After grinding for two months I decided to get away for a few days last week. Frontier had a great sale on flights and I was able to book a round-trip to Las Vegas for under $200. I am also visiting Denver for a day for less than $40. Originally I was not going to rent a car, but the rates make it logical to do so. Since the hotels I am staying at are not on the strip, public transportation would take forever, and Uber rides would actually cost more than renting a car.
My hotels were free. This is interesting, because the last time I was in Vegas was six months ago in September. I didn't do much gambling then, but I did win on that trip because I hit my first and only Royal Flush. I would love to know how a casino decides what to offer in comps to get players to visit. I received 4 free nights and $35 in free bets. Basically all my meals were free by using points accumulated on my player's card.
I never expect to win, but once again I came home with more money than I started. Virtually all my gambling was on video poker, where I won $300. My blackjack sessions were break-even.
For the frugal traveler, both Frontier and Spirit have aggressive sales from time to time. I've signed up to receive email alerts from both companies.