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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Some places will also give you a "complimentary upgrade" if you simply ask very nicely.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Some places will also give you a "complimentary upgrade" if you simply ask very nicely.
Your dress and the way you comport yourself while on line and at the clerks station can go a long way towards the end results. It never hurts to find something to compliment the clerk on.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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So I should wear a nice dress and tell the clerk he/she looks nice. Then hold a 20 in my hand as if to say " play your cards right, and this is all you "

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Old December 6th, 2011, 01:44 PM
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I was shocked one time in the 1980's, when my Father-in-law slipped a twenty to the maitre de after being told there were no available seats without a reservation, upon which he led the four of us into the dining room to a very nice table. This was in a restaurant in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. Such a practice apparently is, or was, commonplace in New York City, where he was from, but unheard of in the Washington DC metro area as far as I knew. IMO, It is always worth a try if the perceived benefits outweigh the cost of the gratuity.

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Old December 6th, 2011, 02:39 PM
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-------and always has. I "bought" front row seats to many shows in Vegas years ago by placing a twenty or fifty (depending on the headliner) in the ushers hand.
Booked full restaurants can mysteriously have an opening appear along with a little stipend for the hostess.
Not saying it's "right"-------just that it's reality.

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Old December 6th, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Worked for us 3 times this past year. All Caesars Entertainment hotels, if that makes any difference.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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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?
For highline joints I would use the $100 trick. zg
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Old December 6th, 2011, 03:41 PM
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This obviously works better midweek when the hotel is at less than optimal capacity.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 06:42 PM
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For highline joints I would use the $100 trick. zg
That term, "highline joints" kind of grates on my ears. Anyway, I rarely pay more than $100 for a meal, so I am assuming I have never graced a highline joint.
 

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