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$59 deal question.

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by ChaiLatte, May 26, 2012.

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  1. ChaiLatte

    ChaiLatte Tourist

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    Hello everyone,

    I bought a deal online and I'm not sure I did the right thing. It's from a site called dealticker. Similar to groupon but cheaper.
    http://www.dealticker.com/product.php?product_id=18534
    You can see the deal there.
    The things you have to do to book your room is a bit strange.
    http://www.vgdestinations.com/4_Day_Las_Vegas_Terms.html

    They send you a form by postal mail, and then you have to pick dates, send them the form back and after that I don't know how they confirm the dates.

    I asked them if it was a time share thing or if you had to sit through a presentation and was told no.

    The deal is $59, plus a $45 fee they refund with a $50 card at Restaurant.com, plus another $50 deposit they refund after the trip.

    I see deals that seem to be better on this forum and I'm wondering if I should cancel the deal I bought to get something better, maybe directly with the hotel.

    The hotels choices are: Excalibur, Luxor, Monte Carlo, Stratosphere , Tropicano, Flamingo.
    But, from what I understand, Ik I pick Monte Carlo, there's a chance they're going to book another hotel.

    It's my first time in Vegas and while I wanted to save money, I don't mind paying a bit more and get something that looks less fishy that can be found on the hotel deals part of this message board.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

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    It just seems like too many hoops! and you can't really pick your dates.. I mean during the week any of those hotels would be about $59 a night or less. (excalibur, luxor and stratosphere could be like $24 a night..)

    and it's like send me money and we'll send you something in 60 days... seems a little fishy. Even if it works, seems like a lot of work, to not save that much money.

    Just go check a website like smartervegas.com and look at promo codes, all those hotels mentioned are extremely reasonable anyways.
     
  3. Vegas Dave

    Vegas Dave Newbie

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    I would agree with heather. too many hoops, book directly with hotel. Ballys has a deal, 224 gets u five nights that you can split up however u want. pbbrn was the code to give when u call them up.
     
  4. TXCajuns

    TXCajuns Low-Roller

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    We booked the Bally's special directly with the hotel. $224 includes taxes. Not bad!
     
  5. AllTheHardWays

    AllTheHardWays Newbie

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    If you've had a positive experience with these companies before and are okay with the process I don't see a big problem. I don't see any/many reviews and their Facebook page doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling either.

    If you can cancel I think that would be a good idea before tripling the amount of money you send them for the deposit and processing fees.

    The Bally's deals mentioned sound like great deals although a little more than the deal that interested you. If you have Facebook you can "Like" various resorts and see some really great deals. For example Imperial Palace has rooms as low as $24 through mid-September without resort fees, and if you change hotels in the dropdown on the left you can see Bally's and Harrahs have offers as low as $20-30.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Check-Raise

    Check-Raise Low-Roller

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    That sounds really fishy, I wouldn't do something like that myself, as mentioned before, too many hoops and add on's. PS - Having a $50 restraunt.com coupon is nowhere near as good as having $50 cash.

    I booked a Flamingo Go Luxury room (the one with a view) for $53 / night average during the WSOP main event and over a weekend. I don't have a rewards card or anything with them, just booked through their website.

    I know I'll have a room there on the dates I want and I have flexibility to adjust if I want to, not if they want to! :peace:
     
  7. ChaiLatte

    ChaiLatte Tourist

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    That's the thing. The way they advertise it, it's 59$. But if I can't get the Flamingo, I have to pay a resort fee and other things they don't mention with the deal.

    It's why I'm glad I found this message board, better deals, better tips on how to make my first Vegas trip memorable.

    I ended up cancelling the deal. I will either book the Bally's one (An hotel I didn't know until I read the deal here) or Flamingo with the hotel itself. I can get it for 34$ a night.
    Less money spent on the hotel, more money to play :)

    Thank you so much everyone for your answers!
     
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