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How To Do The Hotel $20 Room Upgrade Trick

Posted: 10/28/17 03:11 am ( 3 weeks ago )
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How To Do Hotel Room Upgrade Trick

Las Vegas has over 62,000 hotel rooms. This is a trick known at Vegas hotels, but probably will work anywhere. Commonly known as the $20 sandwich trick. #vegasstrong

Next time you are about to stay at a hotel, try the following to be upgraded to a better room or even a suite with a $20 tip to the hotel clerk.

Note : People have a success rate of 74.57% by doing this.

1. Watch this video which shows it being demonstrated

2. Go to FrontDeskTip to see the success stories people are having at the hotel you are going to

3. Call ahead and know the availability of the hotel during your stay.

4. Have a $20 bill

5. Pick a hotel clerk that looks like they may do you a favor and be friendly with a smile

6. When they ask for an ID and credit card, hand them a $20 bill with them. It helps to know which hotel room you want to be upgraded to and just ask the clerk for it.

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Guest - 2 weeks ago
I just ask for 'any upgrades available'... 'whats the highest floor you can get me?'

works all the time.
Guest
Guest - 3 weeks ago
I think it's a plot by an ISIS room clerk
Guest
Guest - 3 weeks ago
How is this back on the front page again? It's a bullshit post started over 10 years ago.
Guest
Guest - 3 weeks ago
Why is this called a 'top deal of the day'?
Guest
Guest - 3 weeks ago
Dare I point out this is not a deal? You can try bribing anyone anywhere. Your mileage will vary.
Guest
Guest - 3 weeks ago
This tip was posted by a room clerk
Guest
Guest - 3 weeks ago
I hope it works better than trying to give a hundred to a California Highway Patrolman.
Guest
Guest - 3 weeks ago
Stay in old Vegas. We got 2 nights for $38 at El Cortez and with a minimal amount of gaming (less than 100 with a little success) we got 2 night comped... 4 nights for $38. Who cares about the bellagio if you're going for discount anyways?
graceinc (L5 Recruit) - 7 months ago
What if the clerk hands you another $20 bill and asks you to go to some roadside Motel.
Guest
Guest - 8 months ago
Bribery. Sad.
BigJules27 (L11 Sergeant) - 8 years ago
Fugetaboutit.

Save gas, save more than $20, remember the Golden Rule, have more fun than trying a simple scam. Stay at home, or just be sweet, and see what happens.
jdopple (L5 Recruit) - 8 years ago
Stay home.

Put the $20 in your pocket.

Win/Win
spydo3x (A Spoofster) - 8 years ago
Reply to ccomstock

OUCH!

:rant:
spydo3x (A Spoofster) - 8 years ago
I found it's even MORE effective if the folded bill is a Benjamin!

:teeth:
jjcool (L10 Corporal) - 8 years ago
Not a deal.
BigJules27 (L11 Sergeant) - 8 years ago
:wink:Hey TwoHands, it might help if the clerk was a guy.
EthanP2 (L9 Corporal) - 8 years ago
Why do people keep digging this back up out of the ancient posts?
Can we delete or lock this thread? lol geez...
It wasnt a "deal" to start with.
Mateo1041 (L13 Sergeant) - 8 years ago
I think you need to be more direct instead of just handing over the money. But I probably still wouldn't try this. Would rather look for good deals elsewhere with no surprises. Doesn't seem like that much of a deal in most cases.
ccomstock (L3 Member) - 9 years ago
I actually tried this for the first and last time at Mandalay Bay this weekend. I did it against my better judgement, and had already paid for a super suite there so it was just plain silly. She kept my 20 and gave me the room I paid for. I actually got a "downgrade" and had to come back to a different person to get my king bed I paid for vs. the queen bed she snuck us into. Lesson learned, and I'll never do this again. It seemed like a "schmoozy" way of getting things done anyway. I love to tip for great service, and even tip the maids. I'll never try the "sneaky tip" action again though... Just be nice.
cybermom (L17 Officer) - 9 years ago
Reply to JerryP

:sus: Uhhh...Jerry? YOU bumped it! :confused: The last post was from June 26th LAST YEAR!
rjcress (L2 Member) - 9 years ago
When is this "deal" going to die!?
Every time it is re-posted folks speak up that this IS NOT A DEAL.

Lets be honest here... if you are actually NICE to the front desk people at pretty much any hotel, not just Vegas, they'll likely help you out, if they can.

In my experience, most people are rushed, rude, and impersonal with front desk clerks. Try smiling and asking how their day is going... or just NOT being an A$$. I routinely get offered room upgrades without giving away hidden $20s... I'm left to assume that being nice is appreciated.
DanC (L27 Lieutenant) - 9 years ago
Reply to JerryP

Most front desk clerks I've met aren't that astute.
JerryP (Lets' go Yankees!) - 9 years ago
Reply to sweetwinter

That is the most astute comment on this whole thread. Well done.
sweetwinter (L17 Officer) - 9 years ago
I wonder if the original article was posted by front desk clerks by any chance?!!!LOL
Beattraax (L6 Recruit) - 9 years ago
Reply to douglasfir


lolololollololololol
JerryP (Lets' go Yankees!) - 9 years ago
: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. :sleep:
groove1 (L17 Officer) - 1 decade ago
Reply to spydo3x

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.
spydo3x (A Spoofster) - 1 decade ago
Reply to cybermom

Thank-You.

