Keep cool with Las Vegas pool parties

May 22, 2006 12:10 AM

One way to stay cool and "go cheap" in the summer in Las Vegas is to take in a casino pool party. Besides Hooters’ outdoor parties every weekend, South Coast’s Wednesday night Lucky 7’s pool parties began last week and will continue throughout the summer until August 2. Parties feature live music from a different group each week, including local favorites like Boogie Knights, The Spazmatics, Love Shack and Sabotage. The $7 ticket price includes food, one free Budweiser draft, a free drink from the Lucky 7’s drink menu, a chance to win $500 in cash and additional casino coupons. Party guests can also go swimming, dance and play volleyball. Parties start at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.

The Cannery Casino will host a blood drive over Memorial Day weekend inside The Club. Blood donors will receive two free buffet tickets and 1000 free American Can Club points. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 29 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 30.

With a growing Megabucks jackpot of nearly $20 million, the Palms Casino Resort will give you a free chance to win it all! For Las Vegas locals only, cash your paycheck at the Palms on any Friday in May and get a free ($3) pull on Megabucks.

Although the Stardust may become sawdust by the end of the year, they continue to offer promotions. A new free pull machine is located outside in front of the Stardust in the Market Express area. Top prize is $500 cash. Other prizes include two free buffets, gifts and "mystery" prizes. There is a limit of one free pull per day.

The Las Vegas Hilton has added another benefit for Las Vegas locals to its Hometown Hot Spot program. The program offers locals a myriad of discounts throughout the property and now has "alien" value as well: Star Trek: The Experience gives locals with the Hilton’s player’s club card (and Hot Spot sticker) 15% off their purchase at Quark’s Bar & Restaurant as well as The Experience. See the Player’s Club booth for details.

Last but not least, keep cool with free ice cream this month. Cold Stone Creamery are offering complimentary "Mini Size Creations" with the purchase of a Cold Stone cake. The offer excludes petite cake purchases and ends May 31.