted for the stairs going down a couple times as well. 5-10 minutes for an elevator to go down is the norm.
     
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    Absolutely no question! Delicious!
     
  6. AlPal

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    Sunday 7/5

    This is the end, sadly. Decided to stay at the Sahara last night, the definition in my legs is really starting to pop, the trips up and down from the 14th floor is one hell of a workout.

    I was given a 1pm late checkout, so the plan is to pack, grab some late breakfast, play a bit and hangout to see if I win any of the drawings. I can stay for the first 3, and might be able to squeak out the 4th but it would be pushing it. Flight leaves at 4:35, 4th drawing is at 3. Under normal times it wouldn’t be a problem, but if Uber takes as long as they have and precheck isn’t open (heard conflicting reports) it won’t work out. Better not risk missing my flight over the slim chance I’ll win freeplay again.
     
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  7. Timothy

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    I also wouldn’t do that. But that’s me. I’m risk-averse on these kind of things.

    May I ask, apart from the elevator misery: how was Sahara?
     
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  8. AlPal

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    I want to like it, but aside from another comp/FP/dining credit offer I’ll probably stay away. When the monorail starts back up it that would also help. I feel trapped on an island up here, especially because my attempt to get an uber yesterday was a bust. (No cars available for over 45 minutes).
     
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  9. AlPal

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    Currently 50/50 on extending this trip another night. I shouldn’t, but what fun is that.
     
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  10. Cageet

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    Do it! Spend those winnings and swing for the fences. :evillaugh:



    (Don't listen to me. I'm just a degen with less than a week to go on his timer.)
     
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  11. Timothy

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    If you can, and you want to, then do it. Enjoy it while you’re there!
     
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    It’s currently 3:50, and I’m low rolling at Sahara. Guess I’m staying another night, just not here. I have several comp options, where will I end up!?
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  13. rm22

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    I've stayed about 2 to 3x when it was SLS and looks like it's still SLS furnishings. I got some pretty good deals when i stayed but after staying at Cosmo and Vdara afterwards, i've decided i prefer staying at those places instead for a variety of reasons.
     
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  14. tringlomane

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    Interested to see where you go. Sucks about the elevators there.
     
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    Get yourself a driver. It's life changing lol. Mine is great!! Looks like you had a solid trip! Nice work. Also, up those machines to $1 over .25. You would've crushed it!
     
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    I think we are on a different level haha. I don’t have the money for a driver and to consistently play $1 VP. :)
     
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    Back home, I ended up wanting to stay on Fremont Sunday night, and the only comp I had down there was at the Fremont...so that’s where I ended up. Nothing exciting to report, low rolled on a couple hundred all night and burned some comp dollars on dinner at Magnolias. Woke up Monday and took the 108 to the airport. Flight home was maybe 50% full. Finished up with a $2500 profit, not bad for a $400 starting bankroll!

    Planning another trip for the end of July, and have another booked for mid August. We shall see how it all plays out. Lots and lots of rumors from employees and others about Vegas closing back up. We shall see.

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  18. Timothy

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    Thank you for letting us enjoy your trip as well! I really liked reading it.
     
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  19. Roccoscollar

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    Heck no! You stay at the Cosmo and i'm at the El Co. I'm sure you're rolling bigger than me. My driver is an Uber driver i met and she just does it off the app. I don't get a limo or anything like that lol

    I upped to $1 VP years ago and now can't go back. Sure you might go down a little more but when you hit, you hit!
     
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  20. rm22

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    @AlPal is that what the employees were saying??? i haven't read anything about that yet. I guess thats why SW lowered their flights again to what they were when Vegas was closed. Wondering if i'll be able to go in Sept after all. Might not be a possibility.
     
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