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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 09:57 AM
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i am from england and will be going to las vegas the week between christmas and new year for the first time. we have booked into the luxor and are flying with american airlines. it is our wedding anniversary and my husband has been so supportive this year when i have been unwell. we do not have a great deal of money but want to make the most of vegas, please could anyone give us tips to maximise our spending money
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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 10:01 AM
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Hi excited! Go to (if that isn't the exact website, do a search on for loads of great tips.

Pick up the coupon books as they usually have match play coupons and freebies.

Make sure you see the fountains at The Bellagio. It is the greatest show in Vegas and free!

Go to the clubs when they open to avoid cover charges.
Old Nov 17th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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The coupon books are a good idea. Also there are several free shows, like the last poster said the fountains at Bellagio. Also, the volcano outside the Mirage. There was also a pirate show outside Treasure Island at the Mirage, but they recently stopped that one and are replacing it with another. Also, go to one (or more) of the many fine buffets in Vegas--very good values. My favorites are the Spice Market Buffet at Aladdin and the Bellagio.
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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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If you want to see a show, try an afternoon show instead of an evening. Rick Thomas at the Tropicana is a fun magic show- about $15 pp instead of $60 for an evening magic show. I've seen him a few times and it's a blast!

The buffet at the Orleans is also excellent and a little less expensive than strip buffets. And for transportation, there's free monorails between many of the hotels on the south of the strip. You can get between Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur for free. Another one is between the Mirage and Treasure Island. There's also one from the MGM, but I don't remember where it goes - maybe Bally's.

Have a great time in Vegas! Post back if you need more specific info!
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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 01:42 PM
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The website that GoTravel is referring to is actually

One thing that you want to avoid if you want to save money, is taking cabs, if at all possible. They are very expensive. From the airport to the hotel I'd advise a shuttle service. As of now the only monorail service is between Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay and between Mirage and Treasure Island. The folowing website has information on when the new monorail routes will be opening.
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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 01:49 PM
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Oops, pressed reply too early.

I also meant to say that when you are traveling the strip, the 301 and 302 City busses operate 24 hours a day. The feare is $2.00 each way. I highly recommend going to the Fremont Street Expereince light and sound show in the evening. It is free. Another relatively economical attraction ($8.00 per person).

Other things to enjoy are:

The fountains at Bellagio
Botanical Gardens at Bellagio
Volcano at the Mirage
The mall inside the Venetian
The Forum Shops at Caesars
Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris ($9.00 per person)

Have fun in Las Vegas.

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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 06:11 PM
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call las vegas limousines 1-888-696-4400 we had a one hour drive on the strip at night for thirty five dollars in a stretch limo. it was a lot of fun. ask for Evertte Duhay chauffer. he even took our picture at sites up and down the strip.
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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 06:31 PM
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Go to the Players Club at your casino and get a card for yourself and your husband. Every time you use it in a slot machine, you get points that give you credit at the end of your stay. They can take the price off of your room, you can get maybe a free meal or discounted.
Good luck~
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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 06:33 PM
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Browse through the Luxor site and see what they offer also~
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Old Nov 17th, 2003, 06:46 PM
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Other fun freebies:

*M & M World (yes, the candy! ) located next to MGM. Kinda a cool museum type place to wander around

*Ethel M's Chocolate Factory, where you can see chocolate made and sample it, too. Outside is a wonderful cactus garden with dozens of varieties. Definitely worth a look.

*The Freemont Experience has gotten mixed reviews here but we liked it. Almost like an outdoor museum with old vegas memorabilia, plus live shows etc.

Also, be sure you at least drive by Hoover Dam, even if you don't take the tour. Valley of Fire State Park is also nearby with incredible, stunning scenery.

Have a great time!
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