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$2 bills

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by lnz, Jun 27, 2013.

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  1. lnz

    lnz Tourist

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    A few people on the board mention tipping for drinks with $2 bills. Sounds like a neat idea and the CWs seem to like them.

    Where can I get these - within walking distance of downtown or TI?

    I live in New Zealand and it isn't an option at my local branch of kiwibank.
     
  2. atom

    atom High-Roller

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    You can ask for them at casino cages. I've had mixed results there.
     
  3. Turtleman

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    After reading other $2 bill posts several months ago, it sounded like a good idea and I had no difficulty getting them at my local bank. I would think going into any bank in Vegas might net similar results.

    I thought most cocktail waitresses would be happy to get a $2 and was surprised how so many reacted to the bill like a vampire confronted with a silver crucifix! Then I heard that some folks think $50's are bad luck too. I'm pretty much as non-superstitious as anyone can be in a casino and can't begin to understand this stuff, but the negative reactions to the $2's outweighed the positives and I gave up.
     
  4. maximus56k

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    I take a hundred $2 bills every trip and EVERY girl I give them to loves them and most say they will save it. I do it to slow the tipping down because I tip every single time and either had 5's or heaven forbid 10's so I keep these on a clip with my room key specifically for the drinkies.
     
  5. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    If the bank is out of $2 bills, you should get a roll of Golden Dollars instead.

    I take 1 or 2 rolls for tips every trip. The look on some peoples faces when you give them 'gold' for a tip is outstanding! :eek:
     
  6. JosieCat

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    I took them once, and every CW I gave them too loved them. I got them at my local bank before traveling.

    As far as bad luck though, I was surprised that twice I was given a $50 bill in change from gift shops. My own fault I suppose for paying with $100 bill. Needless to say I stuck them in a change machine as fast as possible :)
     
  7. NickyDim

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    Same here. I take a bunch. I only use them in my host hotel where I'll see the same faces because they most certainly remember you when you give it to them. Only positives, never ever got a negative reaction from using them. And since I'm usually with my wife I'm tipping for 2 drinks anyway, so a $2 spot is perfect.

    I ask my bank a week ahead and usually take 25 ($50) just for tipping.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    The Wells Fargo ATM at the Rental Center was spitting out $50 bills a few weeks ago. I'm surprised that so many places do not want to take these.
     
  9. C0usineddie

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    I had the same result. They looked at me like i was insulting them somehow.

    I ended up handing the rest out to some homeless people. Suprisingly, they sort of looked at me funny too.
     
  10. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    $2 bills like $50 bills are well known to be bad luck in casinos. use them at your own risk.
     
  11. Turtleman

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    It certainly appears that we've gotten very different reactions from handing out $2 bills than others. I've passed out a few of the "golden" dollars before, which were well received. However, many CW's are too rushed to give their tokes even a casual examination, so I usually feel compelled to point out that it's a dollar and not merely a quarter or half dollar. Then again, who wants to get into any kind of discussion over $1? It's far better to occasionally give out a red chip!
     
  12. DonD

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    One reason that $2 & $50 bills are shunned is that there isn't a slot in their cash drawers for them.
     
  13. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    I always get a great response tipping with Canadian Tire money.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Joe Strummer

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    I've learned alot this thread.
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    1)...I didn't know the superstitions w/ $$$.
    2)...Turtleman's.....vampire /crucifix was funny
    3)...Royal Flusher......ever the comic !:thumbsup:
     
  15. billyinpg

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    Ohhhhh I wish I could. I've got several hundred dollars worth of that in my office lol.
     
  16. azplayer

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    I like this a lot! People that "stand out" for good reasons tend to get better service. Their will be two of us handing out "gold"!
     
  17. mdee

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    I love $2 Bills. I usually order a stack of 100 from my bank. Sometimes it takes a day or two to come in. Valet people seem to love them.
    I used to take a few rolls of $1 coins but they are heavy and I found myself having to let people know it was a Dollar and not a Quarter.
    $2 Bills are the way to go! I hate having change in my pocket.

    On another note: My Trip starts tomorrow. Have a few stops to make first but I'll be in Vegas July 2nd. It's been a long 150+ day wait.
     
  18. MikeOPensacola

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    Awesome idea.......love it.:peace:
     
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  19. Jade88

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    I bring dollar coins and tip with those. I love the looks i sometimes get if they don't know what it is.
     
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