Mother’s Day Bargains

Every Mother’s Day, I run into the same problem: I know there will be deals, but many of them aren’t announced until the Thursday or Friday before, which means I don’t have the information in time to get it into print. That’s OK—I can still throw out some ideas here using the info I do have.

Of course, special meals will be available everywhere this weekend, including at the buffets, where most will add a special Mother’s Day touch to their brunches. One traditional play is Hugo’s Cellar at the Four Queens, where Mom will get a rose to go along with the usual solid fare you find there. Looking for a good non-casino dining option? Try Vintner Grill or Honey Salt on the west side of town, or Todd’s Unique Dining on the east. Also, an interesting add-on deal is being offered at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, where a three-course brunch for $36.95 comes with a $25 dining card for Mom that’s valid on a future visit.

Want to pick her up some jewelry? Get over to Silverton, which offers a charm bracelet when you earn 1,000 players club points on Wednesday or Thursday (good all month). That’s $1,000 coin-in, which is about 90 minutes of quarter video-poker play.

Another gambling-related deal will be offered at Eldorado and Jokers Wild in Henderson, where four queens in video poker will pay a 100-coin bonus. It’s not a huge premium, but it’s a no-brainer that boosts your overall return by about 0.4 percent. Other casinos are also likely to have this traditional video-poker bonus for four queens.

If you want to make an evening of it, N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms is offering a three-course meal for $75 per person, and it comes with a ticket to see The Great Gatsby at Brenden Theatres. Or you can head over to Madame Tussauds, where moms get free entry with the purchase of another adult or children’s ticket.

Or perhaps you’d like to combine a Mother’s and Father’s Day gift by sending your folks to The Resort on Mount Charleston? A room-and-brunch getaway there starts at $115.

Then there’s the best deal of all this year: Moms eat free at the Flame Steakhouse at El Cortez when accompanied by another paying diner. The Flame is one of Las Vegas’ iconic “value-gourmet” houses, where you can get quality steaks and seafood at old-time prices.

And speaking of old-time prices, if you want to get really creative, take Mom to the Golden Gate on Friday between 2 and 5 p.m., where in honor of “National Shrimp Day,” the great GG shrimp cocktail will set you back exactly two quarters.

Happy Mother’s Day to mine, as well as to all of yours.