Dropping the kids off at Grandma's and planning a getaway with your spouse? Look no further than a five-star weekend in The Entertainment Capital of the World. That's right, Las Vegas is the ultimate adult weekend getaway for couples and singletons alike.
While it's easy to be fooled by the glitz and glamour of Sin City, it can still be affordable with these money-saving tips:
1. Save on Lodging
Keep an eye on sites like RueLaLa.com and Jetsetter.com
for Las Vegas hotel deals. You'll find deals on four- and five-star
hotels like The Palazzo, The Venetian, and The Cosmopolitan. Snag a deal
off one of those sites and you could save up to 70 percent on your
accommodations. Also remember that popular hotels with the hottest night
clubs or pool parties will be more expensive. A hotel off the beaten
path will be much more affordable.
2. Purchase Deals
Before your getaway, sign up
for Las Vegas deals at group buying sites like Groupon and LivingSocial.
Keep an eye on your inbox for special offers on activities, experiences
and dining that you can purchase to use while you're away. You can also
install the Groupon app on your mobile phone and use Groupon Now! Deals
to find discounts on restaurants, shows and spas "today-only."
3. Relax at a Spa
Start your weekend off on the
right foot and go to a spa. Most hotels on the Strip accept SpaFinder
gift cards, so before your trip, purchase one of these cards
from GiftCardGranny where you can get up to 13-percent off the face
value of the card. Just remember to buy them with enough time to account
4. Discount Entertainment
Whether it's a comedy,
musical or Cirque show you're after, Vegas has a plethora of
performances from which to choose. For discount show tickets, visit Tix4Tonight.com to determine what's available and then visit their box office to get half-price tickets to over 75 top Vegas shows.
5. Travel on Off-peak Days
Flights to Vegas are
most expensive for weekend travelers as demand is at its highest. Plan a
trip during the week or depart Saturday, returning on Monday or Tuesday
to find the cheapest airfare.
6. Beat the House
Everyone enjoys gambling and
what's Vegas without a little Roulette or Black Jack? Before you blow
your entire checking balance at the casino, set a firm budget on how
much you're willing to lose and stop once you hit that point, say $100.
The same goes with winnings -- call it quits before you get greedy and
lose it all on the next hand. Get free drinks while gambling or sit at a
slot machine to enjoy complimentary cocktails while betting away chump
7. Reward Programs
Sign up for a hotel and casino reward program to earn benefits for money spent during your stay. As a Total Rewards
member you can earn and redeem credits at nearly 40 resorts and casinos
around the world, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and more. M Life gives you rewards at 15 destinations including hotels like Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand and The Mirage.
8. Do as the Locals Do
Get off the Strip and hit the local favorites for cheaper dining,
drinks and activities. Visit Fremont Street for a vintage Vegas
experience. Head into Henderson to catch a movie or visit one of the two
Las Vegas Premium Outlets off the Strip. Finally check out Vegas4Locals.com for a list of free shows and entertainments from a local Vegas insider.
**Article courtesy of Maisie Knowles....Thanks Maisie for your great Vegas on a Budget tips!!