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    I'm in vegas right now, I'll try it at the Orleans, will let you guys know how it went.
    BTW, has anyone posted success of failure here in spoofee?

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    Worked for me 2 weeks ago at the MGM Grand.

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    My wife tried it at the Orleans while I went park the car. She flashed the 20 and ask for a free room upgrade. Recepcionist smiled and said she gets asked a lot that question. She told us she had no upgrades available... :-(

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    Bravo!!!

    :claps: :claps: :claps:
    Spoofee, that is the best deal posted ever. I love it. Thank you for the info!

    And for those of you wondering where the stats are coming from or just wanna hear other people's experiences at each specific hotel, visit the link posted earlier.

    1. Click here http://www.frontdesktip.com/ to see the success stories people are having.

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    While this may work as a "money saving tip" I'm hoping spoofy was just in a mood and trying to be funny.

    I think the sleeze piece here is the slipping the $20 under the credit card. If you're going to do it why be ashamed? Hold up the bill and ask, "Will $20 buy me an upgrade?"...which by the way I would think would have to be a pretty good upgrade to be worth it.

    I wouldn't mind my boys seeing me legitimately trying to buy a service for cheap..(I have my oldest trained to look for clearance signs)..but if you're doing it on the sly...that's not a lesson I want them to learn.

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    Cracks me up how upset some people get over this...although it IS repeated a little too frequently for my taste...

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    dang... I used to work at the front desk for a hotel, if someone tipped me $20, i'd give them a "complimentary" upgrade, the price they give you is inflated anyways.

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    i have been upgraded many times and it never cost me anything except a little flattery and some butt kissing

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    When I book a room I go through my work which gets a better rate then AAA, military, government or senior rates. I can get a room right now for 52$ then paying the rate which it is going at for 165$. Also when I go on vacation, I only use the room to sleep and change and shower. I like to get out and check out the city I'm staying in. I could care less what kind of view I have from my room. I want to enjoy the city from the city not the hotel window. To each their own though. I'm not complaining.

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    Question Hotels at Niagara Falls

    We're trying to get a fallsview room mid week, 2 days in July. It costs as much as a WEEK in Cozumel- like $600 plus 14% tax!!

    Any ideas spoofistas? I'm tired of lookin at hotels.com, orbitz, and everywhere else. Nothing even CLOSE to reasonable!

    :verysad:

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    Cool Statistically speaking...

    This experiment has no CONTROL data set. You would need to sample the same hotels to see which gave equal upgrades for NO TIP. This would reveal what effect the tip actually had.

    For all we know the clerks were offended and would have offered SUPERIOR or more frequent upgrades with no tip? These experimental results are highly suspect.


    - Spyder, Practicing Scientist

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    Quote Originally Posted by spydo3x View Post
    We're trying to get a fallsview room mid week, 2 days in July. It costs as much as a WEEK in Cozumel- like $600 plus 14% tax!!

    Any ideas spoofistas? I'm tired of lookin at hotels.com, orbitz, and everywhere else. Nothing even CLOSE to reasonable!

    :verysad:
    My husband and I used Hotwire last time we went. We didn't get a room w/a view but we did get a nice room at the Doubletree for about $80 compared to the $150 they were going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybermom View Post
    My husband and I used Hotwire last time we went. We didn't get a room w/a view but we did get a nice room at the Doubletree for about $80 compared to the $150 they were going for.
    Thank-You.

    HOTWIRE huh? I'll try it. Maybe with that and another $20 under my ID I can get a FALLS VIEW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spydo3x View Post
    We're trying to get a fallsview room mid week, 2 days in July. It costs as much as a WEEK in Cozumel- like $600 plus 14% tax!!

    Any ideas spoofistas? I'm tired of lookin at hotels.com, orbitz, and everywhere else. Nothing even CLOSE to reasonable!

    :verysad:
    I used to live very close to Niagara Falls (in Grand Island which is a big island in the Niagara River). The rates are very high during the summer anywhere around there, especially at Fallsview. You can get a decent 2 or 3 star hotel for a good prices. Ever since the casinos opened there, it jacked the prices up.

    Also, in spoofee's op on this thread, it said this is known to work at Vegas hotels. Remember their motto.

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    :yawn: OMG, this thread has been here for 3 years. As the bowl of petunias said, "not again?"

    Usually all you have to do to get an upgrade anything is to be friendly and ask.

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