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American Casino Guide (ACG) 2013 coupon list posted

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by raisingoo, Oct 15, 2012.

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  1. raisingoo

    raisingoo Low-Roller

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    Yeah, that sucks. However, a month ago, we used the 4 free drink coupon while playing VP at the bar, tipped $1 per drink, and then realized that we wouldn't have had to pay for the drinks anyway! I still have a coupon left for this next trip, but not sure I'll really have a need to use it. Thanks for the new ACG heads-up!
     
  3. Tree DA

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    Awesome. Thanks.

    Here's the Vegas list:

    Nevada - Las Vegas


    •2-for-1 breakfast or lunch buffet at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
    •2-for-1 breakfast or lunch buffet at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur
    •2-for-1 admission tickets to the Atomic Testing Museum
    •20% off the spa at Bally's Las Vegas
    •20% off at stores inside Bally's Las Vegas
    •$5 blackjack matchplay at Big Horn
    •2-for-1 lunch or dinner entree at Big Horn
    •2,000 points for new slot club members at Big Horn
    •2-for-1 Binion's hamburger at Binion's snack bar or deli.
    •Double points up to 500 points at Binion's
    •Buy one XL pizza, get one free at Bonanno's (4 locations)
    •2-for-1 menu item at Bonanno's (4 locations)
    •$10 off tickets to Matt Goss at Caesars Palace
    •Wedding package bonus at Chapel of the Flowers
    •20% off best Room rate at Clarion Hotel & Casino
    •20% off Bistro Restaurant at Clarion Hotel & Casino
    •2 free drinks at any Casino Bar inside Clarion Hotel & Casino
    •$100 off Heavy Equipment Driving experience at Dig This Vegas
    •$10 FREE slot play for all club members at El Cortez
    •50% off ($25 maximum) at The Flame Steakhouse at El Cortez
    •2-for-1 room at El Cortez (Sun-Wed)
    •Play $10 get $10 FREE Slot play at Ellis Island
    •2-for-1 menu item at Ellis Island
    •$5 table game match play at Ellis Island
    •2-for-1 entree at Emerald Island
    •2-for-1 admission to the Erotic Heritage Museum
    •2-for-1 drink at Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the Excalibur (This restaurant has closed)
    •2-for-1 drink at the Fat Burger Las Vegas Strip location
    •$75 off Grand Canyon helicopter tour at 5 Star Helicopter Tours
    •2-for-1 classes at X Burlesque University at the Flamingo
    •2-for-1 tickets to X Burlesque at the Flamingo
    •FREE Day Pas for the Flamingo Spa
    •10% off Breakfast at Margaritaville in the Flamingo
    •15% off Dinner Bill of $40 or more at Hamada in the Flamingo
    •2-for-1 margaritas at Carlos & Charlies inside the Flamingo
    •2-for-1 lunch or dinner entree in Magnolia's at Four Queens
    •Double slot points (up to 500) at Four Queens
    •2-for-1 show tickets to see Mike Hammer at the Four Queens
    •Earn 200 points get a free buffet at Gold Coast
    •$5 table game matchplay at Gold Coast
    •$5 in FREE slot play for new members at Gold Coast
    •Receive $25 in free play when you earn 200 points at Golden Gate for new members
    •$25 matchplay for new members at Golden Gate
    •$60 in poker chips for $50 at Golden Nugget Las Vegas
    •$10 slot play for new members at Golden Nugget
    •2-for-1 Breakfast or Lunch buffet (Mon-Fri) at Golden Nugget
    •2-for-1 drink at RUSH Lounge in Golden Nugget
    •$10 off tickets to the Goodsprings Ghost Hunt
    •Buy one menu item get one free at Haagen Dazs (7 Las Vegas locations)
    •$10 in FREE slot play for New slot club members at Hard Rock Las Vegas
    •$10 table game matchplay at Hard Rock
    •30% off room rate at Hard Rock
    •10% off the Spa at Harrah's Las Vegas
    •2 FREE tickets to Mac King with drink purchase
    •2-for-1 tickets to The Improv at Harrah's
    •2-for-1 VIP tickets to Defending the Caveman at Harrah's
    •$10 off $25 or more at Hash House A Go Go (6 locations)
    •Play $10 get $10 in free play at Hooters
    •10% off 50 minute spa treatment at Imperial Palace
    •2-for-1 tickets to see Divas staring Frank Marino at Imperial Palace
    •2-for-1 tickets to see Human Nature at Imperial Palace
    •$5 table game matchplay at Jerry's Nugget
    •Free beer or well drink at Jerry's Nugget
    •Buy one round get one free at Kiss Mini Golf
    •Buy one sub or salad, get one free at LA Subs (2 locations)
    •2-for-1 draft beer at Las Vegas Club
    •$5 even money matchplay at Las Vegas Club
    •$5 FREE slot play at Las Vegas Club
    •$5 blackjack matchplay at Longhorn
