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    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 10th Dec 16, 1:34 PM
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    20 WOW
    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2017
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    • 10th Dec 16, 1:34 PM
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    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2017 10th Dec 16 at 1:34 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 1:16 PM. Reason: updated
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    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 25th Mar 17, 10:03 PM
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    Only a few days before we leave. I'm quite glad that we stay off strip much of the time.
    • photome
    • By photome 26th Mar 17, 6:18 AM
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    Only a few days before we leave. I'm quite glad that we stay off strip much of the time.
    Originally posted by pebblesmax
    Have a good trip and stay safe, it was mad out there yesterday.

    Seems like the guy in the bus had mental issues, feel for the families of the victims
    • traveller
    • By traveller 26th Mar 17, 9:54 AM
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    Have a safe trip Pebblemax. Must admit, I feel a bit apprehensive about my trip next Monday. Thoughts go out to all the victims.
    Vegas Vacation!!! 3rd April 2017
    Your Always in my heart, you never ever will be forgotten-9/9/14
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 26th Mar 17, 10:30 AM
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    To be honest I've no apprehension about our April trip whatsoever. Can't wait!

    Bad stuff can happen anywhere, anytime... We only have to think back a week, closer to home.

    The Strip is probably, pound for pound, one of the securest tourist destinations in the world.
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 26th Mar 17, 1:05 PM
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    we're back and a bit glad that we had no Cosmo offers this trip, as it meant we weren't departing from there yesterday. We could see quite a bit (but not the bus itself) from our PH window.

    And before I forget, I cannot remember if this has ever been posted here - but regarding using a UK CC at pay first petrol pumps, I had read that using the numbers in your UK post code and padding the end with zeros to make up to 5 worked. Finally tried it this trip and success. So we're X17 5XX and 17500 worked at the pump at the Rebel on Flamingo. I was far too excited about this.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • Misty Blue
    • By Misty Blue 26th Mar 17, 1:58 PM
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    To be honest I've no apprehension about our April trip whatsoever. Can't wait!

    Bad stuff can happen anywhere, anytime... We only have to think back a week, closer to home.

    The Strip is probably, pound for pound, one of the securest tourist destinations in the world.
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    I feel the same way. From the info available it seems like a random incident, a local with mental health issues, not anything targeted intentionally at tourists or a tourist area. It could have happened anywhere.

    I was in South Africa two years ago - Vegas is like a W.I meeting in comparison!
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 26th Mar 17, 3:09 PM
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    Hey everyone, how strict is Virgin Atlantic with hand baggage dimensions?

    Their 36cm width seems to be stingy, lots of carry on luggage you can buy (and that i have!) seems to be 40cm width
    Last edited by secretmachines; 26-03-2017 at 4:26 PM.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 26th Mar 17, 4:29 PM
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    Hey everyone, how strict is Virgin Atlantic with hand baggage dimensions?

    Their 36cm width seems to be stingy, lots of carry on luggage you can buy (and that i have!) seems to be 40cm width
    Originally posted by secretmachines
    The bag I have used the last few trips is 40cm. Nobody said a word.
    • Misty Blue
    • By Misty Blue 26th Mar 17, 4:40 PM
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    VA have never checked my hand luggage for size/weight.
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 26th Mar 17, 8:02 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!
    Originally posted by kellyt1981
    The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 27th Mar 17, 10:19 PM
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    Official Raiders coming to Vegas
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nfl/article-4354324/NFL-owners-approve-Oakland-Raiders-Las-Vegas.html

    If they ever get to play the Eagles I'll be there, and though it would be a close thing, I wont be for the Raiders

    PS I always thought the Raiders had the coolest kits in the NFL
    The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 28th Mar 17, 11:41 AM
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    For anyone considering using the Amazon locker at Linq - just a quick note on our experience.

    We wanted to order a pair of shoes for my husband. We just assumed delivery would be quite quick and waited until the day before we flew to place the order. 7-10 days was the delivery window - which was just OK, but if we had gone through the process of starting the order earlier, we would have realised it wasn't a quick delivery and would have placed it earlier.

    They hold items for 3 days in the locker.

    Then...it took 4 attempts for UPS to deliver the item to the locker as there were no lockers available the first 3 times. In this case, we needed one of the larger lockers due to the size of the box, not sure if smaller items would have met with the same result.

    The shoes were delivered 2 days before we flew home, so it was fine - but it was a bit annoying.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • secretmachines
    • By secretmachines 28th Mar 17, 12:13 PM
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    For anyone considering using the Amazon locker at Linq - just a quick note on our experience.

    We wanted to order a pair of shoes for my husband. We just assumed delivery would be quite quick and waited until the day before we flew to place the order. 7-10 days was the delivery window - which was just OK, but if we had gone through the process of starting the order earlier, we would have realised it wasn't a quick delivery and would have placed it earlier.

    They hold items for 3 days in the locker.

    Then...it took 4 attempts for UPS to deliver the item to the locker as there were no lockers available the first 3 times. In this case, we needed one of the larger lockers due to the size of the box, not sure if smaller items would have met with the same result.

    The shoes were delivered 2 days before we flew home, so it was fine - but it was a bit annoying.
    Originally posted by ferf1223


    do we know if you have a Prime UK account, you can get next day delivery using Prime US? might give the locker a go if i think of anything i can get
    • ferf1223
    • By ferf1223 28th Mar 17, 2:39 PM
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    No - you have to sign up for US Prime, unfortunately.
    Does remembering a time that a certain degree of personal responsibility was more or less standard means that I am officially old?
    • stoneman
    • By stoneman 28th Mar 17, 7:17 PM
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    Why not just have the stuff delivered to your hotel?
    The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 28th Mar 17, 8:16 PM
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    Why not just have the stuff delivered to your hotel?
    Originally posted by stoneman
    Most hotels charge for receiving packages. There are only a few I know of that don't.
    • doodle_bug
    • By doodle_bug 29th Mar 17, 1:38 AM
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    I was given a LYFT card today with a code for ride free upto $50 www.lyft.com/invite/LVG1
    Casino Royale ATM charges $3 now, might have already been posted.
    Did this last year if you get a 24 hour pass on a RTC bus costs $5 and it is good to use on the Deuce which would cost $6 for 2 hour pass and did it this week so its not a fluke.
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