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The Las Vegas Buffet (including top tips)

Las Vegas is famous for many things gambling, shows, show girls, headliners, sports the list goes on an on and near the top is Buffetthe famous buffet. All of the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip (with the exception of NewYorkNewYork) offer a buffet this is a one price dining option where you eat as much as you like for fixed price, this includes starters, main courses, deserts and soft drinks. Buffets range in both cost and quality. Buffets started out in Vegas as a cheap way to feed the whole family and were often use as loss leaders to get people in through the casino doors and were extremely good value. Now a days you get a few cheap buffets but most are at least on a par as far as cost goes with the hotel coffee shop. Most buffets have a selection of food stations including, Italian, Mexican, carving stations and salad bars and many more. The quality generally matches the price and the cheap buffets have more stodge and cheap high carb foods to fill you up where as the more expensive ones may have more sea food or prime rib or other quality foods included. My favourite buffet by far is the Mandalay Bay dinner buffet it’s not cheap but its good value for quality food and a smashing location and setting. The worst buffet I have had was at Tropicana, too few choices and food that had been left warming for too long. The best value is either the breakfast buffet at Excalibur or a dinner buffet we had at the Hacienda near the Hoover Dan that was $3.49 for our dinner buffet!

Top 5 Buffet Tips

  1. Find out the times and arrive and pay just before the lunch buffet ends you will get the dinner food for the lunch prices.
  2. Don’t fill up on bread, pasta and potatoes they are put there so you fill up on the cheap food.
  3. Check to see if by joining the players club you can get a 2 for 1 coupon many casinos offer this the LV Hilton usually does.
  4. Take your time there is no time limit for you to be at the table of you eat slower you will enjoy it more, be less likely to get indigestion and be able to eat more!
  5. Don’t forget to leave room for desert – of you are stuffed before you have had your pudding you will be gutted!
  6. Super Vegas Vacation Saver book

April 28, 2008 Posted by | buffets, Casinos, circus circus, Cirque, cirque de soleil, cocktail waitress, cocktails, Dumb, entertainment, free drinks, Hatton, Las Vegas, Mandalay bay, MGM, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, Paris Las Vegas, resturaunts, Riviera, Travel, Uncategorized, Vegas, vegas pools, vegas shows, Vegas Strip, vegas tips | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Las Vegas $20 free room upgrade trick

In Vegas the room prices vary greatly not only from hotel to hotel but also on day of the week or time of the year, a room that costs $60 on a Wednesday night can quite easily cost $180 for the Saturday or double that on a fight weekend. Now I do not want to pay a penny more than I have to at any time and I will show you how to ensure that you are paying the cheapest price that you can hope to pay for any room at any time of the year but not just yet. On my first post I will give you one of the best Vegas tips (or tricks if you) like for getting a free or nearly free room upgrade this is called the $20 trick which can also be used as the $50 trick or even the $100 trick if you are far richer than me. This Vegas trick can work at any hotel and is worth a shot the worst that can happen is you get what you have paid for. I will show you a top ten list of the hotels to try this at. Ok enough babble here is the Las Vegas $20 free room upgrade trick. Before you get to the check in desk place a folded $20 note between your credit card and your ID and ask the clerk if there are any free upgrades available for the period that you are there. Try to look for a youngish clerk as your odds are usually better with them than an older one and one at the end of the check in desk so that they are not overheard and be discreet. Some people feel you have a better chance with males and others females so it’s a bit of luck but young and friendly looking is a must. This works in most hotels some better than others but you must be discreet that is the key. For me this is the single best piece of value in Vegas for $20 for your stay you can get a room that is sometimes worth $100 more per night, its does not always work but often it does. I strongly advise that you do not rely 100% on this and ensure that if it fails you have booked a level of accommodation that you are happy to stay in. This Vegas trick has a slightly better chance of working if you are not staying on the weekend but either way it can have the same result which is a room worth far more than what you have paid Top Ten Hotels for the $20 Trick

UPDATE on the $20 Trick

Circus Circus

Riviera

Luxor

Wynn

MandalayBay

Bellagio

Venetian

Mirage

Treasure Island

New York New York

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December 5, 2007 Posted by | 20 dollar trick, Casinos, circus circus, Cirque, cirque de soleil, Dumb, entertainment, free drinks, hotel upgrades, Las Vegas, Luxor, Mandalay bay, MGM, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, Paris Las Vegas, resturaunts, Stupid, Travel, Treasure Island, Uncategorized, Vegas, vegas events, vegas shows, Vegas Strip, vegas tips, xxx | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments