posted: Oct. 25, 2012 @ 5:50p
Got this from Flyertalk, think it'll be useful here.
Hotel Promo Codes
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)
Priceline (you bid for hotels, and unknown until bid is accepted, can narrow down choices to zones)
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.mycheapvegas.com/flight-hotel-packages/ - guide you should read before you book
$20 Trick - Free Hotel Upgrade
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
Car Rentals (I find Alamo to be cheapest 90% of the time)
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.
restaurant.com Gift Certificates
http://www.retailmenot.com/view/restaurant.com - for promo codes
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
Taxi Fares Rates and Estimated Fees
Gambling Odds and Information
Convention Dates (Check your dates to avoid big conventions)