Had free room from Wynn gaming app. There was a queue waiting to check in, so randomly got a guy at 10pm on a wed night. I slipped $20 sandwich and asked if he had any better rooms available without resort fees. He claimed he did and moved us from unknown to 33rd floor overlooking the shopping mall across the street. We were satisfied with the room choice and felt that if we had not done this trick we would have ended up on the boring side and had resort fees. He also said the resort fees were waived.
The next day, the TV screen indicated $19 fee for each of 3 IP’s we used for our devices, and a $11.53 outbound phone call just for giggles. Went down to check in desk and nice woman waived it too, but warned us to disconnect our WiFi items. We felt this was confusing because the initial connection splash screen mentions a basic Wifi plan thats included in the resort fee (or though we felt it is misleading). She waived all of it including the long distance call. We stayed 2 days in room with no charges.
The base room rate was earned by playing the Wynn gaming app over the past few months.
I didn’t intentionally target any clerk, but jumped in a random line since o didn’t know about this part of the trick. It was 7am in the morning, which made the lines relatively short compared to other parts of the day. I was greeted by a very happy clerk, perhaps he had received great news. He was super excited, and when I slid him the 20 dollar tip he said he could upgrade me to the 3 bedroom duplex. I knew this was 4000 dollars on a regular day, so I was freaking out in my mind! I’m sure something amazing happened with this clerk to provide me with one of the best rooms in the Wynn. If he sees this, thank you so much!
I checked in at 2pm on a Monday. I slipped the twenty between my ID and credit card and handed it to the male clerk. He quickly realized the twenty and slyly but the bill in front of his computer and said, “let’s see what I can do for you”. He asked if I would like a strip or golf view as he was upgrading me to the Panoramic King room. I went with the golf view and am very happy with my room, would definitely recommend trying the twenty dollar trick at the Wynn.
I made sure I was friendly and I put the $20 with my card and ID. I asked if there were any possible complementary upgrades. He said he would check on it. Also asked about the resort fee and he said he would comp it and the valet parking. We were moved to the 58th floor two bed deluxe panoramic view of the strip. Really nice room. I started with booking the room through the casino app. So it was free to start with and got a $300 room upgrade.
I slipped the 20 in between my I’d and credit card. The attendant winked as soon as he saw the money and said he would do everything he could to help. Same room type but the attendant changed us from non strip view 31 floor to strip view 60th floor. He also apologized he couldn’t do better since it was a Saturday and they were at 90% capacity.
Walked up to the clerk and I made sure to be super friendly with eye contact, jokes and everything. When she asked for my ID and credit card, I had it already set up in my pocket with a $20 slipped in between. As I handed it to her, I asked if they had any complimentary upgrades.
She told me to hold on to the money for now and to put it on her side of the desk afterwards.
She said that my two rooms were lower floor rooms with no view but now I was on the 52 and 54 floor with a strip view! Worth the $20.
Presented the sandwich at check in (mid-morning) and asked if any complimentary upgrades were available. Was momentarily taken aback when the clerk upon seeing the $20 said “is this for me?” I said “uh, yes, for whatever you can do for us.” She said “no, no, we’re not allowed to take money…but let me see if I can get you an upgrade.” She upgraded us to a panoramic view room on a high floor, for free. Very nice, and my friend was very impressed with me for knowing to ask. 🙂