With less than a week till Christmas, now’s the time to get in on the tail end of several of the best of the holiday promotions. Read fast, as a few of these expire later this week.
There are still a few days left to partake in the excellent 50 percent off dining deal at SLS Las Vegas that runs through Dec. 23. Locals with a CODE card get 50 percent off at all restaurants except Bazaar Meat, and the discount applies to the entire bill, including alcohol (excluding select bottles of wine). With time running out, Katsuya and Cleo should be your primary targets.
Another good promo with a short but doable window is running at South Point, where it’s half off everything through Dec. 24 when you pay with club points. The discount applies at restaurants and bars, rooms, shows, bingo, bowling, movies, the spa, liquor store, New Year’s Eve events and the gift shop. Yes, this deal is aimed at the casino’s gamblers, but everyone can take advantage of a special at the bars, where all drinks are $2. That’s top-shelf call brands for just two bones and an amazing $1 when paying with points.
Both the Orleans and the Gold Coast are running anniversary specials through Dec. 24, with 2-for-1 buffets and $1 Bud Light and well drinks at all bars. The only requirement is that you show a B Connected players card. Also at Gold Coast, earn 300 points ($300 coin-in) on Thursdays and get a 30th anniversary polo shirt (12/22) and a 30th anniversary long-sleeve T-shirt (12/29).
Earn 50 points ($50 coin-in) on Thursdays at Silverton and get 50 percent off in Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Sundance Grill or Seasons buffet. Gold, Platinum and Diamond club members get 50 percent off with no point-earning requirement.
For pure tradition, go to Ellis Island for the holiday eggnog. This is the 14th straight year that the nog has been mixed and sold from the bar in the casino. Yes, it contains alcohol and it has a kick. The price is $6 per glass and $30 per bottle, and supplies should last into mid-January.
Of course, parking is still free for locals, which likely won’t be the case at many Strip casinos soon after the New Year, so take advantage while you can. One place you can take even more advantage is Hooters, where in addition to offering $2 shots, $3 Bud and Bud Light and $1 blackjack, the hotel will also hand you a free beer at the lobby bar if you post a photo of your car parked in the Hooters Casino lot on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #IParkedForFree.
The New Year’s deals will reveal themselves over the next week, but one worth mentioning is the $35 all-you-can-drink wristband at the Downtown Grand. Pick your day, Dec. 29-Jan. 2, and the one-time payment will keep you lubricated for 24 hours. You might want to consider adding on a room for this one.
Anthony Curtis is the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and LasVegasAdvisor.com.