[Editor’s note: Post-Vegas, Howard has a new cost-saving partner for 2 Broke Guys BR—none other than Ryan Chenevert, whom you can see shirtless here.]
They said it would be impossible to visit Sin City and not take out a loan. After all, we are the guys behind 2 Broke Guys. But two of our favorite things to do are finding cheap entertainment and proving others wrong, so we bought plane tickets and headed to the desert.
Before we landed, the only things we purchased were our flight and a hotel room. We grabbed nearly every tourist pamphlet imaginable at the airport and came up with a “blackjack” list of 21 things to do that fit our budget.
We did a lot of free sightseeing, of course—the Bellagio fountains, the Mirage volcanoes—as well as more unconventional freebees, like visiting “Chumlee” at his Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, as seen on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars. But we also took advantage of some amazing deals. All told, we spent $300 during our five days and four nights in Las Vegas.
Here are a few money-saving highlights:
M&M World. This is four stories of total chocolate indulgence. We took some free samples, of course, and caught the complimentary 3-D movie. Price: Free.
Nathan Burton Comedy & Magic show. This America’s Got Talent veteran’s show is a steal. Burton is a riot. This illusionist and comedian will have you laughing and in awe at the same time. Price: $5.
Prime Rib Meal at Mad Onion. A huge, perfectly cooked prime rib plus two sides for only $9.99, this was a no-brainer for carnivores looking to save. Most hotel restaurants offer tasty bargains like this one. You just have to look for them. Price: $10 per dinner.
The Coca-Cola Store. For soda lovers, this place is all kinds of awesome. Besides all the kitschy Coke products—everything from T-shirts to blenders (which were actually kind of cool)—there is a world tasting tour to sample the famous soft drink’s varieties from around the globe. Price: $8 per tour.
TIX4Tonight. At this ticket discount franchise, entertainment seekers can get anything from Cirque du Soleil tickets to meals and movies for extremely low prices. We bought a voucher for half off of a delicious meal. Price: Range from $8 to $170. We spent $9.