Visit Las Vegas and Save Some Money, Tourist Guide

The Money You Bet in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

Whether you’ve been dating for a year or just think spending some money is the best way to get down her pants, Vegas is a great place to show your love while still having fun. Sexy men and women provide eye-candy for all. Most ask “How can I afford a trip like that? I am only in college and I can barely afford to eat.” Well, suck it up, live on bread and water for a month, and follow my easy tips to an affordable luxury vacation.

Gambling

Depending on what floats your boat, you may want to enter a Texas hold-um tournament, cruise the blackjack tables, or spend time at the slots. Regardless of your choice, one rule applies to them all: only spend what you are willing to loose. But Beth, you cry, I already knew that. Well, here is something that perhaps you don’t know. Before you leave, decide what games you want to play. Generally you can find coupons that will give you such benefits like spend $20 and get $40 worth of slot play, or double cash back at black jack. Also, if you have a certain hotel you like to play at, it may be to your advantage to join their player’s club, which has rewards and double cash back, and other money saving things like that.

In Vegas, you get free drinks while you gamble. Granted, they are not the tastiest concoctions, but, nonetheless, they are free. To maximize your money and drinking time at the tables, don’t play every hand. Sit out and watch for a bit, and only play occasionally. If you go with a friend, don’t play while your friend plays, and let your friend watch you while you play. Make the casino give you something for nothing! Now, remember, as you drink, you will play worse, hence my first rule, only bet what you are willing to lose, but the odds are against you anyway so live it up while you can!

Las Vegas Shows

My favorite part of Vegas! I love going from casino to casino and checking out what they have. Don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank to watch these, just follow these tips:

  1. Almost every casino has at lease one free show. Circus Circus has a free acrobat show and other famous ones include: Fountain show, pirate show, and the volcano show. Other casinos have hidden shows so check them out before you leave for Nevada.
  2. If you don’t have a specific show to see, check online for two-for-one coupons. These will save you a lot of money. I saved over $200 on my last trip. Simply split the cost of one with your friend/lover and have fun. Almost all the shows in Vegas are good; so don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it before.
  3. If you have a specific show you want to see, find out what hotel it is at. Then, call the hotel and see if they have a guest discount. You may find it to your advantage to stay at that hotel. Also, search online for coupons. You never know what you will find.

Restaurants

Number one rule of buffets is this: All buffets in Vegas cost about $7. The difference is the food quality. If you are staying in old Vegas, do not eat at your hotel’s restaurants. Go to the Palms or the MGM Grand and eat a nice meal for the same price. Otherwise, look online for coupons. Planet Hollywood and Hard Rock Café have $5 off ones and there are many more. I found lots of coupons for 10-20% off various establishments. Coupons really can save you a lot of money if you take the time to look for them.

Hotels and Airfare

These may seem expensive, but in actuality, they are not. Look online for special offers and both of these can become very cheap. Don’t book these too early though, especially the hotel room, so they have more time to issue offers if business is slow. Most hotels offer a different rate for weekdays than weekends, so think about taking your vacation during the week. And remember, Vegas is one of the cheapest places in the world to fly to, so don’t get stressed out!

The keys to a cheap and fun vacation are planning, timing, and taking it slow, just like with any satisfying endeavor.