    •2,000 points for new slot club members at Longhorn
    •2-for-1 lunch or dinner entree at Longhorn
    •$10 matchplay at Lucky Club
    •40 credit bonus on Four-of-a-kind at Lucky Club
    •30% off admission to the Titanic exhibition at Luxor Limit 4
    •30% off admission to the Bodies exhibition at Luxor Limit 4
    •Free appetizer with purchase of two entrees at Tacos & Tequila inside the Luxor
    •2-for-1 admission to Madame Tussauds (Sun-Thu)
    •Buy one drink, get one free plus no cover charge at BB King's Blues Club in the Mirage
    •Buy one menu item get one free at Nathan’s (7 Las Vegas locations)
    •FREE fish fillet or hushpuppies with meal purchase at Fulton Fish Frye (New York New York)
    •FREE frozen margarita with entree purchase at Gonzalez Y Gonzalez (New York New York)
    •10% off at Greenberg & Sons Deli (New York New York)
    •2-for-1 admission at the Roller Coaster at New York New York
    •2-for-1 Show tickets at the Broadway Theater at New York New York
    •Buy one menu item at New York Pretzel Get one free (5 Las Vegas locations)
    •40 credit bonus on four-of-a-kind at Opera House
    •2-for-1 entree at Opera House
    •Buy one chicken tender meal get one free at Original Chicken Tenders (2 locations)
    •Buy one breakfast menu item get one free at Original Chicken Tenders (2 locations)
    •$10 matchplay at Orleans
    •2-for-1 show tickets at Orleans
    •2-for-1 tickets to Big Al's Comedy Club at Orleans
    •2-for-1 Louie Anderson tickets at Palace Station
    •$10 FREE slot play for new members at the Palms
    •Get a free buffet after earning set number of points at the Palms
    •$10 even-money table game matchplay at the Palms
    •20% off select Paris Las Vegas stores
    •Free upgrade to VIP seating for Anthony Cools at Paris Las Vegas
    •2-for-1 Eiffel tower ride at Paris
    •10% off at Pink's in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
    •25% off Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood
    •2-for-1 Drinks at Planet Hollywood
    •FREE frozen margarita with purchase of entree at Yolos in Planet Hollywood
    •2-for-1 show tickets at V theatre at Planet Hollywood
    •2-for-1 show tickets at Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood
    •$10 even money matchplay at the Plaza
    •$5 free slot play at the Plaza
    •2-for-1 drinks at the Plaza
    •2-for-1 pole dancing class at Pole Fitness Studio
    •$5 off Carnival World Buffet at the Rio Limit 4
    •$10 off Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio Limit 4
    •$10 off entree at Voodoo Steak at the Rio (This show is currently on hiatus, but it is expected to reopen in the future)
    •2-for-1 show tickets to the Platters show at the Rio
    •2 FREE Comedy Club show tickets at the Riviera Hotel and Casino
    •$10 even money table game match play at Riviera
    •2-for-1 drink at the casino bar at the Riviera
    •2-for-1 buffet at the Riviera
    •Earn 200 points get a free buffet at Sam's Town
    •Two FREE drinks at any casino bar for new members at Sam's Town
    •Buy 2 nights Get 1 Free at Sam's Town
    •$50 bingo matchplay at Silver Nugget Casino
    •2-for-1 entree at Silver Nugget
    •2-for-1 buffet at Silverton
    •Free bingo T-shirt at Silverton
    •20% off hotel stay at Silverton
    •2-for-1 tower admissions at Stratosphere
    •2-for-1 tickets to Bite show at Stratosphere (The last performance for this show is October 31, 2012)
    •Free VIP Seating upgrade to Frankie Moreno show at Stratosphere
    •2-for-1 Breakfast or Lunch Buffet at SunCoast (50% off when dining alone)
    •5x points at SunCoast
    •Buy 1 hotel night get second night 50% off at Terrible's
    •2-for-1 buffet at Terrible's
    •2-for-1 Entree at Bougainvillea cafe in Terrible's
    •2-for-1 menu item at the Cantina in Tuscany
    •$5 table game matchplay at Tuscany
    •$75 off any balloon flight at Vegas Balloon Rides
    •2-for-1 tickets to the Haunted Vegas Tour
    •2-for-1 tickets to The Vegas Mob Tour
    •$30 off Vegas Nightclub Pass
    •Buy one menu item get one FREE at Bella Panini (Venetian)
    •FREE discount coupon book at Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian
    •FREE Milkshake with Purchase of Burger and Fries at Johnny Rocket's (Venetian)
    •20% off at Rialto Deli after 2PM (Venetian)
    •Buy one menu item get one FREE at San Genarro Grill (Venetian)
    •20% off at Shake N' Burger after 2PM (Venetian)
    •20% off at Towers Deli after 2PM (Venetian)
    •2-for-1 cocktail and VIP entry to V Bar (Venetian)
    •2-for-1 show tickets to see A Tribute to Red Skelton at the Westin Casuarina
    •$45 Off sunset dinner ride at Wild West Horseback Adventures
     
