LAS VEGAS TIPS, INFORMATION, AND EVERYTHING ELSE

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Got this from Flyertalk, think it'll be useful here.

Hotel Promo Codes
http://www.mycheapvegas.com
Tip #1: Most hotel reservations are 100% refundable as long as you refund 48-72 hours prior to arrival. Book the cheapest you can find and rebook if needed.
Tip #2: Some promos give you stuff like resort credits, dining credits, free buffets etc. Most of them require a 2 night min stay. If you are staying 4 nights or longer, you can max this out by booking 2 separate reservations under different names to get twice the bonus. You can combine reservations when you check in.

Hotwire (hotels unknown until you book but can usually be identified)
http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showforum=114
http://www.mycheapvegas.com/hotwire_hotel_identifier/

Priceline (you bid for hotels, and unknown until bid is accepted, can narrow down choices to zones)
http://www.betterbidding.com/index.php?showforum=115&
http://biddingfortravel.yuku.com/forums/63/Nevada-Las-Vegas

Airfare
http://matrix.itasoftware.com/
http://www.kayak.com/
Additionally, there are a few discount airlines not on these comparison websites. Pls let me know if I'm missing something so I can add it.
http://www.allegiantair.com
http://www.southwest.com
http://www.spirit.com
http://www.jetblue.com
http://www.mycheapvegas.com/flight-hotel-packages/ - guide you should read before you book


$20 Trick - Free Hotel Upgrade
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/529706/
For those who don't know what this is, basically a bribe to get a free upgrade on your room. When you check in, you place a $20 between your id and credit card, or in your passport and casually ask them for an upgrade. If they can do it, they'll accept the money, if they can't, 99% of the time they will return your money. It's better to know what you want. The thread above gives more details and successes.

Discount Show Tickets
http://www.travelzoo.com/entertainment/las-vegas/
http://www.mycheapvegas.com/shows/
http://www.tix4tonight.com/


Car Rentals (I find Alamo to be cheapest 90% of the time)
http://www.carrentalsavers.com
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/790643/
http://www.costcotravel.com/Rental-Cars (Only for costco members)
http://www.mycheapvegas.com/car-rentals/guides/cheapest-rates/ - guide you should read before you book
Tip: Most car rental companies do not charge you a deposit for reservations and have no cancellation fee. You can cancel and rebook if you find a cheaper rate in the future.


Coupons
http://www.vegas4locals.com/coupons.html
http://www.destinationcoupons.com/nevada/las_vegas/las-vegas-cou...

restaurant.com Gift Certificates
http://www.retailmenot.com/view/restaurant.com - for promo codes
Notable Restaurants:
Strip Burger (Usually sells out within first 2 days of the month, and also no discounts)
Hash House a Go Go (Giant delicious-heart-attack-inducing portions)
Mix (The view is amazing)
BB King's Restaurant & Blues Club (For some nice live blues)

Clubs Info and Contacts
http://www.jackcolton.com/

Taxi Fares Rates and Estimated Fees
http://taxi.nv.gov/Rider_Info/Approximate_Fare_Information/

Gambling Odds and Information
http://wizardofodds.com/

Poker
http://www.allvegaspoker.com

Maps
http://www.visitlasvegas.com/mapexplorer/

Convention Dates (Check your dates to avoid big conventions)
http://www.vegasmeansbusiness.com/planning-tools/convention-cale...

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myVEGAS Android app officially up for all of USA now, instead of just Canada. Fun game, go try it!

dohethman (Oct. 22, 2013 @ 4:31a) |

myVEGAS app up for iphone now! Again only for Canadians!

dohethman (Oct. 30, 2013 @ 3:59a) |

onically, even though you'll want to wear as little as possible -- like shorts, tank tops and sundresses -- in the scorc... (more)

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Regarding the $20 trick, I have never not had the $20 returned no matter what the outcome. Of course if it's a positve outcome, the $20 goes right back to the clerk.

If you are making updates to the list I would suggest http://www.travelvegas.com/coupons/ for more coupons

Great thread, anyone give me some good tips for cheap eats on the strip?

dohethman said:   Great thread, anyone give me some good tips for cheap eats on the strip?

