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Entertainment Book 2017

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by zenvegas, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. zenvegas

    zenvegas High-Roller

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    I thought I'd turn to the experts for this question. Entertainment books are on sale for $10 with free shipping.
    Is there any value in the Las Vegas book in terms of coupons for locations on the strip? By posting this question, it will probably be sold out before I get my answer. Lol.
    Are there any locations on the strip for dining and shopping? I won't be renting a car, so off strip isn't an option.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Joe

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    I don't know about the Vegas Book, but this is our last year buying the WI book. Anything that had value is gone. Hell, even the car wash coupons disappeared. We'll get our $10 back, but that's about it.
     
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    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    You mean "The American Casino Guide?"
     
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    As I recall, you can actually see what coupons are available in that book. I decided, because like you, we stay on the strip mostly, it wasn't worth it. And, I didn't want to "coupon run!" We have a coupon, so let's go there even if we're not that interested. Spend some time looking through their coupons and deciding if it's worth it for you.
     
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    It does give a list of who is included in the book on their website, but it doesn't give addresses or say where they are. If no one comes in with some insight, I'm going to pass.
     
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    Coupon books have value as long as you use the coupons. The more coupons that you use, the more value you get. Go through the book and see if you can use at least a few to get your money worth.
     
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    Google maps is incredible easy to use. And the website posted above does actually give you coupons by "area".

    As others have said, this coupon book (in ALL cities) tends to be aimed at locals, so if you're a Vegas Strip visitor, it's not likely to have much value for you.
     
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    I don't have the book but was considering buying it. I did buy the book for Toronto and just received it. Like HoyaHeel stated, it is aimed towards "locals" as many of the coupons are in the suburbs. It has convinced me to pass.
     
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    Very limited return for tourists. The only notable restaurant coupons, for example, are for Pampas which you can get anywhere, Blondies in PH's Miracle Mile, the restaurant/cafe in what used to be Rumor down by the Hard Rock, and a couple of Indian restaurants on Paradise. Nothing at all downtown except for a couple places on Fremont East, plus all the typical fast food stuff found in every Entertainment book. The latter stuff might be good if you're stuck at the outlet malls or something.

    Entertainment options are slightly better. Individual tickets for 2-for-1's for EVERY show playing EITHER theatre in the Miracle Mile Shops, Mac King (VIP only), 51's baseball, the Pole Position racetrack on Arville between Palms/Orleans, and the KISS themed mini golf at the Rio.

    In short (sorry to be so lengthy), you can pass and not feel you're missing anything important. Go with LVA and you're way ahead of the game. Add ACG and you're even further ahead.
     
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    Thank you dcrawf. That is exactly the type of information I was looking for.
     
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    In our area (Seattle) the Entertainment book stopped having anything worthwhile at least five years ago. Same with discount sites like Restaurant.com (I don't see anything good in Vegas from them either). The improving economy seems to have eliminated the need for merchants to participate in order to draw traffic.

    Just look at how room rates and resort fees have increased in Vegas in the past couple of years, as well as all the other fees they've been able to add. Then there's the decline of decent gambling at lower levels (e.g. 6/5 blackjack). In spite of all that, visitation continues to rise. Why would they be offering discounts anymore?
     
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