  4. Jimbo338

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    Seems to be fewer and fewer coupons every year. I started buying the ACG and LVA POV the 2nd trip for me to LV. It was f un and a savings but over the years the 50% off for 1 (I am usually solo) got fewer and fewer, some places and things were experienced until the last time I think I only used one coupon and then had a hassle standing in line to be sent to another line to get my voucher for half off for a buffet and return to an even longer line.

    I always check both lists though because one never knows what may come along and you have to work at getting the most out of a LV vacation.

    Jimbo338
     
  5. Tree DA

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    Since I always spend some time downtown and at the Hard Rock the matchplays alone make the $12 price worth the cost. Might also use the buy-1 get 1 for drinks at P-Ho and the 25% off their buffet along with some of the slot freeplays but that's about it. Oh, and the Binion's burger. Gotta get me a Binions burger.
     
  6. ClownHo

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    I figure if I can use a couple of match plays I'm getting good value since the book is cheap via Amazon. A food discount at the cheap Ellis Island provides real value. Trade a few coupons for a couple of match plays and it's worth more than $12 without much effort*. I'd love hundreds of dollars of match plays from the book, but in this day and age that ain't happenin', but getting more than its value is still a win, I figure. When I am independently wealthy, I'll stop caring.

    And this fall the book will save me some money on a concert ticket at Orleans and a tower admission at Stratosphere. Added bonus.

    *This is my wish list. I have about a week to instigate trades before my departure. http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83909
     
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    It'd be nice if the 2-for-1s could be used for 50% off for those of us who go solo.
     
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    Only one that I see like that is the SunCoast buffet.
     
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    the ellis island food coupon provides half off a meal for solo diners.
     
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    Terrible's has traditionally given me half off for a solo buffet.
    I can't remember if the cafe does that as well.
    Double slot points at the Four Queens is my favorite.
    Also, the free comedy at the Riviera was good last year.
    I heard that the Palms has full pay deuces again, so I'll probably use the free buffet there.
     
