I am a big fan of all things "free" in Vegas.
If you have a Facebook account and haven't signed up for the MyVegas games, you really should. You can save up "coins" to redeem for actual Vegas goodies. What could be better than that?
Go to apps.facebook.com/playmyvegas to sign up and start playing. You can earn coins in a few different ways, including adding Facebook friends as your MyVegas slot friends, giving each other gifts of "coins" every day, and by just playing the slot games for your own entertainment (but not for real money).
I was a little skeptical at first, until I saw a couple of my real-life Vegas friends easily redeem "coins" for actual Vegas experiences. The redemption process is very straightforward, and there are many prizes to be had - everything from a free glass of wine or an appetizer at MLife property restaurants and bars, to free show tickets and hotel rooms. Playing PRETEND slots to get REAL hotel rooms for free in Vegas? How much easier can it get?
All of the Las Vegas MLife properties are included in the MyVegas online world: Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Monte Carlo, NY/NY and Circus Circus. There are prizes for each of the hotels, and they change often. You can view the rewards by hotel or "cost" to help you determine the number of "coins" you need to earn.
I am saving up my own "coins" to keep an eye out for some of the changing prizes and see what really piques my interest as I get closer to a trip. Some of the more popular rewards sell out quickly, so you need to keep an eye out for the stuff you really want to make sure you can snap up an offer before it's gone.
Things like free meals, free shows, and free hotel rooms are always a big draw for me. I usually stay at Caesars properties because that's where I gamble the most and get the most free offers in return, but if I can play an online game and get free things from other places, that's even better!
I have to go earn some more free stuff now...