I got in late so I wasn’t sure if there would be any rooms available for upgrade. But, it’s Vegas, so gambling is part of the fun. I didn’t target anyone specifically. When I approached, I was a little sloppy due to my bags and my “sandwich” wound up being more of a salad. The $20 actually almost fell onto his keyboard when I set it down. I had a comped resort room. I asked if there were any complementary Upgrades. He immediately offered me the King Tower Strip View on the 25th floor or a King “Stay Well” Room. I took the Tower Room. He got it all set up and I pushed a little more and asked if there was any way I could get a complimentary late checkout. He was able to get me a 1PM checkout instead of 11am. All in all, great result for my fist attempt.
I didnt target a clerk because i didnt have the option. I got Quincy as my clerk. it was about 10am when i checked in. i did a perfect sandwich with a $20 bill and put it on the counter and asked for any complimentary upgrades avaiable. He said that since it was the weekend, they were pretty booked up but he would check. All he was able to do was get my a strip view but i dont know if that was even an upgrade. It was the same room type. I asked if he could waive the resort fee’s after and he he could not.
I would say this was a bust. The room didnt get upgraded, didnt get the private elevator or any kinda fees waive. I will try again in the future.
My assumption of why it didnt work is because they just reopened back in march to 50% capacity in vegas due to covid and there was quite a bit of people there is vegas.
First time trying this so I was a bit nervous. I was already on a 4 night comp through my players club so I was not expecting much. I approached the first available attendant. She was Hispanic and around 35. Slid the folded $20 between my CC and DL, she took the money and put it to the side. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades and she said of course. Got me a strip view (with upgraded bathroom included a tub and double vanity) on the 24th floor with private elevators and waived one night of resort fees. She then said i’m sending you a complimentary medical fridge to your room, which came in handy to store 6 cans of soda.
She then gave me her card and said when you are ready to check out please call me.
We had a small issue with our shower not draining so upon check out i mentioned it and she took off the remaining 3 night resort fees.
I assume most front desk personnel don’t get tipped like other employees, be nice and tip them.
Got to the hotel around 2pm, there was no one inline and got directed to a male agent in his 50’s. Slipped a $20 between my card and drivers license. When he saw it, he placed in on the counter and said thank you. After looking through the computer and writing a few codes down, he went and talked to his manager (for what I assumed was an authorization). When he came back he said he was able to upgrade me to a room on a private floor with an elevator for those two floors only. I asked if it was a strip view and he said he could only get on of my two rooms with a strip view and they would be on separate floors. I declined, so instead he offered a late check out and I accepted since my friends were staying later on Sunday to watch the football games. After chatting I told him I was celebrating my birthday and he then waived the resort fees. Saved $50 for the late checkout fee and $180 on the resort fees plus and upgraded room.
Booked a standard room at the Mirage as I had 4 nights comped. I had already planned to rip a good tip at the desk so I figured my girlfriend and I would get some kind of upgrade, We went as it was her birthday. My girlfriend cringed at the fact that I was gonna try and hustle an upgrade so she waited on the sidelines as I waited in line LOL. I did not target anyone and just rolled the dice. When I got to the counter the clerk was a 30’s something women, very nice and as they were busy at the checkin I didn’t get much small talk. I simply placed the 50$ in the cards and handed them over. But I made a big mistake. I folded it wrong so you couldnt see the “50” on the bill, she didnt unfold it and put it to the side. I didn’t ask for anything and she just looked up and smiled at me. After some typing she said shes moving us to a nice stay well room as that was all that she currently had. I said awesome and thanked her (I’m Canadian so we’re all pretty thankful when anyone does anything extra or nice for us) My GF asked what happened. I told her we got a room upgrade. Really happy with the room. the stay well rooms are wonderful. However it gets more interesting when we hit up the Mlife counter to redeem some free plays, The clerk said “Oh looks like you have 250$ food and beverage credit on your account… (which I know I did not have prior to arriving and nothing was on my mlife