Originally Posted by Alix
Let me get this straight, you are staying in Vegas for 7 days and it is costing you $85???? Where are you sleeping? On the baccarat tables?
Every hotel we stay at, we sign up for players' cards. They are free, but it's the hotel's way of seeing who plays there. It also gives them your address and email address. Each time you play at a slot machine, you put it in, and it gives you points. You play at a table, you get points. These points can either be used for goodies (say, a Luxor Sweatshirt, or a Caesar's Palace hat...), cash (well, actually a check made out to you, which you cash at their cashier - last time they gave me $40 as I was leaving!) or you can use it for free food in their restaurants.
Then, about 2 weeks later, you start getting these lovely glossy ads in the mail...if you utilize one of the ads (which will usually give you a $190/night room for $89, then they bump you to the next level (or if you've played quite a bit).
I usually get the "3 comp nights + a free dinner for 2 + all spa usage" from Mirage, and Flamingo usually gives me 2-3 free nights + buffet for 2. Any time you use one of these offers, they'll tack on additional nights for a lowered rate.
So, I'm getting 3 free Mirage days + 2 free Flamingo days + 1 Flamingo reduced day = $85. 6 nights, 7 days.
If you ever are considering a Vegas Vacation do this now:
1. go to each major (on the uptown part of the strip) casino's site and register for their emails.
2. Call me and tell me when to meet you there.