me and my friend arrived at the trump at 7.pm on a sunday evening . we’d heard about the tip upgrades on this site and said we’d give it a go.
we originally planned on putting the 20d in with my passport and credit card to hand over when we checked in. once we got there and saw how classy the place was we started to loose our nerve . i wouldnt normally be the type of person to ask for any thing extra or anything like that so it wasnt easy for me to do! we would have been so embarrassed if they looked at us in disguist at trying to bribe them lol!
any way we agreed we coundnt suffer the humiliation if they said no and handed back the tip, and we knew we would just start laughing as soon as we got to the desk and make a show of ourselves!!
so instead we went up to a female behind the counter , she seemed friendly , asked for my credit card and passport. as i handed them over i put 20d on the counter in front of her and asked did she have “any complementary room upgrades” .she looked and said “let me check” . it didnt seem a big a deal as we had thought. she said she’d have a strip view instead of a city view and we said yea that would be great !
she didnt take the 20 so i handed it to her when she directed us to the elevater and she said “oh thank you very much”
oh and as for the 20dollar a day resort few she said we could pay that when we were checking out , which would have added up to 120 as we were staying 6 nights. when we went to check out there was no mention of the resort fee charge so we asked coz i didnt want them puttint it on my credit card , we wanted to pay it cash, the receptionist (a different girl) said the charge seem to have been removed!! we were delighted , i dunno if the girl i gave the tip to removed it for us or wat happened but its definately worth a try!! id do it again but just leave the tip onthe counter instead of in the passport just in case!!
There were only two clerks at the desk since I arrived pretty late @ midnight. There was a female and an asian male at the desk. The female was busy so I had no choice but to go to the male. I handed over the sandwiched $20 between my license and my credit card. I asked if there were any complimentary upgrades to a one bedroom suite with a strip view. He immediately thanked me for the gesture and placed the $20 back on the counter and said it was not necessary. I purposely left the $20 on the counter until I was sure there was nothing he would do for us. He looked at his computer VERY quickly and said the only thing he could do was put me in a higher floor (51) with the same city view. It was apparant he had no intentions on trying to get us into a onebedroom. Before taking the $20 back, I asked if he could check again but he quickly said there was nothing he could do. I took the $20 back along with my id and credit card sitting on the counter. No dice with this guy. Avoid him if you can.
We arrived about 11:30 on a Friday night. I handed the $20 sandwich to the young man (looked 21) at the front desk and asked him if there were any complimentary upgrades. He placed the $20 on the reception counter (the one near me, not him). He asked what kind of upgrade I was looking for….I said “a one-bedroom suite would be great”…..he typed into his computer for a while and said he could give me a strip view studio for free or we could upgrade for $40/night. I asked if he could do any better than $40/night and he indicated he couldn’t. We took the studio suite with the strip view. On the 52nd floor….the view was awesome! I left the $20 on the counter for him.
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
I walked into the lobby, went to the front desk where I was greeted by a friendly young man. I gave him the $20 sandwich when he asked for my ID and Credit card and when he took it from me, I asked if there were any complementary upgrades available. He put the $20 to the side and told me there was a rather large conference there for the week and he would do whatever he could. I was given a higher floor room with a Strip view and he told me next time he’s sure he could get me an ever better room (they were all booked due to the convention). Worked great!
Checked in on a Friday and sandwiched the money in-between, asked for a complimentary upgrade and he said we could upgrade for a 1-bedroom for $40/night. Otherwise, we were already booked for a city view (away from the train) so there wasn’t much he could do. Not sure if they were booked or whatnot, but he implied that 1-bedrooms would open up the next day. Since we were only staying 2 nights, wasn’t worth the trouble to ask the next day. He also placed the money back on the counter in full view, but close to his side. I’ve never seen that done before, so I didn’t take it back.
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
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