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Pre-Trip Notes - April Fool Version (long)

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by jasonargo, Mar 25, 2014.

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  1. jasonargo

    jasonargo High-Roller

    Jan 21, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Amazingly enough, I am heading out sooner than expected for a trip, this time with Lady Friend, and I am ready to share once again my voluminous notes.

    Every trip, once I am booked, I start catching up with VMB and other sources, and put together a list of promos and new (to me) interesting tidbits.

    I am a red chip BJ player, 25 cent VP player, and I chase promos and use coupons to the best of my abilities.

    This trip will be less complicated than many before because despite my best efforts rental car rates have been horrible, and none of my coupons were worth a damn. So buses it is, and pray for no rain.

    I still hold out hope til the last minute, but figure the Silverton, South Point, & North Vegas deals will go unfulfilled.

    Also, going on the cusp of the month, I won't be able to find the April promos until I am already in town. Sux.

    We come in Sun afternoon the 30th. We were originally booked at the D, but a call to the Downtown Grand got us 4 nights comped. We each had a 2-night comp offer from them for March from a mailer. The host I spoke to was like no problem 4 nights done. Needless to say we cancelled the two D 2-4-1's and Grand it is. The mailers include a $5 food credit each and "free gift".

    Since we are on foot, we have set up our plans in advance to minimize leg fatigue. We are old fogies, heh.

    Sun is 10X points at the Grand, so we will stay downtown. Mon we will do 5X points at El Co using offers, then head to the Strat for happy hour on the top (never done list). From there CC & Riviera, and the comedy club show at the Riv.

    Tuesday will be center Strip, with Bellagio dinner buffet thanks to myVegas, and LF has never seen Margaritaville casino or the new Quad, and neither of us has seen the Linq. Eventually we will probably make our way down to Casino Royale, then back downtown.

    Wed we will hit Orleans for 50+ mystery multiplier, drawing & free buffet. Then who knows.

    So if you will be around feel free to PM me, I will have internet access at the Grand and hopefully other places as well.

    The notes below are organized starting with downtown, then Strip, then off-Strip. I take no responsibility for the accuracy as they have been copied from trip reports, blogs, casino websites and other even more unsavory sources. And the typos are NOT mine.

    Have fun & good luck!


    Main Street Station - The garage was free but was only available for hotel guests, sapphire and emerald card holders. At least that's the way it was on Sunday and Monday. They were checking cards and turning other people away. Earn 250 points for free buffet breakfast, lunch, or brunch (ACG)

    California - Earn 250 points for free MSS buffet breakfast, lunch, or brunch (ACG)

    The Plaza has a food court with a fast mexican joint. Can't remember the name, but we had 4 breakfast tacos that were excellent for $6.50. Ate Pop Up Pizza twice at the Plaza, couldnt have been happier, very good stuff! Plus they give free refills on drinks, so if you stay there, dont throw your cup away. 100 points for entry into daily slot tournament Noon - 8 PM. 2-4-1 drinks (ACG)

    Golden Gate - Free calendar (ACG)

    Golden Nugget - Pawn Shop Live show 4 PM Tues - Sat. Come on down to the pawn shop anytime during normal business hours and grab one of these cards, then take it to the visitor booth across the street and redeem it for 2 free tickets to the new live stage show. Unfortunately I think no amount of booze could make me think this show is funny. I was hoping it would be funny but if it was bad, that it would be a funny corny bad, but it ended up right in the middle. First off I liked the actors and thought they did really well, the story line and terrible jokes is where the play fell short for me. $60-4-50 poker chips, 2-4-1 breakfast or lunch buffet M-F, 2-4-1 drink at Rush (ACG)

    Binion's - Motherlode swipe promo, swipe at 5, 40, & 300 points each day for a prize. 2-4-1 burger, 2X points up to 500 (ACG)

    Fremont - Earn 250 points for free buffet breakfast, lunch, or brunch (ACG)

    Four Queens - 2-4-1 entree at Magnolias, 2X points up to 500 (ACG)

