In 2007, more than forty million visitors immersed themselves in surreal Las Vegas. Presently, visitation and occupancy rates are down (8 -15%) in 2008 due to a depressed overall economy. Yet as always, this city's elements and opulent
distractions allow us to elude our normal routines. My wife and I have visited many times within the last 5 years (since our marriage there) and we've always invested serious time in planning and executing a budget-oriented trip. I enjoy that aspect of these trips and it's my hope that many of you do too as this is the primary intent of this blog..to present value-based tips and options regarding direct costs and time efficiency while there. At the same time, we appreciate the value of spontaneous decision making; we opt against an "over-planned" trip and purposely leave openings for assorted whims of choice. While in Vegas, visitors have seemingly endless options to experience greater and grander illusions/ delusions than the day before.
We're only limited by how long we can remain conscious and our cash supply (dammit!). One intent of Frugally Vegas is to provide information that might assist visitors with their Vegas trip budgets; those budgets vary widely but most all of us can
appreciate potential opportunities to save a few bucks and /or enhance time efficiency while on a Sin City escape.
We encourage your Vegas comments and experiences here and how you approach planning your trips. Thankfully, we have
different likes /needs/dislikes and we're interested in yours (please complete survey). In the near future we'll offer more polls/
surveys for you to contribute to if you so choose. We intend to offer periodic general Vegas Trip Tips as we post here; if you disagree with these, please let us know. Your contributions will ultimately make the info here more accurate and fun. Until next
* VEGAS TRIP TIP *: Acquire player's club cards at each and every casino you gamble at whether you play slots/video
video poker or table games. Depending on your gambling bankrolls and wagering levels, use of these
cards can lead to free meals,future gambling incentives(free slot play/ table match plays), reduced rate
or free rooms, and even airfare flyback certificates.
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