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Pre-Trip Notes - Autumnal Equinox Version (long)

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by jasonargo, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. jasonargo

    jasonargo High-Roller

    Jan 21, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Well another life change & another Vegas trip, somehow they seem to coincide these last few years. So after a year and a half at a great-paying job I decided to quit. Don't ask me why, I'm still not sure myself other than just being tired of working for "the man".

    So I will now consider myself "semi-retired" (meaning I'm too young for social security but too old to deal with the bullshit of a 40-hour week). After this Vegas trip I will be looking for some high-paying (relatively) part time work, and if I'm lucky I will find something interesting.

    Speaking of lucky, I'm off to Vegas 9/18 - 24, and I must have really dropped my playing level as I got zero completely "free" offers this time around. However, for the 1st time in years I got a comp offer from CET. 2 nights at Flamingo - but wait, don't forget the new $18/night resort fee. I swear, it wasn't that long ago that CET was TRUMPETNG the fact that they didn't have a resort fee. Still, it has been many years since I stayed anywhere on center Strip, and so I went ahead & booked it, along with a 2-4-1 weekend at 4 Queens & 2-4-1 weekday at the D for 6 nights total for around $120. This comes out to an average of $20/night including the weekend, so I'm cool, especially since I got airfare on sale for $184 round trip.

    Rental car rates have been brutal, and I got lucky with a Payless one-day drop rate for the week, and hope it will work out. I haven't used them before, and will report how it goes. It is a hundred bucks less than anything else recently posted.

    So below I will post my voluminous trip notes. As many of you already know I am a red-chip BJ player, a quarter (and sometimes $1) VP player, and a promo chaser. Once I book a trip to Vegas, I research to find new (to me) things and promotions, and then create a document for my trip. These are not necessarily things I WILL do, just things I CAN do. They are separated by casino, beginning with downtown, then Strip, then off-Strip.

    I hope any of you going to Vegas this month will be able to use these to your advantage, so here we go!

    Disclaimer: These are things I have copied from emails, casino websites, blogs, trip reports, and even more unsavory sources. I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the info, and the typos are NOT mine.

    Have fun & good luck!


    Plaza - Earn 1 entry with every 100 points earned while playing your favorite games! Weekly Drawings: Every Saturday at 8:15pm. 10 names will be drawn; winners will Spin and win up to $1000 CASH. $1000 ROYAL REELS DAILY SLOT TOURNAMENT Daily • 12pm-8pm, 100 Slot Points = 1 Free Entry, Earn up to 4 entries each day! Top 10 Players per day WIN. $15 tickets Centerfolds Of Magic (internet)

    Golden Gate - Football squares Sunday night game - Noon Fri to 5 PM Sunday - one square for each $200 buy-in on table games or 200 points on slots. Max 5 squares per person, must be present to win, payout each quarter.

    The Grotto at the Golden Nugget has a great HH, the pizzas are $7 and I think Bellinis are $4. $300,000 Great American Cash & Car Giveaway through September 21. Over 1,200 cash winners and 3 guaranteed car winners. Earn tickets by playing your favorite slots, table games, keno, poker or wager in the R&S Book and with every hotel stay. Need not be present to win. Weekly Drawings every Wednesday & Saturday at 8 pm. 50 winners - $100 cash. Each winner selected will qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing to be held on Saturday, September 21. Three players will win a brand new Corvette, Silverado or Equinox. If present, winners will select prize in order drawn. $60-4-50 poker chips, 2-4-1 drink Rush, 2-4-1 breakfast/lunch buffet M-F (ACG)

    Binions - 2X points up to 500 (ACG)

    At the Four Queens I also like my very low bankroll play on the nickel single zero roulette which still gives points for play. Yes. Its still a valid offer. Well, it was as of 3 weeks ago. Just show a players card from any downtown casino, and get $10 free play. Chicago Brewng HH M-F 3-6 including half price appetizers. I also found out later you can get the amber at both the casino bars, but they won't serve it at the tables. $20 freeplay (mailer). 20% off Hugo's, Magnolias, Chicago Brewing (Club 55). Free admission Jay Bolan show (internet). 2-4-1 lunch/dinner Magnolias (ACG)

    I then walked over to the Fremont to get a fried egg sandwich at Lanai Express.