    The D - Vue Bar recently got itself two blackjack tables, as well as a bevy of go-go dealers. One of the tables is Super Fun 21, the other is a six deck shoe that pays an as-it-should-be 3-to-2. Five dollar table minimums make us happy. No rating allowed. Through July 31, 2014 the D and Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas will give away 35, seven-day cruises to Mexico as part of the joint slots and video poker promotion, “Reelin’ Your Way to Mexico.” Each month the properties will draw five winning tickets. Winners and a guest will enjoy balcony cabins as they set sail aboard Carnival Cruise’s “Miracle” Ship to the Mexican Riviera for a seven-day cruise. Players can earn tickets towards the promotion at either property by playing slots and video poker, but must be members of the respective players club to participate. Club 1906 members will earn one drawing entry for every 500 points earned in slots or video poker and Club D members will earn one drawing entry for every 100 points earned in slots or video poker. Before each monthly drawing, drums from each property will be combined and a winning ticket will be drawn. Winners will travel on Carnival Cruise Line’s “Miracle” Ship to the Mexican Riviera. Sailing Date: Saturday, Oct.11, 2014. Return Date: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Port of call: Long Beach, Calif. (Transportation to and from the port of call provided by the D and Golden Gate). Winners receive complimentary hotel accommodations Friday, Oct.10, 2014 for a pre-cruise send off party and Saturday, Oct.18, 2014 for a post-cruise on-your-own stay at either the D or Golden Gate. The earning period for drawing entries is 12:01 a.m. on the beginning of the drawing month through 8:30 p.m. on the scheduled drawing dates. All drawing entries must be redeemed at the players club, filled out completely by the player and deposited in drawing barrel. Players need not be present to win, however no substitute prizes will be offered. $5 freeplay, $10 food credit, $10 match play (email room offer). Push your bet at 22 in BJ up to $25, $5 freeplay for every 50 points up to $100, $10k coin-in for full $100 (ACG)

    The Grand - I picked up a cup of free self-serve coffee in the Art Bar off the lobby. The Downtown Grand’s new rooftop pool will be opening to the public in the next few weeks. Mexican-born celebrity chef Richard Sandoval is known for his Latin-influenced cooking. But the best thing at his new Downtown Grand spot (Commissary) is the rotisserie chicken, which has a crispy seasoned skin and meat that falls off the bone. You get your choice of sides, but don’t miss the crispy potato wedges that are marinated in the chicken jus before frying. Free daily slot tournament 11 AM - 9 PM, additional entries 500 points. Share your email to win "up to a Grand", 100 winners monthly. 10X points 3/30, activate at Club before playing. Free gift, $5 dining credit, free cocktail, all in March (mailer)

    Downtown’s Pizza Rock is a newcomer to the Las Vegas restaurant scene, but has already won us over with its award-winning pizza and, yes, meatballs. There were, however, small pizzas on the happy hour menu, and individual slices were available from a take-out menu. Happy hour is made happier when there’s pizza, so from 3-6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 p.m. till close daily, Pizza Rock makes your night with individually sized pies. You can pick from the award-winning Cal Italia or the simple Frank’s True Italian, but our preference is the meat-laden Molinari, topped with salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms and mozzarella.

    El Cortez - $50 freeplay bonus for jackpots over $1200. Throughout March, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker ten-cent or high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive their choice of either $10 to $1,000 in FREE play or a FREE bottle of Mondavi wine. Free Klondike bar on Wednesdays with jackpots over $25. 5X points one day & 2-4-1 entree (ACG internet coupon). 5X points one day through March (personal website).

    Chances are, you’ve never been in a bar quite like The Boozery at downtown’s new Container Park shopping complex. That’s because the entire bar is inside a shipping container. The Boozery is open Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, noon to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, noon to 11:00 p.m.

    Mandalay Bay - Wincards.

    Luxor to play their 9/5 JOB progressive machines. At the quarter level, I think these are among the best options among the Mlife point-earning machines.

    New York New York - Daily slot tournament when you earn 250 points at the property. 10 AM - 5 PM.

