Okay, airfare doesn't count. It's paid (and, unfortunately, I did find an affordable return fare... so I will be coming home as well). Hotel doesn't count. I will have gift cards. I'm committed to ten(!) nights because that was the best airfare deal, so right now a rental car is about $250. Gas is covered (again, gift cards) if there's a Shell station anywhere near the south end of the Strip? Otherwise I'm sure I can sell the cards Now - how can I do the trip inexpensively? I don't gamble nearly enough to expect any comps. I couldn't even get the hot dog a dealer promised me last year! Speaking of which - at this point I'm going alone and staying at the Orleans, so $1.75 hot dogs figure into my dinner plans more than once. So do dollar-tip 'free' drinks while playing nine cents a spin on the slot machines I'm open to suggestions!