But Frugal? No one can say. Aren't they the same? My wife says so. Doing Vegas on the cheap might not be the most fun you'll ever have without laying down but that shouldn't stop you from having a good time. If I could only figure out a way to get there without having to pay for gas I'd go more often, but alas, I have those nagging bills. But sometimes I just want to spend at least some of the money on myself,. Those pesky bills can wait, hey it Vegas Baby. Now you might be a high roller or an infrequent tourist but I like to go at least two times a month and because I hate to work I had to figure out A WAY TO GO ON THE CHEAP,. and SO CAN YOU! here's how.... Drive. Hey, it's cheaper than flying. It's only 4.5 hours form where I live. That's going the speed limit. Who does that? How fast was I going officer? Sign up for every slot club and play a little at every casino. They will eventually send you a righteous offer for huge discounts on rooms if not free. Usually during the week but hey, going during the week is better unless you're a twenty something and trying to get laid. Hardly any lines and lower minimums on table games, less traffic and free bingo! Then, you collect up every coupon known to man, and use them. I can't remember the last time I paid full price for a buffet or a special. Free slot play too! Take the bus! I mean the SDX or the Deuce. Hey, it's allot cheaper than a DUI or an accident, and damned less that a cab. Forget the Monorail. Waste of time. A Bus pass is still under $10 24-Hour, $8 3-Day, $20 *Can be purchased at vendors and kiosks, or even the bus! Beat that with a stick! But you'll have to finish your drink before you get on. WTF? Rack up those points, and use them. Casinos have multiple points days, and you'd be surprised what you can get. Max those points and get credit at the player's club window. Do you know how many free key chains I have? http://www.advantageplayer.com/lasvegas/ Free drinks are the best, and you might like to know that if you have a few bucks in the bar top your drinks are free! Just for the price of a tip, that lonely bartender will set you up. Tip well my friend, they work hard and you drink hard. I's a match made in heaven! If you're Downtown don't forget that Walgreens Drug Store down past the Fremont Street Experience. Budget Water, chips and many edibles can be had cheap! And the liquor store down on Fremont Street East. A 24 oz beer for less than $2? A bottle of cheap Vodka and a Red Bull? Don't they mix well! A Bag of Ice in the sink? Instant Cooler! Gotta Love it! There's always the Amerikan Casino Guide. ($12.95 plus shipping)That thing has boo coo coupons that work! Not so many match plays these days. Casinos got our number so they went bye bye for the most part but if you know your stuff you an still work em like a downtown hooker. Just don't get caught up in the frenzy. Take it slow. Did ya know the gambling is way cheaper and better down the Boulder Highway? They constantly run specials designed to attract the locals that gamble and still have a few bucks left, and they aims to get em! Check out the paper boxes for the local throw a ways for gambling, drink, and food specials at at some of the friendliest little casinos you've ever had the pleasure of frequenting. Downtown Henderson comes to mind, as well as way down the Boulder Highway. OK so some of you still insist on living in the lap of luxury. Deals can be had there too. I once got a Grand Vista Suite deal at the Planet Ho for $55 a night. And a Suite at the Stardust for a $16 dollar tip. This is known as the Twenty Dollar trick, but many upgrades can be had just for the asking, especially during the week. Especially if it's your first time as a guest in their property. They don't know you, and that can be a good thing! So many free rooms I almost rival the Queen of comps. Not so much any more, now a days they track your play. We used to get away with murder! Have fun my friend, for good deals can be had. If you know of any insider methods, ones I haven't mentioned her, please share them with the rest of us frugal but not cheap (yeah right ) members to enjoy. Now, Ill go have another drink. See Ya! .