Checked into Bally’s on Sunday Night, April 9th with a 5 night Jubilee Tower King with Strip view. I provided the $20 sandwiched between the CC and ID and asked if any Complimentary Room upgrades were available. Important to note that room was free (except for resort fee) for all 5 nights. Clerk disappeared to the back room for a bit, and returned to inform me that the manager informed her an upgrade to a Jubilee Celebrity Suite was available for $50 per night, but could not be offered as complimentary. I declined. She politely apologized and returned my $20. Given that the room was already no charge, perhaps it was unrealistic for me to assume that they would have upgraded me further without me paying something … not sure as this was my first attempt at the complimentary upgrade, and was working from the odd (I assume) position of asking for a free room to be upgraded for free.
Checked in around 6pm. Acted like they were upgrading us. They pocketed the $20 but then got to our room and it’s the standard room.
When I arrived at Bally’s at around 6pm, the front desk was extremely busy with a long line of people waiting to check in. I dropped my bags with the bellhop desk and went out to dinner. I came back to the front desk around 10pm. There was no one in line and I picked a guy behind the desk who looked like he was around 35-40 years old. I folded a $50 bill and placed it between my credit card and drivers license. He asked if I was there to check in, I said yes and he asked for ID. I handed him the “Vegas sandwich” and he set it down on the counter next to his keyboard. I asked, “Would you mind looking into any available upgrades to my room?” He replied, “Sure… let me see what we have available. How about a suite?” To which I agreed that would work out just fine. He picked up my ID and credit card, handed them back to me and put the $50 in his pocket. We thanked each other and I was on my way. Room was nice, big, it had a living room, dining area, wet bar, bedroom, two bathrooms, a dance studio (which seemed odd) and a really nice view of the Vegas strip. The only thing that would have been a better upgrade, is to get that type of room in the newer Jubilee Tower. But I wasn’t complaining.
Didn’t target any specific clerk, but got the one I wanted. Younger woman. Mid twenties. Checking in a little early.
Had my 20 sandwiched but it was sticking out a little on the side. Didn’t have to ask for an upgrade. The great clerk got searching immediately. Offered junior suite or jacuzzi suite. Took the junior since it had a strip view on a higher floor.
We arrived 6hrs before scheduled check in. Clerk called us and I handed over $20 along with id and credit card. The tricked worked like charm!! :D. The guy thanked us and upgraded our room to suite which has jacuzzi and facing to Flamingo Rd. Thanks a ton to folks on here to share this valuable tip.
Did exactly what others on this site have mentioned. Slipped in a $20 and got a suite upgrade from a regular room.
There was no line at check-in but there were only a couple people working.
I approached the guy who happened to be wearing a Broncos Jersey. It was 8:30pm Sunday check-in, I already had an offer for 3 complimentary nights and a friend who was staying at hotel who arrived earlier. The desk clerk told me there was no fridge in room so all I asked for was a room with a fridge. He ended up putting us in a Jacuzzi suite and said he would have a fridge sent up to the room. Within 5 minutes a gentleman rolled a cart with a fridge on it into the room. I tipped him as well and left $5/day for housekeeping. I believe in good Karma. It definitely made our stay one of the best.
3 pm last friday, 9/3, I approached the diamond check in, (i’m Diamond) and had the $20 in very obvious plain view sticking out of my chest pocket. “Hello, do you have any complimentary upgrades?”… And there we have it, jubilee grand suite. Nice!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We read this thread and in anticipation of our trip to Vegas in February I stoked myself up to try the 20 dollar sandwich. Firstly, we arrived at 11:00 on Sunday morning and the woman informed me check in didn’t start till 2:00 pm and it was a 26.00 fee to check in early. I handed her the sandwich and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. We were paying 36.00 for 2 nights (pre-resort fee) and 41.00 the other 2 nights.
She happily upgraded us to a corner suite that was about 650 square feet. We also didn’t have to pay the 26.00 early check in fee. The room had a washroom, a room with just a bidet, 2 walk in closets, a huge living room area, a big sunken jacuzzi tub. 2 make up counters.
We also decided to stay an extra night and for a 10 dollar sandwich got the room for 36.00 for the Thursday night from a different counter person.
We learned the room was 240.00 per night for the Thursday night and they gave it to us for 36.00.
One of the best parts was walking down past the check in counter at about 2:30 the day we arrived. The line up was about 40 people long. Had we not got the upgrade we would have been in that line as I wouldn’t have paid 26.00 to check in early. That alone was worth the sandwich, never mind the fabulous room.
Again, thank you for this amazing tip.
First, let me tell you I THOUGHT i was booked in to Harrah’s, but that’s a whole nother story. When I tried to check in at Harrah’s I was routed to the high end check in lady and she politely said she was not allowed to do the upgrade. So, by the time I went to Ballay’s I was quite flustered. The young lady at the front desk at about 6:00PM was very nice and accommodating. Upgraded to a gorgeous suite overlooking the strip. Plus when I got home and opened my bill, surprise!, $56 in resort fees waived! I already had a nice room comp’d from minimal gambling on the Rewards card in New Orleans, so it was a giant comp on top of a comp