In November 2009 I won a 3 day 2 night stay at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. My prize expires March 31st, 2010. There's an event I want to attend on 2/27/10 in Las Vegas. I thought it would be perfect to use my prize so I call the Rio Hotel and ask if I could book a hotel 2/26, 2/27, and 2/28. An employee told me that there were no rooms available for 2/27-2/28 but she said that the dates 2/25, 2/26, & 2/27 were available. I'm having a tough time deciding what to do because the person I'm going with might have a problem getting the day off on February 25th. I don't know if I want to: 1. Forfeit half the prize by canceling arriving on 2/25 and just arrive on 2/26 to just stay one night at the Rio and then pay for one night at another hotel. (I kind of feel bad forfeiting half the prize) 2. Don't attend the event in Las Vegas but save the hotel stay for March. (But then I think then there really wouldn't be a point in going to Las Vegas since I have nothing to look forward to...) 3. Just go ahead and use all of the prize and arrive on 2/25 regardless if the person I'm going with can or cannot get time off work. (This would mean going to the event by myself). I'd like to attend the event in Vegas AND use the prize at the same time so that I don't have to worry about using the prize because I won't even know if the person I'm going with can get time off work in March. Anyone have advice on what I should do?