Checked in at around 11pm, simply asked if any upgrades were available. She kindly put us into a spa suite.
Worked like a charm.
Great room in this hotel, pool excellent offered the tip with ID and she looked a little surprised as we already had a nice suite reserved but still we went from the weekend rate of $300 to a top floor suite worth double. Lovley staff and great experience.
Checked in around 1 a.m. after a long flight. Only one clerk working and she didn’t look too friendly. I handed her the sandwich anyway and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades. She told me nothing was available and handed me back the $20 with a frown. A little bummed, I opened my room door and found two double beds (we had called twice to request a king) and a messy bathroom. I politely called the manager, who upgraded us to a suite with a view of the strip. Great room, helped make the trip special, and it didn’t cost me $20! But I’ll try the sandwich tip again next time I go, as I believe I just happened to find a clerk who wasn’t in the mood to try.
Checked in around 5pm.. A LOT of people in line (even the worst room here at tropicana cost 100+), slid the 20 between my DL and credit card with the DL on top. Clerk pulled away the DL saw the cash and looked a bit suprised, but smiled. She quickly asked what room type we reserved (island) and quickly showed us what she could upgrade us to. We accepted. Worked beautifully, and will try again next trip =)
Joined players club and got tickets to Dirk Arther Magic Show, Folies Bergere (topless), Dinner for 2 with wine at Tuscany Italian Cafe and all our buffets included whenever we wanted. We got hooked up.
Checked in with my wife. (did the usual protocol) The clerk was really nice and was ready to hook us up with a regular suite.. but when i told her it was my wife and I’s 1st anniversary.. and wanted to make it really special, she said she can try to convince her manager to approve a jacuzzi suite for the rest of the weekend, and not just one night. The upgrade, I read, was about $200 a night.. thats $400 up on my first $20 bet!! Good start to the weekend!
I put the 20 between the CC and ID. She saw the 20 and said ur so very sweet. It worked great and i’ll definitly do it again.
Was real busy at check in. We got an older gentleman at the desk, and I handed him my license so he could look up my reservation, and I asked him if he had any comp upgrades as I slid a folded $20 and my cc to him. He shushed me as there was a huge line and his previous customer was still there. He pocketed the $20 and upgraded us to the main tower for 4 nights. It was well worth the extra $20
I had the $20 between the ID and the CC. A manger was saying over her shoulder that everything was full. It was about 8pm. I think it helps sometimes if it’s later in the evening as they know what’s full. We were upgraded to a 19th floor suite. It was a little dog-eared in places, but we knew that about the trop and loved it. The clerk turned out to be from our home state and had several things in common with us. She was very discreet with the tip and palmed it quickly and quietly. I never even had to ask for the upgrade. It took a lot of typing on her part.