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Old December 4th, 2011, 11:11 PM
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Default The "$20 trick"

Who has done this?
I usually am alone and never in the room other than sleep, plus stay in nicer hotels so never tried-BUT-going for 2weeks mid Jan and have a few visitors stopping by so a bigger room would be nice. If it's free/cheap.
All stay is at 4 star or better hotels. I assume it would work at dumps like the Sahara or Excalibur but better hotels?
Is is it now the "$50 trick" due to inflation?
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Old December 5th, 2011, 02:42 AM
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I think that's more of a thing of the past. most casinos now are more professional that I have been to
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Old December 5th, 2011, 07:51 AM
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Doesn't work at Saharah.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 08:38 AM
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http://www.thetwentydollartrick.com/Hotels/

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/trav...06/?start=2240

http://www.frontdesktip.com/las-vegas/hotels/

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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:20 AM
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In January, I attempted to check into the Rio very early- I think I got there around 10AM on a Monday. The clerk told me nothing was available but I should leave my bags at the coat check and come back after 1Pm. He said he'd have everything ready for me then and I would have a nice mountain view. I thanked him and gave him $10. As I was walking away, he called me back and told me to hold on a minute. I got a room right away and it turned out to be one of the real suites. - Kitchen, dining room living room, two bathrooms and a jacuzzi.
Thats not the first upgrade I've gotten, nor will it be the last.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Whats the best way to go about this? Slip the $20 in your passport and ask the clerk for a upgrade when he opens it? Or just give it to him and hope for the best?
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Old December 5th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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I hand the person my CC and license and stand there with the bill in my hand, visable to them but don't hand it to them.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 01:16 PM
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ROFL. This made me chuckle

and then ask for change if no upgrade is available?
We were thinking of writing a note, giving it to the clerk and ask her/ him if she wants to make a extra 20 bucks Nod If yes.

Only kidding We will definetely try the trick though- any chance this works for resort fees?

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Old December 5th, 2011, 01:48 PM
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I tried it at the Signature at MGM and they said they don't accept the $20 tip for upgrades. It has worked at Excalibur, which was a barely an upgrade, but got a nice upgrade to a room with vaulted ceilings at Stratosphere
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Old December 5th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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This is obviously a very hotel-dependent thing. But it can work if they have the authority to do it.
 

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