Posts Tagged ‘Coupons’

The Lowest Gas Prices in Las Vegas

Friday, July 1st, 2011

It’s the start of Fourth of July weekend and for many that means traveling. Las Vegas families are often headed out of town for a little vacation while others have family that are headed to Vegas for a little vacation. For Las Vegas real estate residents, the door swings back and forth quite frequently around here.

Gas prices in Las Vegas are currently around $3.25 which is about a quarter below the national average today. Not bad. And, it is even cheaper than it was over Memorial Day but still up a dollar a gallon from last year. While Memorial Day is a more highly traveled holiday, the gas prices will help keep tourism afloat, at least for now.

If you are traveling this holiday weekend, there are a variety of ways to save on gas from Perks at the Pump offered by various grocery chains to cash back credit cards from various gas stations. Learning how to save can be tricky, but it is possible.

One website I have found helpful in finding the lowest Las Vegas gas prices around is vegasgasprices.com. Residents throughout the Valley watch gas prices and when they spot one that is a good deal they share it. The price per gallon is reported and then posted on the website for public access. Not only do they post the lowest but the highest price per gallon as well for those who would like to know if they’ve been hoodwinked.

Participants who report local gas prices are eligible for prizes and fuel points, another way to save a little bit at the pump.

Check it out: vegasgasprices.com



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Las Vegas Local Discounts: Show Tickets

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Tickets, get your tickets! If you’re headed out to a holiday show in Las Vegas this season, don’t forget to get your tickets. We’re not talking about the tickets from the shady scalper lurking around the corner with that “sweet deal” to the next big event, but from a truly reliable source, tix4tonight.com.

There are a variety of reputable box offices around the country, including both the large and smaller online versions, but most will not be offering discounts for locals. What Tix 4 Tonight prides themselves on are the half-price tickets for shows going on that very day (yes, including cirque shows).

They also offer steep discounted tickets for numerous shows throughout the week for anyone and everyone, but if you are a local for $25 you can have a little extra:

  • Local VIP Line Pass that allows you to bypass the tourist line
  • Waiving of the service charges for the year
  • Local eats discounts to both casual and fine dining restaurants like RM Seafood & Steak, Morton’s Steakhouse, Spago and Benihana.

If you are Las Vegas real estate resident, give a Tix 4 Tonight gift card and let your local friends and family join in on the fun. All you need is a Nevada ID for proof of residency. If your door revolves with visitors who love to go to shows throughout the year, this is the ticket.


McCarran International Airport Treats for Holiday Travelers

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Thanksgiving is only 2 days away. Things can get a little hectic with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Take for instance this past weekend. Anyone headed to load up on Thanksgiving dinner ingredients was in for a real treat as Black Friday deals were already in stores taking place! Lines were longer than usual and I think that Scrooge was in front of me.

No Bah Hum Bug here though I tell ya. We are looking forward to spending time with family! Many of our friends have family members who are headed to town where the weather outside is not so frightful. It is always a hoot to see visitors from colder climates sporting their shorts and t-shirts while we thin-blooded Las Vegans are wearing our wool sweaters.

Most guests will be flying into the McCarran International Airport (LAS). Over the years McCarran has continued to remove the old and remake it into something much more, increasing tourism and continually giving the economy a little boost. McCarran has also given their website a fresh look, loaded with tips for holiday traveling, Las Vegas weather forecasts and the latest departure, arrival and parking updates.

Cheerful decorations, lights, trees and wreaths are being hung. Storefronts are joining in on the fun. Several local businesses located inside McCarran International have even teamed up to offer travelers a few sweet holiday deals. If you haven’t heard of Travel Advantages, let me introduce you. Their site is a great money saving resource for LAS travelers, filled with coupons to print and redeem including deals for Starbucks, Chili’s, Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s and more!

Las Vegas real estate residents, pass the information along. Bookmark it yourself if you’ll be traveling a bit. Increase your holiday spirit and increase your holiday savings.


Las Vegas Coupons: Saving Money for the Holidays

Friday, November 12th, 2010

It is always a nice surprise to pull out a twenty-dollar bill from that winter coat you wore last season. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra twenty dollars around each week? Well, even an extra five or ten would be nice too. It all adds up. So how does someone save a little extra for the upcoming holiday season? Well, if you can figure out how to use various coupons in Las Vegas, you will be well on your way.

