Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vegas Vacation: Suggitt Family Edition

Vegas you magical place you. Adult Disneyland. Sinner's paradise. I want to make you my home. (Okay that's a lie I really don't). But I DO want to go back already. You see, I went with my family; Vegas Vacation minus the unbelievable shenans if you will. It was tamer than if I'd gone with friends and I didn't hate it. Of course, now I'm itching to go back with my ladies and tear up the d-floors and all around eff shit up in the desert but that will come. 

I got to see a side of Vegas that had less debauchery and a lot more saving of the monies. I feel like maybe it's because I'm from Winnipeg and we're super cheap and love a good deal. But the other part of me feels it's mostly just my family who would die to save a buck. So, join me for the Suggitt Econotour. First stop, save ALL the money.

Ellis Island has maybe the best food ever for pennies. PENNIES PEOPLE. Okay not actual pennies, but they had one of the best damn Philly cheese-steaks I've ever laid eyes on for a whopping total of $8.99. Can you beat that anywhere else in Las Vegas? NEGATIVE. Did you know they also brew their own Root Beer/Beer? And they have $3.00 glasses of wine. Wino over here just about fell off her chair when she saw that. Go to Ellis Island. It's a hole, I won't deny that, but it's only a block off the strip and it is worth it. 


Next stop on our Econo-Holiday, wait til the last possible minute to buy show tickets. Why is that you say? Little known fact, when they don't sell out all the handicapped tickets ahead of time, they start selling them at a discounted price. And if you sign up for the casino's "Player's Club", you get the member price. Result: Seeing the Beatles "Love" Cirque Du Soleil show for $90 a person instead of $120+. I also highly recommend this show because it blew my mind. It was one of the best shows I've ever seen, and I'm a pretty big Cirque fan to begin with, so there ya go. 


On a similar note, sign up for all the member cards at the casinos you plan on walking through or gambling at or eating at. It's free to sign up and you generally get about 1-2 dollars off meals at the restaurants, discounted prices at shows, and at my hotel (Treasure Island) you even got a free spin for slot money. Which meant that I got to play $30 worth of slots on them. Winner winner chicken dinner! Actually though; I won $180. 

Next, we have my new favorite restaurant in the whole wide freakin' world. Guy Fieri opened this joint about 9 days before I got to Vegas. My family watches Triple D (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) like it's going out of style, so it's pretty safe to say we lost our shiz when we saw we could eat here. The prices were average and not overly expensive and it is the BEST BBQ I've ever tasted on this whole green earth. I had the Motley Que Pulled Pork and I thought I was going to have a foodgasm. 


Next we have the M&M and Coke stores. I love M&M's more than life itself during Shark Week and when I saw this wall of color I almost fainted. It looks delicious. They also walk around handing out free samples so even if you don't buy anything, at least you get free M&M's.


Just beside the M&M's store we have the Coca-Cola store. For the measly price of $7.00 you can try 16 different flavored cokes from around the world. It's called "Taste The World" and it was one of the most interesting things I've ever done. My two favorites were the Cotton Candy flavored one from Madagascar and the Green Apple from what I believe was China. It's jut so interesting to see what different cultures prefer in their flavors. And I'm sorry Italy but you lose. My taste-buds (and my father's judging from the picture below) hate you for your weird, flat, whatever it is you call a flavor. 



Our last stop on the Econotour is Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Before I went, people told me not to expect too much, but you're tacky and I hate you. Because this place was the bomb for someone like me who loves to ham it up in front of a camera. If you go about a half hour after it opens, and walk along the strip to get there instead of through the Venetian, there are employees handing out $10 off coupons. Uh yeah don't mind if I do! We got some pretty awesome pictures and my mom and dad got right into along with me. 





Come back tomorrow to see more of my vacation! Those drunken selfies I promised might make an appearance...

12 comments

  1. I want to go to Vegas with you and tear up the D-Floors.

    ... but did you finish all of your books?

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  2. Hey Melissa!! Oh my gosh I have to go.. Like seriously, this looks crazy fun!! And I had no idea there were several different kind of cola! That's pretty freakin' awesome!!! :D XO

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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  3. your Pops with that porn star. dead. bah.

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  4. I love Vegas! That BBQ food...I can't even. I am getting a foodgasm just looking at it!
    Also your pics at the wax museum are priceless and I want cotton candy Coke!

    I agree with Jessi...bloggers Vegas trip perhaps?!

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  5. I'm going to Vegas in July with my family, so this was like the best post ever for today. Also, your dad with the stripper (i think?).. HAHAHAH!!

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  6. Looks like you had a fabulous time!!! You had me at free M&M's and someone brewing their own root beer. YUM!!!!

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  7. Your Madre and Padre are hilarious in those Wax Museum pics!

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  8. Baahahaahahahahaha... your Dad w/ Jenna Jameson... I'm dying!!!!!
    That Coke store sounds freakin' SWEET! I would love to do something like that.
    I'm jealous... I haven't been to Vegas in years!

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  9. I love wax museums! I really need to go to Vegas...

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  10. Hahaha. Your family looks like a riot!

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