account). Interesting I’m just gonna call and see what this is about for you” she got on the phone and called, then she hung up and said “Yeah so we’re giving you 250$ food and bev credit per day as well as comping the remaining resort fees for your stay” – As my room was already comped I still had the resort fees for 4 nights. which totaled around 200$ with taxes. I just smiled and thanked her with a 5$ tip. I assumed this happened once the front desk clerk saw that it was a 50 that I tipped, I remembered her manager was near by and thats probably why she never looked at the note that I had slipped in. All in all I ended up saving well over $1000 dollars just in comps all from a 50 dollar tip. Tipping them will grant you huge rewards if you take the chance. and tipping bigger will result in saving a ton more. 20$ isnt really anything someone will jump at. Go big and reap the rewards my friends! next time im trying 100$ The mirage was awesome
Did not target any clerk. My clerk was a friendly woman in her 30s who complimented my Mardi Gras tie. Had a nice chat and handed her my documents with a $20 in the passport. She immediately placed the $20 on the front of the counter and upgraded me to a strip view. I thanked her, asked if it would be possible to waive the resort fee which was the main reason I tried the $20 tip trick. She said unfortunately not unless there was an issue with the room. Thanked her and left the $20 on the counter where she had put it. I hope she was able to collect it after I left.
When I arrived the line was short so didn’t target the clerk, however was lucky to get called to the line of the friendly one (other two looked more official, possibly managers or supervisors?) Originally had a $50 sandwich but chickened out at the last minute, and slid over my ID and credit card, with the money in my hand (not sure if he saw it or not) mentioned it was my first time in Vegas and asked if he could do anything special and he said he’d have a look. Originally offered me a Stay Well spa room but I guess I looked unimpressed as he pretended to make a phone call and told me there was a King Room on the 24th floor with the private elevator available. Amazing! Put the $50 back in my pocket and gave him a $20 instead
Directed to the first available agent. Went during the slowest week of the year to visit Vegas (week before Christmas 2019), and tried the tip trick. She immediately handed it back and said “were not currently giving free upgrades, sorry.”
The room was too basic and very dated. Won’t be staying here again, next time I’m going to Aria or Cosmo.
Waited until about 4 pm to check in just to make sure most people had checked out of the rooms and to hopefully aid my chances in getting a better one. We checked in on a Wednesday for 4 nights leaving Sunday, we got the first desk clerk available very friendly middle aged Latino lady. I forgot her name sorry. We chatted with her for a moment and mentioned we were there celebrating my wife’s first time in Vegas and slipped her our id’s, credit cards and $30 sandwiched in between which she immediately placed aside as I passed her the sandwich I asked her if she had any complimentary room upgrades available. She said why yes I believe we have you checked into the resort tower king on the 24th floor with the private elevator to the 24th and 25th floors only. The larger dual sink bathroom with glass shower and soaking tub. It also has the strip & volcano room view which when we booked was a $35 /night extra so $110 saved after my $30 tip. I will also note that I tried this at the car rental agency “ nu rentals” we had booked a basic Kia Forte for $19 /night for one day as we had a lot of shopping to do in one day it was very busy and took a while to get to the desk but after being friendly with the lady at the desk, which most of the previous people before me were not . We talked and I slipped her a $20 and asked if she had any complimentary upgrades available and she said she would be right back and walked to a box of keys and came back and showed me the keys and said I have you booked for a 2019 charger. Which I said great it’s bigger it more comfortable great thankyou. … I walk outside and the guys brings the car up and this girl hooked me up with the 2019 charger r/t 370 HP. Not just your basic charger for $19 a night… I changed the rental to keep it for the 5 days =)
Very busy, got first person we saw. Told young man that it was our 20th Anniversary and asked if there were any possible upgrades for us. Didn’t slip the $20. All he gave us was the option to upgrade to a better room, but having to pay the extra $$$ for it. Sadly, they didn’t even have the original room we booked and offered us a handicap room. Got into room and everything is lowered and not as nice as a normal room. Had to call and get moved to a 2 queen room instead of King room.