1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

$200 CDS Gift Card

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by pharmSCgirl, Aug 13, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. pharmSCgirl

    pharmSCgirl Tourist

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Messages:
    63
    Location:
    Inman, SC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    Hi, I was at Costco earlier today and they have a deal where you can get a $200 gift card for Cirque Du Soleil for $159.99. I'm not sure if this is such a great deal since there are other discounts out there and tix4tonight but I thought it may help someone. I'll try to post a pic of the board they have. It had all the shows in Vegas on the back.
     
  2. pharmSCgirl

    pharmSCgirl Tourist

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Messages:
    63
    Location:
    Inman, SC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
  3. ah6tyfour

    ah6tyfour High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    588
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    It's back! It used to be widely available throughout Southern California and Vegas Costco locations, but was discontinued 1-2 years ago.

    It's a good deal, but it does limit your ability to select seats. From what I remember, you had to order directly through the Cirque website. This website does NOT allow you to choose your own seat, just the category. There is no way to see what seat you will be assigned to and, even if you go on the Ticketmaster website and see lots of great seats in your section, the seats you will receive are the seats set aside for 3rd party ticket brokers and promos (like Tix4Tonight). You are also not eligible for any other discounts offered through Cirque or MGM Resorts. I had called Cirque directly to ask about where the seats were located and they just explained that they also had no way of seeing availability, but promised it was in a "reserved section". I took that to mean the section they save for casino comps and Cirque VIPs (and the section where they put the KNPR member donation people), but it's actually the 3rd party ticket vendor section.

    I ended up buying $600 worth of gift card credit to watch Michael Jackson ONE. If I remember correctly, I purchased the middle category seat (~$100 each) and was placed in the last row of that section, which ended up being the very last row in the theater. There were probably 20 rows I could have chosen from if I had purchased directly through Mandalay Bay box office, but I ended up in the last row.

    So I would say that you should use the Costco deal IF no other deal exists for the show you want to watch AND you don't mind a bad seat just to be able to watch at a discount. Or, I guess in cases like mine where I was buying six seats at $100 each during a time when absolutely no discounts were being given for the show. It saved me $120 plus any taxes or service charges. But if you want to watch a show that you can purchase through the box office using a promo code found on TravelZoo, do that instead. I can't even begin to explain the anxiety of purchasing $600 of tickets without knowing the location.

    My big question is why Cirque would plan their gift cards this way. It's not some Costco-specific thing. The actual full-value gift cards that Cirque sells is what you are receiving, so anyone who receives a Cirque gift card as a gift is being gifted the same handicap. It's a pretty bad system.
     
  4. deadeyefive

    deadeyefive Tourist

    Joined:
    May 20, 2014
    Messages:
    77
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    I saw the same thing today. I would imagine that you would be better off going to the box office at the show of your choice the day of and whatever discounts they offer, you can use the gift card toward the show. That would probably be the best way to maximize the savings.
     
  5. pharmSCgirl

    pharmSCgirl Tourist

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Messages:
    63
    Location:
    Inman, SC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    I knew there was some kind of catch to it. I honestly did not care for KA when I saw it 2 years ago and haven't been back to a CDS show. I'm sure there are some better ones than KA, but will not likely go to one this trip. I have absinthe and penn & teller planned. Thanks for the insight!
     
  6. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,035
    Location:
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
  7. symbols

    symbols Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    177
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    16
    It's on Costco's website with all the terms and conditions explained here: http://www.costco.com/Cirque-du-Soleil-$200-Gift-E-Card.product.100094454.html

    Weird that they call it a gift card and to protect it like cash but it can't be used with their other promos like those offered here: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/offers/las-vegas/default.aspx
     
  8. VegasDave

    VegasDave Addicted

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,003
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    Usually Travel Zoo has a deal or two going (or Groupon or Social Rewards) that is better than 20% off
     
Tags:
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.