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Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

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Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

I have an opportunity to go to Vegas in December for a week and can get a very good price on flight and hotel.

But as until today this trip wasn't planned although those costs are fine, it means I won't have a huge amount of spending money.

I don't have any desire to see any of the big ticket shows (Cirque, etc), nor eat in any gourmet restaurants. Also, I'm not a big gambler either.

So if I stick to shows I can get cheap tickets for once I'm there, and eat in simple places, do you think I could still have a good time?

Oh, I should say, I will have around $100 per day to spend for the week.

I don't know whether to go and see if can be done, or wait till next year when I can save a bit more cash.

Anyone done Vegas on a small budget? Is it worth it?

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1. Re: Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

If you're not gambling, seeing shows or eating in nice restaurants $100/day should be more than enough.

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2. Re: Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

Everything I do in life revolves on a budget! LOL Vegas is no exception to the rule. I set aside an amount for food per day, tips & gambling., & when ts gone its gone.

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3. Re: Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

You could do it on a quarter of that if you used a bunch of the widely available coupons when it comes to food, drinks, and freeplay/gambling.

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You can fun in Vegas on any budget. There are inexpensive places to eat and drink , a lot of inexpensive/free attractions, some deals for shows, etc. It is just a matter of doing your homework- and knowing how much you want to gamble. The gambling part is the important budget item.

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There's tons of free stuff to do, cheap restaurants etc.

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6. Re: Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

I usually like to do it up in Vegas but last year, I had an opportunity to go. Same as you, I didn't have much of a budget for it as I hadn't planned on going. We did it on the cheap and the crazy thing was, I had JUST as much fun! Its absolutely possible. Have fun!

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I did it for around $100 a day and that included my air and hotel, 2 spas, and a show. A tremendous amount of planning, budgeting, and coupons made that possible but I find that part fun too. Sometimes I think I have more fun planning the trip than actually going.

I used frequent flyer miles for the flight (only paid $5 for taxes), a friend and I split the cost to stay at the Imperial Palace (great location for what we wanted to do but only cost $63 including taxes for 4 nights), and took the bus everywhere except we took a cab back and forth from the airport (we split that cost). We got free drinks while playing the nickel or penny slots at Cosmopolitan and Aria, played quarters at the Wynn long enough to each get a free drink there and did all kinds of window shopping. We bought day passes to the spas at Encore and Qua (which we loved), saw the fountain show at Bellagio and the Conservatory. We also saw the female impersonator show at the Imperial Palace (they were handing out coupons at the hotel for $15 seats the day of the show) and ate at Hash A Go Go at Imperial palace (coupon on restaurant.com) and the Harley Davidson Cafe (coupon on restaurant.com). We also had the buffet at the Bellagio (paid for breakfast, stayed for lunch as well).

You can definitely have a great time on $100 a day not including hotel. I think what a lot of people spend lots of money on is gambling if they do not win. If you do not do too much of that, I do not think you should have a problem.

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8. Re: Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

I've done it with around $700 just for gambling over 5 days. I would not recommend it nor would i ever do it again.

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9. Re: Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

u can get all day buffet passes in some places for around $25 like luxor so that leaves u with $75 to do whatever u want with...or places like panda express will do a meal for around $12...

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10. Re: Is it possible to do Vegas on a budget?

Sure you can. If you are a Vegas newbie - the whole city is at your feet.

Freebies abound - join the players club at the casinos and see what they offer in free play, food etc. Buy a American casino guide for coupons. See the bellagio fountains and gardens, the TI show, the volcano - explore the gorgeous hotels. People watch. Go downtown for even cheaper eats. Consider a all day buffet pass at Caesar properties - all you can eat buffets for 24 hrs for around $40-50. Go to the 1/2 price tix outlets and get greatly reduced show tix for that night. Your hotel may offer a coupon book. Go to the pool. Walk through the shops. Sit at a machine for free drinks. Have a ball.

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