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    Go up to the front desk guy

    Hold your credit card and place a loaded 9mm right next to it with the barell pointing at the Font desk guy.

    Slowly ask if there is an upgrade available. Once he gives it to you ask him for his watch and wallet as well.

    Say thank you and walk away.


    Works all the time for me
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    And when you face a cop, be sure to put that $20 under your drivers license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardboy
    ***UPDATED Room Upgrade Trick***

    1. Call ahead and know the availability of the hotel during your stay.
    2. Go to your hotel check-in desk clerk. (be "extra" friendly)
    3. When they ask for a credit card, have THIS clearly visible with the credit card and ask if they can give you an upgrade.
    4. They won't say no.

    Cheers
    LOL I love it, thanks mallarboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dehawk
    Go up to the front desk guy

    Hold your credit card and place a loaded 9mm right next to it with the barell pointing at the Font desk guy.

    Slowly ask if there is an upgrade available. Once he gives it to you ask him for his watch and wallet as well.

    Say thank you and walk away.


    Works all the time for me
    LOL Best thread in spoofee ever! LOL

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    I worked the front desk at a Comfort Inn ($50ish basic roadside hotels). Over the years I have applied and refined what I learned there At a small hotel, without dedicated reservations staff, the price of the room is *ENTIRELY* up to the person behind the counter. Especially if the hotel is guaranteed to not sell out that night. I will never again walk in and take the offered rate. Ignoring when I use priceline, it has been years since I have walked into a hotel and offered 25% less than the advertised rate and been turned down.

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    Worked for me at the Alladin in Vegas, $20 got me a nice upgrade, looked up room later on expedia and the one I got was going for $80 more than what I paid.

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    Maybe Vegas is a completely different planet, but this post seems right on the money. I work in a hotel/casino (in the casino part), and there are few people in the place who aren't allowed to accept tips. People tip for good service, right? Tips are what move Vegas! Ever tipped an usher or maitre d' at a show or restaurant for good seats? Same thing! Hotel staff -- if they have the authority to change your reservation -- will most likely do so, without "fear of losing their jobs," as earlier posters have suggested. If you work in a hotel and have to either upgrade the friendly guy who's taking care of you or the a-hole yelling at you because his room isn't ready for check-in at 8 am, who would you choose? And if you can get a suite or deluxe room for $20 (total, not per night!) above what you paid for your probably already discounted standard room anyway, what's wrong with that? I think it's a great Spoofee deal -- get something you want for a fraction of the cost.

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    This isn't a 'deal' or a 'trick'. It is tipping for a special request and entirely dependent upon the attitude of the tip-ee toward being bribed. Most hotels would view this as a fireable offense. Most restaurants as well.

    Any host at an upscale hotel or restaurant would scoff at $20 anyhow.

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    But if the clerk says 'No", youre out the $20 and no upgrade.

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    I like this tip.... never hurts to try. What is $20 in Vegas when you come there to spend hundreds or not thousands on gambling and other activities.

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    It works in Vegas guys , Make sure you SHOW them the money somehow before you ask though. I got a nice big room with a wonderful strip view for that $20
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    Quote Originally Posted by dehawk
    It works in Vegas guys , Make sure you SHOW them the money somehow before you ask though. I got a nice big room with a wonderful strip view for that $20
    The big garbage dumpster out back faces the strip?:convinced:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderman32
    What is $20 in Vegas when you come there to spend hundreds or not thousands on gambling and other activities.
    Exactly! As someone once wrote, if you don't get your upgrade and worst case scenario the clerk keeps the money, consider it as your first gambling loss in Vegas.

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    hahahaha, i worked at a 5 star hotel at the front desk where $20 would not be anywhere near enough for a upgrade. But since I am a nice guy and just dont care about anything, obviously I did upgrade people. Even if people just simply asked. Front desk agents have access to anything. They are the command center of the hotel. I could send up 5 dinners to a room for free and not even be asked why.

    Heres a tip. When walking up, obviously look for the younger clerk, not a older person. The older people are scared theyll lose their job and not take it. The younger ones just dont care, and would like the $20 for some drugs or alcohol. And just be really nice to them. They will ask how your day has been, etc. THis will work.

    ORR, you could pull the depressed move. Like walk up asking like youve had the worst day of your life and say your flight was delayed a lot, etc. Then just ask desperately, is there any upgrades? Since guests are always right, they will do anything to satisfy you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMaWoods
    I am not sure about other places, but here in Vegas, no one's job is in jeopardy for accepting a "tip" for services. Here in Vegas, any job in the casino is open to tipping.
    I'm sure they would all accept tips - who wouldn't? It is also very rare that anyone would get in trouble for accepting a tip or would question anyone tipping someone.

    A bribe, however is generally frowned upon and can cause employees to lose their jobs.

    The key is the difference between a tip and bribe. A tip is given after a service as a thank you. A bribe is given before the service to buy the person off.

    a Tip - Small present of money given for service rendered - Collins English Dictionary

    a Bribe - A payment made to person to induce them to treat the payer favorably. - Deardorff's Glossary of International Economics

    Bribery is the practice of offering a professional or an authority person money or other favours in order to circumvent ethics or other rules in a variety of situations. It is a form of corruption and is generally illegal, or at least cause for sanctions from one's employer or professional organisation.
    - wikipedia

    You see, in essence what you are doing is cheating the hotel: you are trying to get a service for less than it would normally cost you by paying the clerk more than he would normally get but less the the hotel would normally charge. You are also insulting the clerk and his integrity. Just ask them nicely - as pointed out many will accomodate you if they can. Then you can give them the $20 as a thank you and they can enjoy it guilt free. Or, if you get it free and do not tip them the $20 you reveal your true intentions and pettiness.

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