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    Well ... it does the 50% solo on the 2012 EI coupon. However, that "50%" is not mentioned in the 2013 coupon listing. Maybe it will when we see the actual book ... ????
     
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    That also was printed right on the 2012 Terrible's coupon ... but it is not mentioned in the 2013 listing, like it's mentioned for the SunCoast buffet coupon.

    I guess we'll have to see what the 2013 coupon states, once we get the new book.
     
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    Bad omen, bad omen!

    If the coupon has changed, that would not be surprising, actually.

    If the coupon has changed, that would be a buzzkill.
     
  14. xavierx

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    Echoing what other people have said, it looks like the list is smaller and some things that I liked previously have now gone.

    With that said, it costs about $16 to buy the book over here in the UK and I ams absolutely sure I will get more than $16 of use out of it. So I have bought it again.

    I do expect that there will become a point in the future when it is no longer worth bothering with this book if you are just buying it for the coupons
     
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    I'm probably one of the biggest couponers here as I buy both books and I try to make sure I use at least 1 coupon on every trip I take. I visit vegas more than 6-10 times a year either for work, or for a chance to relax on my own time.

    I feel that as long as LVA has their 50% off at the Palms (tho that coupon is slowly losing it's value since you can no longer use it at their spa) and American Casino guide has their ellis island coupons and a few match plays then you should always be able to get the value of the books back. Especially if you are using them on more than 1 trip.

    If you have only 1 trip in a years time, (and I can't believe I am hearing myself say this) maybe you should forgo the coupons and just concentrating on having a good time. Sure if there is something you planned to do and there is a coupon for it GREAT go for it...but you'll probably have a better time concentrating on the things you actually WANT to do than trying to use a coupon for something that wouldn't be as much fun just because it's cheaper.
     
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    Perhaps it helps to see a frugal guy's coupon itinerary.
    I start out at a disadvantage because I don't rent a car and I go solo.
    Still, I get my money's worth. The bus gets me out to the deals. Many places give me a solo deal as well.

    The first coupon to use is the Ellis Island free play coupon. I don't always manage it, but I'll try to play so that my qualifying play also qualifies me for free bingo one morning. This is a tricky coupon because the redemption requires a wait after the qualifying play so I'll want to do this early in my trip. They have 9/6 JOB so I'm not playing short pay.
    This year they did drop 4 free drinks, but they also have a matchplay coupon. Overall I'll make out because as Turtleman noted the drinks are free for players and I'm just not drinking much these days.

    The entree coupon is good for a solo eater like me. And afterwards a short walk East on Flamingo lets me play the Tuscany matchplay.

    The El Cortez $10 freeplay paid for the book last time.
    It meant 4 free Myer's rums which I could not get at their poker table, but I could get playing penny slots.
    http://vegasbirthdaybash.blogspot.com/2012/06/tr-snippet-playing-on-nothing.html

    Also, downtown I take a morning walk to play off matchplays and freeplay. So this year I'll hit both the Plaza and the Las Vegas Club, put a matchplay on the craps table for one roll and play the $5 freeplay in each place.
    I'll walk through the Golden Gate to see if I want to earn 200 points. Usually I don't.

    At the Four Queens I'll double my points one day, getting 500 more. It took me a while to get the idea of what that was worth, but actually 500 points is worth $12.50 in cashback. Here is how I found out.
    http://vegasbirthdaybash.blogspot.com/2012/06/tr-snippet-four-queens-hat.html

    I'll use the Golden Nugget $60 for $50 coupon at the live poker room. Last year I used it and played a few hours and left with a profit of $10. That I had earned with the coupon. I also left with $10 to use at the buffet. (ask after 4 hours of play. Late at night ask for it to be postdated)

    I may use the El Cortez 2 for 1 room coupon. It can, by the way be upgraded to a 2 for 1 on Cabana as well. Just ask. I used to always use it to catch the nice free shuttle back to the airplane as it is a half hour and very predictable. However, I feel obligated to tip $5 so it is really not free and the WAX requires no tip and I'll already have a pass, so that will be really free. On the other hand, the El Cortez shuttle is convenient because I can leave my bags with the bellman at checkout and play poker right up until 15 minutes before I leave. Of course, that is another tip.

