My wife and I are going to Vegas in March - this will be our first time - do you have any tips about where we can save money i.e train tickets bus tickets etc. we are 69 and 65 so we do want to have a good time but we want to spend money on nice meals etc. Also is it better for us to book a show when we arrive in Vegas or book direct with Caesars Palace on line? Any good tips you can give us will be greatly appreciated.
The cheapest way to move around town is with Lyft or Uber - get the app on your smart phone - about 1/2 to 2/3 the cost of a cab. They will take you from the airport to the Hotel also.
Shows - there are always discount Kiosks - depends what you want to see - something with very high attendance - might be a little harder to get.
I am always on the look out for great deals, and the one's we found were mostly on GROUPON. The HINT here is, LOG ON or into GROUPON, set Las Vegas as your home city and then refresh the page so local deals are listed, and KaPoW! The best prices on the Best of entertainment and Food establishments are listed for you to pick from. This should be done months in advance to your trip as the deals change, discounts deepen as time passes, HINT if you like something click on it and hit Buy it, get to the summery page and then log in Discount or Promo codes, if you still do not like the price, Back Out of the page and log out, it cost nothing and in the days to follow GROUPON will send you emails asking if you are still interested in the item and offer a further discount at times! A lot of items we clicked on and checked out we save those GROUPON EMAILS and when a 20% or 30% off sale runs, I pull out the emails on the items I was watching and see it the code applies to the items I want, if and when it does, you can receive 30% of an already 50%-80% off reduced item! Now that’s Vacation planning at it’s best right there! The tours we took, the restaurants we ate at every second day were All GROUPON PURCHASES I researched before we ever got there, making sure they we accessible to our location without to much cost(Most of ours we selected to buy were in walking distance f our hotel or a short ride on the Deuce and short walk, and we ended up making mini day trips out of them, finding our hidden gems! It was a great way to enjoy the best Las Vegas had to offer, and not pay retail for most of it! As far a concert tickets, I bought on Holiday sales prior to Leaving to plan the times and locations for the Anchor Events, IE JayLo and Maria Carey Concerts were my wife’s Dream Concerts so I booked them inside our travel dates evenly spaced out during our time. Black Friday Specials through Ticket Master was where I bought both sets of tickets & over 2 months in advance. Both were sale prices, saving on average of $100.00 a set each purchase. Search tickets out on the internet, as the tickets are sold by multiple dealers as Caesar’s sell tickets to VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Ticket Master etc. And they each run sales at times, checking around paid off for us as we saw 4 concerts, went on three tours including the Grand canyon, Pawn Stars, Counts Customs, TANKED, Ricki’s Restorations, had lots of money to enjoy a day at Las Vegas Speedway driving a Lambo, F1 Porsche and an AUDI R8 also a GROUPON Purchase! I can confidently say we saved over $2,000.00 off Retail Tourist prices on our 2 weeks we spent there, for sure! Glad to help, have a great trip!
One tip that'll save you some Money is to stock up on bottled Water from a walmart. You will need plenty of water during the day and bottled water bought on the strip is very expensive. Also I would recommend buying show tickets at one of the discount booths at the strip. If you wait to buy the tickets the same day as the show, you will sometimes be able to get them at a discount.
The bus system is fantastic buy a ticket that will last for 24 hours, public transport is easy and cheap. Booking shows can be cheaper in Vegas, however, shop around you should be able to get some bargains. If you dare, hang onto the day you want to see the show and buy at the venue. I got some really cheap tickets!! Have a fabulous time!!
Local buses are dependable and reasonable. Avoid the taxis. Uber is quite good too. Show tickets can be purchased at several discount shops the day of the show. Tickets tonight. Most popular shows would be best bought from the venue directly in advance. You can always pick them up at will call on show day. Often you can save on fees this way.
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