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Credit cards for incidentals?

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Credit cards for incidentals?


Im going to vegas next july and have heard people mention that they were asked for a credit card for incidentals when they checked in. Is this the case for everyone/check-in. Only asking because i dont have a credit card (nor much spare spending money if they wany cash instead). The hotel is already paid for- if that makes any difference.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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1. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?


You really need to check with your hotel, as they all have different policies.

If they don't require a credit card at checkin, it just means you won't beable to charge anything to your room.

I would recommend you get a credit card to take with you just in case of any emergencies

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2. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?

What hotel are you staying at? Many require a credit card. Some do not require a card but require a cash deposit. You can try emailing the hotel and ask them.

Edited: 2:01 pm, December 21, 2012
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3. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?

I have stayed at 4 different MGM properties and did not leave a deposit at any.

Mirage/Aria/Luxor/Mandalay Bay. However I was told if you are going to be in a higher end suite then you would require a hold. I confirmed the Mirage the other day regarding a Tower suite and it is $100 per day. However if you are going to Vegas and do not have even spare money for a deposit Vegas might not be for you.

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4. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?

Thank u for your help! We're staying at the MGM. I know i really should get one but im awful with money so know i'd just blow the money- just finished being a student!! Lol. I'll e-mail mgm and see what they say- i didnt know if it was a common rule or not. Thank you again!

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5. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?

You can decline incidentals at MGM and they will not charge you.

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6. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?

If your package includes any additions, such as a dining credit or resort credit, the only way you can receive this is by authorizing room charges. If you have a $50 dining credit, they don't give you a slip to give to the restaurant,. You have to charge the entire dining bill to your room and then the credit is applied.

So for that reason, you might want to obtain a debit or credit card.

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7. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?

Cheers, hopefully thats the case then. We did upgrade but not to anything high end. Also- just a normal pacakge holiday with no dining credit etc. Fyi we are of course taking plenty of spending money (for a non-gambling couple) but we're putting in a lot of extra hours to be able to have enough- dont really fancy having a few hundred dollars kept from me till the end of my holiday. This will be our first big holiday in a while so investing a lot into it. Thanks for aldvice! P.s i do have a debit card- just not a credit card!

Edited: 3:36 pm, December 21, 2012
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8. Re: Credit cards for incidentals?

I stay at the mirage and usually have 3 of my 4 nite stay comped and im usually charged 300.00 for incedentials I put it on my debit card though it usually only takes 1 or 2 days to be put back after my stay.

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