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The $25 Vegas Challenge

Last updated: October 10, 2019 at 2:04 pm. Posted by in Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on The $25 Vegas Challenge.

$25 is not a lot of money. You’d spend that much at an airport for a smoothie and a package of fruit. If you want to commemorate your Vegas trip (or just find ways to blow the last bit of your dough), you’ll appreciate this blog. You’ll be surprised how far you can stretch $25, no matter your lifestyle or personality. We got you, fam!

Vegas On A Budget – $25 Challenge

Here’s how to make the most of cheap things in Las Vegas. Let the $25 challenge begin:

Aviator glasses with Welcome To Las Vegas Sign reflection coffee mug and Keep Calm and Drink On flask at The Linq hote's gift shop

Coffee mug? Check. Flask? Check. Style? Infinity check! Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Double Fisting Duty 

Let’s kick this blog off in party mode. You have your “Hangover” looking mug in one hand, and commemorative Vegas flask in the other. Consider these your tools and both will get you through your day in Vegas.

Total: $12.95 (mug) + $9.95 (flask) = $22.90
Let’s get it: The LINQ Hotel + Experience’s gift shop (near parking garage and public pool entrance)

Hot pink beer koozie and sparkly gold bow at Caesars Palace's hotel lobby gift shop

Take a bow with this bling’d out bow. The hot pink koozie adds a fun, girly touch. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Pink And Sparkly

What would attract more attention – this dare-to-be-extra gold bow or shocking pink beer koozie? In any case, you’ll have enough glam for you and Las Vegas.

Total: $9.95 (koozie) + $15 (bow) = $24.95
Let’s get it: Caesars Palace’s hotel lobby gift shop

Dad joke bib and poop happens onesie at The Linq Promenade's Welcome To Las Vegas Gift Shop

S@#! happens. But it’s OK — you’re in Vegas. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Dad Did It!

What you are you looking at? The baby didn’t do it — Dad did! But let’s just say the bundle of joy did cause that atrocious smell. This onesie and matching bib are too cute for words. Now go change your little human (we’re talking about the baby).

Total: $7.95 (bib) + $12.95 (onesie) = $20.90
Let’s get it: The LINQ Promenade’s Welcome To Las Vegas Gift Shop

The grass is always greener in Las Vegas coffee mug and faux prescription pill case

The coffee mug says it all. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Where’s the green at?

Practically everywhere. At least in Vegas since it’s totally legal. (Note: This doesn’t mean you toke up right on the Strip. Please be discreet.) What you don’t have to hide are these nifty novelty items. We love the prescription container and the hilarious dosage instructions.

Total: $10.95 (mug) + $11.95 (container) = $22.90
Let’s get it: The LINQ Promenade’s Welcome To Las Vegas Gift Shop

Las Vegas black and shiny gold hat and matching coffee mug

All you’re missing is a gold chain and a grill. Yeaaah! Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

That bling though

Make a statement while showing your Vegas love in a big way. Sip in style with this fancy coffee mug while rocking that gold heavy with this fresh, “diamond” studded snapback.

Total: $17.95 (snapback hat) + $6.95 = $24.90
Let’s get it: The LINQ Promenade’s Welcome To Las Vegas Gift Shop

Cat socks at The Linq Promenade's Welcome To Las Vegas Gift Shop

These socks are the cat’s meow. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Crazy Cat Lady

You either have a friend who’s the crazy cat lady or… it’s you! In any case, someone needs to wear these totes adorbs socks. Want to make a helluva fashion statement? Ditch the matching pair and wear both of these prints at the same time. Me-ow!

Total: $11.95 for each pair = $23.90
Let’s get it: The LINQ Promeande’s Welcome To Las Vegas Gift Shop

Favorite Bistro's $14 prime rib special and $5 beer

Take a shopping break with prime rib and a beer for less than $20. Deals on deals on deals. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Quick Bite

Well, well, what do you know? You can enjoy a delicious meal AND a drink for under $20 at Favorite Bistro. This is a nice break from your shopping, and you can people-watch on The LINQ Promenade. (We also love how the sun is hitting this picture like a light from the heavens. Cue the “Ahhh….”)

Bird Bar 50 cent beer specials at Flamingo Las Vegas

What the flock are you waiting for? You better get your 50 cent beer. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Don’t Worry Beer Happy 

Now we’re not saying you should pound 50 beers in one sitting, but you can be the generous one who buys a round for everyone at Flamingo Las Vegas’ Bird Bar. Now that’s what we call making friends (and doing the most with $25).

Flamingo souvenir cup and flamingo napkins at Flocked inside Flamingo Las Vegas

All these flamingos have to do is sit there and look pretty. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Bird Up

How fancy will you look at the pool (or at home in your back yard) with this fancy flamingo cup and accompanying napkins? Drinks and snacks not included, but you’re already off to a stylish start.

Total: $18 (drink container) + $5.95 (napkins) = $23.95
Let’s get it: Flamingo Las Vegas’ FLOCKED gift shop

Flamingo T-shirt at Flamingo Las Vegas gift shop.

You’ll be turning heads with this hip flamingo T-shirt. Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

Rock The Bird

Show some flamingo love in this super soft birdie T. Whether you wear it during your Vegas day trip or to sleep after a fun-filled night, you’ll be cozy and cool for sure.

Total: $24.95
Let’s get it: Flamingo’s gift shop (located at the indoor shopping promenade)

Flamingo glass figurine at Flamingo Las Vegas gift shop

OK, flamingos, now you’re just showing off. We see you! Photo by Jorge Labrador / Total Vegas Blog.

One More For The Road

Obsessed much? So sue us! Flamingos are everything. This flamingo trinket may be small, but it makes a bold statement. Plus it’s perfect for your desk and is a fun reminder of your Vegas trip.

Total: $19.95
Let’s get it: Flamingo’s gift shop (located at the indoor shopping promenade)

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love discovering all of the city's vegan options, relaxing in hotel rooms and seeing the best concerts - no matter how big or small the crowd may be. Since I've ditched the rain in Seattle two decades ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas entertainment articles for Vegas.com, the LA Times and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me spending time with my husband, toddler and two pets.

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