updated 9/12/2006 5:03:44 PM ET 2006-09-12T21:03:44

Book by: September 19, 2006
Travel by: September 22, 2006

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The Deal
We have a special treat for those of you who haven’t had a chance to get away this summer! Expedia just released reduced rates at the wonderfully kitschy Excalibur Resort & Casino in the hedonistic desert playground of Las Vegas. Rates now start at only $48/night, for stays through late September!

There are two ways to do Vegas – either ultra-posh (by which we mean booking a stay at the Bellagio or Venetian) or over-the-top kitschy. The Excalibur fits the latter category. According to Frommer''s, "one of the largest resort hotels in the world, Excalibur (aka "the Realm") is a gleaming white, turreted castle complete with moat, drawbridge, battlements, and lofty towers. And it's huger than huge. . . . it's so authentically Vegas. And so we just pray that the Lords of Taste never touch Excalibur, and it is allowed to forever run amok with sword and sorcery imagery." It’s all wonderfully cheesy, in the true Vegas style. Plus this deal is so downright cheap that you simply can’t skip it. Regular rates can easily run over $100/night but now you pay just half-price.

The Dollars
Hotel taxes and service charges will cost you extra.

The Catch
Hurry up and book today. This low rate is only valid through September 22.

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