Flight touched down in Vegas about 5:00pm and got to the hotel around 5:45 on Friday evening. There were a few people ahead of us in line and I didn’t really have the option to choose the clerk. While waiting in line I showed my girlfriend the $20 bill sandwiched in between my AMEX and drivers license and said “let’s see if we can get any upgrades”. She immediately freaked out and walked about 30 feet away from me in complete and total embarrassment while I went to go check in. Not to be deterred, I calmly handed the $20 sandwich over to the clerk who was cool as can be about the entire situation. I told her that my girl friend and I were in town for our anniversary and wanted to see if we could get something with a view of the strip. She ended up upgrading us to a 1 bedroom suite on the 36th floor with a bathroom that was bigger than my first apartment. She also gave us a $50 spa credit that my other half used for a massage the following morning. Couldn’t have worked out any better, I will definitely be utilizing the $20 trick the next time I’m in LV.
I was in line and got this smiley latin american hostess. Did the sandwish with a twenty. Pulled it quickly and put it next to the keyboard as she typed my name in. I told her I had heard about the train and that given that my girlfriend and I were celebrating our second anniversary, I wondered if it were possible to get something as far from it as possible.
She checked and told me I had booked a city view room but could offer me a large 1 bedroom high floor for fifteen a night. I didn’t really need that, so I asked if I could just get a strip view room. She said that of course it was complimentary. She then asked if I was afraid of heights and gave us a room with a fantastic view!
It was nerve wracking but totally worth it.
When I arrive about 6pm, there were many poeple to check in, so that I didn’t get any choice. I went to young women and gave my sandwich with $20. when she noticed there was something between my cc and id. I reserved three rooms by priceline name your own price, and each room price was $20 cheaper than regular price so that I didn’t expect one bedroom upgrade of all three rooms. I asked to her we want all three rooms are same floor and next each other and late check out. I got our rooms in 55th floor with strip view with 4pm check out. When I saw room price in expedia before use priceline, there were several grade. The cheapest one was city view with regular check out, next one was city view with 4pm check out, and the next one was strip view with regular check out and then last one was strip view with 4pm check out. I was really satisfied with sandwich trick. This was my first time trial, I saved several hundreds dollars. Thank you, frontdesktip.com
My friend checked in the night before and the had the sandwich work great, but when my wife and I checked in the next night no dice. The female clerk had her manager luring behind her and she kept offering an upgrade at the rack rate. I declined and just took our room
Checked in early around 11:00 am, line of people checking out and in meant no choice of agent. When we got to the front of the line a manager (based on wardrobe not confirmed) decided to open the last checkin desk to help. As soon as I was called over thought it was a lost cause but gave it a try anyways. She asked for my license and credit card and handed the sandwich over with a $20. As soon as she recieved she pulled the $20 out and was ready to return when silently stuck my hand out and said that I was wondering if there were any free upgrades. She immediately understood and said she will check. Made small talk about why we were visiting. and within a few minutes she said there was a one bedroom suite available if I’d like. Funny thing is that I may have looked away for no more than a second but I swear I have no idea when she pocketed the $20.
Went from base pre-paid priceline room booked for less than $100 on a weekend stay and was able to get upgraded… LOVE the $20 sandwich. This was my first time trying but definetly not the last
So me and my gf went to celebrate her sisters 21st birthday along with her bf, I had read about this website and was like I had to try the sandwich. We get to the Trump and there’s about 3 clerks waiting, they all looked like they would take the tip, but we wanted to white guy by the corner table, but got called by a Asian towards the front. So me and the birthday girls bf get to him and tell him that we’re checking in, so the clerk asks for my Credit Card & Drivers License, i hand him both cards with a $50 bill folded in the middle. Before he gets a chance to look at it, i ask him “Are you guys offering any complimentary room upgrades?” He looks down, see’s the 50 and goes “Oh Thank You let me see what i can do” While he typed away, i created small talk, 5 minutes later we went from 2 regular city view rooms to 2 Corner One Bedroom Strip View suites. I was just excited that the Sandwich worked! Just remember, tipping is the way to go in Vegas if you cant do that, you’ll be stuck with some crappy service. Can’t wait to go to Vegas again to try the Sandwich again!!
We checked in around noon. There were only two clerks on duty so I didn’t have much of a choice. I gave the clerk the sandwich. I told her I wanted a nice corner room on a high floor with a strip view. She set the 20 behind the counter. She spent at least 5 minutes in the computer looking for a room. She apologized that she wasn’t able to give us a higher floor or upgrade us to a one bedroom suite but she said they had changed their upgrade policy. She said we had been assigned to a city view (with train noise) on a lower floor. She got us a corner room with a strip view and the 34th floor. The room was great. I definitely think the $20 did the trick. Well worth while. I highly recommend the Trump if you don’t care about a casino.
We went to the next clerk on duty. Used the sandwich. Told him that we had read about train noise in the back of the hotel and wanted to know if we could get a complimentary upgrade. The $20 was pocketed and we were given a choice of one or two strip rooms. We were also offered an upgrade at half off ($50 per night) to a 1BR suite which we declined.
We arrived at 2:00am, so only one desk attendant was on call. After extending the tip with my ID, I simply asked if any complementary upgrades were available. The lovely employee typed as we chatted about the construction projects near Hoover Dam, and did not miss a beat. A few minutes later, we had an amazing one bedroom suite on the 53rd floor. I have never stayed in such luxurious style, and I will be headed back next year!
My first time doing this, was a little nervous. Slipped the $20 between my credit card and my passport. The agent saw it immediately and looked up at me and said “thank you.” I then asked him if he had any complimentary upgrades. He said he would take a look for me. A few clicks on his keyboard and he told me he would upgrade me to the one bedroom suite. Best $20 I’ve ever spent!