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Las Vegas, air/4 nights, from $200

Book fast to receive a free night at one of 12 hotels and resorts in Sin City.
/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Southwest Airlines, four nights' accommodations at the three-star Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges, from $200 per person — plus about $35 in airport taxes.

When: Through Dec. 20, 2010.

Gateways: Birmingham, Ala.; add $24 for Denver; $128 for Philadelphia; $164 for Albuquerque; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Does not include about $35 in airport taxes per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $148. Use promo code 25PERNT. Packages must be booked at least seven days prior to departure date. Lowest rates are based on a stay at Circus Circus Hotel & Casino. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Aug. 16, 2010.

Contact: Southwest Vacations, 800/243-8372, southwestvacations.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $291 round-trip flight between Birmingham and Las Vegas for travel in mid-September (Delta). This package, including all taxes, costs $235 — $56 less — and includes not only the flight but four nights' accommodations as well.

More: Add $136 per person to upgrade to a four-night package at the five-star Vdara Hotel & Spa, which is one of 11 other hotels and resorts available for booking at varying rates.