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Las Vegas Advisor Book?

Discussion in 'Coupons & Sweepstakes' started by ValerieJo, Jun 19, 2017.

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  1. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    It's been a year or so since I've purchased the LVA book. The last time I purchased it, there was an option to purchase the book only. It appears that now one must purchase the membership, which includes the newsletters as well as the book. Is this correct or am I missing the link to purchase the book only?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Ghandi

    Ghandi Tourist

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    Pretty sure that's the only way. At least I couldn't find a way to just get the book.
     
  3. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    Craigslist? Ebay? :poke: just kidding.
     
  4. bu$hman

    bu$hman Guppie trying to become a whale

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    I believe you may just purchase the book for $37.00. It gives you the book and access to the newsletters (online, but not in print.) That is the way I have been doing it for the last few years.
     
  5. westie

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    Some years in December the LVA has offered a discounted 3 month membership that includes the coupon book - possibly for $10, but the
    deal is not offered every year.
     
  6. bu$hman

    bu$hman Guppie trying to become a whale

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    I would post the link, but I think you can find it yourself. What I think you want to do is become a "Diamond" member. That will get you the book and online access to the newsletter. "Platinum" members get the book and the newsletter sent to their home. If I recall, one was never really able to "just get the book." The book was a reward for members. I think that is how Anthony used to describe it. My guess is that one just couldn't get a coupon book, but it was a "bonus" for purchasing the newsletter. Semantics, I guess. Westie is right, also, they usually discount them later in the year. Hope this helps.
     
  7. joehypnosis

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    I just renewed my membership. LVA has kind of crashed over the past several years, I'm not sure what happened to it. I know they lost a lot of business when they discontinued the majority of their gaming coupons. AT any rate, if you pick diamond membership, you get the book and online-only newsletters. That's the lower price option. You can't get the book w/o membership!
     
  8. bu$hman

    bu$hman Guppie trying to become a whale

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    You put it very kindly. Yes, it has lost a lot of its luster. For me, though, using the Rio buffet coupon pays for itself. Anything else is gravy. The Palms All-Purpose coupon is also a big factor.
     
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  9. Vegas Insight

    Vegas Insight King of no media

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    John come lately....
    I have used the book for several years. I don't expect to save $1,000 for a $40 book. I look at it as pre-funding my trip, and getting great deals and bonuses while I'm on vacation.
    What has the book lost that was so highly valued many years ago?
     
  10. bu$hman

    bu$hman Guppie trying to become a whale

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    Back in the day, it was called the "Pocket Book Of Values". It was just that, it fit in one's pocket. As for values, many of the match plays have disappeared. I think for a majority of people who go to Las Vegas, that is why they go, to gamble. Yes, things have changed, over the years. I used to go just to gamble, because casinos weren't ubiquitous. Now, I have gotten older (maybe wiser) but I go also to eat at some of the fine dining restaurants, along with gambling. My city has five casinos within 20 minutes of my house. I don't gamble there. I like to go to Las Vegas. I know that the POV/MRB also no longer has a 50% off massage at the Palms (in later years, one could use the $50 All-purpose coupon, but even that went away a couple of years ago.) The gambling portion of the booklet has gone away. I don't think that is necessarily Anthony's fault. The casinos have to give up something, and they just don't seem to be as willing, these days.

    I agree with you. I don't think any of us ever thought it was going to save us thousands. I still use it, but it no longer is the value it once was. Neither am I, if you ask my wife. I try to get my money back, maybe eke out a little more.
     
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  11. joehypnosis

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    The book was the only reason I renewed this yr and last. The community here at VMB is the place to be online! That said, I will buy the book for the mirage buffet, palms 50% off, and a few other coupons like Paris Eiffel tower. I miss the Paris buffet coupon they use to have, as that is our favorite Vegas buffet, and I also miss all of the gambling coupons and what use to be their very active message board. Glad I found VMB a couple years ago!!!
     
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  12. npom

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    The book wasn't very good for a couple years but the buffet coupons still more than paid for the book. This year and last there have been a lot more gambling coupons including several matchplays and freeplays for downtown. You can also trade with people on VMB for coupons that you want more then one of.
     
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