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15 Las Vegas Hacks To Help You Survive Sin City

If you've never been to Vegas before, then this post if for you. From cheap drinks to hotel upgrades, here are some tips to survive Vegas.

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5. Room upgrades.

Want to score a better hotel room than the one you paid for? Try the $20 trick. Simply slip the hotel receptionist $20 when handing over your credit card and ask if any upgrades are available.

7. People-watching

If you love to people-watch, there are plenty of wonderful spots to go in Las Vegas. When you're at The Forum Shops at Caesars, request patio dining at Spago or The Cheesecake Factory.

9. Canvassers and costumed characters

You know those guys who stand on Las Vegas Boulevard snapping cards and trying to hand out fliers for strip clubs and personal entertainers? They're canvassers. Canvassers have won the legal right to pass out information. Most people complain that the fliers and cards cause litter and are obscene or that canvassers get in the way of pedestrians, but if you just keep walking, they aren't aggressive at all.

12. Always Carry a Map in Las Vegas

In the 12th position on my list of top ten money-saving tips for Las Vegas is a conglomeration of two articles. Most people do not realize that many Las Vegas cab drivers are out to make as much money off of you as possible. By carrying a map, you can show the Las Vegas cab drivers where you want to go, and that you can follow their path to make sure that they do not take you on a wild goose chase.

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