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Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by Paul_376, Jun 2, 2015.

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  1. Paul_376

    Paul_376 Tourist

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    What are the coupon book you guys use?
    And where do I get them?
    TIA
     
  2. Pbear71

    Pbear71 Low-Roller

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    Las Vegas advisor ......go to lasvegasadvisor.com

    American casino guide.......Amazon is the cheapest usually
     
  3. Paul_376

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    Thank you
     
  4. harley777

    harley777 Low-Roller

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    Is it worth it to get both or are they similar in their coupons?
     
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    Vegas Insight Low-Roller

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    Been discussed many times, I'll give you my perspective:

    ACG can be had for less than $15 delivered if you play your Amazon cards correctly. LVA costs about $40 to get one delivered.

    In both cases you will find limited offerings on the strip. More of the action will be for off-strip and downtown.

    There are match plays in both, but you'll find better match play and/or free play value in the LVA. You can get $40 in match and/or free play out of the LVA at downtown casinos.

    LVA has a variety of buffet 2-for-1 coupons. ACG has some restaurant deals in it, but nothing that I have used in the past few years.

    If you find yourself on the strip primarily, the coupon books probably aren't worth your time. If you are downtown a bunch, you're in good shape. If you expect to save hundreds of dollars with a coupon book, you'll be disappointed. If you want to get a little extra value for your money without a lot of work, the coupon books can achieve that. My goal: break even on the deal, and enjoy any bonus I receive out of it.

    As a person who stays at Orleans, eats at Ellis island and gambles downtown during a normal trip, LVA works for me. There is a table games match play and an easy-to-earn free play offer for Orleans. Consider that $20 in value right there, regardless of the outcome. Coupons for 2-for-1 meals at both Ellis Island restaurants saved us money. That savings was more than $20. We eat there because we like the restaurants, not because we have coupons. And we also received free play for $10 coin in and complimentary drinks via the book. That was worth more than $20 to us.

    And downtown we used a couple of match plays, both of which were profitable for me to the tune of $35 in bonus winnings, free play at the El Cortez and a 2-for-1 at the now shuttered, (IIRC), cafe at El Cortez, saving us $10 at breakfast one morning. We never went to a buffet anywhere during the trip, and there are a variety of buffet deals, including a couple on the strip.

    So we saved $40 in food and stretched our gambling dollars easily with LVA. (I hit six match plays out of six on roulette during the last trip, resulting in $210 in winnings. (I'll never see that again in my lifetime.))

    I also have ACG, but find the coupons don't offer a great benefit to me beyond the initial investment, but I'm using their coupons at places I already go and use LVA coupons, so I figure it's worth the small amount of effort to use them.

    LVA: The terms of the book say you cannot detach them from the book prior to redemption. That isn't always enforced, but from a practical standpoint it's easy to keep the trim, thin book in a pocket if you don't have access to a purse.

    For a handful of years I only used ACG. But from my experience the offerings of the ACG book have diminished. When I finally gave LVA a try with a discounted secondhand book a few years ago, I finally realized how foolish it was that I hadn't been using it for the past several years. If it fits your Vegas lifestyle to have a coupon book, don't make a goal of saving $1,000 during your trip. Save your buy in and you'll find that you feel good about paying less everywhere you use the book.
     
  6. harley777

    harley777 Low-Roller

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    I really appreciate the information. I like to play downtown and will definitely get the LVA membership after the information. Looking more for the match play than anything. I am thinking of buying one for myself and one for the wife and doing the $25 black/red match play on roulette for a little profit... Thanks
     
  7. harley777

    harley777 Low-Roller

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    I really appreciate the information. I like to play downtown and will definitely get the LVA membership after the information. Looking more for the match play than anything. I am thinking of buying one for myself and one for the wife and doing the $25 black/red match play on roulette for a little profit... Thanks
     
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    Are there still coupon books located in the backseat of cabs?
     
  9. npom

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    some have them
     
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