    The D - $10 matchplay, $5 freeplay, $10 food credit (email offer). See flyer for drawing contest rules.

    The Sept. 20 Muay Thai Lion Fight show, to be held in a ring in front of the Third Street Stage outside The D casino-hotel at 5:00 PM, is being billed as the first sports event to be nationally televised live from the Fremont Street Experience.

    El Cortez - $10 - $1000 freeplay with jackpots of $200+ ($300+ on 10 cent or higher VP) in Sept. $1 hot dogs Sat & Sun 10 AM - 6 PM at sportsbook. 5x points one day (internet offer)

    $2 off Mob Museum admission coupon (internet)

    Mandalay Bay - Win Cards

    NYNY (also Luxor, Excal, Monte Carlo) - Come in anytime between July 1 and September 30, 2013 and for every 500 points earned on your M life card at the four participating resorts, you'll be an instant winner, but one person will get a chance to walk away a Millionaire. Book a reservation with any offer or simply walk on in. For every 500 points earned from July 1 at 12:01 a.m. through September 30 at 11:59 p.m. guests will earn one (1) play on the Block Party Kiosk.

    Hooters: Senior Hoot Days. Every Monday: 1/2 point dining all day, $1,000 slot tournament and 11am to 7pm FREE cookies. Every Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm win $100 in Free Play every 20 minutes! Play your favorite slot machine with your Rewards Club+ card for your chance to win!

    Aria's American Fish has an amazing happy hour, their $5 dishes are awesome! (5-7 PM?)

    Cosmopolitan - Secret pizza: Take the escalator up to the 3rd floor, look for a hallway across from the escalators. The hallway will have covers from old record albums displayed on the wall.

    Planet Hollywood - While I did not have it, I saw several $6.99 steak and eggs plates go by me at Planet Dailies a couple of weeks ago and it looked good. 10% off Pinks, 25% off Spice Market buffet, 2-4-1 drink (ACG)

    The $22.13 lunch special in Estiatorio Milos at the Cosmopolitan serves a three-course meal (with options) weekdays from noon to 2:30 pm. We headed back out to the Cosmo for the Comme Ca happy hour. They have half priced drinks and appetizers from 5-7.

    Bellagio serves free drinks to anyone sitting in the lower level of the Sports Book. No tickets needed.

    Westin Causarina - Gambling happy hour $.25 roulette, $3 craps, $5 table games, 5-8 PM Mon - Th.

    Caesars - Palm (steakhouse) at the Forum shops (go through the casino on this one. Its just by the entrance). They have a prime time happy hour menu that includes prime steakburger sliders, crab cakes, charcuterie plates and about four other items and they are all very very good and all $5.50 a plate. Can't go wrong. During PrimeTime, all Prime Bites®, Draft and Bottled Beer, Wines by the Glass and Premium Spirits are HALF OFF only at Palm Bar! Sunday - Friday, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

    Flamingo - Ask for a high floor GO room with view of fountains. The resort fee includes the following services: In-room high speed Internet each day, daily access to the fitness room at our spa for 2, and local calls. Spa hours 6 AM - 6 PM. The Sin City Bar does have VP and will comp you their beers. $25 freeplay (email offer). 2-4-1 frozen margarita Carlos & Charlie's, free spa pass, 10% off breakfast at Margaitaville (ACG)

    Quad - Free admission Auto Collection (internet). You have to walk through the casino, all the way back to the monorail. Hang a right near the parking garage find a bank of elevators and go to the second floor.