    Apparently at 7:00 part of the blue man group does a parade progression through the Monte Carlo. Pretty cool thing to watch and even if you’re not going to the show, you might as well swing in to watch it. Lasts for about 10 minutes or so.

    Max (Westin) - $3 blackjack 11 AM - 6 PM. $.25 roulette & $3 craps 6-8 PM. 2X points all day Mon - Thurs. 1/2 price appetizers at the bar for players club members M-Th 2-6 PM & M-F 2-6 AM. Sign-up Gift: Get $10 in Slot Play or Table Game Match Play. Bonus Gift: Earn 100 Points on sign-up day and get a special Max gift . Earn 200 points for $10 freeplay or matchplay (ACG)

    He said they could begin taking passengers as soon as next week. He also offered that they considered Feb 28 @3pm the official opening of LINQ so the wheel would be running during the day and lit at night. A "light show" as he called it would be happening every night.

    It amazes me that Quad particularly is willing to comp Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA.

    You know those black $1 massage chairs scattered about in CET properties? I love those. So far in Vegas I have had a massage in two shops and one spa on the strip and all of them were not very good. In fact, I left all of these places more tense than I came. These chairs give me a quick fix for 5 minutes for 1 buck. I wouldn't say it takes off the weight of the world but it sure is fun and ironically it's better than the more expensive massages I have had. I think I have seen them in the back of Harrahs and Quad near the entrance to the monorail at the back. There are also some near the Divas theatre upstairs at Quad.

    Yes the Dennys at Casino Royale has closed down now.

    If you ever make it to the strip, Treasure Island has good DD games. $10 minimums, DAS, BJ pays 3-2.

    Circus Circus - WinCards.

    Riviera - Wincards. 2 free comedy club tickets (ACG) start time 8:30 PM.

    Palace Station - $9.99 t-bone steak special at Grand Cafe. $.99 margaritas. 50+ Wednesdays free slot tournament 10 AM - 7 PM. Swipe for 5 points Fri - Sun for up to a million free points.

    Went to Stratosphere for 4-7pm happy hour Level 107, 1/2 price apps, 2-4-1 drinks. 2 for 1 martinis and ½ off appetizers. If you tell them you are going to happy hour the elevator ride is free. After drinks you can go up a couple more floors to observation tower for no charge. 2-4-1 tower admission (ACG)

    Silverton - Mondays 50+ club drawings at 2, 4, & 6 PM, 50 pts/entry, 20 winners each drawing for $100 or $500 freeplay. Also 50% off all restaurants with 50+ sticker. Lucky Leprechaun drawings: Earn one drawing entry for every 50 points to enter the Sunday, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 drawings where one hundred winners win $100 CASH! Drawings at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm. Guests can earn unlimited entries and have two hours to claim. All drawing entries earned from February 23 - March 30 will be entered into the Lucky Shamrock Grand Prize Drawing where guests can win up to $10,000 CASH! Lucky Shamrock Grand Prize Drawing will be held on March 30 at 6pm. All winners must be present to win. $15 freeplay in April (mailer)

    South Point - Daily bonus up to $2500 starting at 1 PM, ongoing bonus up to $25k during March, see flyer for details. Earn 300 points for free buffet (ACG)

    Orleans - Young At Heart Wednesdays: mystery multiplier 7 AM - 7 PM up to 50X, drawing at 4:30 PM, earn 100 points for free dinner buffet or 50 points for lunch, redeem by 7 PM. Visit kiosk to activate multiplier. Earn 300 points on Mondays for kitchen drying mat gift.

    Palms - $25-4-40 Slot Play Coupons promo. Happy hour at Simon 7 days 3-6 PM, $6 apps, drinks, sushi.