There are lots of Groupon deals for Las Vegas, we typically start looking a month or 2 in advance.

Anyone know a good daily deals aggregator website? The ones i know don't have everything.

Thanks OP, I just took my hotel bill down from $196 to less than $100 using the first link in your post. Now to start working on that cheap rental car.

Rental car is easy, what dates are you going? That guide is very good, but I usually find the best deals 2-4 weeks before the actual dates. I usually book about a month in and then rebook as prices go down.

bsmithy2k said:   Thanks OP, I just took my hotel bill down from $196 to less than $100 using the first link in your post. Now to start working on that cheap rental car.

no problem but i stole this from flyertalk hehe

How is smartervegas not on this list? Because it is the competition?

Regarding this:

Tip #2: Some promos give you stuff like resort credits, dining credits, free buffets etc. Most of them require a 2 night min stay. If you are staying 4 nights or longer, you can max this out by booking 2 separate reservations under different names to get twice the bonus. You can combine reservations when you check in.

How do I get the 2 separate reservations under different names to work if I am traveling alone?

I really don't think you can. You can try not combining reservations, but that means you'll have to check in and out, which means you might have to wait around for a new room, and even then, it's not guaranteed you'll get both the bonuses.

Another option is just to stay at 2 separate hotels. For example, do 2 nights at Vdara, 2 nights at Aria or something. For extra $100 dining credit, I'd definitely be willing to do that. Which hotel are you looking to stay at and which promo are you looking at?

There are quite a few hotels with dining/resort credits with a min 2 night stay. That's the sweet spot. I wonder what would happen if I have two(or more) back to back reservations under my name and try to combine them?

I think its in the terms of service somewhere that you can't have more than 1 promo consecutively. I remember reading that somewhere. They'll most just deny you the second set of promos.

Is it possible to avoid paying the ripoff "resort fee" if you want to stay at one of the hotels on the strip?

What day of the week is usually the cheapest for hotels?

LongDongSilver said:   Is it possible to avoid paying the ripoff "resort fee" if you want to stay at one of the hotels on the strip?

None of the Caesars properties charge resort fees.

LongDongSilver said:   What day of the week is usually the cheapest for hotels?

Sunday through Thursday, when there are no major holidays, conventions.

caesar total rewards

If you go to Vegas more than once a year and gamble the rewards programs offered by caesar for deals on hotel rooms are very hard to beat.

Thank you op and everyone! Booked the flamingo and saved about 40 bucks for my recent stay. Got a total rewards card, played some lots and hit a few good jackpots! I already have some comp offers when me an my wife combine our cards. Also loved hash house.

If you like offstrip or downtown, the Boyd gaming properties love to give out free rooms too. I've stayed at Orleans and Gold Coast for free with my $5 and $10 blackjack play. Properties are pretty nice and cheap gaming.

Wanted to add another site that I use. Lastminutetravel.com has good deals sometimes. Got free membership a few weeks back and I think they give them out a few times a year. Seen some great deals that way.

Another website : 2for1shows.com

Has a bunch of shows that are on the strip for half off, including Stripper 101. My girls and I went there for my bachelorette party... loads of fun. Stripper101.com

Caesars has a new buffet. They spent $17 million on it. Cost: $39.95 to eat.

Anybody been there? We're going in a few weeks. This new buffet is supposed to be a lot of high end food with a huge selection.

http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/itineraries/caesars-palace-bets-bi...

I haven't been to the buffet, but I've only heard good things about it. When are you planning to go? Like all the new buffets, they tend to go downhill over time, so I suggest you try it soon if you can. I'll be heading there early January so can give you a better review then if you're going after me.

I think the myVEGAS game should be on here too.

myVEGAS Facebook Game
You can get a buncha free rewards like buffets, rooms, shows, drinks, etc. Basically collect chips, play the game, earn loyalty points, redeem rewards. Not sure how long it'll last though but so far so good.

Here's a good page with guide and tons of free chips and stuff too.

myVEGAS Gifts, Guides & Giveaways

Been playing for about 2 months so pretty comfortable about it, so feel free to pm me if you need help.

