I got the mailer today, and it reduced my weekend room expenses by $150.
I then have two freebies at the Orleans, over a Young at Heart Day, so I'll eat there for free and get a good taste of my favorite Nite Kings in the lounge. The Young at Heart promos are now extended into the evening, and that will give more flexibility to my day, especially if I get a good multiplier on the swipe promo or win so I can keep playing. There I just play the triple nickel progressives. Good fun and not very expensive, just 75 cents a pull. 9/7 DB is enhanced by the Royal progressives for each line and a huge one were I to get a dealt royal.
Then I do the Excalibur for one day and use up MyVegas points at the Aria buffet, so those meals will be free.
Then I stay at a B and B on a small street just off Maryland near Flamingo. This will give me a chance to do laundry, relax if I want with no casinos. Walk down to a local inexpensive show at the Onyx Theater. Relax in a Jacuzzi. I get a room with a private bath for $50 a night and so cover the expense of a weekend with no gambling. This is a new experience for me.
I'll probably head up to Sam's Town for the afternoon free show and then over to Eastside Cannery for a free buffet and wine. I may play poker in either place. I probably will give the full pay nickel Deuces a run if there is a seat. I understand they reduced them to just two machines.
Then Palace Station where I can do a buffet a day on MyVegas points and seed my play in dimes to see if that will generate any mailings or not.
Then Two nights at the D on a 2 for 1 rates, but higher than in the past because of the Life is Beautiful and the new policy of charging resort fee on the one paid night. Coupons usually come with the rooms there and they get me a light free breakfast. 8/5 progressive Bonus will be the draw there with Golden Nugget live poker after 2 AM when the high hand awards double.
Poker vouchers with 4 hours of play get me a cheap Golden Nugget buffet.
And finally 4 nights at the 4 Queens at casino rate, but with one night already paid by comp dollars from the last trip and a second probably can be reached by a mailer, in spite of the weekend being that Life is Beautiful festival.
This was not expected to be a frugal trip, and it may not be, because that first week will be a cash week in probably upscale strip places. But given that extravagant beginning, the planning does seem to have generated a very affordable trip.
Now if I can just win when I gamble.