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    help with Vegas

    Hey guys, my son is going to Vegas the end of May and he has not been in at least 20 yrs. Any tips on how to save money eating, shows, etc. I'm no help because I haven't been in 20 yrs also. I think there use to be a coupon book or something. Thanks in advance

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    Too late for myVegas, but Groupon is your friend for food and shows. Not sure if they still do the $10 off your first (or was it 2nd) purchase, but in any case they are great. Also, the American Casino Guide and LVA coupon books are fantastic, particularly if you visit Downtown and off Strip, but they do have some for Strip properties. For shows, many have had success with the half price vendors. Bonus Vegas gambling tip: If he plays table games, he can get WinCards. Most participating properties (like Mandalay Bay) get you $30 in promo chips for $20. The fun thing is the bet stays up until you lose. Wash, rinse, repeat.

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    Hi @grammy,
    I'd absolutely recommend purchasing the American Casino Guide (link on amazon) and subscribe to the Las Vegas Advisor for the Member Rewards Book (link). ACG runs about $12+ and LVA is $37 for the Online subscription. You have enough time to get the LVA mailed as well, but you can pick it up at their offices behind the Rio.
    With good play and luck, you can recover your investment in both of these books thanks to the amount of free play they offer. Like @Harry Lyme said, these are great for visits to off-strip and downtown properties, however you will find a few Strip coupons as well. I go through and paper clip mark all the coupons I'm going to use ahead of time. Just remember, the LVA book coupons must stay in the book until redemption. The ACG ones, you can detach ahead of time.

    As far as saving $$ eating, besides the 50% off coupons available in the books, I'd recommend the Steak Special at Ellis Island. It's $7.99 after getting 2 coupons from their kiosk (1 for being a member and 1 for playing $5 in a machine). It's delicious and I always get it. It's located about a block behind Bally's.
    Main Street Station Downtown also has happy hour times when their items in the 777 Restaurant are on discounts.

    Show tickets, he can check at Tix 4 Tonight to see what shows are available and pricing (link to locations)

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    How about using the FREE LINK I have to some of the best on-line coupons you can print out at home and bring with you:
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    I second Ellis Island... their food is VERY reasonable and pretty tasty!

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    I get emails from urcomped. I bet they can help with offers for Vegas too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuda View Post
    I get emails from urcomped. I bet they can help with offers for Vegas too.
    UrComped can help if you have fairly recent play history at casinos that you've added to your profile. Sounds like if he hasn't been there in over 20 years, it would be tough with the offers (unless there is some CET and MGM properties near by). They do have some Vegas properties that you can get discount stays based on play.

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    Hey guys,, You're the best.. I really appreciate the information you gave me.. I will pass it on to my son.

    THANK YOU

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