    Mirage - On the casino floor, outside the HL room. One table of S17 DD ($25 min). Free drink at BB King's (internet), 2-4-1 drink at BB King's (ACG)

    Venetian/Palazzo - Grand lux has an awesome happy hour with $5 drinks and apps, and they are full size huge apps and quality drinks. one of the best deals around! 2-4-1 menu item at Bella Pannini & San Gennaro (ACG)

    TI - 2-4-1 drink, breakfast & lunch specials at Kahunaville (internet)

    Riviera - Now offering Win Cards. Get $30 for $20 in non-negotiable casino play chips to use at the tables. 2 free comedy club tickets, 2-4-1 drink, 2-4-1 buffet (ACG)

    Circus Circus - Win Cards. $6.99 breakfast or lunch at Rock & Ritas coupon (internet)

    Bonanno's Pizzeria - 2-4-1 menu item (ACG) - Palace Station, Flamingo, MGM, Luxor

    LA Subs - 2-4-1 sub/salad (ACG) - Flamingo, Luxor

    Nathan's - 2-4-1 menu item (ACG) - Venetian, Ballys, MGM, NYNY, Luxor, Palms

    At South Point, one of those “little things” is the $1 Bloody Marys from 6:00 am to noon at all casino bars. South Point Casino Club members can participate in the $400,000 September Spectacular giveaway every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in September. Club Card members who earn 200 base points on slot machines between 3 a.m. and 11 p.m. are eligible to spin the kiosk wheel for the opportunity to win prizes, including $50 in free play, $25 in free play, one free lunch buffet, “double your points” bonuses, 5,000 bonus points and more. Casino players must redeem points before midnight on the same day the points are earned. Players are limited to receive one prize per day. Sundays Hot Seat in Sept - $500 freeplay given out every 15 minutes Noon - 9 PM. 50+ slot tournament Thursdays 10 AM - 4 PM, free entry from kiosk. 30 prizes $50 - $1500.

    Silverton: New and improved Senior Mondays for Mystery Multiplier Drawings. Players must be at least 50 years of age or older to participate. Drawings happen every Monday at 2, 4, 6 PM with 15 winners picked for each drawing. 50% off dining at all restaurants 10 AM - 8 PM Mondays. Thursdays in Sept earn 500 points for Treasure Seekers kiosk game.

    Alamo - Located inside a TA truck stop just off I-15 at Blue Diamond - 8050 Dean Martin Dr. $5 SD BJ 3:2 w/ surrender. $10 freeplay for signup (?).

    Orleans: Earn 300 points on Mondays, swipe your B connected Card at any kiosk and receive a voucher for a Free gift. Sept. 23 –Kup-A-Kake. Take it or trade it - drawings every Friday in September at 6pm & 8pm, 5x entries on Thursdays.

    For $7.99 lunch, the Palms buffet is best value in town. Club Palms has been revised. Check the 24/7 cafe for players specials, also $5 off coupon (internet). “Play, Earn, and Win” continues on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in September10 AM - 10 PM, and again has the feature that allows you to combine your points over those 3 days within one week - prizes include dinner for 2 at Nove, coffee maker, pizza. Drawings continue on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Again you can earn 5x drawing entries from 8 p.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. 50+ Half price buffet on Thursdays, 50% off at 24 Seven Café, $4 movie tickets. $40-4-25 slot play (Slot Play Coupons)

    Gold Coast - Take it or trade it - drawings every Saturday in September at 6pm & 8pm, 5x entries on Fridays. 3xpoints Sundays in Sept, 3 AM to Midnight.

    Rio - The Nevada WILD FEST 9/20 -22 is a fantastic family-friendly Southern Nevada's Festival and Fair with three fun-filled days and nights of the largest Carnival & Midway in Las Vegas, Celebrity Meet & Greets, and Beer & Wine Garden. Guests can also enjoy scrumptious specialty foods and thirst-quenching refreshments, dogs flying into water during the "DockDogs and Iron Dog competitions" (which is being filmed as a television special on a major network), Wild Fest Sponsors' Expo featuring cars and technology, unique and interesting treasures at the Vendor Village Mall, and rockin' music featuring rock, pop and country headliners for the late night, music-loving crowd!

