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Jun 2, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #20 Plan Your Money, Save Money for the Trip Home

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

The moment you land in Las Vegas there’ll be temptations everywhere to start spending money. You’ll see slot machines in the airport. There’ll be gift shops, bars and then you’ll have to spend money for the first time taking an airport shuttle to the hotel. It’ll only get worst once you’re on the Las Vegas strip so make sure to plan how much money you can spend on a daily basis so that you don’t run out.

There’ll be the obvious things that you’ll spend money on like eating food and buying drinks. The best thing you can do would be to figure out how much money you have to spend and set a daily budget and stick to it. Don’t be sucked into the temptations of going to a pool party at the last minute and spending $100 on a ticket and $150 on drinks and suddenly out of cash. Assuming you’re sharing a room with people you trust and you’re carrying cash leave it in your room so that you don’t spend it all or even worst lose it.

You’ll also want to make sure to save some money for the return trip home. If you’re driving you’ll want to make sure you have enough money left over for gas so that you don’t get stranded anywhere. For those flying you’re plane ticket is already paid for but even if you haven’t eaten for a few  days it’ll probably all catch up to you and you’ll be hungry waiting in the airport or need something other than water to drink.

Another tip is to stash some emergency money just in case anything happens to the rest. Put a $20 bill under the battery compartment of your phone or in each pocket of a different pair of pants you’ll be wearing. Maybe even attach it to your plane ticket home so that it doesn’t get spent elsewhere.

Don’t be that person who is irresponsible and blows every penny you have and end up getting stuck trying to borrow money from a friend!

About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.

Previous ProTips:

#21 NO OPEN CONTAINERS IF YOU’RE DRIVING

#22 BE NICE, DO NOT JUDGE AND HAVE FUN

#23 LAST CHANCE TO ORDER ANYTHING ONLINE

#24 GET TO KNOW THE BARTENDER, FOOD VENDOR, ETC

#25 PLAN FOR THE WORST HANGOVER OF YOUR LIFE

#26 ALCOHOL AND THE HEAT ARE YOUR ENEMY

#27 TIME STAMP TEXT MESSAGES

#28 THE DEUCE BUS ON THE STRIP IS SLOW

#29 DRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL

#30 WEAR A WATCH FOR TIME

#31 DOG TAGS WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER FOR KEYS

#32 BRING AN EXTRA CELL PHONE BATTERY OR CHARGING ATTACHMENT

#33 EXPECT A THOROUGH SEARCH

#34 MAKE A PLAN TO STAY TOGETHER AND A PLAN IF YOU GET SEPARATED

#35 STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

#36 TIP THE FREE WATER PEOPLE

#37 BUY A SMOOTHIE

#38 BUYING AND SELLING TICKETS NOW THAT IT’S SOLD OUT

#39 HOW TO CHECK THE SHIPPING STATUS OF YOUR TICKETS

#40 BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BACKUP PICS OR USE A CLOUD APP

#41 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER’S CHECK YOUR PHONE PLANS

#42 RACHEL’S AWESOME GUIDE TO THE BATHROOMS

#43 TAKE PICTURES BUT DON’T BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN

#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD

#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP

#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE

#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS

#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT

#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE

#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS

#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED

#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER

#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS

#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS

#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES

#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US

#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS

#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE

#63 PACK LIGHT

#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP

#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION

#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS

#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL

#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER

#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME

#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM

#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES

#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK

#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE

#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE

#76 GO ON THE RIDES

#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION

#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY

#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER

#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER

#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS

#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

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