Didn’t target any particular clerk, got a young man. It was 10 pm on a Friday and not busy, whole place looked pretty empty. Asked if there were any complimentary upgrades, was only offered upgrades that cost extra, ended up with regular room on third floor. Total disappointment- this has worked in years past.
We arrived at approx 11pm at the Mirage to celebrate my boyfriend’s 31st birthday and my 30th birthday. The line was extremely short with only 3 clerks running the front desk. After reading on frontdesktip.com, I knew I wanted the younger guy approx 25 years old and I knew I wanted a fab suite (did my research) in order to celebrate our birthdays in style. I sandwiched two $20s in between my ID and credit card and stepped up to the plate and casually asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available once he saw the sandwich. We made small talk–be extra nice people as you are wanting something only they can make happen– and he asked if we were celebrating anything special. After a few agonizing minutes of waiting to hear the result- wha la! “ma’am you’ve been upgraded to a deluxe tower suite.” needless to say, I could barely keep my cool because I knew how awesome our room was going to be. We had some friends and cousins who were accompanying us, but didn’t try the sandwich trick and got regular rooms over looking the air conditioning unit. Our room was on a high floor with a private elevator, facing the north end of the strip and the volcano. We were like kids on Christmas morning when we got to the room!! Way to start off the vacation right! Thanks, frontdesktip.com! I’ll have to try to sandwich from now on while on other vacations.
We booked a resort King through Mlife at a reduced rate for 2 nights and a comped third night for Labor Day 2019. We checked in on Saturday at 11:30 am because that’s when we got into town. I used the priority check in line because I have the Mlife credit card and the line was much shorter than the regular line. Handed over my $20 between my license and credit card along with my Mlife rewards card and just asked if any complimentary upgrades were available.
The young lady replied “of course” and asked if we had stayed with them before. I told her we had and we’ve only stayed at the Mirage when we’ve visited Las Vegas.
She put us on the 24th floor with a view of the strip and the volcano, a soaking tub, and more square footage than the rooms we normally get on the lower floors. Not a huge upgrade and worth the $20.
Didnt target any clerk in particular since you were just directed to whoever was available it was really busy since it was on memorial day weekend got there on Friday around 430 I had reserved at resort king room and I was upgraded to a resort tower king which was cool I was on the 24th floor also the clerk waived the parking which would have been 30 dollars for 2 days so that was cool! In total saved around 110 dollars 🤗🤗
Arrived in on a red eye flight, several of the front desk clerks were busy, so we walked up to the only available one, K. We tried the $20 sandwich trick with K, and was informed that they’re basically at capacity. I get my room keys, id, along with the $20 bill back. We were then informed that it’ll be a double queen, but they’ll hold us a king the following day.
The room we got wasn’t cleaned properly, so we spoke to the manager who was very helpful and he at least put us in for the King bed that we paid for, and a $100 credit for all the inconvience.
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 have done the $20 trick 5 times in vegas, this was a good upgrade.
Stayed at the Mirage in August 2019 and checked in on a Thursday at 5:00. Not super busy at check in but was 3rd in line so i got the first available clerk. Had the $20 between ID and CC and as soon as the young female clerk saw it she new the game. I had booked just a regular resort king room. The cheapest i could find. I asked if a tower king was available and it was not as they were all booked. She apologized and asked me to wait a few minutes so she could try a few other things. She came back and said that she can get me on a high level floor (we were on 16) with a strip/volcano view and she waved all the resort fees without me asking. The Strip view is an upgrade on the hotel site which i am indifferent on. I wanted Tower Rooms for the private elevator and up graded amenities. However, I was very happy with the waiving of the resort fees which are $40 a night. For 3 nights I saved $120 for the $20 tip. That is $100 cash win right from the start and then what ever they value the Strip View at which is no big deal to me. Very Happy with the deal.
Went to the Mirage over Spring Break -First week in April 2019. Female clerk helped us. Slipped a $20.00 – asked for a complimentary room upgrade . Said none were available. Instead she gave us a noisy room- no strip view near the elevator. Was so noisy from the machine on the elevators, had to move to another room. Given another lousy room with view of the mountains. No strip view. Highly disappointed.
Check in Mid Feb, Monday Afternoon. Honestly probably the slowest time of the year. Did the $20 sandwich and made sure he knew we were only here for 1 day. Asked for a upgrade to 24/25th floor and was no go. Best given was 18th floor with strip view. Honestly, probably would have gotten the same room just by asking.
After reading on frontdesktip, I knew I wanted a young male clerk to check us into our rooms. My whole party was skeptical and thought I was blowing $50, but it was my 30th birthday and I figured it was worth the gamble! I sandwiched the money in between my ID and CC with the corners sticking out. I asked for any available upgrades as we made small talk. Told him we were there to celebrate my birthday and a few minutes later….BAM! Upgraded to a hella nice suite. The other people in my party didn’t try to tip and wound up getting rooms with crapola rooms with views of the A/C, which didn’t really matter because they wound up all spending their time in party central with us up on one of the top floors! It was an amazing time and set the tone for the whole trip. Can’t wait to go back in the winter of 2013 and try it again at a different resort.