We had so much fun last year we’re doing it again! We’re off in 3 weeks for 9 days in Las Vegas. This trip is an oblication, but we’re fortunate enough to have Deal Aunt live in a place we love to visit! I know, it sucks to be The Deal Mommy 😉
This time we even have the added bonus of chasing The Amazing Race. We’ll do one of the nights at MGM Grand and make sure to see David Copperfield’s show. I think we will also squeeze in Cirque since they’re having an amazing 30th anniversary ticket sale.
Why on earth would I stay in 6 hotels in 8 nights? By leveraging promotions, I am able to lower the cost of each individual stay, including earning Hyatt stay credit towards my Diamond Status and to get another free cruise.
- Jetsetter is to thank for a night at the Hard Rock (above) 100% free as I had $50 in there from SniqueAway and the room was $47. Be sure to log into your account (or sign up) to check for your free credit. If you’ve ever had a Jetsetter or SniqueAway Account in your lifetime, chances are you have some in there.
- By having Mlife Platinum Status (free with Hyatt Diamond), I got an average of 30% off the already cheap July MGM casino rates. Remember, status is based on STAYS for Hyatt, not nights, if you want it the easier way (25 stays vs. 50 nights). By moving around, we’ll get to sample 5 MGM properties and rack up a full 20% of my Diamond requirement in one trip. Mlife Platinum also gets us into the dolphin show at Mirage, the aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and a bunch of other benes. This trip we’ll repeat Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, and Luxor and add Mirage and MGM Grand to the mix.
I’ve gotten two questions when I have mentioned this trip to friends:
Vegas with Kids? Yes! We have done it many times. Between the Fremont street light show to the dancing fountains to the crazy architecture to yes, the pools, the Deal Kids LOVE Las Vegas.
Vegas in July? Yes! Have you been to DC in July? It’s MISERABLE! If I’m gonna be hot, I might as well be hot soaking in a million gallon grotto rather than swatting mosquitoes in 97 percent humidity. Even after airfare (which I used Delta miles for), it’s definitely cheaper than Mid-Atlantic beaches, with no threat of hurricanes!
Have you done Vegas with your kids? What did they especially enjoy?