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March Madness Has Begun With Some Cray Cray Hotel Rates

January 30, 2014 at 1:14 PM | by | ()

The Big Game hasn't even been played yet, but we're already looking forward to the next big sports weekend. The first weekend of March Madness is March 20-23 and may surpass Super Bowl weekend as the craziest sports weekend of the year. This isn't anything new for most Vegas watchers. March Madness has been growing in popularity for the past few years since it lasts four days, falls during Spring Break and is around St. Patrick's Day. Sportsbooks are usually overflowing with people.

There is a buzz around the books that may become bigger than the Big Game this year so we decided to check hotel rates now to see if they reflect that. If demand is high, hotel rooms will cost more. But, even we were astonished by the rates we found almost two months ahead of the madness. This writer's discounted Total Rewards rates are off the charts.

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Hooters Now Has Rooms For Just $15 a Night

Where: 115 East Tropicana Ave [map], 89109
October 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM | by | ()

It's no secret that staying in Vegas during the middle of the week will get you steep discounts at hotels but we were seriously stunned when we saw that rooms for Hooters Casino Hotel were just $15 a night on Expedia the week of October 24. FIFTEEN DOLLARS.

When we skipped over to Hooters' own website, we saw that standard rooms were going for just $20 a night ($50 if you want a pool view.) And all in all, rooms at Hooters for the entire month of October are under $200 a night.

Of course, the Expedia rate is non-refundable and is ominously mentioning "limited or no view" but $15 is not bad if you need somewhere to crash after getting wasted on the Strip. Or if you are having your apartment exterminated or something.

Anyways, we've stayed in one of these dirt cheap rooms before and we quite liked what we got for $20. Then again, we did have a view so these rooms might really be the worst ones in the house. If they are, well, let us know!

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How to Get to Vegas For Almost Free

November 22, 2010 at 1:31 PM | by | ()

The more you save on your trip to Vegas, the more you can spend in Vegas!

UPDATE: Expedia has pulled the miracle discount coupon. Ugh. But you should follow The Points Guy on Twitter for more tips on getting to Vegas on the cheap.

One of our trusted travel advisers, The Points Guy aka Brian Kelly, recently Twittered this amazing deal from Expedia on Friday:

Major deal alert: Vegas flight and hotel for free (or close to it). Go to expedia.ca, choose flight+hotel & use Voucher SAVE300

Naturally, we thought the catch here was that you had to be Canadian since the Expedia url is Canadian. But The Points Guy told us any city works. He himself booked a flight from JFK to LAS and one night at Bally's for just $27, INCLUDING TAXES.

And our Jaunted editor is doing Christmas in Vegas from Dec. 22-26 with a flight from JFK and four nights at the Hard Rock for only $170. TOTAL.

The coupon is entirely legit but the check-out process at Expedia is a bit of a nightmare. However, you should enter the voucher code SAVE300 right when you enter your credit card info and the deductions will then appear.

Happy early Christmas from us! (And The Points Guy and Expedia of course.)

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A Different Kind of Rush: $79 Rooms at The Golden Nugget's New Rush Tower

Where: 129 E. Fremont St. [map], 89101
November 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM | by | ()

What better way to kick off the weekend in Vegas by spending it in a brand-new hotel room? For once, we're not talking CityCenter. No, instead The Golden Nugget will be opening its new Rush Tower tomorrow.

The luxe new tower will have its own porte cochere and entrance at First and Carson Streets where guests will be whisked inside to check-in amongst some pretty swank lighting and posh furniture, including a floating reservation desk with a 75,000-gallon tropical aquarium fish tank in the background. Finally, parts of downtown are starting to look like The Strip.

Here's what else guests can expect:

After check-in, guests will be escorted to one of the tower's more than 500 well-appointed guestrooms. The guestrooms are 20 percent larger than the Golden Nugget's current North and South standard rooms and offer exceptional room selections for any occasion.

The tower also includes four Penthouse Suites and 70 Junior Corner Suites, which provide incredible views of the Las Vegas Strip or of the famous Golden Nugget pool. Guestrooms are furnished with contemporary and sleek decor and complemented by stylish and fiery hues. Standard features include upgraded pillow-top mattresses, feather down comforters and 42-inch plasma televisions.

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