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Budgeting a cheap trip to Vegas will involve some creative workarounds to get cheap food, and we’ve got you taken care of for that. Some of these tips are common sense, but it doesn’t hurt to read them and save! Follow these tips the next time you’re planning a cheap Vegas vacation:
Budget Your Biggest Meal of the Day to be the Cheapest
You read that correctly; your biggest meal. This way, you’ll be able to budget and have a “splurge” meal at some point, because you saved money on your most expensive meal for a few days.
The Most Common Foods are the Cheapest
If you’re in an area with a lot of Mexican food, buy Mexican, for example. Competing restaurants will offer lower prices and generally give you more value for your money. Instead of eating only your favorite foods, eat what the locals eat, and go home with more money for other things.
Visit the Grocery Store
This may be blasphemy to those of you that want to eat out the whole time you’re on vacation, but there’s nothing wrong with saving a few bucks to make your nights out that much more special, is there? Check out the grocery store and you’ll be surprised how much is left in your pocket.
Be Social; Ask the Locals
It never hurts to find the right friendly-looking local to help you make a decision. Many times the locals know the best spots and can steer you to them.
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We’ve got a hot Vegas deal for those of you looking to do Vegas on a budget for a cheap Vegas hotel. One of the cheapest vegas hotel deals is the Rio, and you can get rooms as low as $49/night by following our page to it.
The Rio has a great seafood buffet that we enjoy every time we go out, and plenty of other great restaurants and attractions surrounding it, so it’s a highly enjoyable destination for your stay. Visit our page on them for more information, and while you’re at it, a cheap way to a ton of Vegas information is the Vegas iPhone App, which includes all the latest restaurants, shows, nightclubs, and more. Don’t forget to head to What to Wear in Vegas, Stories from Vegas, Where to Eat in Vegas, Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Vegas on a budget? How about Vegas for free? Today, we want to let you know about a sweepstakes for a free trip to Las Vegas. Entering is as easy as scoring free drinks at the casino – all you need to do is promise not to over share your craziest adventures on the Strip! Head to the “Know the Code, Protect the Moment” (bit.ly/KnowTheCode) microsite to take the oath for your chance to win… but remember, “What Happens Here, Stays Here!”
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Walk in to the check-in desk of your hotel room, and if you have previously booked a standard room, this works even better. When you get to the front of the line, pull out your credit card, driver’s license, and a $20 bill. Set the $20 bill in the middle of the two cards and politely ask, “Are there any complimentary upgrades available?” The desk clerk may just offer a free upgrade! If it doesn’t work, no sweat, at least you tried. In most cases, the clerk will return your money; be prepared if they don’t. They have the ability to upgrade rooms at their discretion, so this is perfectly legal. We have heard of some places have tried to ban this, but hotels don’t give an official answer on it. Give it a shot!
If you’re the type that doesn’t do “tricks” like these, simply speaking with the hotel clerk about what you intend to do is also an acceptable practice. Chances are the room you’d have been upgraded to would sit empty anyway.
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If you’re a football fan like most of America, you know the value of sitting and watching the game with an ice cold beer on Monday night. We found a good deal on both cheap beer and football at Slots-a-Fun. Watch the game at the Slots a Fun bar right next to Circus Circus and get a bucket of 4 domestic or imported beers for $10. Not bad at all considering some of the outrageous prices both on- and off-Strip.
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — (PRESS RELEASE) — In an ongoing effort to reward the resort’s loyal guests, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort will launch enhancements to the Red Card loyalty program. Red Card provides members extraordinary benefits for unmatched experiences exclusive to Wynn Resorts. Beginning Tues. Sept. 20, guests will be able to earn points, free credit and comps faster than before and redeem for services and amenities available at two world class resorts with the ease and usability of just one card.
Enhancements made to the existing Red Card program include:
How to earn a point:
- Starting on Sept. 20, 2011 all points will be earned at the new rate.
- Reel Slot Machine- for every $1.50 you play, you earn 1 point
- Video Poker- for every $6 or $15 you play (depending on the poker game) you earn 1 point.
Use Red Card while gaming and earn comps for coveted fine dining or show reservations, cabanas at one of the resort’s magnificent pools, tee times at the exclusive Wynn Country Club, special rates on the resorts’ luxurious guest rooms and redeem your points for FREECREDIT that can be downloaded right at any slot machine. Reward yourself with Red Card and experience all that Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have to offer.
Guests of Wynn Resorts are already members as Red Card also serves as the guest room key. If not staying as a hotel guest, patrons can become a member by visiting the Red Card desk located on the casino floor or inquire at any table game and present a valid driver’s license or passport to obtain a Red Card.
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The Gold Coast Hotel has a very cheap (and yet very good) buffet if you’re looking for the best way to stuff your face and not empty your bank account. Vegas on a Budget made the plunge and quite enjoyed its food. More information can be found at their web site HERE. Also, for those of you that are budget-conscious, get the Vegas iPhone App. It will point you to all of the best-priced hotels, attractions, and restaurants and rates them by price. Enjoy, and be sure to head to Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Cheap prime rib in Vegas exists! Magnolia’s Veranda has a fantastic special on prime rib at the Four Queens Hotel. For just $7.95, you can get their famous prime rib dinner, and they haven’t cut any corners–this is cheap food but quality taste! For non-rewards card-members, it’s still a very reasonable $9.99. Take the time to sign up for a rewards card and you get a buy one, get one free as your first meal!
Even if prime rib isn’t your thing, Magnolia’s Veranda features a wide variety of your favorite dishes including daily food specials served 24 hours per day, and it overlooks the casino floor. You can get ham steak and eggs, a bowl of chicken gumbo, double cheeseburgers and fries, or barbecue baby back ribs, among others. Also, for the best opinions and Vegas values, get our Vegas iPhone App. Save money on 411 calls and time on doing the research; we bring it all right to you for next to nothing. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
We’re back with another great hotel for those of you that want your cheap vegas hotels! The Best Western Mardis Gras Inn is just off the Strip and pet-friendly, as well as being very well-priced considering the location. They offer 24-hour service and food, which is also a plus. It may not have some of the trappings of the bigger hotels, but you can’t beat the location and price for those thinking Vegas on a budget! Cheap hotels in Vegas don’t get any better.
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