If you want to find one, keep your eyes open near the various exits of the different hotels. Near the valet desk is a good place to scout them out as I believe they are most interested in visitors who are hotel guests. The timeshare reps normally have a permanent desk set up so they aren’t that hard to find. Also, any time you come across a ‘raffle’ for hotel accomodation in Vegas, sign up. That is almost always going to be linked to a timeshare promotion.
You can expect two different types of offers in Vegas. The most common will likely be for attending a timeshare sales presentation on your current visit. Usually the enticement is coupons for dinner or shows in Vegas. I usually go with the dinner coupons since they will normally be good for several different hotels and I’m not interested in the kinds of shows they have in Vegas. But if dinner or show coupons don’t interest you, you can try pushing for cash or gift cards with no restrictions.
The other kind of timeshare promotion that is common in Las Vegas is the “bounce back”. Usually you will be offered a discounted rate to return to the same hotel you are currently staying at (such as the Golden Nugget) in exchange for attending a timeshare presentation on your next trip to Las Vegas. Generally, you will have six months to a year to return so if you are a regular visitor, it is a great deal. Normally, you can extend as well if you really need to (though that might cost a little extra money). To sweeten the deal, once you attend the presentation, you will get the value of the money you paid back in coupons to use for restaurants or shows. So basically, your Las Vegas hotel stay will only cost you your time.
Usually if you are going to sign up with an off-site Rep to go on a tour at one of the local Las vegas timeshare resorts, you will be requested to put down a deposit of $20. The first time I was asked for this I hesitated, but now that I have experienced the same thing in Orlando and done it a few times I have no worries about it. As long as you are sure you will attend, go ahead and put down the deposit. It will be returned to you at the gift desk after your timeshare presentation is over. The deposit helps the sales teams cut back on no shows.
This is a bit less of a sure thing, but another way to get in on deals for Las Vegas timeshare promotions is to make sure you have some rewards credit cards for the different hotel chains that have timeshare resorts in Vegas.
For example, I have a Hilton Honors Visa card and Hilton Grand Vacations Club has a resort on the Las Vegas strip. Well recently I was able to take advantage of a Hilton timeshare promotion while on phone call making reservations with a Hampton Inn (a Hilton affiliate). After finishing up my reservation call, I was transferred to an agent who offered me a great deal to stay at their resort in Vegas for two nights, with the caveat that I attend their two hour presentation. It was a bit random, but having the Hilton Honors card certainly got me on their radar and I’m sure at some point I will receive a solicitation by mail as well.
If you have any tips on locations and ways to scout out additional Las Vegas timeshare promotions, such as hotels where you know the timeshare reps have a desk, let me know in the comments. Also just make sure that if you do go on a timeshare tour, don’t get pressured into signing on the dotted line. And if it does happen, well be sure to submit your timeshare cancellation as quickly as possible. Nevada’s rescission law gives you a 5 day window to cancel the contract.