Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Las Vegas Money Saving Tips

Las Vegas is certainly an interesting place, it's not all about gambling either. I have visited twice now and enjoyed the shopping, entertainment and great cuisine.  The hotels are amazing too, you can visit Paris, New York and Venice, all within the themed hotels and all within a pleasant stroll of each other, and that is just for starters!

I am happy to spend money on great meals and fabulous experiences, whilst in Vegas but I certainly don't like wasting money either.



Here is my guide to saving money in Vegas.

  1. For the best prices on hotels, stay midweek and avoid Vegas when large conferences/big events are on as prices rocket.
  2. Consider staying downtown as hotels and restaurants are normally cheaper.
  3. Check out Priceline. Their 'Name Your Own Price' feature can give you big discounts, especially if you don't mind which exact hotel you stay in.
  4. It may be worth staying in self catering accommodation, the Vdara and the Signature have such rooms. Even if you are only making your breakfast every day you can save a fortune.
  5. If you are on Facebook, you can build up freebies on My Vegas. This app allows you to plays games and complete tasks for points which build up for discounts and free food, shows and hotel rooms affiliated with MGM resorts.
  6. Travelzoo and Groupon have regular deals for Vegas on hotels, attractions and restaurants.
  7. Sign up for emails with hotels and restaurants before you go for special offers.
  8. If you are getting a taxi from the airport to the strip, tell the driver not to take the freeway. Vegas taxi drivers are notorious for doing this which adds to your taxi fare.
  9. Sit at a 1c machine and play for a little while. Waitresses come around and you can order a drink for free, just tip a dollar a drink.
  10. Search online for "Happy Hours Vegas ", to find the best prices on alcoholic drinks.
  11. For half price tickets for shows that night check out one of the Tix4tonight ticket booths on the strip.
  12. If you are booking any tours in advance search for discount codes online. Viator for example have a 10% discount code at certain times of the year. Check their social media pages.
  13. Vegas is known for its buffets. If you go at 10.30am you can pay for a cheaper breakfast buffet but 11.00am is often the time they bring out the lunch so you get the choice of a breakfast and lunch buffet at the cheaper price.
  14. The Grand Canyon shop on the strip sells cheap priced water - 2 for $1 and soft drinks 2 for $2. Much cheaper than any other shop around this area.

  15. Search restaurant.com for vouchers which you can buy to slash the cost of meals.
  16. Ceasars has a 24 hour buffet pass which can be used in a number of restaurants.
  17. Have your biggest meal for breakfast and lunch and have a snack for dinner as dinner is almost always the most expensive meal of the day.
  18. Split meals in casual restaurants. Most portions are BIG, appetisers especially.
  19. In Vegas many hotels do not have a coffee maker, so consider taking a travel kettle, sugar and powdered milk if you need your tea or coffee in the morning.
  20. If you have nerves of steel and can spare 90 minutes attend a time share presentation and be sure to say no at the end to collect free show and buffet tickets.

Here are some tips on saving money in Vegas. Let me know if you have been and if you have used any of these tips?

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21 comments

  1. These are some great tips! Vegas is on my list of places to visit! :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment, hope you get the chance to go one day.

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  2. I've wanted to go to Vegas for ages, and now I'm 'of age' I hope to go sometime soon! It's good to know you don't have to spend your life savings to go. American Breakfast Buffets are just out of this world. So I'm always in them in the US anywho! Nom Nom!

    - A

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    1. Vegas can be as cheap or as expensive as you want.

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  3. I holidayed in Las Vegas and had a great time, but I wish I had known some of your tips to help save some money. It was worth every penny though.

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    1. Vegas has definitely grown on me over the years/

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  4. Now this is a post I definitely needed! I really want to go to Vegas and aside from the long journey, the money has got me worried.

    Catstello | www.cattitudeandco.uk

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    1. Flights can be one of the biggest expensive but hotels are very cheap.

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  5. These are super tips. I have never been but my fiance has. I didn't know Vegas was known for its buffets!

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    1. Yes it has some amazing buffets. I have to admit though I'm not a buffet fan myself

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  6. I love these tips. This is somewhere I'd love to go to, so will be coming back to this page :)

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  7. I've not been, but would love to one day.
    Great tips Mel..Good ideas for saving money especially the ones to look up discounts.

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    1. Hope you get the chance to go one day Soosie and can put my tips to use.

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  8. Las Vegas looks awesome, I'd love to go. I've read loads of places that the shopping is fantastic x

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  9. I have always wanted to vusit Las Vegas but not had the opportunity yet. Great post.

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  10. These are great advises! I always wanted to go to Las Vegas! I will come back to your post once I decide to go!

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  11. Filed for later. New York and Vegas are top of our wish list. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. I bookmark a lot of travel posts too :) Hope you get the chance to go one day!

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  12. This is a fantastic post! I did not realise there were so many ways of saving money in Las Vegas - We would love to go to Las Vegas - when we do I will be looking back at this post!

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