Although the Rewards say to “Redeem by December 5”, the current Travel Window is only through September 30, 2021. There is generally a lot of availability between now and then. I’d expect the travel windows to extend a bit further soon.
As a general rule, Comp Room Rewards are not available for weekends, although Park MGM is showing the weekend of September 10&11 as available. The 25% and Fixed Rate discount Rewards are available for almost every day. You can usually get just as good a deal if not better simply by logging in to your Mlife account or using a readily available deal from a site like my MarksLasVegasDeals.com site.
Using myVEGAS Rewards can help you make the most of your trip. Here are some Rewards that I’d suggest skipping, though.
Aria 1 Night Comp
The Aria Comp Room is nice, but the 2 Night Comp is actually 2,000 LP cheaper and tends to have similar dates available (if there are 2 consecutive nights available on the 1 night comp Reward, they are typically available for the 2 night comp Reward). This does assume you can see both Rewards.
NYNY Bar At Times Square $50 comp
This one was a big disappointment. I got it with what I thought were reasonable expectations. I was going solo and I wanted to get one, perhaps two really nice drinks. That was not an option. They have Johnny Walker Blue priced not to sell (about $80 for a shot was what I was told). The bartender actually said they priced it that high so that people wouldn’t use this comp for it. I didn’t need something that fancy, but the next step down was a big drop to call liquors for about $12 a glass (the same things they can comp if you are playing video poker). Even with a group there would have been no value in it.
Any Luxor Rewards you have to go to the Mlife desk to redeem
This has less to do with the Rewards themselves and more to do
with the long wait times at the Luxor Mlife desk. On a few trips now, I have ended up not using Luxor Rewards
I had purchased due to the long wait.
Show tickets and Room Rewards are OK since you handle those online.
Excalibur Room Comps
They are easy to get, but you really don’t want to stay there. The 2 night comp costs the same number of LPs as a single ticket to the Australian Bee Gees show. The single night comp is cheaper than the brunch comp that requires a stay at Excalibur. Think about that. And you still have to pay a resort fee (currently $35/nt plus tax).
myVEGAS has added some interesting new Rewards which include discounted room rates and either $100 or $150 in FreePlay. They have also added a Reward for a discounted room rate and slot tournament at New York – New York.
The Room Rate & $100 FREEPLAY Reward are 20,000 LPs. The Room Rate & $150 FREEPLAY Reward are 25,000 LPs. Both options are available for Bellagio, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, and Park MGM. The availability/travel windows are small and it does not say how reduced the rates are. That’s a lot of FREEPLAY, though and takes relatively few LPs. The fine print also says these Rewards are “not subject to redemption restrictions”, which is a new concept.
The free slot tournament Reward is for New York – New York and gives you entry to the slot tournament and a $39/night room rate for 20,000 LPs. It is only good for April 21-23 (the days of the slot tournament).
Mac King’s Comedy Magic show makes me really happy. It is a family friendly (very kid oriented, really) magic and comedy show that still has a lot to offer adults.
At its core, the show is a magic show with rope tricks, card tricks, sleight of hand, fire, some magical appearances and disappearances and his signature goldfish tricks. The show is really well written and has some finely crafted humor woven into it. (something you can hone during a show that has been running for almost 20 years). There is also a lot of room for improv during the audience participation segment. (a few for kids and a few for adults).
Don’t let the afternoon time slot (1p and 3p) fool you. This is a high quality show. The afternoon time slot is a reflection of the kid/family friendly focus, not the show quality. It isn’t as flashy and boisterous as Penn & Teller, but it shares a lot of the sensibilities for a much more reasonable price.