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Best Deals, When/Where & Comps

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Best Deals, When/Where & Comps

Hubby and I are coming in May with our two adult children. It's our 25th wedding anniversary. When would be the best time to book hotel & flight. Coming from east coast - Philly or Allentown. Also, where do I look for the best deals. When would they become available for that period? Also, how in the world do all you people get comp rooms?? Can't wait to come back. It's been 13 years for hubby and me. Youngest daughter turns 21 in Dec. and can't wait to see Vegas. Son is 23 and loves to "play".

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I'll let East Coast posters guide you regarding flights. No need to start worrying about booking a hotel for May until around February. Here's a link to info on comps.

http://www.travel2vegas.com/comps.html

Comped rooms are offered based upon previous gambling history. Do you do any gambling at Atlantic City? If yes it's possible you could get a comp at Vegas if your play is at a casino that also has properties in LV under its ownership.

The main thing to bear in mind with comps is NEVER to play for them. Gamble what you can afford to lose and look upon ANY comps you may earn as a bonus.

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I begin checking flights around 3 months prior to a trip and usually get decent fare around 5-9 weeks prior to the trip. As far as deals on rooms I use smartervegas.com, For room deals it is too early for specials for a May trip. You can check the site just to get an idea what specials they are running currently

As far as comps, that all depends on your gambling. If you charge everything to your room and gamble at your hotel casino, they may comp some of your charges at check out. They can also send you offers and also free rooms at a later date to bring you back. But it all depends on how much you gamble.. That is the key to comps...

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If you have an idea where you want to stay, #1 as was mentioned, Smartervegas.com. #2 If you have a facebook account, become a fan of the hotel. Sometimes they will send specials to you on that. #3, go to the hotel website and sign up for promotions via email. You'll get some good ones in there. And yes wait until at least the first of the year to start booking. Remember, if you book through the hotel and something comes along later that is better, they will usually give you the better deal if you call and ask them to. That is if you have booked without any cancellation restrictions.

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Mandalay Bay and Mirage for best pools. Look at 2 bedroom suite, sign up on guestbook for each property to receive email specials

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Thank you all. Yes, we are very much pool people. And the beach. Our adult kids; however, don't even come out in daylight. lol Bummer for them. It is our 25th anniversary so we're looking for something extra special. I missed the 50% MGM celebrity suite offer 2 weeks ago. I'm putting myself at a deadline of end of Feb. Do most people book air and hotel separate? I see alot of packages but don't know if they're a good deal.

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I prefer booking separate hotel & air, especially if you plan on coming back within a year or so. I'd snag a non-stop Philly to LV flight on Southwest, then book directly with the hotel mid-strip, either Mirage or one of the HET properties ( Paris, Flamingo, CP,etc...your adult kids will have a blast in that area...and you too. Congrats on the big 25.

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Thanks. What is "HET"?

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"HET" refers to harrah's entertainment, which owns and/or operates over 40 casinos in the USA, mostly under the harrah's, caesars and horseshoe names. major HET properties in las vegas include caesar's palace, imperial palace, harrah's, the rio and the flamingo.