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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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    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 7th Oct 17, 9:20 AM
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    It's at Charleston and Casino Center.
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/las-vegas-businesses-volunteers-build-memorial-garden-for-shooting-victims-video/
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 13th Oct 17, 12:18 PM
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    hi
    seems a lil quiet on the baord and hope no one minds a bump, a question for everyone

    what made you first go to vegas? was there a reason?

    For my brother and i, it was what we saw on the tv and thought wow that place looks a fun place to go .Also as a big fan of the 80s tv series the a-team they had an episode which centerd in vegas .
    One day we were going round our shopping centre, my 2 sisters had booked a holiday ( cant remeber where )and well we were passing thomas cook and saw an ad in the window for las vegas and well it was there and then our vegas trip started!!
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 13th Oct 17, 3:32 PM
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    December 2000. I won an auction on the internet. Was bidding on a week AI in Majorca and two weeks room only in Vegas. Would have been happy with either. Won them both. We had 10 days between the two trips.

    We hadn't even done a lot of research on Vegas before that, so it was head down studying and googling all about the place in those 10 days. That was the first visit, we enjoyed it, and next week will be our 31st.
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 13th Oct 17, 4:32 PM
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    Well we leave Vegas today to head home.

    Can honestly say it will be the first time I will be glad to be home.
    It's not been a very good trip.Wont do a trip report when I get home but

    First weekend started good,Main Street Station hotel was fine as usual,and after 2 days heading for The Orleans Hotel,we had more cash than we came with.
    The Orleans has always been my favourite hotel to stay,
    This time,we were asked for money for early check in...never been asked before...then when asking for our usual room above floor 9,so you don't see a brick wall,they asked for extra money per day,as they are now classed as premium rooms...the buffet area has been refurbished,and looks lovely,but for some reason they have lowered the quality of the food.

    Got to the Monte Carlo hotel,and I had an offer of 2 free buffets per day of stay.Check in said it was a $60 credit for total stay.Wouldnt change it until I could show proof of offer...last time we stayed there they added on early check in fee,when the lady at check in said there would be no fee....won't be staying at Monte Carlo again.

    Also we just checked our Post Office card account last night,and have a charge from Guess shop for $108 which we have not made.Wife bought a t-shirt there for $15..which has been added to our account,but the second transaction of $108 is fraudulent,not even sure how they do that..so that'll be hassle when we get home ringing the post office.

    Finally I slipped in the bathroom at the Monte Carlo a few days ago,on the hard tiled flooring,my back is all bruised and as painful as hell,can hardly move.
    Going to be a fun flight back today.

    So...at this particular moment in time,I think our love affair with Las Vegas may be over.I have said to my wife I don't want to come back next year.
    Maybe we have done it to death,maybe too many things have gone wrong this trip.
    Think we'll leave it 2-3 years and see how I feel about it then.
    For all those who still love going or those who have never been yet,but are looking forward to going,I hope you enjoy...but for now at least..I'm out.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 13th Oct 17, 7:28 PM
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    Oh dear, I'm sorry Brats. I hope your back is better soon.

    We should have been there by now, but the OH is stuck in Spain due to the strike. Should get home tomorrow afternoon. We moved our flight to 19th.
    • Brats64
    • By Brats64 13th Oct 17, 9:14 PM
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    Oh dear, I'm sorry Brats. I hope your back is better soon.

    We should have been there by now, but the OH is stuck in Spain due to the strike. Should get home tomorrow afternoon. We moved our flight to 19th.
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    Thanks pebbles,hope you enjoy your trip when you get there.
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 13th Oct 17, 9:30 PM
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    hi

    sorry to hear of a few bad experinces in your recent trip brats, i can easily understand why it may be off putting to go to x place when you have had many a few bad experinces .

    hope things work out with your back and getting the post office sorted,
    kind regards
    • photome
    • By photome 16th Oct 17, 5:24 PM
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    Lowcostusa

    anyone tried them lately, it seems they have rebranded as holidayusa.co.uk but I cant open the website
    • Jon1970
    • By Jon1970 16th Oct 17, 7:33 PM
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    I booked through LowCostUSA in June for my trip to Vegas in November, they were the most competitive when searching through travelsupermarket.com. Watch out though and go through travelsupermarket rather than directly through to LowCostUSA as they offer different prices and it tends to be cheaper through travelsupermarket.com first. Also their website couldn't cope with two rooms for two people so had to phone them, but they price matched when I said I had got the price through travel supermarket first. This was before the rebranding, might be your browser as I can open their website with no problems by using google chrome.

