Wednesday, April 13
Is This the Most Frugal Vegas Trip Yet?
While in Vegas there are a few ways I plan to stay frugal. We pay attention to pay tables for one thing. Since 90% of my gambling is on video poker, I use vpfree2.com to find the casinos with the highest pay tables. Boyd casinos are usually generous, and Main Street Station gives you a scratch-off card usually worth $2 cash every time you hit a 4-of-a-kind. The casinos offer us comps even though we usually stick to full-pay video poker machines. All our rooms in Vegas are comped, and the points we earn from playing usually cover our meals. I also look for point-based promotions to earn free stuff. Casinos often give free buffets, t-shirts and other prizes if you earn a certain amount of points, usually on slower days like Tuesdays. We also redeemed MyVegas rewards for 4 free buffets and two free margaritas.
Getting away for a week is good therapy. Spending too much time at home right now is stressful because there are so many repair projects I need to do. Driving for Uber was occupying my time but now they've done away with hourly guarantees and it is hard to find profitable times to drive. As long as I limit my gambling, this trip will be a very inexpensive getaway.