Although we have sometimes gotten a free or reduced price on a Las Vegas show through a travel package, we have discovered that the best prices or best deals were most often the ones we purchased once we got there.
It is only logical to check out which shows other travelers enjoyed and which they did not. Travel gossip at its best – everyone we met in espresso bars, restaurants, the pool or even on the shuttle was very willing to share their experiences. Why not? Word of mouth is still the best way to get a referral!
Since 1995, we have often used one discount agency, Tix4Tonight. Not only is information available online at Tix4Tonight.com, their staff members at their numerous locations have seen a lot of shows and have taken the time to advise us on which shows are most popular, which nights are best, whether to go to the first or second show, and how to get the best seats! All this while getting a discount. What is not to like? Just be sure to ask lots of questions and to pay attention.
We have used a number of their locations, including the one at Fashion Show Mall, the Giant Coke Bottle, and Town Square. Each time we have gotten to know the staff, been specific about what we wanted, and asked for their recommendations. They have always pleased us and gone beyond their job requirements to get us a fabulous deal. In one case, they even recommended that we rush to a different location for better seats!
In October of 2011, we were fairly certain we wanted to see Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis, unless we could get discount tix to see Elton John. We trusted the staff member at the Town Square office to let us know what was good, when, why, and for the best savings. Elton John was not a discounted show, but she did let us know that the second show was the best for Cirque du Soleil (the performers were not saving their energy for another show) and that if we purchased tickets more than 24 hours ahead, we could get to the box office to claim our tickets and reserve the very best cheap seats, right next to the expensive area.
That is exactly what worked; our seats were about three feet from the ones of people who had paid at least twice as much and our visibility was perfect. The show is very well choreographed and, assuming you enjoyed the life and times of Elvis as much as we, an excellent value. Plus, it is located in the Aria where one can enjoy a pre- or post-show visit to Jean Philippe, home of outrageous French chocolate desserts! A delicious way to round out the evening.
For more about Viva Elvis!, click here. http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/viva-elvis/default.aspx
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