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Pencil: The Wynn Getaway Package Summer 2014 Edition

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 8th May 2014 2:31pm
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Wynn Mailer

Yesterday afternoon the mailman delivered one of those all too rare envelopes from Wynn Las Vegas. I know it wasn't a nastygram... those come via FedEx.... oh my gawd - an offer? And what perfect timing, as we're looking for a booking for the upcoming Kraftwerk show at The Cosmopolitan.

Wynn Mailer

Why yes... the "Wynn Getaway Package" - a two night stay starting at $299 with complimentary upgrade to Encore Resort King, two complimentary tickets to Le Reve ($100 each) and two complimentary passes to the Wynn Buffet (normally $80). I haven't given Wynn much play in the last year, they're really digging deep into the bottom of the fishbowl sending a paper mailer to us. Before we fire it up and see what the rates are for this offer, let's look to see what the current rack rates are for that weekend, minus the comps.

Wynn Mailer

Oh look! There's a 72 Hour Sale going on too! Now we've got something else to compare too. But first... the control group.

Wynn Mailer

Wynn Deluxe Resort King = $319/night plus $25 resort fee.... no comps, no add ons.

Now let's apply the 72 hour 20% off sale coupon to the deal:

Wynn Mailer

Wynn Deluxe Resort King with promotional rate is... $319/night plus $25 resort fee. Same price!

Now, let's run this through the mailer offer. Wynn Mailer

Wynn Deluxe Resort King = $399 for Friday June 27 and $399 for Saturday June 28. 30% more than the bait price and $80 per night MORE than the standard rack rate. But what about those "complimentary" buffet and show tickets? Yeah... they aren't complimentary at all... you're paying $160 bucks for em.

Deceptive language and funky math... I'm calling bullshit, Wynn Getaway Package indeed.



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Comments & Discussion:

I love the fact you really spent some time investigating this. So much math. Yuck.

That's pretty shady. I get mailers from Wynn 2-3 times a year which I find interesting since I've only stayed their once and that was four years ago. I've never gambled much there even when I stayed there yet I get the same offer over and over - $129 for a resort room midweek, two buffet passes and midweek upgrade to Encore suite if available. Certainly not a great offer but it looks like a steal compared to your getaway offer. I assumed the Wynn offer they sent me also went to virtually all of their players but apparently not.

Looks like the 20% flash sale is only on the Deluxe Panoramic Room and the Panoramic Suite King. So it's definitely a sale to upgrade you into a suite.

Most promotions at the Wynn are tricky like this IMO. The only deals that are worth using to the general public is the early booking or the 30% off in full. Any deal that offers you something "complimentary" is always added into the cost of the room. Its a good lesson for everyone to check one the basic rack rates are before booking any apparent deals.

Wynn has really cut back on promotions. I hear from Aria at least once a month, nada from the Wynn.

On the Wynn Resorts company conference call last week, The Steve said that Las Vegas ADR (Average Daily Rate) is up to $275 and RevPAR (revenue per available room) is up to $241 with occupancy at 87.8%.

I guess they don't need to offer too many discounts...we're almost back to 2007 levels!

That sucks for all of us. Expect to see fewer "deals", unfortunately.

If I want freebies, I play MyVegas. If I want discounted rooms, I'll head downtown. And I'll almost never pay $40 for a buffet, whether it's upfront or hidden in a room rate.

(I'm a low roller)

The plus side of the coming economic crash will be the Encore Duplex can be had for $1200 and a Skyloft for $500 again, possibly even a lot less.

I scored four nights at Wynn on Priceline for $95 bucks per night mid-week this July. I was expecting to get Venetian, which I got last year, and was really surprised. I'm a low-roller who never gets decent offers, so Priceline/Hotwire is a godsend.

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