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 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. 🙂