Learn from a backpacker. Roll up your clothes very tight and put them in a single duffel. Leave soap, shampoo, razors, dryer, toothbrush, etc at home. Pack very light and expect to buy things upon arrival. Leave room for your pad device (ipad, android, flytouch) as its light and easy to pack. If you can pick a motel or hotel near a Walmart or Target, that's best. Upon arrival, find a store that sells cheap foam coolers and buy one. Get your drinks at convenience store or Walmart. Get snacks and some cold cuts. Hotel vending is a goldmine for them and chances are it will eat your dollar bill. Go ahead and splurge on unique souvenirs as you won't be carrying them home anyway. Find a pawn shop near you with bikes and buy one for around $70. Use it all week and then take it back and sell it for $35. Very cheap rental that way. Go ahead and take that to-go bag from the restuarant becase you have a foam cooler. You have free ice at the motel. Find a liquor store and get discount rum or vodka to mellow you out. Avoid bar drinks. Visit one or two nearby casinos and wait long enough to get a free drink offer. Take those glasses back to your motel room. Harrah's properties has a 24 hour meal plan for one price. Do your buy-in at 9AM. That way you get four meals out of it. Mandalay Properties (NYNY, Luxor, Excalibur,etc) has a single day plan. Of course you only buy it for breakfast to come out ahead. Vegas city bus is reliable and cheap. $2.50 one trip $5 all day. Ride from your motel to casinos off the strip that have better pay tables for video poker. Many also have shuttles. Mix if up for best service. Like take a bus to Orleans and a shuttle to Harrah's. Hard Rock is serviced by shuttle on north side of Fashion Show mall. You get free ride back in limo. Just tip driver. Trumps does round trip service to Wynn's and vice versa. Rio also runs a shuttle. Monorail passes are great especially if you use a show code. Stay on east side of south strip. Only go on west side of strip north of Bellagio as City Center has made it very difficult to get around. The day before you go home, visit a UPS shipping center and send home your gifts, dirty laundry, and such. Only pack a day's change in your duffel for the return trip. Well, along with your electronics. If in Vegas, check if your airline has the virtual boarding pass. Its a phone app by each airline. American has it and you just hold your phone under the scanner. Printing a pass in Vegas will cost you a couple dollars at most hotel service centers. Take the monorail to the convention center, get off and go to the bus stand a couple blocks south. Enter the Text # and it tells you when the next bus is due. Most of the time, its every 20 or so minutes. Get on that bus going south and pay $2.50 to go to the airport. IF you need to hang out a while, play video poker at a 7-11, the are good machines. Get to the airport and have fun on their toy slot machines. Don't expect to win anything. Have a safe trip home.
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