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    Quote Originally Posted by james4beach View Post
    I found Mandalay Bay available immediately after Memorial Day (presumably the crowds will be gone on the weekdays) for only 67 USD/night, plus resort fee. Down from over $200

    What's the story with cost for pool usage? There are two 'beach clubs' that incur extra costs, but I'm not interested in those. What if you just go to the regular, guest-only pool area (with the sand and wave pool). Do you have to pay to use a chair?

    How about if I put a towel down on the sand and sit there? Surely that must be free...
    Topless pool areas & "beach club" cost for men...regular pool area free....chairs can be had if you get out to pool early and put your crap on it (like by 9am) or tip the pool boy and he'll "find" you a spot if you show up later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jargey3000 View Post
    interesting. are you able to zero in on a particular hotel? or do they just list the hotels used in the area?
    must admit you do have to follow rules & jump thru hoops on the betterbidding site
    The betterbidding admin is very pushy and tries to get everyone to "use the link" so they can collect advertising revenue. I don't like this pressure. They've also given me a hard time when I said no, I didn't use their link.

    This roomrevealer thing seems pretty good. Once you specify the area, stars, and free perks they are able to narrow it down to 1-3 hotels. When you look among the remaining ones, it seems you can eyeball which hotel it is based on % recommended rate and the full list of amenities. I haven't booked any using this technique yet but I definitely will be in the future.

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    yeah, I got banned from that site a decade or so ago because i forgot to use the link once. That as pretty annoying. I think she even IP blocked me at one point - obv she underestimated me.

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    ...yes...i've had my knuckles rapped a couple times too...
    nevertheless it has helped me get a decent rate & nail down exactly which hotel I'd be sleeping in...

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    I ended up booking Mirage because I like the greenery and trees that I saw in Youtube videos. Mandalay Bay pool area and beach also looks really good, and I may still use my free cancellation to reconsider closer to then

    Prices are amazing checking in on Memorial Day, I booked a refundable hotels.ca room at 87 CAD/night before taxes and resort fees - also includes a food&drink credit. There is a discount code TWOFOUR on hotels.ca at the moment. Using Hotwire, you can get a variety of hotels at a little under 70 CAD/night before taxes and resort fees: Treasure Island, New York New York, Planet Hollywood, Mandalay Bay.

    These are some top Las Vegas hotels at 70 CAD/night!! At peak times these run up to 200 or 300/night.

    I will finally be warm. If anyone else is going to be around on those dates, message me!
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    I think you'll be happier in the Mirage due to its central to the action location on the central strip. Use the $20 trick upon checking in...usually works well for me if the town is not too busy.
    http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/10...-trick-681040/
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    Never stayed at Mirage, but walked by, it's rather nice.

    Wow, great deal...$87 CAD/night before taxes and resort fees. Those do add up though!

    Well done with the deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jargey3000 View Post
    interesting. are you able to zero in on a particular hotel? or do they just list the hotels used in the area?
    You should almost always be able to find the exact hotel by comparing the information on the site with the results on Hotwire. I also added a basic feature where you can type in the Hotel's exact name (as listed on Expedia) in the area search and it will tell you how that hotel looks on Hotwire. "Mirage Resort & Casino" works for example. As long as all the details match up it should be like 99% accurate. Just shoot me a message if you have any trouble with it.

    and have a great trip to Vegas, James, I was there a couple months ago and went to one of those time share scam presentations and walked away with over $300 in comps, but then the slot machines...

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    Ah, gabriela, I didn't realize this was your web site.


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