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Orbitz $100 Off 5-Night Hotel Stay

Old Apr 9, 07, 12:37 am
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Booked two 5-day stays for $42.30 each! (7/8-7/13 and 7/15-7/20).
Nice job CalItalian!

I started a thread about the 3-day version of this deal (MEGA50), which works better when some of the days are pricey, and the 5-day MEGA100 is too expensive. For example, 5/13-5/16 and 5/20-5/22.
http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=680498

In total, I snagged 16 days for $162 (minus 2 $5 free-plays = $152).
Fantastic! I've got 14 free days from Harrah's for the next few months, and this'll allow me to visit for 30 days for $152. Sweet!

Originally Posted by LucWise View Post
I pulled the trigger on the El Cortez for a week in June.. have heard it's a decent place from some folks who have stayed there. For $65 all in for five days, it's a great deal.
El Cortez has a blue-collar casino area, but the rooms are much better than you'd expect from the casino. Nice 3* (almost 4*) type rooms. I vaguely recall they were better than the Flamingo and much better than the Stratosphere, but not as nice as Bally's and Paris.

If you want a good shot at the $5 slot free-play, play a 1-2-4-8 or 1-3-7 progression on slot BJ. It gives a pretty good shot at getting $3-8 from your $5 match play.

The $5 food coupon you can give away to homeless people. El Cortez's Cafe's pretty lousy. The expensive restaurant is ok (if you get a comp).

WARNING: The casino area smells a bit...like some 0-1* hotels.

The 0* Ogden House part of El Cortez used to be the place to snag $19 all-in hotel rooms on those weekends when the hotels were $500+, but the price at Ogden House has bumped up to $33-37, so it's not such a deal anymore.

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Free Food: Check out the interior of the high rollers areas in Caesar's Palace and Venetian (I think). The have food 24 hrs/day. Dinner buffet (3 dishes) comes out around 7 pm at Caesar's. At other times, they have petit sandwiches, some very good strawberries/blackberries, and some Chinese wet-rice and stuff. You can ask for instant noodles and drinks (alcoholic/regular).

Just look like you're betting $5,000 chocolate chips or the $25,000 big red chips. ;-)

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Free Clubs: Ask for a "souvenir" room key at Caesar's Palace. On most nights, it will let you into the $20-30 Pure and other nightclubs at Caesar's for free. Usually it will let you jump the VIP line.

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Cheap rental cars: Often you can snag $12/day ($17 all-in) cars at Thirfty.com if you reserve in advance, and refare during price drops (SAMS is often 10% off, use eBates for another 1-3% rebate). Thrifty Blue Chip gives 1 free day for every 8-16 days rented.

E-mail if you want other tips...
I'll be in Vegas 4/10-4/17, 5/13-5/24, 6/10-6/14(maybe), 7/8-7/20.
Buzz me if you're in town! :-)

Last edited by mitchell; Apr 9, 07 at 2:52 am
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Old Apr 9, 07, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
E-mail if you want other tips...
I'll be in Vegas 4/10-4/17, 5/13-5/24, 6/10-6/14(maybe), 7/8-7/20.
Buzz me if you're in town! :-)
Mitchell and everyone else:
We have an entire thread dedicated to hooking up with other FTers in LAS. Please throw your dates in the thread in my signature...

By the way, you will catch me staying at the El Cortez every weekday from April 29-May 25 except May 7. I am in the process of buying a house and this is by far the cheapest furnished short-term housing I could find @ $18.10/night! See you at the hotel!!

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Old Apr 9, 07, 10:44 am
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ORBDOT75 takes $75 off a 3-night Hotel + Airfare stay. I found this thread on FatWallet http://www.fatwallet.com/t/63/719389/ I have verified that the code works. From LAX-LAS, I have found a number of dates (Sunday, Monday or Tuesday departure for a 3-night stay) as low as $102 for hotel and airfare including all taxes/fees at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

EDIT: Good news! The promo code is valid thru 12/31/2007 for travel thru 3/15/2008. Once you add the promo code at Orbiz.com and click on a qualifying package, you can see all the details under the Special Offer rules.

In Las Vegas, for example, the valid pacakges with the code is pretty limited. COUPON ICON must appear, once you've added the code, for it to be valid for a specific package.

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