Random News: My BACon14 Journey, World of Coca Cola, Dick’s Last Resort, 38 Cent Luxor Winnings, LAS Centurion Lounge, and Several New Chime and AMEX Offers

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Random News: My BACon14 Journey, World of Coca Cola, Dick’s Last Resort, 38 Cent Luxor Winnings, LAS Centurion Lounge, and Several New Chime and AMEX Offers

Good evening everyone!  I am sorry for not writing anything over the last few days, I’ve been really busy working at the Airline Passenger Experience Expo (APEX) in Anaheim last week and then going to Las Vegas on the weekend for BACon14 (Boarding Area Conference 2014).  If you want to see what all your favorite Boarding Area / Prior 2 Boarding bloggers were doing this past weekend, check out the #bacon14 on Twitter (link).

First off, this is Randy Peterson, the “godfather” of miles and points.  He founded FlyerTalk, MilePoint, Boarding Area, and several other miles/points websites and services.  Without him, who knows what any of us would be doing.  You certainly wouldn’t be reading my blog and I certainly wouldn’t be writing my blog if it weren’t for Randy.  If you ever get the opportunity to meet him, go up to him, introduce yourself and thank him for everything he has done for our community.

P.S. It was Randy’s birthday this weekend.  Happy birthday Randy!

Grant and Randy Peterson BACon14

The best part of BACon14 was putting blog names to faces and speaking to some of my fellow bloggers face to face for the first time (not just tweeting with them occasionally).  Regardless of the persona each blogger gives off on their blog, meeting them and speaking to them was very special.  I learn something new every time I speak to them.  That is the great thing about the miles/points community, there is always something new to learn.

Speaking of learning something new, all the bloggers were invited to the Mix Lounge on the top floor of the Delano hotel.  I learned that the men’s restroom has a beautiful view of the Mandalay Hotel and Pool.  Just beautiful!

Mandalay Bay at Night

I will go into my detail later this week in other posts, but here are some of my BACon14 highlights…

While visiting the World of Coca Cola on the Strip, I listened the sticker’s advice…

Buy a Coke Heart

…and bought myself a $3 Coke Float.  Probably the best deal in Vegas.  What else can you buy for $3?  Probably nothing!

World of Coke Float

My friend Rhianna (aka the most beautiful soft drink beverage server) tried 16 different Coca Cola products from around the world.  Warning, some of those drinks are disgusting, I’m looking at you Beverly from Italy!  Yuk!

Rhi Serve Coke Drinks

We also had dinner at Dick’s Last Resort (a restaurant that prides itself on insulting customers).

Dicks Last Resort Neon Sign

I must be part magician since I turned $20 into 38 cents in a matter of minutes.  Taa daaa!

Luxor Game Ticket 38 Cents

It wasn’t a total loss, I earned 1,173 Mlife credits.  Does anyone know what can I buy with 1,173 Mlife credits?

M Life Balance

On my way home, I stopped at the American Express Centurion Lounge (located in Terminal D).  Inside, I got to meet a few other Prior 2 Boarding bloggers.

To be honest, I was a little dissapointed by the lounge experience.  It was not the lounge’s fault, I think all the hype made me have super high expectations that were impossible to meet.  I will reserve judgement until I get to experience the Centurion Lounge in Dallas.

AMEX Centurion Lounge

There are a few new offers from Chime that showed up in my account today.  The Subway deal looks like the best deal to me.  Learn more about the Chime Card here.

Chime Offers 9-22-2014-1 Chime Offers 9-22-2014-2

Here are a few new AMEX Offers that showed up in my American Express account today:

Lord Taylor AMEX Offer Spa Finder Wellness AMEX Offer Jennifer Miller Jewelry AMEX Offer

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  I gotta go binge watch Big Bang Theory and Under the Dome now!

7 thoughts on “Random News: My BACon14 Journey, World of Coca Cola, Dick’s Last Resort, 38 Cent Luxor Winnings, LAS Centurion Lounge, and Several New Chime and AMEX Offers

      1. Grant

        In all fairness, sometimes my site can load very slowly at times, even on cable internet. I think the problem is due to the shared server my wordpress blog sits on. Depending on what is going on with the other websites hosted on the same server, sometimes my pages load right away or take a minute to load. Hopefully the other pages load faster.

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    1. Grant

      No doubt about the comparison between most domestic and third-party lounges. I’m looking forward to trying the lounge in Dallas-Fort Worth airport someday.

      Keep on writing, I’ve enjoyed reading some of your recent posts.

      Reply
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