billryan
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February 13th, 2017 at 4:59:46 PM permalink
Thanks. Thought I was missing something.
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February 13th, 2017 at 5:33:52 PM permalink
I would say Tacos El Gordo north of the Wynn/Encore for a cheap meal.

Ellis Island has $0.05 and $0.25 full pay Jacks or better if they like video poker.

Since you'll be in the Red Rock Canyon area then Red Rock Casino has full pay Deuces Wild for $0.25.

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February 13th, 2017 at 5:35:11 PM permalink
If I were looking to save money eating, I'd purchase things like granola bars, cashews, sunflower seeds and skip a meal. Good travel food too. Might also consider beef jerky.
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February 13th, 2017 at 5:37:08 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

If I were looking to save money eating, I'd purchase things like granola bars, cashews, sunflower seeds and skip a meal. Good travel food too. Might also consider beef jerky.



It's Vegas, baby! If I am looking to save money eating, I just drink more for free! JK
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February 13th, 2017 at 6:15:29 PM permalink
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It's Vegas, baby! If I am looking to save money eating, I just drink more for free! JK

That's the spirit! No one goes to Vegas to eat pumpkin seeds no matter how nutritious and cheap they may be. Drink pumpkin wine perhaps or something like that, but ...its Vegas, Baby! Vegas!
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February 13th, 2017 at 6:29:26 PM permalink
The Ethel M Chocolate factory has a free self-guided tour... with free samples. They also have a cactus garden. It's good for a few hours of bargain entertainment, if you can resist the gift shop that sells ice-cream. If they are really interested in seeing how the chocolates are made, go on a weekday. The factory is closed on weekends.
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February 13th, 2017 at 7:11:20 PM permalink
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If by chance you're a diamond member with CET or someone you know around town is, you can go to the Diamond Lounges for decent free meals and drinks...



I am a diamond, but I can only bring one person. Last time I tried to bring two people, they were sticklers about it. I decided not to mention that I'm a Diamond member...it may raise suspicion that i may come to Vegas more often than they think. lol =)

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It's Vegas, baby! If I am looking to save money eating, I just drink more for free! JK



My Aunt and Uncle won't be happy eating granola bars in Vegas. They know there are plenty of value meals to be had. They also come to Vegas about once every 3-4 years. I really appreciate everybody's input. It REALLY was helpful. I have the tentative itinerary down and will share.

Day 1::
10:30AM Arrive at McCarren
11:45AM Get to the Rental Car Terminal and be on the road
12:00PM Arrive at El Gordo for some quick lunch (Where they're from, they don't have very good Mexican food and I know they'll enjoy it)
1:00PM Go to grocery store to pick up water, beer, small snacks, and ASPRIN
1:30PM Check in at Tahiti Village
2:00PM Freshen up and relax
4:00PM Put a couple of beers in the belly and call Uber to go out
4:30PM Get to Ellis Island and gamble
5:30PM Get their Steak Dinner and beer
7:00PM Get to Bellagio for some fountain view and conservatory and some beer
8:00PM Walk to Casino Royale for their $3 craps and $1 Michelobs
9:00PM Get back to the room and retire for the night

Day 2::
6:00AM Wake up! (They are early risers)
6:30AM arrive at Joker's Wild for their $2.49 breakfast and gamble for a few hours (my aunt will dig $0.25 roulette)
10:30AM Arrive at hoover dam, but just drive through (no park and walk)
11:00AM Arrive at Hemenway Park in Boulder City and look at some RAMS!
11:45AM I'll give them an option to either go to Rail Road Pass or Crowne and Anchor for lunch and gambling - I'll give them the quick and dirty for both places
2:00PM Come back to the room and nap for 1 hours
3:00PM Uber to Fremont Street and hit up all the usuals and play tourist (The D, El Cortez, Binions, Plaza)
5:30PM Eat/drink dinner at Mainstreet Buffet - Reviews seem pretty decent
7:00PM Enjoy the free shows (concerts, canopy, and freaks walking around) on Fremont while DRINKING of course
8:40PM Watch Defending the Caveman at The D while DRINKING- Not sure what to think...my aunt suggested it
10:00PM Head back to the tahiti Village

Day 3::
6:00AM Wake Up!
6:45AM Get to Red Rock Casino for their breakfast buffet
8:00AM Leave the hotel and head to red rock canyon
9:00AM Get done and depart with it and shoo over to the M for the chocolate factory tour - this sounds super interesting
9:40AM Arrive at M and on with the chocolate factory tour and cactus garden - this sounds super interesting
12:00PM I'll give them the choice of longhorns or south point for lunch and gamble
2:00PM Head back to the room for nap
4:00PM Let my uncle and aunt suggest what they want to do and eat for dinner (strip, fremont, henderson, etc)
9:00PM Call it a night

Day 4::
Hit up Silver 7 for their breakfast and head to the airport

This is the tentative schedule I put together...I know we will most likely deviate depending on energy level and how much funds left! I really appreciate ALL your suggestions. If you still have more please let me know so that I can tweak them (I still have plenty of time before our trip)
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February 13th, 2017 at 9:02:51 PM permalink
I'm exhausted just reading that itinerary. You sure you all want to run that hard?

Edit. I take it back. You've programmed some down time/nap into each afternoon, so it should be more relaxed than it first seemed. Have fun!
Last edited by: beachbumbabs on Feb 13, 2017
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Ayecarumba
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February 13th, 2017 at 11:27:32 PM permalink
Red Rock Canyon has a visitor center. The scenic loop road is one way , there are places to stop and take some photos, short and long hikes, and a peek at some waterfalls and petroglyphs, It may take longer than what you've allotted. There's a per car fee to get in the park. If someone has an "America the Beautiful" National Park member's discount card, it covers entrance into the park (and a couple thousand other national parks). Free/Discount membership cards for military, seniors 62+, 4th graders, and others are available, but you have to apply for it ahead of time.

The rest sounds like a blast. Have fun, and let us know how it goes.
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February 14th, 2017 at 12:02:47 AM permalink
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Ellis Island $6.99 steak and eggs.

Price went up slowly over the years to $11.99. $9.99 if you get a players card...and -$2 discount if you play $5.

However, the $6 taco bowl is huge. Not sure which hours the Taco stand is open, but it was good stuff (and 1/3 the price on the strip).

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At $9.99 for steak, I would suggest Orleans of Main St buffet...or off-strip local buffets & restaurants.

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Free chocolate at HEXX (Paris Las Vegas)
Reserve a time in advance.
http://www.hexxchocolate.com/chocolate-tours/

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