How to do Vegas on a Budget

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When you add up the costs of the hotel, pricey meals, activities, and gambling, Vegas can be a real money-drainer.

On my recent road trip, I attempted do LV on a budget and my bank account received half the damage it usually does when visiting!

If you’re looking to plan a trip to Sin City, follow these tips. You and your wallet can thank me later!! ?

1. Book Your Hotel with the Hotel Tonight App

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In order to sell the most rooms as possible, hotels will lower their usual prices based on supply and demand. With just the touch of a button, the Hotel Tonight app presents you with all these discounted rates.

I booked with this app the morning of my arrival in Vegas and got a room at Planet Hollywood for half the usual price at only $50! This was the biggest steal because the hotel is right in the middle of the strip and all the action.

2. Book a Hotel Off the Strip

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If you can’t find a discounted hotel on the strip, but still want the quality you’ll find there, book a hotel located off the strip! Most of these hotels are of superb quality with beautiful rooms, but sell for a much lower price.

Some great ones include the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Palms, etc.

3. Book Shows with Vegas.com

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Vegas.com is great for giving you all the inside deals around the city. Their last-minute deals on comedy shows, magic shows, concerts, and Cirque Du Soleil are unbeatable!

4. Scope Out Happy Hours

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This was probably the best discovery of my trip. I had the most delicious sushi dinner with 3 drinks at Koi (which is usually incredibly pricey) for only 35 DOLLARS!!!

Find the best Happy Hour deals HERE!

5. Get Free Alcohol Just by Gambling

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Maybe I’m a Vegas newb for not knowing this beforehand, but as long as you’re gambling in the casino (even on a cheap slot machine), the waitresses will bring you free alcohol!!

Don’t waste your money at the bar. If you lose some money gambling, just look at it this way: It would of been spent on the drinks you didn’t purchase! ?

6. Search for Activities on Groupon Before Visiting

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Groupon has deals on some of the most expensive activities in the city so definitely check out the site before visiting. My boyfriend surprised me with a helicopter ride around the city with tickets he bought off Groupon (see photo above!) and it was incredible!!

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