Vaya Con Dios, Las Vegas

I have so many Vegas vacation pictures taken over the past week that I’ll try to break them down by day/location.  Pita and I grabbed bus passes, which meant we decided on the fly where and what we’d be doing (sorry, Mark, we would have loved to get together).

My feeling is that Vegas is schizoid, advertising itself as family-friendly while nearly naked women costumed as showgirls, police officers and dominatrix crowd the boulevard. Unless you have some very strange family values, this will involve extensive future therapy (Daddy, why is that woman hitting the man with a whip and Tigger moving his hips like that?).  One thing that I can’t stop thinking about were the vast number of scooters on the sidewalks.  These are slightly smaller than the ones you find at stores, available for rent to any and all, and since the majority of tourists seem to be mid- to late-twenties and deeply invested in alcoholic beverages, lots of speed races and wheelies.  Just what you want – hot wheeling drunks you can’t avoid.  This photo is of a convoy of older folks ’cause they were moving slow enough to shoot 🙂

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2 inserts 5/16: SmartSource & Save

Supposed to get two inserts in this week’s paper (5/16): one SmartSource and one Save. Remember, not all papers carry the same coupons or values, so this national list might show coupons that we don’t get around Chicago; also, we might get a bonus coupon that no one else does.  hey, it’s happened in the past 🙂


Allegra Allergy 24HR 24ct+ or Allegra Children’s Product 8oz or 24ct $5/1 (6/5)
Allegra Allergy 24HR Tablets 70ct or 90ct or Gelcaps 60ct $10/1 (5/22)
Allegra Children’s or Allegra Allergy 12HR Product $3/1 (6/5)
Allegra-D 12HR or 24HR Product 15ct+ $8/1 (5/22)
Allegra-D 12HR or 24HR Product $5/1 (6/5)
Anbesol Product $4/2 (7/10)
Anbesol Product $1.50/1 (7/10)
Banana Boat Sun Care Products (exc. 1oz, 1.8oz, 2oz, Lip Balm and ETS) $2/1 (6/26)
Campo-Phenique Product $4/2 (7/10)
Campo-Phenique Product $1.50/1 (7/10)
Cottonelle Rolls Bath Tissue 6ct+ $1/1 (6/12)
Crunchmaster Crackers or Snacks .75/1 (7/18)
Crunchmaster Crackers or Snacks $2/2 (7/18)
Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product (exc. Lip Balm and ETS) $2/1 (6/26)
Hi Chew Product $1/1 (7/18)
Irwin Naturals Product $2/1 (8/31)
Kerasal Fungal Nail Renewal or Kerasal Multi-Purpose Nail Repair $3/1 (11/30)
Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair $2/1 (11/30)
Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs Dnd .55/1 (9/30)
Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce 10oz+ (DND) .55/1 (9/30)
Nasacort 120 Spray+ $8/1 (5/29)
Nivea Body Lotion (ETS) $1/1 (5/29)
Nivea Body Lotion, In-Shower Body Lotion or Creme Product (ETS) $3/2 (5/29)
One by Poise Product Package (exc. other Poise Pads, Liners or Impressa Products) $3/1 (6/5)
Quaker Chewy Boxes $1/2 (6/30)
Rimmel Product $2/1 (6/30)
Sargento Creamery Shredded Cheese $1/1 (7/11)
Sargento Creamery Sliced Cheese $1/1 (7/11)
Sargento Creamery Sliced Cheese .75/1 (7/11)
Sargento Creamery Shredded Cheese .75/1 (7/11)
Schick Hydro or Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Refill (exc. Schick Disposables and Women’s Razor or Refill) $4/1 (6/5)
Skintimate, Schick Intuition, Schick Hydro Silk 5, Schick Quattro for Women Razor or Refill or Schick Hydro Silk or Intuition f.a.b. Disposable Razor Pack (exc. Skintimate and Schick Quattro for Women, Intuition Disposable) $4/1 (6/5)
U by Kotex Pads or Liners Package (exc. Liners 14ct to 22ct or Pads and Liners ETS) $2/1 (6/5)
U by Kotex Tampons Package (ETS) $2/1 (6/5)
Whole Fruit Fruit Bars $1/1 (7/16)
Xyzal Product 35ct+ $8/1 (5/29)


Cetaphil Product (exc. 4oz or less Daily Facial Cleanser, Gentle Skin Cleanser, Moisturizing Lotion or Moisturizing Cream and Single Bars) $2/1 (6/19)
Cetaphil Products (exc. 4oz or less Daily Facial Cleanser, Gentle Skin Cleanser, Moisturizing Lotion or Moisturizing Cream, Single Bars, Cetaphil Sheer Mineral and Cetaphil Baby)(DND) $6/2 (6/19)
Compeed Advanced Blister Care 10ct or 8ct $4/1 (6/13)
Compeed Advanced Blister Care 12ct or 9ct $5/1 (6/13)
Fungicare Product $4/1 (5/26)
Fungicare Product $2/1 (7/31)
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment or Styling Products (exc. 1oz, 2oz, 2.9oz, 3oz, Twin Packs and Value Packs) $3/2 (5/29)
Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment Products (exc. 3oz ETS, Twin Packs and Value Packs) $4/2 (5/29)
L’Oreal Paris LeColor Gloss Product $2/1 (5/29)
L’Oreal Paris Superior Preference, Excellence, Feria, Root Precision, Root Rescue or Magic Root Cover Up Product $2/1 (5/29)
L’Oreal Paris Superior Preference, Excellence, Feria, Root Precision, Root Rescue or Magic Root Cover Up Products $5/2 (5/29)
Lamisil Product $3/1 (6/6)
Lipton Tea Bags, K-Cup or Powdered Iced Tea Mix Product (ETS) .75/1 (5/29)
Mederna Advanced Scar Gel 20g or Quick Dry Oil 60ml $4/1 (6/13)
Mederna Product (exc. Advanced Scar Gel 20g and AG Skin Care Products) $6/1 (6/13)
Nudges Dog Treats Bag Trial Pack 2ct or 10oz+ $1.50/1 (7/31)
Olay Facial Cleanser (ETS) $2/1 (6/5)
Olay Daily Facials (ETS) $2/1 (6/5)
Old Spice Secret Dry Spray Antiperspirant – Buy one get one free up to $5.99 B1G1 (6/5)
Prevacid 24HR Product 42ct $5/1 (7/11)
Prevacid 24HR Product $2/1 (7/11)
Splenda Monk Fruit or Splenda Allulose Product $3/1 (6/30)
Splenda Stevia Product (exc. 40ct) $2/1 (6/30)
Splenda Sweetener Items (exc. 50ct) $4/2 (6/30)
Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel 1.76oz/50g $1/1 (6/27)
Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel 3.53oz/100g+ $2/1 (6/27)

Working from phone in Vegas

Okay, this majorly sucks! I get two devices on internet with the Resort Fee of $44 – standard around here; more devices are $14.99 each. That is so not gonna happen. Can’t set up personal hot spot with phone because it kicks me off wi-fi. Have to figure this out :).

Here are a few shots so far. Most are from our room (nice) at Paris.  Pita won $80 using the $10 new reward member bonus — she immediately said let’s cash out!! Got four glasses of Framboise while playing, so pretty decent.

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