Doing this for the first time. My hands are shaking when I delivered the passport, $20 and credit card to the check in lady. At first I wonder if I should give one at a time, but I figure that will not be the proper way. The check in lady is very courteous and just upgrade us from one bed to deluxe room high floor strip view with 2 queen beds. I ordered one king to begin with but we had 3 people so this $20 is a life saver.
I got to the front desk at around 11. There were 2 gents and a lady, the lady was furthest from the supervisor. Got the guy closest to the supervisors. He asked for ID, I smiled a little and told him “u dont want the credit card too”, he understood and said I’ll take care of you. Gave us a corner suite, full strip view on a high floor for 5 nights. He was also great at giving advice about the city as we were first timers. Generally be friendly, arrive early and tip generously.
P.s. Another party with us tried to get an upgrade without a tip, didnt work and got stuck with a mountain view room.
First time using/trying this so I made my $20 sandwich and proceed to a nice looking female behind the counter. As I approached she smiled and it seemed like she already knew what was coming. She took my sandwich and I asked “do you have any complementary upgrades?”.
She responded “Absolutely”.
She said just a min, and went to talk to a manager and came back and said, “how about a nice 1 bedroom suite?”, with a grin.
Wife loved it and thought I spent to much … 🙂
Never done this before but with confidence, I sandwiched a $20 between my drivers license and credit card, asked for any complementary upgrades, she smiled and said you will love your room. Lol she gave me an upgrade 1 bedroom corner suite, strip view for the weekend. I originally did a deal with Priceline for $150 a night. This was a weekend during valentines and Chinese holiday, also no rooms were available, according to the website about 12hrs I booked. Super happy 🙂 thanks!
Arrived at 3am. Only one clerk working. Approached and gave him the sandwich. He ducked to the back room and came back to let us know we have been upgraded to the Penthouse Suit. Didn’t even have to ask!
We were the only people checking in and went to the only clerk working. Explained that it was my wife’s birthday and slipped her the sandwich. Didn’t have to say anything, she slipped the money in her pocket and upgraded us straight off.
My wife and i arrived at 4pm, i went to the front desk while.she went to the bar, there were 3 ladies ready to help me so i choose the one that smile me,she welcome me to the hotel,and ask me for my id and credit card, so i gave her the sandwich of $20, so i ask her if there were any complementary upgrades she did say nothing,she was serious,15 seconds later her supervisor comes by and ask me if everything is ok,and i say,yes,she slips the bill under the keyboard,and still very serious,so she gave me my key and show me where the elevator is,and she tells me in a secret voice,i give you a suite with a strip view in a higher floor,enjoy,i thank her,and she smiles. I go to the room and yes higher floor,strip view,something i would pay $100 more,just for $20,thanks for this tips,good luck all.
Got to the Trump around 5pm on Friday. Got in the check in line with 1 person in front of us, no one behind us and 3 agents at the check in desk. Got the 1st available agent which was a mid-thirties gal with a british accent. Said hello, gave her the sandwich, asked for any complimentary upgrades. She instantly said she would definitely check for us. Type, type type, only upgrades were the 1 bedroom suites for extra $25/night as they were fully booked for the weekend and couldn’t offer us the 1 bedroom complimentary (for the record, it was packed and EVERYWHERE in Vegas was more expensive that weekend for some reason). Declined, asked if they had anything complimentary. More typing, while initiating some small talk as to why we were visiting and told her it was my wifes birthday and also the 1st weekend getaway after having our 1st child. Was told congrats, etc… and was then told that she could upgrade us to a Strip View on the 58th floor complimentary. Took it and ran. Was a nice view and a nice room.
Going back in November on Thanksgiving weekend for my birthday, will try it again, hopefully this time I can get a 1 bedroom upgrade as the rates this time were much cheaper than before. Both times were booked via the Trump site with a Travelzoo promo code.
It was early in the day around 10am. I gave her the sandwich, but she said rooms weren’t available for us to check-in, so she (very obviously) folded it and put it back on the counter for me to take. I came back at 1pm to check in and it was packed. I waited in line for the same girl, and she said, “oh we have something special for you.” I was pleasantly surprised and slipped her the sandwich again. She gave the $20 back to me. I got up to the room to find that we were not upgraded, but a chocolate with a note addressed to me was there thanking me for being a Trump Rewards member. Big Freakin’ Whoop!!!
We booked a 1 bedroom suite with city view. We arrived late, so there weren’t many people.
The clerk asked for the credit card and ID and I gave him the sandwich. I did the trick with 50$, hoping for a two bedroom suite. I asked if there were any room upgrades available. He said he would check. The two bedroom suite would be 350$ ,ore a night – so that was not possible.. He put us into a one bedroom corner suite (what was nice because of the windows).
He didn’t took the 50$ – our upgrade was free!