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What may be (ok, probably is) a silly question

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by OpusX, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. OpusX

    OpusX Newbie

    Apr 21, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    I'm a disabled vet, on a very limited income--I say that only to explain my minnow status (as opposed to some of y'all's whale status, lol). I recently moved out here to Vegas, and have never been to the strip. My birthday is coming up, and have been playing MyVegas religiously, for a free room. My question is this: even though I see y'all posting about free rooms, all I'm shown are 20-35% off coupons. Are the offers different for people living in Vegas?

    I sent this same question to MyVegas, but of course haven't heard anything back...I hope someone here can help me.

    Thank you very much,

    Chris (now going back into lurking mode)
  2. cstutor89

    cstutor89 Low-Roller

    Apr 13, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Yes, the rewards are different for people live in Vegas vs. outside of Vegas.
  3. jugdish76

    jugdish76 Low-Roller

    Dec 22, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I can't respond to MyVegas, since I don't use it. But what I can suggest is the Excalibur during the week. It is very cheap, especially if you hit some websites like Kayak.com and shop around. I feel like I've gotten rooms there for less than $40. Be willing to go during the week.

    I know it isn't a free room, but it is cheap (I feel like either you can afford that or you won't be able to enjoy the Strip once you get there).

    Try the Fremont Street area, too. It isn't the Strip, but it is fun and largely plays to minnows. I remember the El Cortez (almost on Fremont) offering essentially free rooms during the week last year. There was a cost ($50 or so), but the money was completely refunded to you in gambling and food credits.

    Good luck, dude.
  4. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

    Jan 9, 2010
    Chicago South Suburbs
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Yes, locals do see different offers. If I understand it correctly, locals due get offered free rooms once in a blue moon on a last minute basis. Overall my perception is that the locals casinos do more to honor vets than strip casinos anyway and more more generous to minnows. Time wise, it would probably be more efficient to cultivate a relationship with one of them.
  5. K-9treatbaker

    K-9treatbaker High-Roller

    Jul 16, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    Circus Circus web site had rooms a few days ago for under 30.00. All the rooms have been remodeled and look nice. I know it is not a favorite property of many on this board, but it looks like a nice place to stay on a budget. And Circus Circus is on Myvegas. Maybe try the smartervegas coupon site as well.

    And don't fret about being on the strip on a budget. I have done it many times and have never paid exceedingly high prices for food etc. You just have to know where to go. And people watching, watching the fountains at Bellagio, etc. are free. You can also walk through the gardens at Mirage for free and the same at Flamingo. Slots A Fun is a fun slot joint with cheap beer and I have always won there. Go figure.LOL

    Please just ask about freebies, etc. and we will help. I love downtown but always go to the strip and our next trip to Vegas, we are going to stay on the strip, for a change.

  6. kps

    kps High-Roller

    May 2, 2013
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Have you tried to contact the MWR or ITT office at Nellis AFB?

    For shows we have received 50% off ticket prices since 2 in our group that go are active duty and 1 is a disabled veteran.

    You may also want to call the hotel directly and ask them. A lot don't advertise it but when you call they are more receptive. I would specifically look at Harrah's, Flamingo and Bally's.

    Hope this helps.
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