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Yipeee, we leave for Vegas Tommorrow!

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by gayle, Jun 5, 2003.

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  1. gayle

    gayle Tourist

    Jun 1, 2003
    San Diego CA

    My Trip Report

    After months of planning and organizing, we are leaving tommorrow for our second anniversary week in Vegas!

    We will have a vow renewal, along with doing a whole myriad of fun stuff, and maximizing the use of my billhere.com coupons.

    here's a breakdown of how I have organized this trip to garner as much savings as possible. Maybe this can help someone else who wants to utilize coupon books and save lots of money to spend on gaming!

    Vegas Schedule

    Friday, June 6
    Room Rate: $40

    11 AM leave and take dogs to kennel
    3-4 PM arrive Las Vegas Club, Downtown: check in and unpack

    Tony Roma's at Fremont Hotel-COUPON 2 for 1
    El Cortez Hotel: Crab Legs for 2 for $20

    See Fremont St. Experience

    Saturday, June 7
    Room Rate: $40

    BREAKFAST: El Cortex Hotel Breakfast special $1.75 each

    1. Albertson's- deliver cake picture and cake stand (Sahara Ave at Maryland)
    2. P/U tickets for "O" at Bellagio
    3. Buy Jubilee tickets for Thursday at Bally's-COUPON 2 for 1
    4. Buy Tickets for Wednesday, Tony and Tina's Wedding dinner show at Rio-COUPON 2 for 1

    Thai Buffet at Lotus of Siam ($5 or $6 each)
    953 E. Sahara Ave
    (702) 735-3033

    Liberace Museum: $12 each-COUPON 2 for 1
    1775 East Tropicana Ave (at Spencer)
    Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM

    Elvis-A-Rama Museum: $9.95 each- COUPON $3 off each
    3401 Industrial Rd
    Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM

    $0.99 shrimp cocktails at Golden Gate
    $5.99 Prime Rib at California
    $20 crab legs for 2 at El Cortez

    Sunday, June 8
    Room Rate: $20

    Hoover Dam Excursion:
    Hours 9 AM to 5 PM
    Cost: $10 each

    BREAKFAST (on Boulder HWY en route to Dam):
    Arizona Charlie's Breakfast Buffet- 7 AM to 10:30 AM- $4.29 each

    LUNCH: At Dam or skip if not hungry

    DINNER: Bay City Diner at Golden Gate-COUPON 2 for 1

    7:30 PM: "O" at Bellagio

    After "O" watch Fountains and see Volcano at Mirage

    Monday, June 9 Happy Anniversary!
    Room Rate: $20

    BREAKFAST: Sahara Buffet- $6.99 each-COUPON 2 for 1
    1. Albertson's, pick up cake and fresh flowers

    ACTIVITY: Do in between breakfast and lunch, OR after dinner depending on timing
    Madam Tussaud's at Venetian: $14.95 each-COUPON 2 for 1
    Hours: 9:30 AM to 11 PM

    Stratosphere Tower, Top O The World
    Lunch is about $12 each but includes free ride up tower


    Flamingo Hotel
    2:00 PM-Bottoms Up Topless Review
    (Also be sure to see the Wildlife Habitat with Flamingos, Penguins etc FREE)

    Tropicana Hotel- Pick up FREE T-shirts have 2 COUPONS
    5:00 PM-Air Play Show in Casino-FREE

    Great Moments Room at Las Vegas Club-COUPON 2 for 1 (average price, $25 each, coupon, up to $20 off)

    Tuesday, June 10, RENEWAL DAY!
    Room Rate: $20

    Fremont Hotel Buffet- $5.79 each-COUPON 2 for 1

    10:00 AM Buy Private Gondola Ticket for 4:30 PM $50

    1. Decorate room
    2. Begin Getting ready

    LUNCH: Room Service of Upper Deck Restauarant at LV Club

    Finish getting dressed
    Have dinner bottle of champagne iced in van

    2:00 PM Arrive at Graceland Chapel, take care of fees (credit card for chapel, Minister's fee must be cash $45)
    2:30 PM Ceremony
    3:00 to 4:00 PM: Miscellaneous photos

    4:30 PM Gondola Ride at Venetian

    6:00 PM private Romantic Dinner Reservations at Pamplemousse (Sahara Ave.)

