MGM Grand is currently offering a promotion called “Double Down on your appetite” where you can get a room for $70 including two buffet passes per night which are good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One interesting aspect of the promo is that the terms & conditions say it runs through August 30, 2016 though that may be a typo.
Choosing the random date of Monday September 7, 2015 (Labor Day) the price was actually just $56, less than the advertised rate of $75 and even when I added in the $32 mandatory resort fee and taxes it came to $88 including the buffet passes for 2.
Checking preferred pricing for MLife members, the same night’s rate was $49 before resort fee and taxes, so less than the promotional rate with a total of but it didn’t include the buffet. To see if the included buffet price was a good value I took a look at the prices.
To-go pricing for the buffet –
For the random weekday I had selected (Sept. 7) the most expensive buffet was the dinner at $19.99 per person, so if taking advantage of two of those buffet passes the promotional Double Down on your appetite deal is better than even the lower MLife rate. To maximize the deal, you could try to find a weekend date and get the $29.99 dinner buffet instead but it looks like most weekend dates are much higher.
If you find a lower rate for the MGM Grand and want to stay there, sometimes you can find a half-off buffet deal at the “Coke Bottle” across from NYNY.
Terms & Conditions:
Guests must book by August 30, 2016. This promotional rate is available only when purchased at mgmgrand.com.Telephone rates are higher. Buffets are valid once per room, per day and must be charged to room account to redeem. A valid credit card must be provided upon check-in. We are unable to guarantee specific room types and locations; however a sincere effort will be made to accommodate needs. Rate is based on a double occupancy plus 12% tax. A daily resort fee will be added to the nightly rate. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to check in. Offer is subject to availability, and is not available to groups or persons attending meetings or conventions. Not available for existing reservations. This offer is non-transferable and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Management reserves the right to cancel or change this promotion at its discretion without prior notice.