Leads for bargains in Las Vegas, esp hotel 30/5/18-4/6/18

A friend of mine is going to the USA and is looking at her Vegas accommodation now.
Are there specialist sites or leads for bargains in Vegas?

Thank you!

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      Specifically keep an eye out for the resort fees and whether or not they are payable if renting through VRBO or airbnb. I booked my last trip to Vegas through VRBO and it worked out much cheaper because of this reason.

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    Try the shot up place?

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    Hi mate Groupon us. Resort hotels regularly go for about $40.

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    The best time to book is midweek, the prices can go up significantly over the weekend. It is also worth looking at going to the Grand Canyon for at least one day.

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      Yeah this is absolutely true, we went to Vegas back in June, I think the SLS was around $50/night for the Wednesday and Thursday nights we were there, then went up to around $170/night for the Friday and Saturday. As an avid OzBarginer I wasn't having any of that, so we spent those last two nights just out of town at a resort at Lake Las Vegas, around $100/night.
      Grand Canyon is a great idea for weekends too.

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    Like another person mentioned midweek prices are significantly cheaper. Also sign up to a MLife account before checking prices to get a decent discount at their hotels.

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    OK, here is my Killer Tip for a cheap hotel room in Vegas. It sounds unbelievable, but it has worked for me, and for everyone to whom I have recommended it…
    Pick a nice hotel on the Strip and book an el cheapo, standard room. The most recent hotels I have stayed in are the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor.
    When you check in, as usual, you will be asked for your passport (Drivers' Licence if you are a local) and a credit card.
    This is where you need to be specific.
    You fold a $20 bill, twice, and place it between your passport and CC, with a peek of note visible.
    As you are handing it over, try to make eye contact and say, very clearly (remember, you are the one with the accent), "I wonder whether it might be possible to get a complimentary room upgrade today please?"
    You MUST say "complimentary" otherwise you might get charged for the upgrade.
    The common reaction is either, they check on the computer or they go back from the counter to "check with the service manager".
    Then usually, they trouser the $20 and upgrade you.
    Both times it has happened to me I have ended up in a suite for under US$90 — one of the rooms ran about $300 a night. It was huge; separate dining and lounge rooms and 2 bathrooms (really!)
    I have looked online and there are examples where it has not worked, but if that is the case, the worst thing that can happen is, you are out $20.
    But so far, for me and my friends, it has always worked.
    Also, the rack rates for the rooms come down Sunday night because that is when the locals pack up and go home. They usually go back up on Thursday.
    Try it out, and let me know if it works!

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    Signature Apartments adjacent to MGM Grand via Airbnb.