Thanks for the great resource! This myVEGAS game looks really interesting. Have you made any redemptions yet? Just want to make sure its 100% legit and not gonna fail before I start playing this game. I remember there used to be another game that gave out real rewards before too but that died pretty quickly.

I'll second the myVegas game on facebook. I'm not a facebook fan for business pages but that game they have makes this a better fan page.

I started playing 2 days ago and I'm already at 8000 LP. It's really addictive though. Still have 40k chips too, hope I'm doing alright compared to everyone.

This game is legit, redemptions are easy enough with the odd problems due to lack of training by the staff, but I think this is getting corrected right now. And I think the other game was called Wager Works or something like that. Don't think it lasted long though.

The magazine that everyone has in the hotel room for shows, tours, dining, etc the magazine has a complete list of shows, restaurants, and just about everything else that might be of interest to the Las Vegas visitor. Las vegas hotels

If you guys need more chips for the game, there's a chipshare thread at https://www.facebook.com/groups/myvegasguides/

Basically you use google chrome and an app called linkclump and you can gather your daily limit in less than 10 min a day.

I heard you can get banned for using linkclump now. Not sure how they're monitoring this, but not worth the risk if they are going to strip everything away. Use caution everyone!

How to rent a car in Las vegas?

binnyroger said:   How to rent a car in Las vegas?

Did you check the car matrix thread here? Lots of help there...also look at the guide I linked to.

For you guys who likes the free comps, you can get free rewards credits for Total Rewards from their Social Rewards program. You just need facebook and twitter.

http://socialrewards.com/caesars/

However, there seems to be some minimum requirement for both. Everyone uses facebook so that doesn't seem to matter, but lots of people don't use twitter.

Anyways, a great guide https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialrewardsguides/ too if anyone needs more details.

If anyone has feedback on the twitter, I'd love to know too, I'm still stuck at the minimum requirement thing.

thanks for the info, saved a buncha money from the www.mycheapvegas.com website.

I also joined Myvegas and got all of this between 3 people since Jan 10th Free!

$30 Drinks MGM Lounge - Thursday
$30 Drinks MGM Lounge - Thursday
Terry Fator 7pm Mirage - Thursday
2 Aria Crepes - Thursday
2 Aria Gold Boutique - Thursday
Bottle Service Deuce - Thursday

$50 Monte Carlo - Friday - Brand Steakhouse
$50 Monte Carlo - Friday - Brand Steakhouse

$50 Delights MGM - Saturday - Breakfast

South Point Bowling Tournament - Saturday 10 am

$75 NYNY Nine Fine Irishman - Saturday - Dinner
$75 NYNY Nine Fine Irishman - Saturday - Dinner

$75 NYNY Dueling Pianos - Saturday Night
$75 NYNY Dueling Pianos - Saturday Night

$50 Monte Carlo - Diablos - Sunday - Lunch & Drinks
Minus5 - 1 entry Fur - Sunday
Minus5 - 2 entry - Sunday

Sugar Factory - Paris (Only thing not comped LMAO) - Sunday - Dinner

$50 Sporting House NYNY - Monday - Lunch

Holy crap, how is that even possible? How long have you played for?

Since Jan 10th, Wejust got back from Vegas.

In Vegas now and here's a tip, it costs $4 at the MGM for a coke from the fridge, but the fridge is stocked full so you can't use it. It's worth the $4 so that you can buy a small space to put stuff...aka remove the coke and put things on the weighted square. I've already kept my mixed drink cold, kept my room service club sandwich that I couldn't finish fresh, etc with it.

It seems like the most useful $4 I can spend to get a square. I keep the "privacy please" thing on the door so the hotel staff doesn't come in and stick another coke on it.

We should also have an "I'm drunk" thread on here.

I thought it is quite expensive..I thought it might be some sort of cheap.
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onically, even though you'll want to wear as little as possible -- like shorts, tank tops and sundresses -- in the scorching heat, especially when you're walking down the Strip or Fremont Street, be warned that when you enter a casino, you'll likely freeze. It's easy to become spoiled by living in Las Vegas since most businesses stay open late or even 24 hours.



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