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New Year, New Vegas Deals

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Good news! The Deal Detective is now sleuthing out new bargains every week. Look for a new case each Thursday.

Dear Deal Detective:

My husband really wants to go to Las Vegas for a long weekend. I’m not so crazy about it, but can you at least help us find a good deal so we have some money left over to spend once we get there?

—Mary Jane

Dear Mary Jane,

Luck is already on your side. If there’s one place where you can pretty much always find a good deal, it’s Sin City. And with this being the start of the new year, there’s also a bevy of new offers to sort through.

United Vacations has just announced a $100 discount on airfare-and-hotel vacations when you stay at a participating Las Vegas hotel (including the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, MGM Grand, Mirage, and Venetian, among others) and use the promo code VEGAS at checkout. You also get a $100 gift certificate for future travel to any United Vacations destination after you book. Book by February 15.

Southwest Vacations has a $75-off deal for a specific property—the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino—when you book an airfare-inclusive stay of three nights or longer. For this one you need to book by January 10 and travel between January 13 and March 29.

If you’re the do-it-yourself type, you can price out the airfare and hotel components separately and see which comes out to the best value. Currently Southwest and American are offering sales that include Las Vegas from a variety of departure cities.

I also always check Vegas.com, which—in addition to the usual airfare-hotel offers—is a good place to find “things to do” promotions and ways to save once you’ve arrived, such as show discounts and always-useful free monorail rides.

Need help finding a deal for your next trip? Please email me your request. Be aware that due to the volume of requests I receive, I cannot personally respond to every email. The more compelling your question, the better the chance you’ll be selected for an upcoming case.

All prices, dates, and booking details listed here were valid at the time of publication. Some information may have changed since that time.

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