Classic Bait and Switch-- but this is a program operated through MGM hotels- ! :zx11pissed:
It's named the MGM Mirage March Entertainment Promotion- Two free tickets to Cirque du Soleil shows- your choice of Elvis, Love, Ka, Zumanity, Believe (oh pleeze...), or other lesser shows- Terry Fator-- etc....
These are sold through 3 day hotel/air packages that include an MGM property- and sold through Delta/Continental Vacations, Travelocity, Expedia, and other "reputable" travel outlets.....
ONLY upon purchase of the package, are you allowed to contact an "offsite" number and make your reservations for NON-EXISTENT Tickets....
The "agent" informed me that none of the Cirque du Soleil shows we selected had seats available on their promotion (NO INDICATION THAT THE PROMOTION WAS LIMITED ...to what were probably obstructed view seats in the first place...) BUT!!!! She would be happy to sell me tickets for any of those shows at full price!!
This is a classic travel scam- promising great shows- not providing any information about limits- and then unexpectedly having NO Seats-- then turning around and selling those same Free - non existent tickets to you for full price!
What galls me is that MGM City Center- ARIA Hotel and Vdara Hotel and Bellagio are scamming its 5* clients through this bush-league ruse...
As I could not verify details until the package was fully pre-paid- I'll include what I received after paying:
Thank you for purchasing an Entertainment Package from MGM MIRAGE. Included with your Package are up to two tickets to one of the following amazing Las Vegas shows: Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®, KŔ™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Disney’s THE LION KING, The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil®, Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands, Lance Burton - Master Magician, The New Faces of Las Vegas Comedy - Frank Caliendo, ZUMANITY™The Sensual side of Cirque du Soleil®, CRISS ANGEL® Believe™ from Cirque du Soleil® and Tournament of Kings.
I must note that the language AFTER I PAID has changed from :
MGM MIRAGE Entertainment Show Ticket Promotion includes up to 2 tickets to choice of one select show.:
to:
Included with your Package are up to two tickets to one of the following amazing Las Vegas shows:

Gee-- I guess once they have your money-- your choice goes out the window..

Avoid MGM ARIA and VDARA- and any promotions the offer directly or through airlines, travel sites etc--
MGM MIRAGE Entertainment Show Ticket Promotion includes up to 2 tickets to choice of one select show. TICKETS WILL NEED TO BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE, AND MUST BE RESERVED NO LATER THAN MARCH 22, 2010. Cirque du Soliel® show choices include: Viva ELVIS(TM) by Cirque du Soliel® at ARIA, KA(TM) by Cirque du Soleil® at MGM Grand, The Beatles(TM) LOVE (TM) by Cirque du Soliel® at Mirage, Zumanity (TM), The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil(TM) at New York New York, and CRISS ANGEL® Believe(TM) from Cirque du Soliel® at Luxor. Other show options include: Disney's THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay, Lance Burton - Master Magician at Monte Carlo, Frank Caliendo: The New Faces of Las Vegas Comedy at Monte Carlo, Las Vegas dinner show Tournament of Kings at Excalibur, and Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands at Mirage. Valid per room, per stay for air & hotel package bookings of 3 or more nights. Valid per room, per stay. Maximum of 2 tickets (only 1 ticket maximum if only 1 person booked in the room). Show blackout dates are Mar 22, and Apr 11-12, plus normal show dark days of week. Not Valid for Group Bookings. Offer not valid on existing reservations and may not be combined with any other offer. Other Terms and Conditions apply. For more details on shows, please see www.mgmmirage.com/wsstp/showinfo.aspx. Redemption information will be on documents. TICKETS WILL NEED TO BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE, AND MUST BE RESERVED NO LATER THAN MARCH 22, 2010 or they will be forfeited.

Limited Time Offer. Save up to 20% Off.
Save up to 20%! Valid for air and hotel bookings. Not valid on Group bookings.
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