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Vegas Vacation Update

July 23rd, 2014 at 09:46 am

Just thought I'd give an update on where I'm at with vacation savings. I'm on track for a lovely (hopefully no additional debt added) vacation. I have to give a huge shoutout to the blogger who suggested MyVegas rewards. That and the Social Rewards are going to be a big help. Here's what I have planned:

MyVegas Rewards (An online slots games that lets you accrue loyalty points to redeem for real rewards at MLife properties): My mom and I are both playing, so we'll have 3 each to redeem. My mom did two nights at Monte Carlo and I linked one night to that, so 3 of our nights there will be comped! I'm still debating the other 3 rewards, but I'm leaning towards 1 ticket each to KA (a Cirque show) and then 2 buffet passes for my last reward. I'm trying to convince my brother to play enough for a BOGO ticket to KA, so I can get all 4 of our seats at once without too much hassle. 4 Cirque tickets for about 80 bucks? I'll take that Smile

Social Rewards (An online rewards program where you tweet, share, and instagram photos that earns you money to spend at Caesar's properties): This program is a little more tedious as it takes a long time to build up the money. I have $40 from this program alone, plus $100 from the Total Rewards Visa I got. That money will all go towards meals. I've found a couple of good, low-cost restaurants that come highly recommended.

I bought one Groupon for $32 worth of burgers for $16 which will be our lunch on the one day we travel outside the strip. I've reserved a car for $40 which we'll use to see Red Rock Canyon and downtown for the Fremont St. Experience.

My mom also offered up her credit card rewards. With these, I got 3 5-day power passes (admission to several attractions and events which can be visited multiple times throughout the trip) and our round-trip shuttle from the airport. I'm also hoping to swing two GA tickets to a comedy magic show downtown, so I only have to pay for two (which I've read can easily be found discounted or as a bogo).

Other things I've already paid for include the Tournaments of Kings show and our last two nights at Luxor. For those nights, we'll be in separate rooms at a discounted rate where my mom and brother will each get a free dinner, free drink, and free dessert in honor of their birthdays.

The last big item to cross off is tickets to Jabbawockeez. MyVegas offers these, so I may get the brother to play a little more and earn his ticket and use my last reward on one, so I'd only have to pay for one of those.

I have about $800 of the $1500 cash I'd like to have saved. From my calculations, I'll end up just shy of $2000 cash for the trip. I've also accounted for the checked bag fees, incidentals, hotel holds, and daily gambling. Anything else I may be missing?

Update: I wrote this earlier in the week, and just remembered I also have a $200 gift card for use on the trip. Score!!

3 Responses to “Vegas Vacation Update”

  1. SecretarySaving Says:

    Great work!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Great job!!

  3. Maranatha Says:

    Wow, you are going to have a great time! Nice job racking up all of those rewards, that's awesome!

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