    Ellis Island - Senior drawings hourly Tu & Th 11 AM - 2 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM. 2-4-1 pizza Thurs. Drawings on Mondays in Sept 9 PM, 300 pts per entry. 50% off menu item (ACG)

    Tuscany - The buzz here recently has been about players cards being “deactivated.” This happened to us and some others we have talked to. When we went to the slot club for an explanation we were told we needed to talk to the new marketing director, Wendy Perez. She explained that they were having trouble with a person – or persons – using other people’s cards. 5x points Sun, Tues & Thurs Midnight to 5 AM. 10x points Mon & Fri. $5 matchplay (ACG)

    Silver Sevens will no longer honor Terrible's coupons after the end of August. 7.77 steak and lobster at Silver Sevens still on the billboard, along with 7 entrees under $7. FREE Weekly Pro Football Challenge. Every A-Play member receives a free entry into the contest. Top 10 weekly finishers receive a prize including $500 for first place.

    35 Steaks + Martinis at the Hard Rock Hotel is offering a free glass of wine from 5p-6p daily. All you need to do is show a Backstage Pass players card or a Hard Rock Hotel room key.

    This September at LVH -"Raid the Vault" promotion offers players a chance to win $10 million by playing IGT's Megabucks machines as well as winning a wealth of other prizes on the "Legendary Vault" including additional chances to play Megabucks, room and suite stays, show tickets, mystery gifts and much more. The "Legendary Vault" is a huge electronic machine on the casino floor where players swipe their Player's Club card and then get to choose a series of eight numbers to open the "vault." After they've chosen their numbers, they will see on the screen what prize they have won when the "vault" opens. Everyone who swipes at the "vault" wins a prize. There are several ways to be able to "raid the vault." Anyone who books a room stay at the LVH through September 30 automatically receives a voucher for one free play on Megabucks at check-in. In addition, anyone who is a member of the LVH Player's Club gets one chance daily to "raid the vault" by swiping their card and can obtain additional chances with each 50 points earned on their card. 2-4-1 cocktail (internet)

    Eastside Cannery - Earn 300 Same Day Base Points and receive one wallet stuffed with $10 Free Slot Play up to $500 Cash on Thursday 9/19.

    Trophy awarded for Sam’s Town for expanding full pay Deuces into a huge bank of machines that include a dime game (ten coin max nickel play) and for the JOB 9/6 progressive.

    Boulder Station - Lucky Pick kiosk promo Fridays in Sept (email - invitation only). Video poker tournament Thursdays in Sept 11 AM - 7 PM. Friday, Sept. 20, 2 PM, free show – The Railhead inside Boulder Station – Featuring actor Chris Allen, a Martin and Lewis Tribute Act, The Phat Pack and Brazilian singer Patty Ascher.

    Resort Rewards members can swipe their Resort Rewards card at any Rampart Casino kiosk on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in September to win cash, free slot play, points, complimentary food & beverage, and much more. Players may win up to $1,000 with each swipe. The first swipe is FREE. Players can earn a second swipe for 250 base points.

    Opera House - 40 coin VP quad bonus up to $1 (ACG)

    Lucky Club - 40 coin VP quad bonus up to $1 (ACG)

    I have used the WAX to go to Suncoast.

    We did a dive casino run and I was surprised at how nice Skyline was. The $1.49 shrimp cocktail at Skyline is served 24/7 at the main bar and comes in a cocktail glass, with no filler lettuce or celery, and topped with a tangy sauce. $20 bonus VP quads at the bar (internet).

    Shelby American
    6755 Speedway Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89115
    Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm, Museum & Facilities Tour is at 10:30 am only
    Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm, Museum Only Tour is at 10:30 am only

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/search?tm_link=tm_header_search&&user_input&q=V%E9ronic+Voices promo code VPAPER Free show at Ballys w/ $2.50 Svce Chg.

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