How to Get Free Things in Vegas

How to Get Free Things in Vegas
Las Vegas isn't just for high rollers. With a little bit of sleuthing, you can vacation in Sin City on a shoestring. Eat, drink, see shows and bring back souvenirs for free. Drive to beautiful Red Rock Canyon, just outside of Las Vegas, and visit the free visitors' center and enjoy a scenic hike. Two-for-one deals also abound in Las Vegas. You might even score a free hotel room. Follow these steps to get lots of Las Vegas freebies, and you'll leave Las Vegas with a full wallet.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Coupon books Traveling companion(s) -- to take advantage of 2-for-1 deals
  • Coupon books
  • Traveling companion(s) -- to take advantage of 2-for-1 deals
 
Step 1
Purchase the American Casino Guide or Casino Perks before you visit Las Vegas. These coupon books are full of deals that will save you a bundle of cash. They feature 2-for-1 coupons for shows, dining and gambling. Many hotels and casinos offer free booklets with coupons, too.
Step 2
Get cheap or free eats. Buffets that are 2-for-1 include the Sahara, the Gold Coast, the JW Marriott Rampart and the Orleans. Restaurants at the South Point, Tuscany and Venetian have "buy one entrée, get the second one free" deals. Check out Slots-a-Fun, next to Circus Circus, for free hot dogs or doughnuts.
Step 3
Enjoy free cocktails at many casinos. Bill's Gambling Hall offers a free cocktail at any casino bar. Sam's Town, the South Point and the Orleans serve two free drinks per person at any casino bar. Wild Wild West serves free draft beer. Often you can score a free margarita or other cocktail with purchase of a meal. Ask your server for specials.
Step 4
See a show or an exhibit. Check with the resort concierge or online resources for more information. Consider going to a show the same day. Last-minute deals are common. Fitzgerald's offers two free show tickets when you join the slot club. Check other resorts for similar offers.
Step 5
Visit Circus Circus, and see free circus acts on the midway every 20 minutes. The Flamingo resort features an oasis with turtles, koi, flamingos and swans. See the white tigers at the Mirage or the Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand. Check out the Rio's "Parade in the Sky" and the pirate battle at Treasure Island. Spend a little time enjoying nature at the Red Rock Canyon National Preservation Area and Visitors Center.
Step 1
Sleep cheaply in Las Vegas. Check the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Web site before making reservations. You will find the best hotel (and airfare) rates when there aren't any large conventions in town. Travel with friends for 2-for-1 deals on hotel rooms.
Step 2
Save on cab fare, and ride for free in Las Vegas. Many resorts offer complimentary shuttle service. Harrah's Casino provides a free shuttle to the Rio every 20 minutes until 1 a.m. There also is a free shuttle between Barbary Coast, Gold Coast and the Orleans from 9:30 a.m. until midnight, on a 20 to 25 minute schedule. The Palms runs a shuttle to the fashion show mall, Caesars Forum, Aladdin's passage and back to the Palms.
Step 3
Remember, the more you spend in Vegas, the more you save. If you are a gambler, pick one casino and stick with it. The more you spend at one casino, the more free perks the management will provide, including free meals, cocktails, shows and accommodations.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Plan your Las Vegas vacation during off-peak travel times, and you'll get better airfare and hotel deals. Make sure to avoid Las Vegas when a big convention is in town, or you will pay top dollar for everything.
 
Plan your Las Vegas vacation during off-peak travel times, and you'll get better airfare and hotel deals. Make sure to avoid Las Vegas when a big convention is in town, or you will pay top dollar for everything.

Article Written By Katiana Zimmerman

Katiana Zimmerman is a writer, composer, and singer. She has written children's musicals, including the Emmy Award-winning HBO film Autism: The Musical. Kat has received two ASCAP awards. She holds a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Kat studied nutrition for disease prevention at the McDougall Institute, the Pritikin Institute, and FitPath in British Columbia.

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