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LVA Membership???

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by samanthaelizabeth, Jul 27, 2014.

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  1. keno60

    keno60 VIP Whale

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    Like the other posters have said"look at the coupons online and decide how many you are likely to use". It also may help you to try something different. Good luck and enjoy.
     
  2. BlueGlass

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    If U go downtown it's good.
     
  3. makikiboy

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    I agree totally, look at the coupons yourself and see if you will "save" the amount of the cost of the book. As for me, I don't sign up for it, I hardly use the coupons and hardly have someone else to use the 2 for 1 coupons.
     
  4. Kbocek1

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    I will be using the booklet for mostly buffets and a few shows and from my calculations will save almost $200 after the cost of the book. That does not even count any freeplay or match play I may use, but we will be there 2 weeks so I will use it a lot
     
  5. DiamondJim21

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    I am still a member of LVA. I use the coupons enough for me to at least break even every year. I like the monthly newsletter. The boards don't get nearly the traffic they used to and a lot of the people who used to post all the time with excellent information don't seem to be around anymore. Its still worth it for me. But I also buy the American Casino Guide each year as well.
     
  6. Annie Vegas

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    Why Mr. Flowers?

    I love both ACG and LVA. The LVA was really worth it when they had the $30 Flame coupon cause we always went there but now that the Flame is gone, who knows. This year well see how much we use.
     
  7. roycpa

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    I think the LVA membership is still a great deal for us. We get more than our money's worth from the restaurant coupons, and and the video poker bonus coupons are extra! We also get the ACG and frankly I've only used one coupon total in the last three years. The book is just too %^$# bulky to carry around. Sitting on an inch thick book at a BJ table just to get a $5 match play is not worth it for me.
    We also like keeping up to date with the newsletter, both on line and print versions, so yes, I strongly recommend LVA, even though, as others have already said, it's not what it used to be. Also, if you are on the strip and don't plan on venturing out, it's probably not worth it, at least from a $$ point of view. If you're undecided, try it for year, - no one will twist your arm to renew!

    Roy
     
  8. keno60

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    FyI you don't have to carry the ACG book around. Just tear out the coupons and bring ID card just in case.
     
  9. vegas superfan

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    You do not need to carry the book around. Just carry the individual coupons you want and the membership card.
     
  10. Jimbo338

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    I started using coupons when I joined this forum and got both LVA and ACG and they paid for themselves. However, since then I have seen the often off strip hotels, casinos, restaruants etc. and it isn't worth the extra time and transportation (for me) to go back. Most annoying was that more places make you change the coupons or vouchers which means more time in lines and wasted time to save a buck or two. I have not purchased the books in recent years but I do read the specials posted here, and have a recuced fare bus pass to get around with and I believe I save as much, if not more. I always read the selections and everyone should, then do whatever works for your situation.

    Jimbo338
     
  11. xavierx

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    You really have to have a look at the coupon lists beforehand and work out what you will use.

    In the past, I have saved a large amount more with the LVA coupons than with ACG (especially if there are 2-for-1 tickets to shows you want to see)

    However on my last trip, I just about broke even with the LVA and this time saved a fortune with the ACG.

    On my next trip I will buy both again, providing that both will offer me savings, I'm just hoping that the 2015 ACG coupons have improved
     
  12. mwig

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    I buy both LVA and ACG. We usually stay for close to two weeks in the summer and have a rental car. I'm amazed when the locals ask where we got the coupons we are using. There is a lot of value if you have the time and mobility.

    Also, there are benefits to LVA membership other than the coupons. This year we stayed at the Cosmopolitan for two nights on the fountain side on a deal for LVA members. Straight comp. Great deal.
     
  13. makikiboy

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    I think it all depends on what you are going to use. I don't buy the ACG or have a LVA membership because I mostly go solo so can't use the 2 for 1 deals. I also stay downtown so there aren't many specials for me. You can go to their sites to see the various coupons and specials offered. I don't visit vegas as much (once or twice a year) so won't make use of much of what they have to offer. Many use the ACG and LVA coupons so it is a bargain for them but for some of us it isn't worth it.
     
  14. Vegas Insight

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    as a solo traveler i find that there's enough value to make both of them worth the cost of the book, although i am able to use coupons at orleans and ellis island because i rent a car when i visit and those are places i visit every trip, in addition to downtown.
     
  15. mwig

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    I think it depends more what you play as opposed to solo or not. As a VP player, the value is definitely there. The cash back multiplier at the D alone more than pays for the subscription cost. They have gotten away from the 2 for 1 type deals and this year there are a lot of earn 200 points for a buffet type coupons.

    If you play only tables, the coupons lose a majority of their value.
     
  16. makikiboy

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    Yup, if you don't play VP much or stay in the mid to higher end places or eat buffets or play the multipliers then the books aren't worth it. A few years ago someone gave me their ACG (they got more than 1 but only needed 1). I don't think I used many coupons (if I used any) and at the end of the year it was virtually untouched.
     
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