For over a year now our family has been clipping coupons, figuring out how they work and who has the best deals from week to week. This little bit of extra research has resulted in savings of 50%-60% off our total bill as well as an array of toiletry items and basic food staples for free! There are so many online resources these days. Many of the major Las Vegas Grocery Stores provide their patrons with the ability to load coupons on a saver’s card instead of having to clip them out of the weekly Sunday paper. If you can do both, you again will be well on your way.

Here’s how we got started:

  1. Have you ever seen people with an envelope full of coupons that they dig through in every aisle? Save yourself time in the long run and get a one inch thick 3-ring binder. Buy 30+ plastic baseball card protector pages, the ones that have nine inserts per page. Keep your coupons filed in one place. This way you can actually see what you have on each page and grab them quickly.
  2. Organize them by category. For instance, have pages for canned goods, dairy, meat, beverages, baking, snacks, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc….
  3. ONLY CLIP COUPONS FOR ITEMS YOU WILL USE! There is no sense in clipping extra coupons and filing them away only to throw them out after they expire. Don’t buy it just because it’s on sale. Don’t buy it just because you have a coupon for it. Learn the art of saying, ”No.”
  4. Know each grocery store policy on couponing. Many times the information will be available at the customer service counter and if not, ask a manager for details.
  5. Do not be embarrassed to use 20 or 30 coupons at a time. Do not worry about what others waiting in line will think. On the other hand be prepared. Come with a list and stick to it so not to waste your time or anyone else’s for that matter. Every bit counts, so grin and bear it and then really grin when you get the final bill with that 50% savings!

While the stores below are by no means comprehensive, these are stores that we shop weekly:

  • Smiths (Kroger Corporation)- manufacturer coupons, in-store coupons, preferred card, double coupons up to $1.00. You can stack a manufacturer coupon and in-store coupon for extra savings on an item!
  • Walmart – Wal-Mart does not double coupons, but they do price match. Take the competitor ad(s) with you for proof and they will make the price adjustments, then use the manufacturer coupon.
  • Target- manufacturer coupons, in-store coupons, no doubling but many gift card promotions with purchase of specific items. You can stack a manufacturer coupon and in-store coupon for extra savings on an item!
  • Walgreens – manufacturer coupons, in-store coupons, rapid rewards, no doubling. You can stack a manufacturer coupon and in-store coupon for extra savings on an item!

For even more savings, checkout our previous blog about restaurant.com and for further encouragement and resource on couponing, head to nickels-n-dimes.com.


Money Saving Tips for Las Vegas Real Estate Residents

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Every month I like to post a blog that falls under the topic of money. Last month I talked about Bank of America Resource Centers. This month’s blog is strictly for practical and fun purposes. The entry is simply about saving a little money when you go out. Why live in the entertainment capital of the world and not take a little advantage of it?

In times of recession, companies get creative offering various discounts on a variety of services. Some of these coupons may look good on your printer paper but upon redemption, the deal wasn’t so great after all and you might have been better off saving your computer ink. One company that I have found to be offering legitimate deals is restaurant.com.

Restaurant.com offers discounted coupons specific to the city you live in or may be visiting. With a quick online registration, simply input the zip code, city or state and voila! An extensive list is populated of eateries to choose from. For example, in the Las Vegas Real Estate area Village Pub & Poker, Mandalay Bay Resort- Mizuya Sushi and Sake, House of Blues, El Jefe and Memphis Barbeque are all participating restaurants. And that’s only a few from the 10 pages of results!

Since these are used frequently in my home, here are a few things to remember:

  • Make sure to read the restrictions carefully. Most of them are only valid during the week.
  • They all require that you purchase a certain amount before receiving the discount (i.e. $35 off purchase of $50). Hint: purchase as close to the amount as possible for the greatest discount.
  • You may only use one restaurant.com coupon per group, per month at the same restaurant.
  • Alcohol may or may not be included in the purchase. Ask the server.
  • Tell the server you are using the coupon BEFOREHAND. Most servers are okay with this coupon as they get an automatic 18% gratuity. Many servers have even helped us reach the amount by suggesting menu items.
  • Look at your bill carefully before paying. The breakdown should be the food + 18% gratuity – the coupon amount.

Once you purchase a coupon from restaurant.com, they frequently send you coupon codes for additional discounts, sometimes up to 80% off! Don’t forget that Henderson Real Estate has plenty of wonderful places to eat as well.

Bon Appetite!