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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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    • Rebecca01
    • By Rebecca01 17th Jul 17, 4:27 PM
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    I have bottled out of staying at Excalibur after a weekend of pouring over the reviews. I managed to get the mirage for £250 more. So I have opted for that.

    I fancy trying that end of the strip too. I now just need to look for rewards I can use at weekends.
    • photome
    • By photome 17th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
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    So the lady with the bright green nail polish who served at the kiosk is no longer there? Shame, she was a nice lady.
    They are slowing pricing us out aren't they?
    If you are actually staying in a hotel that has car park charges, can you claim that back?
    Originally posted by dontone
    Don't know about the lady , I think parking is still free for guests at MSS and California but don't count on it.

    On the strip if you have a car it is now over $50 a night in xtra fees at today's exchange that is £40 a night
    • photome
    • By photome 17th Jul 17, 5:06 PM
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    I have bottled out of staying at Excalibur after a weekend of pouring over the reviews. I managed to get the mirage for £250 more. So I have opted for that.

    I fancy trying that end of the strip too. I now just need to look for rewards I can use at weekends.
    Originally posted by Rebecca01
    IMO you should ignore online reviews when it comes to Vegas, there is nothing wrong with any strip hotel. Sure you will like the Mirage

    I dont think there is many weekend rewards, all the good ones exclude weekends and holidays
    • Rebecca01
    • By Rebecca01 17th Jul 17, 5:16 PM
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    IMO you should ignore online reviews when it comes to Vegas, there is nothing wrong with any strip hotel. Sure you will like the Mirage

    I dont think there is many weekend rewards, all the good ones exclude weekends and holidays
    Originally posted by photome
    Thanks. Does the 50 dollars at Duelling pianos and mirage 2 for 1 buffer exclude weekends? As it does not say in the t and c whereas the Bellagio buffet does x

    I watched a few you tubes of excalibur that helped in my decision.
    • photome
    • By photome 17th Jul 17, 5:38 PM
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    Thanks. Does the 50 dollars at Duelling pianos and mirage 2 for 1 buffer exclude weekends? As it does not say in the t and c whereas the Bellagio buffet does x

    I watched a few you tubes of excalibur that helped in my decision.
    Originally posted by Rebecca01
    I think the 2 for 1 are ok, it would say if they werent, dont know here the duelling pianos are so cant find the reward
    • Rebecca01
    • By Rebecca01 17th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    Thanks its the one st NYNY at Times Square .

    We are there Fri to Tue. So we have the Monday at least x
    • photome
    • By photome 17th Jul 17, 6:05 PM
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    Thanks its the one st NYNY at Times Square .

    We are there Fri to Tue. So we have the Monday at least x
    Originally posted by Rebecca01
    I think that one looks ok as well although my app keeps freezing when I try to open the reward
    • Rebecca01
    • By Rebecca01 17th Jul 17, 6:07 PM
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    Thanks mine is ok on pop slots but goes funny on Normal my vegas. It also has fewer rewards than pop slots. Weird
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 17th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    I have bottled out of staying at Excalibur after a weekend of pouring over the reviews. I managed to get the mirage for £250 more. So I have opted for that.

    I fancy trying that end of the strip too. I now just need to look for rewards I can use at weekends.
    Originally posted by Rebecca01
    We stayed at Excalibur for 6 weeks in 2011. It was fine. A bit too far south for me though, we walked a lot!
    • Rebecca01
    • By Rebecca01 17th Jul 17, 6:48 PM
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    We stayed at the MGM last time. So a different part of the strip is also appealing.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 17th Jul 17, 8:41 PM
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    We stayed at the MGM last time. So a different part of the strip is also appealing.
    Originally posted by Rebecca01
    I much prefer centre strip and/or north of Flamingo. Good choice.
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 18th Jul 17, 10:32 AM
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    Dueling Pianos at Times Square = Super Awesome!!
    We didn't go this year due to having the teen with us
    But each trip beforehand, we get the x2 $50 and combine them, tip your bar guy good and you might find u end up with $130 worth of drinks for your $100....


    in 2013/14, it was $75 voucher (x2), and as we all know, my 2013 episode in Times Square bar in NYNY = my head in the bin on the bridge between NYNY & Excal !


    Cover charge is higher on the weekend (if u have to pay that is! ) , but we only used ours on Thurs & Fri nights......


    oooooowwwwww, I missing Vegas already !!!!
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    • Lee399
    • By Lee399 18th Jul 17, 10:53 AM
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    We just started to look at Groupon for some things to do in September, not sure if its been mentioned before but they now take PayPal so no messing around with made up USA addresses for payment.

