Another perk of that casino hotel was that they had two jars of FREE COOKIES on the check-in counter. Guests (and their guests, one would assume) could stop by and enjoy a cookie or two whenever they pleased. I only had one, a sugar cookie, as did Farmer H. They were the good ones, too. Not dry, packaged, storebought cookies, but the big soft kind, like served at Subway. We would have made bigger pigs of ourselves, but we had a busy agenda.
When I checked out that last morning, the desk clerk presented me with TWO big chocolate bars advertising the casino's name. Big as fundraiser candy bars! Nom-nom!
Let the record further show that Mrs. HM spent a lot of time in that casino. Her bankroll didn't even take a hit, shedding only $20 total, over two sessions per day, for two days. That's what they want in exchange for free lodging, you know. Your butt on a seat in the casino, the more hours the better. Sure, they HOPE you lose. And know you will, eventually. But the first step is getting you in the doors. I most certainly fulfilled my part of the bargain.
Imagine my surprise on Thursday, when I reached into EmBee's gullet and withdrew a postcard comp from that casino. Are you ready for this?
THEY OFFERED ME $10 if I redeemed it in the next 10 days!
Yeah. Like that's going to happen. I'll drive 9 hours out there, on $100 worth of gas, stay two nights gambling, another $100 to drive home...and take advantage of that offer.
Sure, they didn't have to offer me anything. It just seems like kind of an insult. All I need is the two free nights offer every month, in case we go visit The Pony. By comparison, our new favorite casino currently offers me $25 PER WEEK (plus $20 per week for Farmer H) in their August mailer, plus a $15 internet offer that can be combined with it. And we only go there once a month, for a couple hours.
I don't want to sound ungrateful. Really. But I don't even think people who live within a couple of miles would drive over to that Riverwind Casino for a free one-time $10.
Oh, dear! This is quite embarrassing. I was just upstairs, showing Farmer H my new $10 offer, and I noticed that it WASN'T EVEN FROM THAT CASINO HOTEL IN NORMAN!
It's from Downstream Casino near Joplin, where we stopped to play, and I had the char-bun chicken sandwich! Not an insult at all from THEM, because they gave me $40 per week in THEIR August mailer, and an extra $10 per week in a postcard, and two free hotel nights, any day, every week in July and August. So this is ON TOP of all that, and nothing to sneeze at, since anyone going there for the big bucks would simply have an extra $10 if they go within the next 10 days.