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Packer and Pascal Purchase New Frontier Parcel

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2014
Melbourne based Crown Resorts LTD announced on Monday August 4, 2014 that they have entered into an agreement with former Wynn Resorts President and COO Andrew Pascal and Oaktree Capital Management L.P. (holders of defaulted...

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Pencil: The Math of The Wynn June Offer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Jun 2014
It has been about four years since me and MissMonkay and I have stayed at Wynn and even longer for Encore. Between the club element and The Marilyn we've scattered to greener pastures. For reasons...

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Pencil: The Wynn Getaway Package Summer 2014 Edition

Posted by Chuckmonster on 8 May 2014
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...

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OMG: The LVH Benihana Package

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Dec 2012
Do you love Las Vegas? *shing shing chop chop chop chop chop chop chop chop chop shing shing* Do you love teppanyaki dining experience? *shing shing chop chop sizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzle chop chop shing* Do you love discounted dining and hotel...

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Tropicana Launches Holiday Deal. In March.

Posted by Chuckmonster on 7 Mar 2012
Here's a weird piece of marketing, the Tropicana has sent out a holiday discount mailer - 3 nights for $99 (a great deal) - but only if you book... ummmmm eight months in advance? Golly, I...

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Reading The Fine Print On Luxor's Winter Deals

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Nov 2011
Ahhh... fall. The leaves turn weird colors and fall off the trees. The sun sets in the middle of the afternoon, Las Vegas' most underperforming assets are shuttered for renovation or permanently. ...

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ARIA Offering Early Evening Prix Fixe Dining $49

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jul 2011
Speaking of ARIA, while perusing their dining offerings I happened to notice that all of their "specialty dining" restaurants are offering $49 Early Evening menu... $49 from 5pm-7pm. Union offers choice of three appetizers (including the...

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MGM Now Offering a Buffet of Food and Fine Print

Posted by MikeE on 15 Jun 2011
The buffet: it's more than just all-you-can-eat kitchen scraps from the better restaurants. Now it's being used more aggressively than ever to keep you loyal. From day-long passes first introduced at Excalibur's tapeworm tapas bar...

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Southwest Unleashes Wynn, Caesars, Everything Vegas Deals

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Apr 2011
Southwest has unleashed yet another slew of great package deal discounts to Las Vegas this week. Included in the offerings are a $75 savings on all Wynn/Encore packages, a one night free plus $75...

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Thanks Moammar!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Feb 2011
Looks like the rising gas prices resulting from the slew of revolutions in the middle east is causing some economic uneasiness here at home. How do we know? Bellagio has started discounting rooms...

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WOW - Southwest Unleashes Wynn and Encore Packages

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Feb 2011
Southwest Airlines just this very minute have unleashed a brand new Wynn / Encore package deals. If you live in a locale which is serviced by Southwest Airlines, their package deals have historically penciled...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   encore   southwest   deals   

Cosmo Wants To Satisfy Your Inner Howard Hughes

Posted by MikeE on 23 Dec 2010
Ever wanted to play Howard Hughes? You know, lock yourself up in a nice suite for a couple days and have as little social contact as possible with the rest of the world a la...

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MGM Resorts Gets Into Cyber Monday

Posted by MikeE on 29 Nov 2010
A little something different from the folks at MGM Resorts International: Introducing Cyber Monday flight and hotel packages With food credits bundled in, most the deals pencil out and are even attractive for the casual tourist...

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Vdara Offers A Whole New Way To Get Burned

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2010
Capitalizing on their newfound notoriety as the only Las Vegas resort that threatens the health and safety of its guests, Vdara is offering a their guests a whole new way of getting burned - accepting...

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HOLY CRAP: Southwest Offers Two Free Nights Vegas Package

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Oct 2010
The lunatics at Southwest Airlines have teamed up with nearly every property in town for a gigantic "two free nights" promotion... this is by far one of the best promos they've put out since the...

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Mirage: We're Including the Crap You've Always Wanted to Steal!

