Many seasoned visitors to Las Vegas have their own unique perspectives on the “values” of Las Vegas travel. These obviously vary based on individual preferences, budgets, and pre-planning for Las Vegas trips and actual visiting experiences. There are a lot of varied lists of “Las Vegas Best Values” from numerous print and online sources. What follows is an alternate list of 15 of Las Vegas’s best value options (and that’s key) for future Las Vegas vacationers. Any current list of Las Vegas “best values” is subject to change because visitors, their experiences, and the community itself often evolve rapidly. Rapidly changing situations are particularly relevant today due to the current economic climate in Las Vegas and elsewhere.
1. Southwest Airlines as an airline:
In our experience, this airline can’t be beat for the lowest average fares to Las Vegas. Sign up to receive special email offers and “Ding” services. There is a reason that this airline, to my knowledge, never filed for bankruptcy and we can safely speculate that the lower fares and their effect on customer satisfaction and subsequent ticket sales and passenger volume are one aspect. important to your success.
two. Car rental:
Car rental is a preferred mode of transportation because it often provides greater flexibility and freedom in Las Vegas and this represents a value to us. Our trips rarely last less than four days and having a car at our disposal allows spontaneous decisions to go where we want when we want. Securing a really good car rental rate can be challenging at times (currently car rental rates are trending upward) and may require multiple visits to multiple online sites during the course of trip planning efforts. to get a good deal. These multiple visits, along with registration with car rental agencies, offer online memberships and offer a decent rental rate with some effort. The exorbitant taxes and fees associated with renting a car at McCarran Airport is one item that renters must accept; These additional costs often represent 30-50% of the total rental costs. However, car rental costs can compare favorably with other modes of transportation within the city, such as taxis, shuttle services, and limousines.
3. Ellis Island Steak Special:
This is still a bargain at $ 6.95 (recently increased from $ 4.95). It’s not huge and it’s not perfect, but it’s great value for a decent meal. It’s not on the menu, so request it from their server. Ellis Island is located a few blocks east of the strip on Koval Lane, which parallels Las Vegas Boulevard (near Flamingo Road).
Four. Shrimp Cocktail in Golden Gate (Downtown):
This classic Las Vegas foodie treat still costs just 99 cents for players club members ($ 1.99 for non-members).
There are tons of free coupons available and some great sources of bulk coupons that can be purchased to use in Las Vegas. Together, these can make a big difference in your search for savings in Las Vegas with a little time and effort invested. We typically purchase two sets of coupons in bulk from both the Las Vegas Advisor (now the Members Rewards Book; formerly the Pocketbook of Values) and the American Casino Guide, which are traditionally the standard Las Vegas coupon sources. Two orders from each of these sources routinely save / earn approximately 4-6 times their purchase cost to us (blackjack game and free ace coupons along with multiple 2-for-1 dinners).
6. Playing the ‘comp’ game:
If you literally “play your cards right” or choose to play only high payback slots or video poker with applied fund management strategies, the accumulation of compensation can add very real dollars to your Las Vegas budget. I play blackjack for $ 5 to $ 25 minimum and both the wife and I play high ROI slots (there are some, despite their reputation) or full pay video poker at 40 cents to $ 2.00 per denomination of turn. We haven’t paid for a room in Las Vegas for more than two years (8 trips of four to nine days each). Today’s economic climate in Las Vegas has casinos and hotel companies scrambling to attract customers and competitions with attached gifts are the norm. Be sure to get players club memberships and online casino mailing lists (see next post) to pick up these great compensation offers that are particularly favorable for free or discounted rooms.
7. Players Club & Casino – Hotel Online Email List Memberships:
Particularly now, the value of this effort cannot be overstated. A full-blown and furious casino war is raging over patronage.
8. Las Vegas buffets:
Las Vegas buffets are famous and vary in price, service, culinary variety, and quality. We try to visit one or two higher-level buffets (i.e. Bellagio and Wynn) on every Sin City trip and always try to buy lunch buffet prices 30-45 minutes before the advance meal type change to specials from Dinner. This allows for reduced-price lunch and dinner menus (dinners are always more expensive, and this approach saves $ 15 to $ 20 for two). Plus, we also dined at some of the cheaper buffets off the strip such as The Orleans (pretty good) and we also used a lot of 2 for 1 buffet and restaurant coupons from the sources mentioned above.
9. Fab Four Live Music Show:
My partner and I enjoyed this bargain show of live music from Beatles impersonators. It’s often possible to purchase half-price tickets (as we recently did for our next trip for $ 24.50 each) from one of three sources. Half-price shows, Goldstar tickets, and Tix4Tonight ticketing locations often offer tickets to this show at heavily discounted prices.
10. Free Stratosphere Funbook:
This funbook has maintained an excellent comparative reputation as the best (highest expected value of approximately $ 20.00) on offer in Las Vegas. Pick one up for free at the Stratosphere Players Club counter.
eleven. The free Las Vegas strip show at night:
The Bellagio fountains, the Mirage volcano, the Luxor pyramid beam, the image of various converging casino architectural configurations at the corners of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the blended, skewed and occasionally drunk human behavior and entertaining throughout this iconic places are places to behold.
12. Vegas Options:
The options are truly endless. There is value in this fact as long as your cash supply and your ability to stay mindful remain strong.
13. Points Multiplication Days and Other Casino Game Promotions:
Take advantage of the published 2 to 10 day multiplier by points slots / video poker machines at many out of the band casinos. Some of these places also offer occasional table game promotions, as well as slot tournaments and table games with reasonable purchase amounts. Please refer to the Vegas Values Report on the American Casino Guide website for weekly updated casino promotion offers prior to a trip to Las Vegas.
14. Avoidance of casino games with unsurpassed house advantages:
Avoid keno, the big wheel, and the plethora of newer blackjack games such as spanish fun 21 etc. due to the exorbitant house odds.
fifteen. Travel planning with regularly updated research:
Although it obviously requires time and effort, this factor sometimes gives multiplicative results. Rates for car rentals, airfare, and room deals, among other items, change regularly and often daily, as does the city itself.