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 Hip2Save.com 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!!!