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    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 10th Dec 16, 2:34 PM
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    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2017
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    • 10th Dec 16, 2:34 PM
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    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2017 10th Dec 16 at 2:34 PM
    Las Vegas unlike nearly every other holiday destination you may have visited. In Vegas the hotels ARE the attractions. Most have a huge casino attached, but if you think that's all there is to the place, you are sorely mistaken! Each hotel is very different, with its own theme and attractions.

    The good news is, is that Vegas can be a friend for us Money Saving Experts, with lots of free attractions, cheap eats/drinks and value for money to be had.

    This page cannot hope to cover everything, but should point you towards some good money saving tips. All information at the start of this thread is put together by members of the forum and is accurate at the time of writing - we will update it when we can.

    After reading the 'information' posts at the start of this thread, feel free to ask a question and join the discussion! We have lots of Vegas regulars contributing to this thread - join the gang!

    HOTELS & CASINOS
    • Click here for hotels & casinos on the Strip
    • Click here for hotels & casinos in the Downtown area (north) of Las Vegas
    • Click here for hotels & casinos just off the Strip
    Last edited by secretmachines; 01-01-2017 at 2:16 PM. Reason: updated
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    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 20th Mar 17, 9:44 PM
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    Not just hot....very very hot

    44/45 degrees last time we were there in Aug
    Originally posted by photome
    true, I remember on a previous trip in Aug I was sick the last couple of days of the trip, not sure if it was a mixture of the heat, dehydration or the KFC I had eaten the night before That was probably the last KFC I will eat.
    • kellyt1981
    • By kellyt1981 20th Mar 17, 10:44 PM
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    I was there end of last August and loved the heat. Bit stuffy at night but nothing I couldn't handle!

    Thanks, great prices! I don't mind travelling cattle class!
    • kellyt1981
    • By kellyt1981 20th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    I was there end of last August and loved the heat. Bit stuffy at night but nothing I couldn't handle!

    Thanks, great prices! I don't mind travelling cattle class!
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 21st Mar 17, 12:06 AM
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    I was there end of last August and loved the heat. Bit stuffy at night but nothing I couldn't handle!

    Thanks, great prices! I don't mind travelling cattle class!
    Originally posted by kellyt1981
    Mid to end of June is the hottest I've experienced. That was more than enough for me.
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 21st Mar 17, 9:24 AM
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    we go beginning of June , and last year, we had that heatwave weekend where it hit 117f...
    The walk from the sunbed to the pool in the Cosmo melted my flipflops almost!
    2017 Vegas - x2 trips this year, max budget, £550 on each trip!
    • Misty Blue
    • By Misty Blue 21st Mar 17, 1:49 PM
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    We always go in August as OH is a teacher. Luckily we both love the heat.

    Last trip we walked from the Stratosphere to the Wynn in 120 degrees. We didn't go any faster than a slow amble but by the time we got to the Wynn my heart was racing like mad, just from the heat.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 21st Mar 17, 4:31 PM
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    Mid to end of June is the hottest I've experienced. That was more than enough for me.
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    I agree. Last year was rather tough on both myself and DH towards the end of the second week.
    At one point I ended up sat in PH near the toilets for about 30 minutes because I'd had too much sun, and we'd only walked from Aria across the bridge, along past those shops and into PH.
    I don't what what it is about that section of the Strip, but it seems to be one heck of a sun catcher. I have never felt so ill in the heat walking that particular section.
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    • gracie10
    • By gracie10 22nd Mar 17, 7:20 AM
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    I booked with groupon last week. I find it depends which credit card i use. My sainsburys card wont work, my husbands virgin card will work?
    • GlasweJen
    • By GlasweJen 22nd Mar 17, 7:53 AM
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    We booked a whole whack of Groupons last week in Vegas and San Francisco, used an old pre-paid post office currency card to do it and it all went through fine even though I registered last week and added my card to the account when purchasing the first one.
    Bounts, Quidco, Shop and Scan, Receipt Hog, Costco Cashback, Debit card cashback

    NOT BUYING IT
    (unless it's on offer and can get my loyalty points)
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 22nd Mar 17, 2:25 PM
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    Trying to compare hotels to others and cannot find Tropicana Hotel on oyster.com

    Came across this hotel from https://www.justyou.co.uk/en-gb/tours/americas-western-wonders/#Accommodation

    Just browsing around ideas at the moment.

