How to Save Money on Vegas Dining
Las Vegas is a food lover’s paradise. Known all over the world for it’s world class dining and super star chefs, there are so many options to choose from. But how do you afford to eat in Vegas without blowing your whole budget in a day’s worth of meals? We’ve put together some tried and true tips on how to stretch your dollars and still get to experience some of the best restaurants the city has to offer.
- Firstly, grab a casino player’s card from the hotel. Why? Well, the hotels offer them for free. Free is always a good thing in Vegas. This is how you earn rewards, which you can use towards free meals as well as get discounts on buffets. Two of the most popular player’s cards is the M Life and the Total Rewards card.
- Definitely get a Vegas Dining Card from Tix4Tonight. For as little as $5 per person, the Vegas Dining Card can save you money at over 65 restaurants, buffets and snack shops all over Las Vegas. This is hands down the best deal in Vegas, giving you unlimited use for 7 days. Dining Cards are available at any Tix4Tonight booth on the Strip or at www.Tix4.com.
- Use your phone to check for additional online promotions at the restaurant. Lots of the restaurants change their menus seasonal and so they want to bring people into the restaurant with great offers. It only takes a few seconds to search and see if they are offering a meal deal or dinner special.
- Eat at a Vegas buffet. Eating at a Vegas buffet is a classic Vegas experience for a reason. While buffet styles and quality can vary, prices are generally reasonable. Some buffets include all-you-can-drink deals too for surcharge and brunch deals often include bottomless champagne and mimosas.
- Yes! Buy a “Buffet of Buffets” pass. Buffet Passes will give you unlimited access to four different buffets that you can eat at usually within 24 hours. The best way to work this deal is to start at lunchtime and then get your next 4 meals – lunch, dinner, breakfast, and then lunch again.
- Visit hot restaurants featuring celebrity chef restaurants during lunch. The best chefs in the world have restaurants in Las Vegas and while some can be incredibly expensive for dinner, most have a lunch menu with prices that are often about 20% less. This is a great way to try out new places and know if it’s truly worth the hefty price tags.
- Take advantage of happy hour deals and late-night specials. Most restaurants in Vegas have happy hour pricing offering discounts on drinks and appetizers. Times range for each restaurant so check ahead of time and some only have happy hour on weekdays.
- Don’t throw away those coupon books. You know those tourist guides in your hotel or on the airline? Well, they are chock full of coupons, deals and specials that you could take advantage of. A trick is to just rip out the page of the deal you think you’ll really use and put it in your wallet so it’s handy when the check comes!
- Head off The Strip and go Downtown. Downtown Las Vegas is where the Locals go. Why? Because it’s trendy, hip and has some of the best bars and walking areas in all of Vegas. Plus, it’s way more affordable than The Strip. That’s reason enough.
- Ask for a Military Discounts (obviously only if you deserve one). For service men and women, it’s important that you let restaurants show you some special treatment and hook you up with a discount. Bring your ID and you may receive anywhere 10-30% off.
There you have it! Dining in Vegas does not have to eat up your entire vacation budget. Now you can live it up in Las Vegas without having to pay full price ever again.