Just a Tip for those who have been around at least a couple of times and still haven't done it yet. We knew of this for some time but this trip we stretched it for the whole trip. Eat Off-Strip!
Using your Players Cards, Breakfast buffets average $7-8 at places such as South Point, Orleans, Main Street and Gold Coast and as low as $4.99 at Palace Station. C'mon, breakfast is your staples of eggs, sausage, bacon & home fries of some type anyway so why pay Twice that On the Strip? When you eat plenty in the AM, it's Nothing to coast through the day without feeling hungry again until the evening. Then Dinner is even better, we stumbled across Steak nights at 3 places with Gold Coast being the Lowest at $12.99. We know that Dinner buffets on the Strip usually Start in the $24 range so we saved a bundle then as well. Gold Coast also has a Promo for anyone over 50 on Mondays that All Buffets are 1/2 price!
We weren't going to rent a car this time but the same day we printed out our boarding passes last week, just for the heck of it I looked up the rates one more time on Carrentalsavers.com and found a rate from Alamo for just under $85 when they had beeen hovering in the $120+ range the whole week. We got the choice of "Anything in that row" on arrival at the RAC center and snagged a Corolla.
Suffice it to say that saving roughly $10 a meal for 10 meals for 2 people paid for the car and then some and we got around More even to the Cosmo on the 2nd day without walking. We even splurged by tipping a few bucks for the Valet Parking wherever we went so we didn't even have to bother parking the car ourselves.
It's the Only way to Go!