    After dinner have cake and champagne with guests (or simply cut cake ourselves)

    Wednesday, June 11
    Room Rate: $20

    El Cortez Hotel Breakfast Special $1.75 each

    Circus Acts at Circus Circus

    Sam's Town Buffet, 11 AM to 3 PM. $6.99 each -COUPON 2 for 1
    2:00 PM: FREE SHOW: Sam's Sunset Stampede/Mystic Falls light and Sound show
    Address: 6 miles from Las Vegas Strip on Boulder HWY

    7:00 PM Tony and Tina's Wedding Dinner Show at Rio Hotel

    Thursday, June 12

    El Cortez Hotel Buffet- $4.95 each

    10:30 AM Be in line at Mirage Dolphin Habitat (opens at 11:00 AM) $10 each

    Desert Passage (Pick up FREE MUGS at Aladdin have COUPON)
    SEE: Merchants Harbor Rainstorm on the hour

    LUNCH: La Salsa OR Cheeseburger at the Oasis in Desert Passage

    Caesars Palace Gardens
    Caesars Palace Forum shops: FREE 3 D Motion Ride COUPONS

    Bally's Steakhouse-COUPON 2 for 1 (up to $20 off, average dinner price $25 to $40)

    7:30 PM: Jubilee Show

    Friday, June 13

    Sahara Buffet: $6.99 each (have $1 off coupons)
    El Cortez Buffet: $4.95 each
    Fremont Hotel Buffet: $5.79 each

    Check out of Hotel and head home!


    I planned this itinerary several months ago and have since found out that LV Club has a breakfast special all next week where we will get free coupons for 4 of the 7 days we will be there, which will save us even more money!

    The only other modification to the above is that I will probably go see the dolphins at Mirage more than once as I seriously love them, and we may go see Skintight instead of Jubilee, as I ave seen Jubilee twice and am curious about Skintight.

    I'll post a full trip report when we get back, meanwhile, everyone keep your fingers crossed that I do well on Video Poker!!!!!
  2. Habanaman13

    Habanaman13 Tourist

    May 8, 2003
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Don't know if I am catching you in time, but I have a suggestion. On Sunday, if the Fontana lounge is open after "O" go out on their patio and watch the Fountains from there. In my opinion the best vantage point for watching the show, and much less crowded than the street. The night my wife and I were there, we were one of 3 couples out there.

    [​IMG] T-11 days, 23 hours, 33 minutes! [​IMG]
  3. gayle

    gayle Tourist

    Jun 1, 2003
    San Diego CA
    Habanaman, I had heard that was a great place to watch the foundtains from, so we will definately plan to have a cocktail there after "O"! Thanks for the heads up!
  4. bigdogmom

    bigdogmom VIP Whale

    Mar 9, 2002
    Aurora, CO
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Wow Gayle, I'm tired just reading your itinerary! :D

    I love downtown and was glad to see you're staying there. I'm staying at LVC in August (free room offer) so I'll be interested to hear details about the room.

    Good luck; sounds like a fun trip!
  5. gayle

    gayle Tourist

    Jun 1, 2003
    San Diego CA
    bigdogmom, my husband had the exact same response when he read the itinerary! LOL

    I have stayed at LV Club before so know it's a great value for the money. The rooms are on the large side, spacious, clean, and with comfortable beds. We have stayed there twice, both in the North and South Towers, so be sure to request a North Tower room as they are newer and nicer.

    I love staying downtown as it saves so much money and I really think the Downtwon Hotels as a general rule, try harder to win your loyalty and business.

    I have stayed on the strip as well and aside from the wonderful, even spectacular swiming pools, I don't think they are worth the price you pay for them. I'd rather spend those saved $$ on other things like nice meals, shows and gaming.

    I gotta say though, I really DO Love the Mandalay Bay pool, so if pools are really important maybe it's worth being on the strip.
  6. Heathcat

    Heathcat Tourist

    Apr 9, 2003
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Have fun on your trip, and hope you find some time to rest in there! Best of luck on the VP machines!!
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