Walked up to a Male late 20’s handed the Sandwich asked him if there where any upgrades available. He automatically put the $20 in his pocket & said he can get us into a nice Suite with a bottle of Champagne. It was a very nice room great view of the strip room came with a Jacuzzi and the champagne wa good for being free.
Got the next clerk in line (younger male). Checked in about 3pm. Did the $20 sandwich under my license and told him it was our anniversary (it really was). Got upgraded to a strip view on the 33rd floor. We were staying for 5 days, so the difference in room costs would have exceeded the $20 if I had paid for the upgraded room.
Which clerk did you target and why?
What time/day was it? 1pm
What did you say to get upgraded?
Standard $20 sandwich, said it was our Anniversary and asked for any complimentary upgrades available. She said yes she could put us on the top floor of rooms (3rd fl from top, under the 2 top floors of Suites) at the very end of the hallway with corner strip view (2 windows facing 2 directions). She also sent up a complementary bottle of champagne.
So, we where qued up ready to be seen at the front desk and got called forward when a new deck was opened just for us. We are staying for a week so thought we would upgrade the tip to $50. I handed over the sandwich and asked if there where any complmentry upgrades and the guy (assistant manager) said he could see what he could do. While he was doing his magic we chatted away to him about our trip and what we do for work back home. After a minute or so he gave us a few room opinions and we picked one that suited us. A corner veiw room of the strip with 2 windows on the 32 floor. Because it was a corner room it is also abit bigger. We got a bunch of 2 for 1 tickets for the hotel and we where put on the champagne list for our whole visit.
I did the $20 sandwich and was upgraded from the Tower Suite to the Luxury Suite on the 36th floor with a killer view of the strip. I was also comped resort fees and received a handful of 2 for 1 drinks plus a bunch of other coupons.
I had booked 3 Deluxe rooms. I had just gotten married two days ago, and I was bringing my in-laws to Las Vegas. I gave a $40 tip. The clerk upgraded 2 of the deluxe rooms to Strip view rooms. She also upgraded me and my wife’s room to a huge one bedroom suite. Granted it was a Tuesday and not a weekend, but nevertheless that was an amazing upgrade. She also give us a complimentary bottle of champagne for each of the three rooms! Thanks to TI!
Tipped $20 at around noon on a Friday and received the following perks:
Joint-Rooms (we had two rooms booked)
2 Bottles of Champagne
Coupons for Drinks
This is the second time I tried this strategy at this strip and I was more than satisfied!
I received a gorgeous king size suite upgrade with view of the mountains and strip on the 26th floor, much better than the standard queen size room I would’ve had. Room had two separate bathroom suites one with a Jacuzzi tub and the other with all glass shower. Free bottle of champaigne, 2 free meals and countless drink coupons. So very worth it, and my early check in fee was waved!
We were upgraded to a fabulous strip view room when we made the $20 sandwich! I think we might have gotten a better room if we’d only needed one king sized bed, but we needed to have two beds to sleep the four of us. We also got a free bottle of champagne (cheapest in the room service menu was $32). We felt like we got some good things from our $20!
I tipped more than usual, but this is because I was wanting two rooms upgraded. So normally I would tip $20, but I thought if I had 2 rooms then $40 was fair. When we first approached the young man at the counter he only asked for my credit card, which was super awkward since I had already prepared my sandwich in between my ID and credit card. He was flabbergasted by the $40 and immediately set them on the bar back in front of me saying “he wanted to leave this here in case he did not meet my expectations”. My boyfriend and I carried on very light conversation and then the guy started saying things like “happy anniversary” and “happy birthday” (probably trying to justify this major upgrade. We made sure to mention it was our first time staying at treasure island. He then showed us our rooms in a binder which we gladly accepted. So grateful that he could accommodate us the way he did. We felt so spoiled!!!