HOTWIRE huh? I'll try it. Maybe with that and another $20 under my ID I can get a FALLS VIEW!!
:bigok:
cybermom (L17 Officer) - 1 decade ago
Reply to spydo3x

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.
spydo3x (A Spoofster) - 1 decade ago
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
:doh:
spydo3x (A Spoofster) - 1 decade ago
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:
jrdnjstn (L12 Sergeant) - 1 decade ago
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.
Mortiki (L15 Officer) - 1 decade ago
i have been upgraded many times and it never cost me anything except a little flattery and some butt kissing
rdhidajat (L0 N00b) - 1 decade ago
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.
DarrenC (L7 Private) - 1 decade ago
Cracks me up how upset some people get over this...although it IS repeated a little too frequently for my taste...
cybermom (L17 Officer) - 1 decade ago
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.
l31007 (L2 Member) - 1 decade ago
: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.
elgrangus (L13 Sergeant) - 1 decade ago
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... :-(
blackwatch (L4 Member) - 1 decade ago
Worked for me 2 weeks ago at the MGM Grand.
elgrangus (L13 Sergeant) - 1 decade ago
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?
Valkyrie (L9 Corporal) - 1 decade ago
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If you actually expect me to believe that there was empirical statistical data representing a 74.57% success rate, you gotta cite your source. You think Simmons Market Research was outside a hotel saying to folks, “Excuse me sir, did you try to bribe a clerk? Did it work for you or did you just foolishly waste a Jackson?” What do you think the responses would have been?

Or was this data gleaned from clerks? “Taking a poll here. When you accept bribes, do you actually give the customer a better room, ripping off your employer? Or do you just take the money and rip off the customer?”

Where’s the data, baby?


Well obviously you would learn that the data and the statistics came from the website posted at http://www.frontdesktip.com/ from first hand experienced customers. so it's successes divided by attempts is where that data is coming from and it is good to being accurate.

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I have been with spoofee for some years... it is shocking to see a deal like that, but i will take it as information and experience sharing as spoofee been very good with that.

This is not entirely bad, nor right or wrong. Information is presented to you everyday and everywhere, just a matter of how you use it.

Cheers!


I have been with spoofee for years too and i have to admit, i was surprised about this post but i felt like it was one of the best posts EVER! it's awesome seeing all these reactions and cool posts everyone is doing. and it's like "JustLooking!" said, it's just a matter of how you use it. I'm a big fan of random knowledge and this is definately a cool topic to bring up for conversations. Spoofee rocks! :bigok: :bigok: :claps:
WENEEDLIGHT (Happynews.com :)) - 1 decade ago
hahaha Nice.
JustLooking! (Deal or No Deal) - 1 decade ago
I have been with spoofee for some years... it is shocking to see a deal like that, but i will take it as information and experience sharing as spoofee been very good with that.

This is not entirely bad, nor right or wrong. Information is presented to you everyday and everywhere, just a matter of how you use it.

Cheers!
feer5785 (L12 Sergeant) - 1 decade ago
Reply to Dothan



hahahaha too funny
feer5785 (L12 Sergeant) - 1 decade ago
hmmm bribing as a front page deal... lol
Dothan Magazine (Serious Shopper DealQueen) - 1 decade ago
If you actually expect me to believe that there was empirical statistical data representing a 74.57% success rate, you gotta cite your source. You think Simmons Market Research was outside a hotel saying to folks, “Excuse me sir, did you try to bribe a clerk? Did it work for you or did you just foolishly waste a Jackson?” What do you think the responses would have been?

Or was this data gleaned from clerks? “Taking a poll here. When you accept bribes, do you actually give the customer a better room, ripping off your employer? Or do you just take the money and rip off the customer?”

Where’s the data, baby?
:doh:
Dlk_inVegas (L1 New Member) - 1 decade ago
I'll chime in here since I worked in a large Las Vegas strip property. Front desk agents are allowed to accept tips, as are most casino employees as long as it isnt over a certain amount. If an employee is not allowed to accept a tip they wont. They wont put their job on the line for you. This $20 for service is nothing new. You can try it for getting dinner reservations, better seats at a show, into clubs etc.. Before offering money just ask nicely (Without begging or being mean), you just may get it. Also, when booking a room resv. you could always just ask them to note a request for a room with a view & that you know it isnt gauranteed or you can call the front desk the morning your due to checkin & see whats available.
share2000p (L4 Member) - 1 decade ago
Mostly this trick works with our elected politicians in Washington!!!
groove1 (L17 Officer) - 1 decade ago
Reply to fir2


I agree with you about the oldest profession. Reno has had legalized prostitution for over 20 years with mandatory weekly testing for sti's and monthly testing for HIV. The rates of these are virtually non-existent among the "professionals" in Reno.

OT, but some drugs should be legalized too. If some people smoked a little bit of pot it might settle everyone in this country down a little bit :)
GIVIT2MESTR8 (L10 Corporal) - 1 decade ago
Reply to whttgr

How dare you make that statement. Why I am a politician and you are talking about what runs the country. Good ole fashioned harmless lobby groups and call girl rings. Why when I pull out my 20 I get a lot better looking ho ho ho if you know know know what I mean. Also the rate of $$ is not that 74.57% but rather 76.59- 76.69%. Thank you and goodnight and God bless America.



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