    Liked the option of paying £250 deposit and then paying a bit off it each time I got paid by using their online payment system.
    Last edited by Jon1970; 16-10-2017 at 7:39 PM.
    • photome
    • By photome 17th Oct 17, 6:56 AM
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    Thanks Jon

    I have used lowcostusa before. and their new name/website seems ok this morning


    edit

    Dont like the new website. I am looking at prices for 2 nights (a fri and sat) and the website will only let me search for 3 nights.

    Not too much of a problem for me as I have lots of other options ,was just curious
    Last edited by photome; 17-10-2017 at 6:59 AM.
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 20th Oct 17, 7:50 PM
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    A question please for the MyVegas experts. This is my first reward having played for nearly a year. Anyway I am looking at a hotel reward for my next trip in Dec. I have purchased two nights at Aria and have a redemption code. I have logged into mlife but don't know where to book using the code.

    It says in the instructions to click on the code but it is not clickable on myvegas.

    Am I correct that you can't use more than one free room reward in 30 days?

    Any help thanks
    • kroberts
    • By kroberts 20th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    A question please for the MyVegas experts. This is my first reward having played for nearly a year. Anyway I am looking at a hotel reward for my next trip in Dec. I have purchased two nights at Aria and have a redemption code. I have logged into mlife but don't know where to book using the code.

    It says in the instructions to click on the code but it is not clickable on myvegas.

    Am I correct that you can't use more than one free room reward in 30 days?

    Any help thanks
    Originally posted by stevie11


    I think if you click on the link in them email they send you it should hopefully work. That is the way I did it earlier this year. Yes only 1 free room, we managed to get 2 rooms for our stay as my OH played too
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 20th Oct 17, 8:43 PM
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    Thanks Kroberts, I thought of that but I haven't received an email since I purchased on Tue. Both my Mlife and myvegas accounts are the same email address so can't figure it out.
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 20th Oct 17, 11:03 PM
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    I thought you had to telephone to book these rooms through MLife.
    I may be wrong because I have always used the rewards to purchase free slot credits and steakhouse credit.
    Hope you get it sorted.
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    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 21st Oct 17, 1:08 AM
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    Ours were booked through a link on the email. You have to log into Mlife in your browser, then go back to the email and click the link. It should open a new page and you will already be logged in.

    I would put a support ticket in if you haven't had an email. Every room night we have used has been that way in the last couple of years.

    I hope you get sorted soon.
    • lizzielie
    • By lizzielie 21st Oct 17, 10:58 AM
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    Hi all -

    Hopefully someone can help. Our TR credits from Social rewards are expiring in November. Anyone got any tips on how to keep them alive for a few short months more? It seems Caeasars Slots is only possible if you live in the US or Canada Tia
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 21st Oct 17, 7:16 PM
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    Ours were booked through a link on the email. You have to log into Mlife in your browser, then go back to the email and click the link. It should open a new page and you will already be logged in.

    I would put a support ticket in if you haven't had an email. Every room night we have used has been that way in the last couple of years.

    I hope you get sorted soon.
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    Thanks all for the advice given. I purchased another reward to see if I get an email but same problem. I will put in a ticket as suggested.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 21st Oct 17, 7:31 PM
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    Hi all -

    Hopefully someone can help. Our TR credits from Social rewards are expiring in November. Anyone got any tips on how to keep them alive for a few short months more? It seems Caeasars Slots is only possible if you live in the US or Canada Tia
    Originally posted by lizzielie
    House of fun might work. That's an affiliated game, I believe. I'll have a look on VMB later to see if I can find the thread. A British member of that board bought $5 worth of chips and managed to get his extended. I'm almost certain it was House of Fun.
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 23rd Oct 17, 2:14 PM
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    Hi all -

    Hopefully someone can help. Our TR credits from Social rewards are expiring in November. Anyone got any tips on how to keep them alive for a few short months more? It seems Caeasars Slots is only possible if you live in the US or Canada Tia
    Originally posted by lizzielie
    Go to Total Rewards UK
    There are associated casinos throughout the UK that are linked with them. You can have your TR card linked so that all points earned in the UK will be added.
    There is also a survey on the site you can take that will add 250 TR points to your card. You will receive a code by email and have to take it into one of the casinos to be added. That will keep your points active.
    Or if you want to play Caesars slots use a proxy server that will fool the site into thinking you are in the U.S.
    Last edited by stoneman; Today at 2:17 PM.
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