‘Check’ out these refund promotions

Mar 29, 2005 7:12 AM

As the tax deadline looms near, the El Cortez is offering a bonus for any government issued check you cash, including IRS tax refund checks. The promotion has been slightly re-vamped since we last reported several weeks ago. Cash your check and receive a free Megabucks pull, triple Jackie’s Club points (you pick the day), a blackjack match-play coupon and a free bottle of wine when you dine in Roberta’s.

The Plaza will also give you a five-times points coupon and a free pull on a special promotional video poker machine when you cash any government issued check. Ask for details at the main casino cage.

Hit the Lady Luck on your birthday and receive two complimentary tickets to the Ovation show. If your birthday falls on a dark day (currently Tuesdays) you can get tickets to the next night’s performance instead. Plus, the Lady Luck continues its coffee mug giveaway to new members signing up for the Mad Money Club. When you sign up, you also get a free fun book and a free pull on a special slot machine for a chance to win logo merchandise, buffets or $500 in cash. Existing club members get one free fun book per week plus the free pull, but not the coffee mug.

Check out the new gift shop at the Silverton Hotel during their winter clearance blow-out sale. Many winter logo items like denim shirts, hats, vests and jackets are priced at 30 percent off retail. The gift shop is located next to the re-located slot club booth in the middle of the casino.

Wild Wild West on Tropicana Ave. and Industrial Rd. is running a great steak special for $3.99. The meal includes a choice of potato and vegetables. Salads are extra.

The Sahara buffet is one of the least expensive buffets on the Las Vegas Strip. The buffet features seven separate serving stations. Brunch is served Monday through Friday for $7.99 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner is $8.99 and is served from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Friday. A champagne brunch for $9.99 is offered on weekends from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a prime rib dinner buffet, also $9.99, is served on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

And Harrah’s Las Vegas is now among the few Strip casinos to offer a late-night/overnight buffet. The Fresh Market Square buffet is open from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, offering a combination of breakfast selections, including made-to-order omelets, as well as dinner choices. The price is $9.99 per person. The only other known late-night Strip buffets are at the Riviera and the Boardwalk.