I'm looking to book a stay on the Las Vegas Strip next March, and after looking at the reviews and trying to find an IHG or other major hotel brand hotel on the strip, for the price, location and reviews, we decided on booking the Aria - City Center. I joined M-life for the heck of it, but earning points with them just doesn't really add any value to me. What is the best strategy for booking a hotel like this, so that I can maximize a return for the booking? My idea was Ebates - > Hotels.com - > Welcome Rewards, and just use WR for all my non-legacy hotel points stays. Is there a better method to get the price down even more? I thought about the Priceline trick, but I think Vegas is where that method ends up getting foiled (region and hotel # of stars) unless you are more flexible with where you'd stay.