Posted by MikeE on 15 Oct 2010
A "no duh" moment for sure. I've complained numerous times about the lack of creativity in hotel packages. Dinner and a room for a set price is not appealing. I can do the math and...

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Southwest Vegas Deal Mania - Venetian, Palazzo and Harrah's Property on Sale!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Oct 2010
Those nutty folks over at Southwest Airlines have put out a trio of brand new Vegas-centric deals for those whose local airports are serviced by Southwest. The first of the three is a 'catch...

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Southwest Wynn Encore Package Deal

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Sep 2010
Southwest Airlines has unleashed another yummy Wynn / Encore package deal... save up to $250, plus 20% room savings AND a $100 resort credit. Neato. Doing a little pencil work reveals that this is...

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Pencil: Mandalay Bay's All Day Buffet Deal

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Sep 2010
Mandalay Bay and THEhotel has unleashed a new offer, bundling in Bay Side Buffet for two with their room rates. Let's take a look and see how this offer pencils out. The long and the...

Tagged: mandalay bay   thehotel   buffets   deals   

Bellagio: Gateway to the Cosmopolitan

Posted by JohnH on 9 Sep 2010
As the countdown to the opening of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas inches ever closer to zero (we're now at 97 days), many of us are going to have to start looking at the logistics...

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Palms For $29 Per Night!

Posted by MikeE on 5 Sep 2010
Desperation - this offer reeks of it. We recently wrote of Palms difficulty keeping up in today's market which was further complemented with insights from the inside in the comments section. Now at long last, what...

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Awesome: Fabulous Flamingo's Fresh Podcast-a-Palooza Promo!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Aug 2010
The fine feathered folks from the fabulous Flamingo have fluffed up a plumply plumed pimping promo for Podcast-a-Palooz'rs who are looking for a booking. The deal - for one of their grooviest accommodations: the GO Deluxe...

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Southwest Unleashes Wynn Deal

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Aug 2010
Southwest Vacations is back with a duo of new flight/hotel package deals one of which is custom built just for Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Here's the details: Save up to $100 on Wynn Las Vegas or...

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Southwest Deal : Free Night At Any MGM Resort Package

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Jul 2010
Southwest Airlines is back again, now with a package deal for any and all MGM Resorts International properties - MGM Grand, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, NYNY, Monte Carlo, Vdara, Aria, Bellagio and their bastard child...

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New Southwest Package Deal to Any Harrah's Resort

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jul 2010
If you are lucky enough to live in a market serviced by Southwest Airlines and are planning to make a trip to town this fall - perhaps for the Vegas Podcast-a-Palooza - it is worth...

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Hotel Packages: Something Truly Unique, Different, and Better?

Posted by MikeE on 14 Jul 2010
"There's no mystery as to what people want. The whole idea, though, is to serve it up to you in a way that's unique and different and better than what you've ever had before." These are...

Tagged: wynn   package deals   le reve   

Cosmo Packages: Generous Much?

Posted by MikeE on 8 Jul 2010
Many hotel packages are laughable. Some are even downright insulting. Most assume that you, the consumer, aren't smart enough or are too lazy to do the math. They hope to have you suckered in to...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   vegas deals   

Pencil: Tropicana's $50 Free Slot Play Offer

Posted by Chuckmonster on 27 May 2010
Meanwhile, down the street at the soon to be all new Tropicana, the paint has been laid on thick, fancy carpets cut and placed, new signage leads to new restaurants, the pool is glistening, the...

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Mandarin Oriental Gets Fresh With Pricing

Posted by MikeE on 11 Apr 2010
You know we're just butt-crazy, head over heels smitten with CityCenter's Mandarin Oriental. When they first began taking reservations, we just couldn't see how they could stand charging $540 a night, but as details started...

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698 Reasons To Consider This Wynn | Encore Package Deal

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Apr 2010
Southwest Airlines Vacations is back with another awesome package, this time for Harrah's properties, PLUS they have extended the Wynn | Encore deal for another week. If you are looking for a booking,...

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