Secrets to spending less in Las Vegas


Finding fun on any night in Las Vegas is pretty easy but setting out to save money can be a tougher task.

There are a few secrets to help you do more while spending less.

It’s no secret we live in the best spot for any kind of entertainment. You can always find a new place for food, games and gambling. But where do you go if you’re on a budget?

“I say spend a little time on the web and you’ll save a decent amount of money,” said Scott Roeben, Vital Vegas.

Roeben is the founder of Vital Vegas.

“I often say go immediately to the source, the website, just so you get a range of prices for what you’re doing, then go off and find coupon codes.”

Pick your plans based on offers, coupon codes and daily deals. Another option? Make a stop on social media.

Ask your friends. Your friends have been out there, they know the city and they can dig up things other people just won’t,” he said. 

Facebook and blog sites can lead to a lower cost.

Your Nevada drivers license also factors into that final bill. 

“One of the biggest kind of insider secrets is just about every kind of business in Las Vegas has a local’s discount,” Roeben said.

He says, restaurant prices also depend on the time of day. 

A recent trend in Vegas, which is a little odd, is you won’t see prices on the menu and that is because they want to do surge pricing, it’s akin to ride sharing.

Speaking of restaurants.

Eater Las Vegas editor Susan Stapleton says each food spot comes with its own special. 

“There’s always some kind of deal out there at least on the Strip, and off Strip obviously as well,” Stapleton said.

Her suggestion is to choose something you like and sign up for a weekly newsletter.  For example, at Charlie Palmer Steak, there’s a “cut of the week” for $58 which is a three-course dinner including bottomless wine pairings.

“You’ll at least have a collection, you’ll know where to go,” Stapleton said. “They’re offering you deals. They want you to come back in.”

And don’t pass on those players cards. You can double down for discounts on dining and even free parking.

Parking tips from Susan Stapleton at Eater Las Vegas

  • Sneaky places to park- Crystals at Aria- free valet parking so you only have to tip. 
  • Shops at Mandalay Bay place is a good recommendation for south Strip parking
  • If you rack up points on a Players Card you can get free parking in certain places and other deals on dinner, etc. 
  • Consider Uber or Lyft instead of driving if you live close to the Strip 

Dining Deals from Eater Las Vegas

  • Eater has a great cheap eats all over Las Vegas. There are 30 deals and everything is under $10.
  • If you use your players card at Ellis Island you can get an inexpensive dinner. 
  • South Point has graveyard deals. If you’re out between midnight and 6 a.m. you get a $6.99 breakfast. 
  • Dinner for children in Vegas is good at Rainforest Cafe because they have a children’s’ menu. 
  • Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant also has a good children’s’ menu.  

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