Sleep Cheap is a little known charity event in the Niagara area, specifically for locals.
I, being CHEAP, and a philanthropist, well, a philanthropist with no money. Actually, I’m probably more cheap than anything. Through this fundraiser I booked a room at the Marriott for $35.00!!!! A great program that supports local charities. It comes around for a week every November and you can subscribe with your email so you are reminded for the 2018 event.
After I checked in I resisted the urge to hibernate in the room with my book and ventured down to Starbucks. Living in a small town I don’t have the opportunity to enjoy the magic that is a Starbucks, which may be a good thing as every time I go I have sticker shock. $11.00 bought me a green tea latte and a scone. I don’t know why I bought the scone, I was starving and thought a little pastry might tide me over until Mike arrived and we could go to dinner. I’m reeling from the knowledge that I paid 6.25 for a drink and it won’t even contribute to a buzz, and that little beauty on the napkin is supposed to be a scone. It’s essentially a cookie. A $2.75 cookie. Before I get called out on my mathematical ineptitude I paid $1.98 in tax, which is also ridiculous.
We decided to forgo any gambling as at this time we are broke, and not feeling very lucky. We did however partake in a couple of martinis and opted for a tapas dinner barhopping from the casino back to the hotel. I slept like the dead.
Highly recommend this mini-break!