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Vegas Tips and Saving Money

Friday, January 16, 2015

I'm starting to get super excited about my trip to Vegas coming up in 9 short days. As I've said before, I have been there two other times, but I was 120 lbs. heavier, so this will be a new experience all on its own.

I think I have turned my food obsession into a shopping and saving obsession, and I think I'm getting pretty decent at it. I have couponed since I've been 18 and on my own, so I've always loved saving money. As I went down clothing sizes, my shopping has gotten a little crazy though. :) But I still go for the best deal. Like yesterday, I got 4 pair of shoes at American Eagle online for $30! You can't beat a deal like that! I'm obsessed with and check that site several times a day for the best deals.

Anyway, I put my thriftiness to good use on my upcoming Vegas trip. For anyone planning a trip to Vegas, I STRONGLY encourage you and anyone you are going with to play myVegas slots on Facebook. I did this last time we went and got a $50 gift card to a restaurant and free game tickets at Circus Circus. This time I got my husband to play, and we were able to score 2 tickets to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, a $20 food credit at Avenue 24 at MGM Grand, BOGO 4 day Monorail Pass, BOGO Cirque Tickets, 2 BOGO Starbucks Credits and a food credit with purchase of an entrée at Sugar Factory Restaurant! All for playing an online game that doesn't cost a penny!

In addition to those freebies, I also utilized Groupon local to look up food deals for the strip and was able to score some awesome deals with additional 20% coupons offered by Groupon. I purchased our airfare on Cyber Monday and was able to get 2 ROUNDTRIP tickets for $268 from Indiana to Vegas! I got a steal on the rooms as well. We like to stay at Bally's, since it is right in the middle of the strip, cheap and close to the fountains and Caesar's and Paris, three of our favorite places. I get the cheapest room possible. With resort fees and tax included, I paid $299 for 5 nights. Before we went last time I came across something called the "tip sandwich". Seriously, Google it! You place money (I did $20) between your ID and CC when you go to check in. Ask the person if there are any "complementary upgrades". It REALLY WORKS! If they have a better room available, you will get it. We got a Junior Suite two years ago! I'm hoping to get something similar this time around.

Well, I hope my tips have helped anyone looking for an affordable way to do Vegas! Does anyone have any more steals and deals they know of or want to share? Any sort of travel or shopping deals are always a bonus, so feel free to let me know if you find any! Have a great weekend Sparkies!!!
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    OMG I am so with you about Vegas on a budget! We have been playing myVegas for two years now..last year we got tons of rewards and we also used Groupon quite a bit!! We get our hotels comped every year due to our play but we were on our anniversary trip at the Cosmo last year and we got an amazing suite overlooking the Bellagio Fountains for our anniversary for FREE! We did give the guy a tip for hooking us up. But you should always ask! Anyways I am seriously so psyched you are going to Vegas can you tell? It's my favorite place anyways GREAT GREAT job on your saving money!
    2280 days ago
    I should mention we always fly Allegiant Air. You have to book through their website. It won't show up on priceline or any other booking website. I have found they are consistently the cheapest for our area. I've flown from Toledo, OH to Florida, South Bend, IN to Vegas and Florida, Grand Rapids, MI to Vegas. They aren't at every airport and each location only flies to certain other locations, but it is definitely worth looking in to. All direct flights too!
    2280 days ago
    My jaw is on the ground right now with this blog. First of all congrats on your weight lost success this far. You look beautiful. =) Your tips on how to go to vegas on a budget and for less is just blowing my mind. I was looking just yesterday to plan a quick trip to vegas in march and man it was looking pretty pricey =(. I hope you have a blast! Be safe =)
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