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Slots, Roulette, Hoops, FOOD, Daughter Trip.

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by martinr, Dec 20, 2016.

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  1. martinr

    martinr Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    Mission accomplished. A win for the Jayhawks! Huge KU fan attendance. Didn't cover, but, that was not my focus.
    Most of the day spent in the room trying to feel better. Pushed through and feel fortunate to have not had a total non-productive day. Started with the Wynn luck and ended with a "W" for my team. Morning flight with Delta Comfort seat connecting in ATL.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Sorry you're not feeling well. :( Hope you've enjoyed the trip otherwise.
     
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    martinr Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    Actually, as the night went on, I started feeling more normal. It's hell getting old!
    It was great being with my daughter, whom I usually only get to see once a year. Her boyfriend is a cool guy, glad to say. Also, I'm going home with more money than I have since my first trip years ago. Burned through a good number of TR credits for meals and took advantage of the MLife comp room promo perks of free play and resort credits for the Mirage, where they stayed. Very little out of pocket expenses and several Uber rides this trip, otherwise my trip costs were minimal. So, in spite of feeling like crap part of the time, I would classify it as a good trip for sure.
     
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    martinr Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    Las to ATL, Delta Comfort seat. "Comfort" is obviously a word with a diverse definition. True, there are a few inches more legroom. But, the recline isn't noticeably different nor is the actual comfort of the seat cushions. Free earbuds and free drinks, although it was an 8:30 am flight and I'm not a daytime drinker anyway. I did like the early boarding and quickness off of the plane. The plane change in ATL was fine and my flight home in CClass was equally uninspired. Had a guy in the middle seat pinning me against the window. He couldn't help it but he overflowed his "Comfort" space into mine! Got home as scheduled Friday evening and drove to Nashville Saturday morning for Christmas with step-son and wife. First thing Sat. morning, however, I went to a Walgreens Clinic and got an anti-biotic to attack my issues that affected me in Vegas. Getting better by the day. Cloudy and cold mostly in Vegas, Nashville on Christmas weekend...70's. No wonder we're all getting sick.

    Checked my CET TR balance and they hadn't deducted any points yet on Sunday as they were supposed to have done for meals, etc. that I charged to the room. Their billing office was closed until today, Tuesday and I also saw where my credit card had been charged with over 400.00 from various meals, etc. I did the Quick Checkout at Harrah's through the form put in the dropbox in the hotel desk area. There was a list of payment types and I marked the one requesting TR point redemption rather than the credit card on file. Apparently, this didn't work as intended. But, when I contacted them on Tuesday, they did make the adjustments and credits, as I intended. Just a little frightening since my plan was to use up points and get out with a minimum of actual cash expenses. My GR Steak meal, Room Service breakfast, Giada's dinner for the three of us and Oyster bar lunch for us as well as Carnegie Deli lunch for three and my final night's dinner at The Pantry at Mirage....all taken care of through either promos or RCs or TR credits. Plus the Piff the Magic Dragon tickets using TR credits leaving me with a fair amount towards my next trip and an upcoming Diamond Celebration dinner. Since I only accrue points at my home properties and use the value for Vegas, I always looking forward to my opportunities for "point multipliers" in Tunica. Seems to have worked out so far and toward my maintaining my Diamond status for the extra perks. I guess I'm actually a low-roller hybrid with benefits normally available mostly to those whose bankrolls probably dwarf mine. Play the system, I say!

    My next Vegas adventure is yet to be determined, timing wise. I do have the urge to go next when it is not sweltering in the summer or below 50 in the winter season. So, that should leave March-May or Sept.- October.

    Hi, I'm Martinr and I'm a degenerate (ish)
     
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    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    Great trip report and nice pictures. But is that really room service that you ordered, or did you go downstairs to the Fulton Street Food Court and brought it up to the room. Room service delivering a paper bag does not seem right. Just curious.
     
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    martinr Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    Yes, an actual guy brought that bag to my room after I placed my order. I wonder if I had gone down to the Fulton Street Food Court if I would have had the same food served on actual plates.
     
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    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    That's crazy stuff. I guess they got your food from the food court. Every time I ever got food from Fulton Street, they serve it on paper plates. I did get sushi to go to my room, those came in the plastic sushi containers.
     
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    martinr Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    Yeah, actually it seems like the prices for room service were really not that outrageous for breakfast. Probably because of where it came from and the low standards of the service (a guy handing me a bag of food like I was at a fast food joint!)
    Maybe the room service trays sitting in the hallways have become a "trip hazard" that CET doesn't want to be sued over (haha)!
     
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    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    That's funny. Reminded me of many years ago, when I stayed in one of those motels in Atlantic City, like 25 years ago. It said the room included continental breakfast. Well, I called the front desk in the morning for my breakfast, and while looking out the window, my breakfast was being delivered from a grocery store across the street in a brown paper bag. Lol
     
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    Did they have to scrounge around for quarters to take your sheets and towels to a laundromat across the street too?
     
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    casinokid68 Caesars Diamond Member

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    Good question!!! I'm glad I only stayed 1 night. Lol
     
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    @martinr - Enjoyed your TR, sounds like a good time with daughter and BF. Great pics - love the Fulton St "room service" pic. Some nice wins too!
    Mirage has done the same using The Pantry - while food is good, it's just not the same without the cart and tablecloth, haha.
     
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    martinr Rock Chalk Jayhawk

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    It would be nice if guests had their choice of restaurant for room service, wouldn't it? For example, if you wanted something from Carnegie Deli, during their hours or even Portofino for dinner it should be an option. Still wouldn't like the fast food takeout service though.
     
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