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Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

I would like to share my 12 week pre planning for my vegas trip. I hope this helps others with planning and I am looking forward to any advice or tips. I read this forum every day and enjoy the Trip Reports! I look forward to writing one soon :) I hope I don't bore most of you. I am going to reply to this post in segments. Most of the coupons I have listed below are out of the American Casino Guide.

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Our planning began when I started watching hotel rates back in July and Aug. No, our planning began 22years ago. Lol. Seriously, I usually opt for a cruise as kind of a hassle free non planned vacation but I have always wanted to go to Vegas and sales (I’m a sales person) were decent this year so I have been tucking a little money back in hopes of finding a good deal. I liked several LV hotels on Facebook and on e day Treasure Island had a 55% off ale so I checked Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia, ect and discovered that I needed to book direct with the hotel. But before booking, I went to the rate calendar and chose the cheapest dates I could find, Sun – Thurs.

Then I started searching for airfare. Turns out if we could fly out on Saturday instead of Sunday the airfare was $100 per person cheaper. That is a savings of $300! (there are 3 of us). SO I booked the airfare and extended our vaca one more day. I then searched for cheap downtown hotels so we could spend one night off the strip. Four Queens came up at the best deal on Hotels.com. $29 for a Saturday night!

Then I did something I was warned not to do. Plan an event the first night in Vegas. But I could not help it. TA gives fantastic reviews for the Purple Rain Prince concert at the D. I am a Prince fan so….. Purchased 3 tickets for $40 ea.

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Page 2: Obsession!

I start surfing the net daily to find deals, coupons, reviews, tickets, non stop. This deal hunting has been my new addiction! I purchased the American Casino Guide and I am glad I did. Lots of Freeplay and coupons in there!

I went to Groupon and found a great deal for 3 people to take a helicopter strip tour ($149). Also on Groupon I got Kahunaville 2 entrees & 2 salads for $26. Also on Groupon $21 each for Madame Tussauds museum and that includes a picture. We were planning on going there anyhow.

I found coupons and deals on www.destinationcoupons.com

www.restaurant.com

www.vegas.com (Jubilee tickets!)

www.vegas4locals.com (BB Kings)

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Page 3: THE DEALS DISCOVERED!

Venetian

Shake n Burger in the grand canal shoppes 20% off after 2 pm

San Gennaro Grill buy one get one 50% off (casino floor)

Rialto Deli 20% off after 3 (casino)

Johnny Rockets FREE Milk shake with purchase of burger n fries at Venetian, or Fashion show mall or Flamingo food ct

Bella Panini buy 1 get one 50% off at grand canal shoppes

Nathan’s buy 1 get 1 50% off

Free Premier Passport at Venetian welcome to las vegas the grand canal shops

PLANET HOLLYWOOD

Pinks hotdogs 10% off

FOUR QUEENS 2 for 1 at Magnolia’s lunch or dinner

El Cortez 50% off at Flame steak house

Binion’s 2 for 1 hamburger

RIViERA buy one get one free buffet

MIRAGE BB Kings ½ price breakfast ½ price lunch, free app with dinner, bogo drink, free admin to band for 6 people

PLANET HOLLYWOOD VIP SEATING no wait, $5 off 20 or more and FREE Spinach Dip;

spice market buffet $5 per person

HARD ROCK $25 gift cert. purchased from res. Com !!!

EL SUGUNDO $15 gift cert from re. com !!!

Pampas $25 gift cert re. com !!! $3 or $5 coupon in mile book as well

Ocean one Bar & Grill $10 gift cert res.com !!!

HASH HOUSE A GO GO IMPERIAL PALACE (2) $15 gift cert res.com

STRIPBURGER $25 gift cert res com!!!

FIRST FOOD & BAR $25 gift cert res.com !!!

2 for one admission to wax museum and a separate $5 off admission

FREEPLAY

$10 Riveria table play

2 free comedy club tickets at Riveria

Palms $10 free slot play, $10 match play and 3X points also have a loss rebate up to $500

Hooters $300 in free slot play!

HARD ROCK $10 slot play & $10 table play

GOLDEN GATE $25 table play & $25 freeplay for earning 200 points or $5 freeplay for 50 points

FOUR QUEENS double points coupon

El cortez $10 free slot play

Binion’s double points

Planet Hollywood Vegas The Show buy one get one free …. The ultimate Variety show buy one get one free & a Vegas the show $15 off coupon in mile book & ultimate V $15 coupon as well

Flamingo 4 FREE Nathan Burton balcony tickets

So, as you can clearly see I am totally AMPED about this trip! I now have Presidential Limo picking us up at airport, booked Mystere, Jubilee, Prince Tribute Show, Helicopter.

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4. Re: Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

Thanks for your detailed post some of which will come in handy for my forthcoming trip. I love the planning as much as the trip :-) I'm guilty of booking something on the first night if my flight time permit. Look forward to your TR.

Enjoy.

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5. Re: Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

Nice to meet another obsessed bargain hunter! We too do a lot of cruises living in FL.

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6. Re: Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

Don't forget to get some sleep while you are there :) I go home so wiped out, it takes me a few days to get back to normal. Have a great trip!

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7. Re: Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

Good choice on Purple Reign. I have seen them a few times over the years at various casinos and if you really enjoyed Prince back during the 80's, you will love this show!

One word of advice though, please just keep all of those ideas as guidelines for your vacation. Don't make it a point to get to all of them, or you'll miss just relaxing during your vacation.

Have fun!

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8. Re: Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

Are the deals discovered above only coupons which you need to get from American Casino Guide?

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9. Re: Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

yes, all of the freeplay is from the ACG and most of the food coupons as well as the FREE shows(comedy). Others I purchased from Restaurant.com and groupon.

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10. Re: Pre Planning Vegas Virgins

We are in Vegas now, we are here for two weeks and we haven't found time to use have the coupons and groupons.

I bought quite a few groupons but they will go to waste, we have never ate more than twice a day and some times you just want a sandwich.I wouldn't recommend buying too many groupons for food.

My best buy was the LVA booklet.I have used it quite a bit.