Put a bow on these Christmas gifts

Dec 17, 2002 12:12 AM

   Trying to wrap up a merry Christmas? The Fiesta Hotel Casinos will do your holiday gift wrapping for free! Both the Rancho and Henderson locations are offering free Christmas gift wrapping, available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through December 21. Sunset Station is offering the same free option through Dec. 24. Their hours for free gift wrapping are Wednesday through Friday from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Of course, tip donations for local charities are appreciated.

   While the gift wrappers at Fiesta Rancho take care of all those packages, sit-down, relax, and have a good time at the Blue Agave Oyster and Chile Bar for Happy Hour from 3 to 7 p.m. Every Monday through Thursday Margarita’s are two-for-one!

   Today, Tuesday, Dec. 17, you can enjoy a free meet and greet with Tony Orlando (no Dawn!) inside the Orleans at Brendan’s Pub from 3 to 5 p.m. He’ll be promoting and autographing copies of his new book, Halfway to Paradise, available for sale at the event. Radio station KJUL club members (ask for a free sticker at the Club Orleans booth) can also receive two-for-one lunch buffets the same day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when you present your card at the buffet. The Orleans is also playing Santa Claus giving away free hotel rooms through Dec. 24. Try calling 1-800-675-3267 to see what may be available. Several dates are already filled. Ask for the following Promo Code: LVE1215.

   A bit of sad news from a group of Las Vegas local bookstores. Readmore Books and Magazines has decided to cease their operations and will be closing their three existing stores on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. On the upside for consumers, all books and magazines are currently 25% off. Good time to stock up or get a few more holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. Locations are: Tropicana at Eastern, Flamingo at Jones and Maryland Parkway at Sahara. With most going-out-of-business sales, as the closing date approaches, even deeper discounts may apply.

   When we talk about cheap, free is even better. Take a free shot to win $1,000 in a Pick 9 Contest at the Suncoast or Gold Coast Race Books this Thursday, Dec. 19. Pick any nine horse races over 5 tracks. The $1,000 free prize is guaranteed. The contest opens at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m. See the complete details posted in the casinos. Grab an excellent 75¡ hot dog with all the fixings from the vendor carts set up near the Race and Sports Books and you’re all set!

   Until next week... “Eat well, play well, stay well!”