i approached the desk with the $20 sandwiched between my id and credit card. he saw it, and immediately told us something along the lines of he can’t be bribed. so i had to put away the $20. i explained that we were a couple and would prefer a room with a king bed instead of the cheapest 2x double bed room we booked. he gave us a deluxe king with a view of the pool. and i gave him back the $20 which he begrudgingly accepted.
Was checking in for the weekend on a Thursday night. Got to IP around 10:15 or so and after a short wait in line got the oldest female clerk at the desk. Gave her the $20 sandwich, she was surprised, took the bill out and put under her calculator. She then said she was appreciative and would she what she could do. Since it was a weekend she couldn’t give me the full suite, but could give us the Mini Suite if that was ok. Since we were paying $137 already for the full weekend of 4 nights, the bump up for the mere $20 trip, So for $157 for the mini suite for the full weekend, was well worth it. great website and thanks.
I did “the sandwich” with $30 and asked if I was eligible for a complimentary upgrade. The woman at the desk said that she was unable to take the tip until after she assigned me a room. She offered a nicer room for $30/night. It wasn’t worth it to me, so I took my money back and checked out like normal.
I tried to do the $20 trick didn’t work. They only gave me options to upgrade for $40 for a love suite a night and all this expensive upgrades. I didn’t take it but they moved me to a remodeled room. No upgrade, she gave me back my $20 though.
Wife and I arrived at IP around 10:15 or so on Thursday night. Line was maybe 6 people deep. 2 younger employees and then a woman in her mid 60’s maybe. Got to front of line hoping for one of the younger employees, but we got the older woman. Went up and handed her the $20 sandwich and asked if there were any upgrades available. She pulled out the $20 surprised but appreciative and put that on the side by her calculator. She pulled up on the computer to see what was available. Clerk told us we weren’t able to get the full suite due to the upcoming weekend but if we were ok with the Mini Suite Luv Tub she could do that. We of course said yes since our Deluxe room was comp’d pretty cheap at $137 for the 4 night weekend stay. She got us booked for the Mini Suite, was pleasant the whole time, answered a few other questions and tip worked great. Thanks for the idea, plan to alway use on my yearly Vegas trip.
This was my first time using the $20 sandwich trick. I didn’t target any specific clerk, just went random. Handed my folded $20 with my drivers license and credit card, and asked, “Do you have any free Rom upgrades?” Within two minutes the clerk upgraded us to the King Suite from a Deluxe room. Tip, ask, and you shall recieve!
Checked in at 11:30pm for a 3 night stay (Sunday- Wednesday)
Booked air and room package with Travelocity
(Deluxe room, non smoking, 2 double beds)
Didn’t target any clerk, just took first available.
Put $20 between I.D. and CC. Explained it was my GF bday the Friday before and asked if there were any type of upgrades available. He asked a couple questions, bed preference, smoking, what type of view (high roller, pool, strip)
I said it didn’t really matter if it was a nicer room.
Ended up with a king suite with view of pool.
(2 bath, living room, bedroom, small kitchenette…)
Was very busy when we came in about 1130 and didn’t have a chance to target anyone. The gentleman who waited on us I could immediately tell he wasn’t going for it. We put a $20 in between drivers license and credit card and he kind of laughed. He offered us a paid upgrade to the King Suite for $30 a night which we accepted because it was the room we wanted. Let him keep the $20 even though he offered to give it back, it was worth a shot!
The clerk was a middle aged brunette Caucasian woman at express check-in. I am a young Caucasian male and I checked in on a Sunday around noon.
I did the $20 sandwich and politely asked her if she had any complementary room upgrades. She said we could pay $30 extra per night for an upgrade. I said no thank you and she gave me back my $20. There was a convention going on so perhaps that’s is why it didn’t work. #epicfail
This was my first time using this trick. It was 6/18/11, Saturday, 3:30pm. Front Desk name was a caucasion male, between 25-30. I didn’t target this person. I wanted to test this trick random. Gave the sandwiched $20 between my DL & CC, and asked, “You have any free room upgrades?” Within two minutes he gave me the King Suite, which is two upgrades from my original room of a Deluxe. If he said no, and took my tip, I wouldn’t have thrown a fit. It would’ve been added to my gambling loss for that trip. I’d do it again and again! Just give it a try.