#1 – Sign up for the players clubs and login to the hotel website directly
Being signed up for the players club will also get you a ton more “freebies” and discounts. If you want to really learn about these programs you can check out my guide to Vegas players clubs.
#2 – Pay attention to your e-mail — I’m always getting special offers
#3 – Book a “refundable” rate and check the rates regularly
I have saved hundreds of dollars just by rebooking my rate… a couple years ago we booked the Waldorf Astoria for $350 a night… and rebooked 3 days before for $150/night.
#4 – Book a prepaid rate (if you’re just a couple days out)
#5 – Use a good rewards earning credit card
I like the Chase Sapphire Reserve — I value Ultimate Rewards points at 2 cents each. 3X on the CSR gets you 6% value back in points.
#6 – Book through Topcashback to earn cash back
#7 – Affiliate discounts (AAA, Senior, Military, First Responders, Students & Teachers)
#8 – Stay at a hotel with free parking
Like the TI and Venetian
Sign up for the Caesars and MGM credit cards for free parking
You don’t have to pay for your stay with the card to get free parking, you just need to “have” one
If you’re a Hyatt elite member you can also match your status to Mlife for free parking at MGM hotels
#9 – Book using points — There are tons of Marriotts, Hilton, Hyatts around Las Vegas. And many of the strip hotels are associated to one of these loyalty programs. You can book Mlife hotels with Hyatt points. I really like the Waldorf Astoria at Center Center that you can book with Hilton points.
#10 – Book your hotel as a package with the airline. I usually fly Southwest so I like Southwest Vacations.
#11 – Stay mid-week and not when there’s a conference
Check Las Vegas convention calendars
And avoid holidays.. Especially New Years
#12 – Consider an off-strip hotel
Particularly one of the ones with free breakfast. Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, Hyatt Place, and Hilton Homewood Suites
#13 – Don’t move the items in the mini bar