Last week Expedia's Canadian division ran a wonderful $300 off promotion that I took full advantage of.
Booking the trips to New York City were easy, but the trips to Las Vegas were a bit more difficult. With Vegas, I was faced with two choices: book a mediocre hotel for free or pay an extra ~$100 for a top property like the Wynn or Bellagio.
I'm not a big fan of Las Vegas, but couldn't pass up a deal to go there for free and will be taking my first of two trips there late this afternoon. In the end, I decided to "split the baby" and go with a "free" hotel this trip and a five-star hotel for my trip next month.
In past trips to Las Vegas, I have stayed at the JW Marriott in Sumerlin or the Westin Casurita just off the strip. Tonight, I'll be giving the four-star Golden Nugget a try and next month I'll stay the Wynn.
Stay tuned for a full a report. If the $39/night Golden Nugget turns out bad, I won't be such a penny-pincher next time a good deal comes up.