Melman
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May 30th, 2010 at 7:34:40 AM permalink
I'm leaving later today for 3 days in LV. Just bought an ACG coupon book. It's a large book, too large to carry around. Can the coupons be removed in advance? (With the smaller LVA coupon book, you have to leave them in and remove them in front of a casino employee.) Any problems using these coupons?

ACG has forums on their site but they have little activity. So thanks for any tips.
FinsRule
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May 30th, 2010 at 7:51:11 AM permalink
Yes they can. You just need to make sure you have the card with you, just in case.
Tiltpoul
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May 30th, 2010 at 8:07:09 AM permalink
I would recommend going through the book and making sure the coupons are one you want to use. My experience was that while it is the Bible of casino resources (and truly wonderful for that), that many of the coupons are really only valuable if you're traveling with somebody.

I know that you must have both the coupon and book to receive the Palms funbook, for example. But most places I went just gave it to me without even mentioning the guide. There are a few good match plays, but double-check some restrictions. Some of them say "New card only, redeem at player's club."

Don't get me wrong: the book's coupons do have some good values, and the information presented is worth the cost. But since it is unwielding to lug around, just have a game plan. Have fun in Vegas.
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toastcmu
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May 30th, 2010 at 8:24:51 AM permalink
I believe most places will not give you a problem - Ellis Island is the one place I know that seems to require the coupon to be in the book and may even require the actual card.

-B
Melman
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May 30th, 2010 at 9:46:18 AM permalink
I've been in Ellis Island twice over the years - both times with coupons that they refused to honor. ACG's forums did have a report from last year over the holidays that EI wasn't honoring any coupons. (I saw this myself with a LVA coupon.) ACG says that EI now requires out-of-state ID with coupons. It doesn't sound like good business for a locals casino to offend the locals, but I guess I am not surprised at anything this place does.

There are several coupons I plan to use in the area between Terrible's and the Strip (Tuscany, Terrible's, Hard Rock, Westin, Bill's), so I'll probably try the EI coupon too. Even though I'm sure they will find a reason not to take it.

I add up over $200 of matchplays and free machine play. And that's without going slumming into North LV. Yes, there are a lot of 2-for-1 food coupons that I won't use this trip, but I'll save them for later in the year. I've already removed all the coupons I can't or won't use. Some of the coupons are one-per-year, others are one-per-month. It's probably worthwhile for me to buy a new book every time I go.
rudeboyoi
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May 30th, 2010 at 1:18:23 PM permalink
i cut out all the gaming coupons and then organize them into locations that are near eachother. ill keep the rest of the book in the car and may browse through it again if im hungry looking for food coupons.
toastcmu
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May 30th, 2010 at 1:33:56 PM permalink
Quote: Melman


I add up over $200 of matchplays and free machine play. And that's without going slumming into North LV. Yes, there are a lot of 2-for-1 food coupons that I won't use this trip, but I'll save them for later in the year.



One thing to note - if you're counting the freeplay from Hooters - that amount is only allowed on dedicated machines. I believe you have to either play it completely to zero, or actually hit a jackpot to collect any money with that freeplay.

-B
rudeboyoi
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May 30th, 2010 at 8:05:52 PM permalink
Quote: toastcmu

One thing to note - if you're counting the freeplay from Hooters - that amount is only allowed on dedicated machines. I believe you have to either play it completely to zero, or actually hit a jackpot to collect any money with that freeplay.

-B



that Hooters advertisement has always pissed me off.
ahiromu
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May 31st, 2010 at 12:28:10 AM permalink
I would like to ask something of the people here and maybe the Admins. First off, if I have missed a huge explanation/talk of the ACG please direct me. But... How worthwhile is it? I mean, what are some of the best offers and how often do you have to go to Vegas to make it worthwhile assuming I don't gamble locally? For the admins, I'm not sure on the legality of it, but if there was a section for people to state some of the better deals in it that would be awesome.

If people can't legally post some of the deals, how about from previous years? I mean is it held to just match plays, or can you get something as neat as 2 for 1 at the Bellagio buffet?
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rudeboyoi
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May 31st, 2010 at 12:54:37 AM permalink
as far as the gaming coupons go, the books really only worthwhile if you happen to live in las vegas.

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