(Closed) Going to vegas with bf!

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Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Fiance and I go 1 or 2 times a year. (6 total, got engaged there, getting married there in December too!)

We always go to the Tix 4 tonight booth – they have great deals 

Highly recommend the mentalist at planet hollywood, great show! Is this your first time going? 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The booths are usually better for less in-demand shows, more like “C-list” shows. Maybe for something like David Copperfield, which isn’t exactly “hot” and trendy anymore.

What I would also recommend: Look at shows you want to go to and then go to the casinos that host those shows and head to the player’s club registration area; ask if they have any offers for signing up as a player and what comps they can offer you. The player’s club is free to join (think of a grocery store chain’s discount card, essentially. You show your card when you play table games and insert card at electronic games; it keeps track of your activity at the casinos and that’s how they gauge what to offer you during your stay or in the future.) BUT you don’t have to gamble a lot to get a lot; sometimes they offer you discounts or comps up front just for signing up. They may give you comps or a show discount just for registering for the players’ club.

Also, go to your hotel’s conceriege or VIP host and ask if they can help you get any discounted tickets or hook you up with any comps.

Don’t be embarrassed to ask, this is how Vegas works!

A tip: Never pay for a drink in Vegas, especially not in a casino. The easiest way to drink for free is to go to a casino floor bar that has electronic games like blackjack or poker games, insert $20 (you don’t have to spend it), and play small-bet games, like 50 cent bets. As long as you’re playing actively, and look like you’re gambling, the bartender will serve you all the free drinks you want. Tip them a $1 for every drink. Cash out whenever you want. This has been my experience at every casino on the strip except for MGM. Same goes for table games, but obviously by the nature of the game, you spend more and have to wait for waitresses.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

p.s. My must-see show recommendations: Absinthe at Caesar’s (intimate small show with a rauchy, humorous Vaudeville-style act, amazing cirque acts and burlesque) and the Beatles’ LOVE show at Mirage, especially if you love their music. I also highly recommend Le Reve at Wynn.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

The dueling piano bar inside Paris was SO much fun.I highly recommend it if you’re into that type of thing

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Definitely do Tix4tonight! they are legit and it’s totally worth it. Some of the bigger shows you won’t get much of a discount (but a discount is a discount either way) but I find that if you go to a show that is during or before dinner time, it is generally a little cheaper. 

They are all over the strip so find the location closest to your hotel and go there early since the best shows and seats sell out early. 

My favorite restaurant is Jaleo at the Cosmopolition. It is a Jose Andres restaurant, Spanish tapas style and AMAZING. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We just got back from our third trip there. Tix 4 tonight is fab…and if you have a “spare” day, buy tickets for the grand Canyon tour through them! It’s absolutely amazing! 

Also, check out battista ‘ s hole in the wall. Fab Italian food with unlimited wine 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Another vote for both Absinthe and LOVE! Both are so amazing. For dining, I love Yardbird at the Venetian (Southern cuisine) and China Poblano at the Cosmo. If it’s still warm, I highly recommend Encore Beach Club – sooo fun!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I just got back from being in Vegas two weeks ago and saw David Copperfield.  It was a great show! As for the tickets I ate the price and purchased them beforehand, however I am told you can get much better prices while on location.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We stayed at Flamingo and I loved it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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anonldrbee:  people do line up early, but to be honest there is always a line at those booths. I am going to copy and paste you an email I sent a friend as it was her first time going to vegas a few weeks ago as well..

DON’T TAKE A CAB FROM/TO AIRPORT:: Shuttles: when you get out of the airport, go to where it says buses, taxi’s etc. and there are 2 great shuttle services for cheap – Showtime or Bell Trans — buy the “round trip” – all you do is call them the night before you leave and they will be waiting in the hotel lobby parking lot for you the morning you leave – also, tip the driver when you get off the bus – they expect it but won’t ask

Room Cleaning: if you don’t want your room cleaned, keep the “do not disturb” sign on always – I leave it on when I am in or out of the room– if you just need more towels just call down and they will bring you some. Tip the maid too, I leave mine notes too but they don’t care LOL if you want it cleaned just take if off when you’re heading out for a bit

ABC Stores: about a block down the strip there is a super awesome store that sells water dirt cheap, booze, snacks all that jazz. Never buy from your hotel – super expensive

Rewards Card: go to the M-LIFE desk as soon as you’re settled and get this card; you often get a discount off the buffets, even free money for the casino – all you need is a piece of ID

Buffets: all the M-LIFE hotels (mgm, Excalibur, luxor, etc) have a program where you can do “all you can eat” for like 40 bucks – this give you unlimited access to some of the buffets

AMERICA: there is a restaurant in New York New York hotel that is AMAZING and DIRT CHEAP – anything from all you can eat pasta for 10 bucks to STEAK DINNERS FOR 11.99 – it’s one of my favorite restaurants there

Time Shares: from the second you enter a hotel there will be people dressed in suits saying “they have a gift for you” “oh want to learn how to extend your stay?” NO – it’s all bullshit, just ignore them and keep walking or say no thanks….they are SUPER pushy and annoying lol

TIX FOR TONITE: there are booths on the strip (one by the gigantic Coke Bottle) that sell discounted items such as food, tickets etc. it’s all short notice stuff (mostly for that day only) – worth checking out.  I got a show 50% off

Miracle Mile Shops – there is a huge mall in Planet Hollywood with some great stores and it’s right across from the Bellagio Fountains which is amazing to see at night (where I got engaged <3)

Booze: Walgreens, ABC Store, FREE at the Casino’s if you are actively playing at a table or slot machine (tip $1 a drink) 

Everything is a fairly far walk, but it’s worth it – so much to see and do and people watching is super fun in Vegas lol

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Bumble bee

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anonldrbee:  it’s like being at an adult sing a long. They have some standard songs they do and you can also write down song requests on a napkin and bring it up the piano, usually with a couple of bucks  for a tip or a $5 if you really want them to play your song lol. If they don’t know the song you requested they returned your cash

We had a blast. We even requested some Iron Maiden and one of the guys got such a kick out of it that he randomly incorporated the chorus into other songs throughout the night. Lots of humor and audience participation. It was my favorite evening of the trip

Post # 15
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Helper bee

O by cirque du soleil is awesome.  It showed at the Bellagio.  We paid full price for that one because its always sold out.  You can get cheap tickets at the booth when you get there.  We did do a timeshare and got tickets to see Las Vegas and some other perks but it takes too much time like 2 hours and they are pushy so I would t do it again.  I also saw zarkana but ot was as good as O. 

 

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