Still time for classic October specials

Oct 24, 2005 1:56 AM

There’s just one week to go for some excellent October opportunities to rake in extra cash and gifts. Cash in on some of these good promotions by the end of the month.

Nevada Palace is giving away 8X (eight times) cash back on weekends in October. On Saturdays and Sundays only, for every 500 points earned on those days, customers can redeem each 500 points for $8 in cash.

It normally takes 2,500 points to earn $5 in cash back. There is a limit of $1,000 cash back per day. Double up drawings are also held on Saturdays during October with a chance to win up to $8,000 this week.

In addition to these promotions, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in October, players can get a free logo sweatshirt with 350 points earned and keep the points.

The Cannery and Rampart Casinos are also giving away logo sweatshirts on Thursdays and Saturdays this month (in addition to the gas cards given away on Tuesdays). Rampart customers need to earn 400 same day points to get the sweatshirt and Cannery players need to earn 500 points (different slot club systems) to get the gift.

Downtown, it’s "Cashfest" time at Main Street Station. Drawings for $30,000 in cash prizes will be held on October 28-29. Earn five drawing tickets for every 1,000 points. Drawings will be held on the hour from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. both days with a $5,000 grand prize each night.

Fremont Street neighbors, the Plaza and Vegas Club, are both continuing their summer promotions through October. At the Plaza, get a $10 Mobil/Exxon gas card on winning jackpots of $200 or more and at the Vegas Club, get a start on Christmas shopping with a $10 Sears gift card for jackpots of $200 or more.

While the future of the Imperial Palace may be uncertain after Harrah’s takes the helm in a few months, they are still offering a gift of the month for players who earn 200 or more points during a 24-hour period. For October the gift is a set of pilsner beer glasses and for November the gift will be a coaster set.

Also, keep in mind that if you’re looking for collectibles and souvenirs (casino chips are highly collectible), not only will you want to pick up something from the Imperial Palace, but the Westward Ho will be closing on November 17. Bourbon Street already closed ahead of schedule last week.

Bonus Point Days: Barbary Coast (Club Coast) 2x October 31; Barley’s (Rewards Card) 5x Sundays and 2x every night from midnight to 8:00 a.m. (bonus points post the following day); Cannery (American Can Club) 5x Mondays and Wednesdays all day, 5x Fridays from midnight to noon; Casino MonteLago (Club Uno) 4x slots only on Sundays, 2x all machines Mondays thru Thursdays; Casino Royale (Club Royale) 2x 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 8-11 p.m., 3x 7-9 a.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Eldorado (Prime Rewards) 3x Tuesdays for 55+, 4x Thursdays, 5x Fridays, 6x October 30-31; Ellis Island (Passport Players Club) 2x Saturdays thru Thursdays and 5x Fridays (some machines excluded); Fiesta Henderson (Amigo Club) 5x Fridays, 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Fiesta Rancho (Amigo Club) 5x Mondays from 5:00 -10:00 p.m., 5x Fridays (all day), 3x Wednesdays for 50+ (swipe card thru kiosk); Gold Coast (Club Coast) 2x October 31; Gold Strike (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Golden Nugget (24 Karat Club) 2x Wednesdays and Fridays for Las Vegas locals only ($1 and up video poker excluded); Hacienda (Matador Club) 4x Thursdays; Joker’s Wild (Prime Rewards) 3x Wednesdays for 55+, 4x Thursdays, 5x Fridays, 6x October 30-31; Nevada Landing (Jean, NV-Jean’s Club) 2x Tuesdays; Nevada Palace (Player’s Circle) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8x cash back on Saturdays and Sundays; New Frontier (Rewards Club) 3x for new member sign-ups for limited time, 2x on all machines on your birthday; Orleans (Club Coast) 2x October 31; Railroad Pass (Players Junction) 2x Wednesdays and 3x Thursdays; Riviera (Player’s Club) 5x cash back for new members only up to $500; Sam’s Town (Prime Rewards) 6x October 29-31; Slots A Fun (One Club) 2x Wednesdays; Speedway (Pit Pass) 5x Mondays, 3x Thursdays, 10x October 31; Suncoast (Club Coast) 2x Thursdays from 1:00 — 9:00 p.m. and 2x October 31; Terrible’s (Players Club) 5x Sundays and Thursdays, double cash back from Sunday thru Wednesday; Tuscany (Player’s Club) 2x Tuesdays and Thursdays; Wildfire (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; Wild Wild West (Wild Card) 5x Thursdays.