    I'll use the MacKing coupon. Sometimes these can be had by just looking around the area of the show, but it is nice to save that hassle.
    However, the best entertainment coupon for me is the Riviera comedy, 2 free tickets. I felt bad last time as I could not seem to give away the other one and it went to waste. The comics were great and it was not crowded. I think this is the best deal in the book.

    I'll be at the Orleans for at least one senior day, getting the half priced buffet and the cheap movie and taking a chance on the drawing. Tuesday is Young at Heart day. While I'm there I'll use the $10 freeplay. If anyone is with me who is interested I'll use the Big Al's 2 for 1 at the comedy.

    I'll be at the Gold Coast one day and play the JOB 9/6 until I get to 200 points for the free buffet. After I eat I'll play the matchplay there. I'll walk over and play the Palms $10 matchplay. I'll have to see what the buffet deal is there. I could play the fullpay deuces one day if I don't need too many points to use their buffet coupon.

    When I head out to Sam's Town for the free show there on Thursday afternoons, I'll play the full pay deuces for 200 points and a free buffet. I'll walk across to the Longhorn and play that

    When figuring the worth of a matchplay coupon, divide it in half and that will be very close. So a $10 matchplay over the course of many trips will average to be worth $5. There is the one bet where you have the mathematical advantage over the casino and that advantage is huge. So for frugal travelers who will play one session of the dice, it is a wonderful way to gamble. The one bet pattern also means very little bankroll is required, so even a terrible losing streak will not put you back much. It is a fine way to wander from one casino to another.
    And the play 200 points for a free buffet also works to set a limit on bankroll. Once the comp is earned, I quit whether I am up or down. That limits my play.

    I'll eat a few times at the Spice Market buffet. I think their lunch price is a bargain for a somewhat upscale buffet. So I'll use the 25% off coupon. Last time they let me pay with points as well.

    I hope to take the WAX out to the Suncoast for a bit of poker one day and I'll grab the 50% off and eat their buffet.

    There are other coupons I might use depending on who I might meet or who might decide to come while I am there. I like the 2 for 1 Human Nature deal.
    If I get really broke, which is possible this trip, I'll ride out to where I can get to the Lucky Club and play that matchplay. I liked that little place.
    http://vegasbirthdaybash.blogspot.com/2011/12/tr-snippet-lucky-club.html

    But that trip I had free food as well and a local friend with a car.



    So there is the my strategy. For me one book is easily paid for. Not two. Some of the deals go away when one person has a second book. The Gold coast deal and the Sam's Town deals can be used only once a year. If I went with my wife, I'd buy and easily get the benefit from, two books. When I go with my buddies we each have a book.
     
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    When does the 2013 come out? I see its for pre-order on B&N's website
     
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    I have picked up the ACG most years, but as theshaah points out, with only one trip per year on average it is getting harder to get as much out of it. One thing I noticed is that a lot of the coupons are for "new" members only. After the first year these are off the table. We have a trip coming up in January and I am still on the fence about getting the '13 edition.
     
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    My pre order (placed Sept 5th) just filled at Amazon today for my personal copy. I'll be giving my review copy away in a contest on my blog on Monday. If you use just the Flame coupon you save more than double the cost of the book (11.61 at Amazon). It's hard not to get your money's worth.
     
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    Got my copy about 2 weeks ago having ordered it directly from the author. I called Dig This Vegas to book an excavator session using the $100 off coupon and no one there knew anything about the coupon or had even heard of the book. They gave me the $100 of anyways but said I need to show them the coupon when I go which I assumed I had to do anyways.
     
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