    Gold Coast - 6X or 7X points on selected "Bonus Banks" on Mondays in March, Midnight to Midnight. VP tournaments Mon & Thurs in March 11 AM - 7 PM, play required both days for "added bonus". Big Money Monday Keno contest 4-10 PM, win up to $500. Young At Heart Wednesdays: mystery multiplier 7 AM - 7 PM up to 50X, drawing at 4:30 PM, earn 100 points for free dinner buffet or 50 points for lunch, redeem by 7 PM. Visit kiosk to activate multiplier. Earn 200 points for free buffet, $5 table matchplay (ACG)

    Ellis Island - 50+ drawings Tues & Thurs at 11 AM, 12, 1, 2, 6 & 7 PM. 10X points Mondays in March (some machines excluded).

    Tuscany - Seniors age 50+ can get everything at 20% off every day in February and March with your Tuscany Player’s Club card. The offer includes rooms, spa treatments, gift shop purchases, restaurant meals, drinks in bars and lounges and other retail shop purchases. 7X points Mondays & Fridays.

    Silver Sevens - Nifty Fifty Wednesdays: free slot tournament 11 AM - 6 PM, 5X points on 1st 1000 base points, free swipe, 300 points for additional swipes. 2-4-1 entree (ACG)

    Hard Rock - March: 15x slots/7x vp Mon. & Tues. for age 45+.

    LVH - Spa specials Ladies Day Tu & Th, senior (50+) day Wed - 50% off any massage. Appt required, mention special, 800-880-3703.

    Boulder Station - $9.99 t-bone steak special at Grand Cafe. $.99 margaritas. 50+ Wednesdays free slot tournament 10 AM - 7 PM. Swipe for 5 points Fri - Sun for up to a million free points.

    Arizona Charlies - Steak or ham & eggs now $4.49.

    Sam's Town - Steak & lobster $24 at Billy Bob's, sirloin & 2 petite tails. Young At Heart Wednesdays: mystery multiplier 7 AM - 7 PM up to 50X, drawing at 4:30 PM, earn 100 points for free dinner buffet or 50 points for lunch, redeem by 7 PM. 4X points Sunday & Mondays during March. 20X points on all Buffalo slot machines Mondays in March. Visit kiosk to activate multipliers before playing.

    Longhorn - $5 BJ matchplay (ACG)

    Eastside Cannery - Electronics & cash table games drawing 3/30 at 2, 5, & 8 PM. Free daily spin 3/30 & 3/31. Earn 250 points 3/31 for bamboo cutting board.

    Club Fortune - IRS check cashing promo. “Spring into Cash”- check cashing promotion. Cash your IRS or other government issued check at the cashier’s cage & receive an additional 5% of your check in free slot play. Get up to $150 (the max allowed) in free slot play per cashed check. You must have a “Playerreward$” card to participate, always free to join if you’re not already a member. See the cage or Playerreward$ Center for more details. Offer expires on April 30.

    Jerry's Nugget - 5x Tuesdays all machines for age 50+. $5 table matchplay (ACG)

    Bighorn - $5 BJ matchplay (ACG)

    Silver Nugget - $5 table matchplay (ACG)

    Club Fortune - IRS check cashing promo. “Spring into Cash”- check cashing promotion. Cash your IRS or other government issued check at the cashier’s cage & receive an additional 5% of your check in free slot play. Get up to $150.

    I believe the following casinos now offer Free Bet Blackjack. The house edge is 1.39%. It was .79% before they removed the "double 9, 10, 11 with any amount of cards" rule.
    The Venetian and Palazzo
    Wynn and Encore
    New York New York
    The Luxor
    D Casino
    Casino Royale
    Golden Nugget
    AZ Charlies Boulder (no DAS)

  2. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS VIP Whale

    Sep 6, 2012
    Orange County, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Great list! Very helpful. FYI, it seems the Palms no longer participates in the SlotPlayCoupons.com promotion. Hopefully you already bought the voucher.

    Looks like Mandalay Bay now offers Free Bet Blackjack, too. (According to a post on their FB page a few days ago.)
  3. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

    Nov 15, 2010
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Sounds like a nice trip. The Riv Comedy Club is great, and you definitely can't beat free.

    Here's to hoping you hit another Royal on the nickel progressive at The Cal. :thumbsup:
    Thanksgiving Weekend
    I like fall
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