I have recently have gotten back into the Vegas scene. It had been 3 years since I had been, but the last month I have been lucky enough to go down twice. Vegas is always changing so I thought I would share some tips.
Use Uber or Lyft-If you don’t have these apps find a promo code and get them. I found Lyft to be more enjoyable and less expensive. Uber doesn’t offer tip option, Lyft does. Use both especially if you are getting free rides as a first-time
user. In a group? Share promo codes. You can also create new accounts with different emails.
Use free shuttles- Yes there are some free shuttles that may save you that $7 uber or lyft ride. There is one that goes between the Linq and The Orleans. Another one goes between Harrah’s and the Rio. Technically I think they are for hotel guests but I have never been asked to show a room key. You can always say You are going to try and check in if your room is ready.
Going cheap on lodging isn’t bad-My first trip I booked through the chase portal and got a $99 room with $100 in credits and the room was over 550 sq. feet and beautiful. My second trip I got a free room, only paying the resort fees. $68 total for two nights. It was a smaller room but nice, a new remodel, and it had a fridge (big bonus in Vegas). Get creative and do some research. Don’t forget about sites and apps like Hotel tonight or hotwire. Ask me now, I have lots more tips.
Eat smart, drink smart- Vegas doesn’t have as many “cheap eats” but they are still there. Google secret cheap meals Las Vegas or hit trip advisor and do the same. Still lots of great $7-8 steak dinner type deals out there. You might have to go off strip a little but that’s a fund adventure in itself. Ellis Island and the Hard rock are a couple. There are some more down at Fremont as well. Also, did you know sometimes a breakfast buffet is just as cheap as ordering one breakfast at a restaurant?
Players cards…Use them! - I am pretty loyal to Total Rewards which are the Caesars properties to include Bally’s, The Linq, Harrah’s, Paris, Rio, and more. They are good to low rollers and that’s how I got my free rooms this last trip. Remember that booking direct with hotel will help. Make sure they have your players card number on file. Charge food and shopping to your room and use your card on any gambling. This also includes sports bets which some players’ cards do not allow. I love Total Rewards.
Go social- Use hotels or players cards social media sites and apps. Total rewards have an app that gives you offers while you are there. Various discounts on food, shows, etc. easy way to save some money.
Get the book- American casino guide as a great coupon book. Its money well spent!
These are just a few off the top of my head. Get on trip advisor and do some research on the forums. A wealth of information out there. As always, you can just ask me too!