    Was this named something else?

    While here, any decent sites for weather check on temperature? I don't like Summer hot over here so finding Vegas cold months may be a challenge.

    Thank you
    Last edited by cjdavies; 22-03-2017 at 2:28 PM.
    • photome
    • By photome 22nd Mar 17, 5:08 PM
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    Not sure what your question is.

    the Trop has been there for years and has seen some bad times but they did refurb a couple of years ago.

    It wouldnt be my first choice or even on my list to be honest.

    I have stayed at about 20 different hotels in Vegas as have many others on here so if its reviews of anything specific you may find the awnser from someone here.

    there are many vegas weather charts on the web , what temps are you comfortable with
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 22nd Mar 17, 5:58 PM
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    I know you said they told you it wouldnt work but have you tried a US zip code rather than a postcode.

    what CC are you trying, maybe thats the issue
    Originally posted by photome
    just tried for a $20 Uber egift card... refused again.
    i added a new card (Halifax Clarity Mastercard), entering Nevada 89109 as details.
    also tried with a Barclaycard Visa and refused too.
    Last edited by secretmachines; 22-03-2017 at 6:05 PM.
    • photome
    • By photome 22nd Mar 17, 7:13 PM
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    just tried for a $20 Uber egift card... refused again.
    i added a new card (Halifax Clarity Mastercard), entering Nevada 89109 as details.
    also tried with a Barclaycard Visa and refused too.
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    It's strange that others are not having issues, I haven't had to add a card for a while so won't know if I have issues or not.

    I use a Post office cc as there are no fx fees, just like the clarity.

    Don't know what else to suggest
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 22nd Mar 17, 7:49 PM
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    there are many vegas weather charts on the web , what temps are you comfortable with
    Originally posted by photome
    Probably max 22 degrees celsius
    • John259
    • By John259 22nd Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    any decent sites for weather check on temperature?
    Originally posted by cjdavies
    This site has lots of info:
    http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=68327&cityname=Las-Vegas-Nevada-United-States-of-America
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • photome
    • By photome 22nd Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    Probably max 22 degrees celsius
    Originally posted by cjdavies
    Early March is prob your best bet, can be a bit windy though so feeling cooler than 22.

    If you go mid too late march you will be in march madness with hotel prices higher
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 22nd Mar 17, 11:49 PM
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    Probably max 22 degrees celsius
    Originally posted by cjdavies
    I'd go with end of November to mid March. They had 90F this last weekend. Check the averages to see when you would be most comfortable.
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 23rd Mar 17, 10:12 AM
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    Madamme Tusards anyone ??
    Read it on another site, that Expedia are doing a 'Romance package' which gets u access to the museum, the linq eye and lunch/dinner inside the Linq....
    I set my date for May (non-refundable, book the date u want to go)...
    Paid £11.51 each for 3 tickets!
    Even if missing the food option, I think £12 for a ticket to the wax museum ain't a bad deal....


    http://www.justvegasdeals.com/madame-tussauds-high-roller-package-price-error/


    but go via expedia.co.uk as normal if u want to book....
    Defo a pricing error, but as stated on the above site, expedia honour there mess ups, and I know first hand, they honour there deals from stuff in the past I have had with them....
    worth a shot maybe ?
    2017 Vegas - x2 trips this year, max budget, £550 on each trip!
    • flybynight
    • By flybynight 23rd Mar 17, 1:18 PM
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    followed the link and booked, as I'm pretty sure that is cheaper than the roller on its own that we fancied, the madame tusauds is a bonus. any idea bout the lunch? has anybody been? we go in may.
    saving for more holidays
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 23rd Mar 17, 1:43 PM
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    followed the link and booked, as I'm pretty sure that is cheaper than the roller on its own that we fancied, the madame tusauds is a bonus. any idea bout the lunch? has anybody been? we go in may.
    Originally posted by flybynight
    The link says

    Appetizer
    Soup of the day or mixed green baby lettuce salad with house dressing
    Your choice if one main entree - Penne a la Vodka, Penne Bolognese, Chicken Parmesa, or Norwegian Salmon.
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