I am not an advertiser this is just my first time going to Vegas ever. Excalibur has a pretty great offer on smartervegas if u give them your email. You get extremely low rates, and a complimentary room upgrade as part of the promotion. I booked the contemporary room for very cheap it was only $2 more a night than that ugly basic room! Also i recommend every one to try because it worked for me to call and get your extra person fees dropped. Im a college student and it saved $160 which just means more for drinks and gambling 🙂
As we were staying 14 nights, we decided to offer a $50 sandwich, which worked like a dream! The receptionist was happy to upgrade us to a 23rd floor room in Tower 2, with Strip view, widescreen TV, remodelled bathroom and safe.The only thing she couldn’t do was waive the dreaded resort fees,( which added up to a whopping $196.)
IT REALLY DOES WORK!!!
checked in and hoped to get the lady that checked us in… she was mid 20’s and very nice…. first time I tried this so was very nervous… but she was vet nice took the sandwich and I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades or at least a view…. result was a widescreen deluxe room and no resort fees!!!
Busy day, big convention coming up on the MGM, Thursday 4pm, young female clerk in her mid 20’s, had booked a room for 2 for my parents, I decided to join the trip last-minute. Told her that straightforward while giving her the sandwich. Looked at me a little scared and gave the sandwich back. I asked for a complimentary upgrade but she told me they were overbooked. Got a Royal Tower room on the 9th floor with a view to Tropicana (not sure if that’s considered a good room), and when I asked for an extra room key she told me that if she did that she’d have to add my name to the room and that it’d be $30 extra per night. I okayed it and still gave her the $20 tip.
We booked the basic room on a package deal with JetBlue vacations. Got to the next attendant at check-in and I tipped $40 ($20 for my room and $20 for my parents room) where instead of getting a room looking inward, we got upgraded to their remodeled contemporary room with a view of The Strip. Not bad.
Got in line and got my sandwich ready. I was very nervous. We walked up to the counter, I said we had a reservation. Clerk was very nice. She asked for ID and Credit card. I set the sandwich down. She set it down on her side of the counter. We made a bit of small talk, our first time in vegas, why we came, ect. She asked if we would like something up high, view. I said we would love a view. Ended up with a King renovated room on the 16 th floor. Nice view of the pool. I never even said the word upgrade. At the end she handed back my ID and credit card, held up the $20 and said \”Is this…?\”
I smiled and said, \”That\’s for you.\”
An excellent experience and a relatively cheap thrill. Do it!
I discovered this website 9 months ago and told my wife that I was going to do the sandwich trick as soon as I read about it. On the flight to Vegas, I told my wife that I was so excited to try it. We checked in on Sun. Oct. 9th at about 4:00 pm. Well, I did everything I was supposed to do, had the $20 bill folded over, and just barely visible between the id and cc. Our clerk was a woman in her mid-late 20’s. She asked for my id, so I slid the sandwich over to her and asked “if there were and complimentary upgrades available”. She then smiled at me pulled the $20 out of the sandwich, slid it back across the counter to me and said “We’ll save that until the end” We had a standard room booked, and she upgraded us to one of the newly remodeled “widescreen” rooms with a beautiful view of the mountains. After she handed me our room keys, I slid the $20 back to her and walked away with a huge smile that it worked!
I gave her 20 USD and asked for complimentary upgrades. She said, she’ll have a look and offered me a room upgrade to a better room in the 21st floor.
Checked in a little early, and waited in a pretty long line. Got to the front and was greeted by a lady in her mid to late 20’s who seemed pretty exhausted. I began by saying something like “wow, I don’t know how you put up with all these people” and she had a nice smile and laugh. I then proceeded to give her the “sandwich” with the $20 and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available, and that we were out celebrating some “good news”. She said “well thank you, let me see what I can do”. She knew exactly what was going on, and then upgraded us to a wide-screen room with a nice view of the strip. She even threw in some free drink coupons, which were great as well. Overall, the $20 paid for itself very quickly!
Basically me and a friend checked into the Excalibur at around probably 10:30pm. I told my friend to watch what I do with his $20. So I waited in line which didn’t take very long. The clerk happened to be a young male between the ages of 25-30. With the $20 sandwiched between my ID and credit card, I simply asked, “Do you have any complimentary upgrades available?”
The clerk looked both ways and when I saw him put the $20 in his pocket, I knew I had scored. I went from the cheapest room (Tower Room) to a room with a 40″ widescreen and a great view of the strip overlooking the strip with the New York New York and MGM Grand Hotels in plain sight.