Saturday, October 30, 2010

Harrah's All Stage Pass

I have made many a reference to my love of Harrah's properties for their no resort fees pricing and the fact that they enjoy our business enough to offer us comped rooms. Sure they don't have great pay video poker but hardly any casino does these days. With a little effort its not hard to find decent pay and the one coin loss difference on a full house on my gambling budget certainly is made up with the comped room. I love Harrah's! In my Harrah's e-mail letter I learned of a great offer called an "All Stage Pass" where you get 48 hours of Las Vegas shows at Harrah's properties for $99. Wow I hope that this is still going on in May when we return. To purchase All Stage Pass, visit the Planet Hollywood box office located across from Heart Bar. You'll be issued an All Stage Pass credential, or you may use your Total Rewards card. Then proceed to the box office of any show you wish to see. You'll be able to pick up your show tickets no earlier than two hours prior to show time. Tickets are based on availability. This is a list of the participating shows:

Jubilee! (7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.)
Human Nature (7:30 p.m.)
Rita Rudner (8:30 p.m.)
Matt Goss (10:00 p.m.)
Mac King (1:00 & 3:00 p.m.)
The Improv (8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.)
Legends in Concert (7:30 & 10:00 p.m.)
Chippendales (8:00 p.m.)
Divas Las Vegas (10:00 p.m.)
Nathan Burton (4:00 p.m.)
Matsuri (4:00 p.m.)
Anthony Cools (9:00 p.m.)
George Wallace (10:00 p.m.)
X Burlesque (10:00 p.m.)
Vinnie Favorito (8:00 p.m.)
The Price is Right (2:30 & 7:30 p.m.)
Dirk Arthur (7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.)
and thanks to Las Vegas here is a break down of the best way to maximize your purchase. Although I really doubt that one could see this many in 48 hours here goes:

Day 1 – Buy the "All Stage Pass" at 7:45
8:00 Vinnie Favorito or Chippendales
10:00 George Wallace or Matt Goss

Day 2
1:00 Mac King
4:00 Matsuri
7:30 Legends in Concert or Human Nature
9:00 Anthony Cools or Dirk Arthur
10:30 X Burlesque or Divas Las Vegas

Day 3
2:30 Price is Right
4:00 Nathan Burton
7:30 Jubilee

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cleveland Clinc in Las Vegas?

Inspired by a past post from fellow Las Vegas blogger Jules Lovely Las Vegas During our recent Las Vegas trip we visited this very imaginative design of a building. Cleveland Clinic for many years has been consistently ranked high on the list of the best hospitals in the US and is located in my resident state of OHIO. When I read about this building I had to check it out, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. You know you can't gamble 24/7 and have to take in some sights. Thanks Jules w/o your blog I would have never known about this.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ellis Island

During our 7 days in Vegas we ate at Ellis Island twice, once at the Bar-B-Q and once in the restaurant (expect a long wait time for the restaurant). We used BOGO coupons from the American Casino Guide for both meals. The King Cut Prime Rib dinner cost us $13 + tip and included all of the fixings for two and a house brew each. The Bar-B-Q cost us $8 + tip (I had the chicken and the hubby had the rib and chicken combo). Both meals were more than I could eat. During our visit we also used the 4 free drink coupons and enjoyed some good pay video poker.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sex and the City

Dear hubby fell in love with this "penny" progressive game this trip, I believe that it is pretty new possibly related to the release of the movie. Although it was classified as a penny machine the minimum bet to cover all lines was $2.00. This has a very fun bonus board and there were several times that he cashed out for a lot on his new favorite game. These machines were limited in numbers and appeared to be playing very well the week we were in Vegas. You could hardly get on one and when you did it paid off. He hit several progressive jackpots on it for the lower amounts. He never got Mr. Big and the big payout.

Video Poker Quads

some more

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Attended the 2010 WSOP

During our annual trip we stopped by The Rio as spectators to check out the WSOP. I wasn't lucky enough to bump into a poker pro as I did last year but was amazed to get to see so many full tables as many unknowns were playing qualifiers. Maybe someday I will get confident enough to play. I didn't hit the big jackpot but got some great screen shots of my VP wins. Will update the trip report as time permits with pictures and reviews. Coming back from two weeks of vacation on PST to EST, getting my house in order, enjoying summer and that pesky job has consumed all of my spare time. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, check back soon.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

2010 trip is nearing

I have been so busy haven't posted much of late but with the trip quickly approaching the dear husband thinks I must not be as excited about this trip. O contraire mon ami. We have booked 4 major shows at highly discounted visitor prices. We are seeing Cirque Du Soleil's Believe and Carrot Top at Luxor for $75 for both ($37.50 each). We are seeing Blue Man Group at The Venetian for $65 and using The Summer Of Cirque website we booked the new Cirque Show Viva Elvis (we loved Beatles Love) at the rate of $62.50 per ticket. So the final tally for 2 tickets to each of the 4 shows is $405 making the average ticket price of $50 each. I also got free tickets to The Rockabilly Rod Reunion for the entire weekends events by taking a survey from the LV Motor Speedway. We were able to allow a little more in the entertainment budget this year due to the fact that we had free flights using our Delta sky miles, we have to fly from Ohio to Atlanta first before flying to Las Vegas but free flights (had to pay $10 each security fees), I won't complain. We are staying 7 days, in comped rooms - 2 nights at the Orlean's (plus a food credit and some bounce back cash) - 3 nights at Paris and 2 nights at The Flamingo. I am really loving Harrah's and no NASTY hidden resort fees. I LOVE Harrah's!