    We got a 50% off code for first signing up and used it against a deal at Vince Neil's Tatuado Eat Drink Party at Circus Circus, 2 Steaks,sides, bottle of wine and cheesecake with the 50% deal was $19 so even if its only average not a bad deal.

    https://www.groupon.com/deals/vince-neil-s-tatuado-eat-drink-party
    Last edited by Lee399; 18-07-2017 at 11:57 AM.
    • Hovis91
    • By Hovis91 18th Jul 17, 12:12 PM
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    We just started to look at Groupon for some things to do in September, not sure if its been mentioned before but they now take PayPal so no messing around with made up USA addresses for payment.

    We got a 50% off code for first signing up and used it against a deal at Vince Neil's Tatuado Eat Drink Party at Circus Circus, 2 Steaks,sides, bottle of wine and cheesecake with the 50% deal was $19 so even if its only average not a bad deal.

    https://www.groupon.com/deals/vince-neil-s-tatuado-eat-drink-party
    Originally posted by Lee399
    That's great news..... In the past when. Have tried to use it I ended up getting OH and my debit/credit card blocked so I always stuck to Travelzoo where I had no problems!!!
    • dontone
    • By dontone 18th Jul 17, 12:37 PM
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    Don't know about the lady , I think parking is still free for guests at MSS and California but don't count on it.

    On the strip if you have a car it is now over $50 a night in xtra fees at today's exchange that is £40 a night
    Originally posted by photome
    Oh my. That's ridiculous.
    I can't help but think that they want to price the ordinary folk out. I had a look at a map of the Strip last night that had highlighted in various colours, who charged, and who didn't. There was lots of yellow, which meant you had to pay.
    I think there was only Venetian/Palazzo, Wynn/Encore (but I think that's changing isn't it?) The Fashion Mall, SLS, Hooters & Tropicana that was in green - which was free (not featured was Circus Circus & Stratosphere, which are free for the first 24 hours apparently)
    Even the Americans are complaining that it's costing too much, and it doesn't take much for them to start complaining. I love the place, but it's gotten greedy.
    I think it's going to be a long time before we get to go back, I'm afraid.
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    • hullfc
    • By hullfc 21st Jul 17, 11:54 AM
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    Hi


    Long time reader of the threads here, great work.

    Done Vegas 5 times, 6th coming up in 5 weeks. (just miss the fight )

    Looking for a bit of Myvegas advice if anyone can help.

    Currently have 535k+ gold LP's, I've used one reward for a 2 night stay in Excalibur (total 5 nights out of the 9 night stay).
    I have 3 hotel rewards left, does anyone know if I can use a reward to get another night or a discount night at another hotel (Mandalay for example)

    What does the 3 rewards cover? and what else can I get on top of these.

    Last time out I only had enough for 3 buffets and a monorail pass. (will get one of those again).

    Don't want to cancel too many more as I already cancelled 2 rewards as the free nights didn't fit




    Cheers in advance
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 21st Jul 17, 12:56 PM
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    You can only redeem one hotel night reward at a time, at least I think that is still the case. If you try to book another it won't let you do it.

    Try a buffet reward or two. The third party rewards can be used in addition to your MGM rewards.
    • hullfc
    • By hullfc 21st Jul 17, 1:14 PM
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    Thanks for that


    Its not looking that cheap then for the last 4 nights, and no huge offers on Mlife. will just have to bite the bullet and hope my mate, a new Myvegas player, has enough LP's for something off a booking


    Anyone know about any restrictions on the $50 bar credit at Times Square? (other than you need to be in A MGM resort)
    • Misty Blue
    • By Misty Blue 21st Jul 17, 1:34 PM
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    Anyone know about any restrictions on the $50 bar credit at Times Square? (other than you need to be in A MGM resort)
    Originally posted by hullfc
    I have this one. On my confirmation email it says:

    This reward requires a one night minimum room stay at any MGM Resorts International property. Please present your reservation confirmation number at the M life desk in order to redeem this reward. Not valid during special events. Cover Charge may apply. Management reserves all rights. Subject to availability. Up to $50 Value. Offer is non-transferable. Must be 21 years of age or older and a member of M life (free to join at mlife.com) to redeem. Blackout Dates (2017): 12/25/2016, 12/30/2016, 12/31/2016, 1/1/2017, 2/4, 2/5, 7/22-7/27, 11/23, 11/24, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1/2018.
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    • By Winter Jasmine 22nd Jul 17, 12:14 PM
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