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Next Trip: Harrah’s for the First Week of March Madness

Next Trip: Harrah’s for the First Week of March Madness

Hey Everyone!

My next trip is a little more than a month away.  My wife and I are going for the first week of March Madness.  As an added bonus St. Patrick’s day is on Friday of that week so Vegas is going to be completely packed with sports fans and terrible Irish accents.

We are staying at Harrah’s, mainly because we got an insane deal.  Our last trip, we stayed at Planet Hollywood so we had a nominal number of points at Caesar’s casinos.  Combining my card(with the points) and my wife’s card(with no points) we were able to get 4 nights for $355 with taxes and resort fees included.  I am looking now and rates are at least 3 times higher so I must have booked at the perfect time.  Most hotels are charging at least $200 a night.

I was in Vegas last year for the second week of March Madness and was able to get a Lagasse’s Stadium reservation with $50 minimum spend per person.  This year I was not so lucky.  There were still spots for Saturday and Sunday but you needed to book all day for a $300 per person minimum.  I will be on the lookout for other basketball parties and let everyone know what I find on Twitter.  Because we are going to be there for four days, which is a pretty long trip, I am planning to use some less popular sports spots like Public House at Luxor and Todd English Pub at Aria.  I am guessing there will be so many people everywhere will be crowded and most places will have a gimmick to make a buck.

I am most looking forward to betting on basketball.  I normally am not a huge sports better but with 48 games in 4 days there has to be some juicy parlays to make.  Last year was fun but there were so many fewer games it was less exciting that I think the first week will be.

Follow me on twitter @VegasForCheap for my trip reports while I am there!

Caesars Palace Octavius Premium Room Walkthrough

Caesars Palace Octavius Premium Room Walkthrough

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for being gone for so long.  This video is of my trip from March Madness 2016.  My friends and I met in Vegas for a guys trip and it was a great time.

I booked a Premium Room in the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace with two queens for two people.  Now that the Julius tower is open, the Octavius tower is the second newest if you do not count Hotel Nobu, which is a boutique hotel inside of Caesars.  The rooms are extremely spacious and everything is upgraded.  I would definitely recommend staying in the Octavius tower if you have the means and do not mind having something less than a suite.

I hope you enjoy!

50% off at Palms

50% off at Palms

Palms is offering 50% off their normal rates. There is no date listed to book by, so if you find rates that work for you book them as soon as possible. The lowest rates I saw were $52, which does not include the $20 per day resort fee. To book, head over to the Palms website.

Cirque Du Soleil Tickets for $50

Cirque Du Soleil is offering $50 tickets to most of their shows through the end of 2012.  The best shows are not included, which are O and Zarkana, but every other show advertises $50 tickets.  Love, Mystere, KA, Zumanity, and Believe are on sale for the next two months at this link.  Not every day is included and dates across Thanksgiving are blacked out.

This deal expires on Sunday December 30th, 2012

Win a Stay in a Palms Sky Villa

Win a Stay in a Palms Sky Villa

This sweepstakes is totally awesome.  You can win a free stay at a Palms sky villa.  Those are the ones that have awesome pools hanging out from the hotel way up at the top.  If this alone is not enough to make you enter you also win transportation to and from the airport in a limo, a $100 food and beverage credit, and a massage.  This prize is estimated to be worth almost $5,000.  Go enter here now!

This deal expires on Saturday December 29th, 2012

$29 Social Media Rates at Flamingo

$29 Social Media Rates at Flamingo

Deal Summary

Flamingo is offering special rates for their Twitter and Facebook followers.  Don’t worry, you do not actually need to follow them to get this deal, you just need to visit the link below.  The rates are pretty good and start at $29 per night.  Even the Saturday before Christmas is $29!  This deal has a very wide range of travel so you can book from now to April of next year.

Booking Details

Visit Flamingo’s website and book directly.  The promotional code will already be filled in automatically for you.  The best way to find cheapest rates is to check “Package Calendar” where you can scroll through many months and see the price day by day.

This deal expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2013

$45 Rates at Planet Hollywood

$45 Rates at Planet Hollywood

Deal Summary

Travelzoo is promoting a deal where you can get weekday rates at Planet Hollywood for $45-$65 and weekend rates $95-$144.  The cheap days are available on select dates November through February and October 17, 2012.  These prices are amazing.  I do not think I have seen rates even close to $45 a night. Plus Planet Hollywood does not charge resort fees, so what you see is what you pay.

Booking Details

Use this link, which will take you to Planet Hollywood’s website where you can choose different dates.  The promotion code will be automatically typed in for you.  If you want to see what exact dates are available you can visit Travelzoo.

This deal expires on Friday October 19th, 2012

Win a Free Stay at Hard Rock

Southwest Airlines through their magazine is giving away a free stay in Vegas.  It includes a 2-night stay at the Hard Rock, two tickets to see Guns N’Roses, dinner for 2 at Steaks & Martinis, and two spa packages.  The curious part is that flight does not appear to be included despite it being an airline running the sweepstakes.  Oh well, a free stay, concert tickets, and dinner is good enough for me to try.  To enter just visit Spirit Magazine’s website and answer some questions.

This deal expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2012