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High Rolling In Las Vegas... On The Cheap

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by Ben Jammin, Mar 7, 2016.

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  1. Ben Jammin

    Ben Jammin VIP Whale

    Oct 21, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Las Vegas as a Resort Destination can be one of the least expensive if you know how to work the system. Casino resort destinations offer low priced rooms, food ,and of course beverages to entice you to spend your money on gambling, shows, and other more profitable ways.

    So, you, as a consumer can do your "homework" and find the best deals available. More bang for the buck than just about any other resort destination in the world IMHO.

    Fierce competition amongst resort/casinos allows you as the consumer to find amazing deals.

    I've stayed in 5 star hotels, eaten world class meals, and been catered to in every way (except that one) for the cost of a standard room anywhere else. Compared to Disneyland, this place is CHEAP!

    Visiting sites like this one, (thank you Sonya) as well as browsing Groupon, Priceline, Expedia, and dozens of others will yield you better deals than anywhere in the country for your dollars.

    There are literally hundreds of sources for low cost deals in Las Vegas. Way too many to mention here but just Google the key words for want you are looking for and Viola!

    If you have an example let us know.

  2. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall Low-Roller

    Sep 9, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    My first couple of trips (early 90s), were actually good deals even for the times. The third with a golf buddy was a 4/nt package from Sea w/RT for under $200. Unfortunately, we were introduced to the Garden Rooms at Palace St. We survived. Soon, I came across a mag called LV Style which led me to the LVA newsletter. Lots of good info you can now find all over the net. It did introduce me to good LV values and how/where to find them. I don't play a lot, so comp don't come often, especially these days. Most trips I spend more hours playing golf than gambling, so early on I set out to get more out of LV than it got of me. I don't go to extremes or get everything with coupons. I do plan trips to get max value out of room, car and food, with being obsessive about it. Message boards like this and LVA will provide a lot of insight to how to go about finding values. Another good resource can be the hotels own websites.A good example are Boyd hotels. For a couple of years they have offered a room/f&b package that's not bad. Last summer I stayed at the Fremont for $34/nt with $15 f&b credit, effectively giving me a room for $19 a night. Another promo gave you free breakfast or lunch buffet if you put 200 points on your card the previous day. Unless you have breakfast at 4 in the morning, it'll usually cost $10 or more. Even most of the specials are at least $6-7. I took the breakfast option which was normally $8 I think, which effectively brought the daily rate down to $11/nt. Most every locals or DT casino will offer something like the buffet promo. Always check their kiosks or the players club.

    Coupons are another great value. I've always been too lazy to use coupons unless it's staring me in the face. Books like LVA and ACG offer some pretty good discounts assuming it's something you want and don't have to go out of your way to use. A coupon run for matchplays is fine if that's your plan. Driving 20 min out of your way to use a $10 MP is not. The couple of times I've done it, I planned the route around a destination. For instance, if I'm staying DT and am heading to Sunset St or GVR, stopping by Boulder St, ACE, Sam's and the ECan is on the way. The same can be said for food coupons. I have never gone out of my way to use one. 20 min each way to get something for $5-10 less than walking 200 feet for the same isn't worth it to me. If it's a restaurant you really want to try, or feel the need to have the employee of a famous chef cook your meal, that's different. Always be sure the coupon is worth the effort it takes to use it.

    Don't chase a discount for the discount's sake. Remember you are on vacation. Working at it to save nickles and dimes won't make it any better. If you approach it logically, you can find a lot of value out there.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
  3. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

    Jul 11, 2007
    Yuma, AZ
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Ben, this reads like page 1 of a travel guide. Are you writing a book?

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