Discussion in '$20 Trick Section' started by Sonya, Apr 28, 2015.
This is the thread to discuss the $20 Trick at Excalibur.
Checked in at Excalibur MLIFE registration desk (even tho I'm lowly Pearl) on July 29 for six nights, two of which were comped. Showed clerk $20 and asked if there was anything she could do for me. She upgraded me to the Contemporary Tower (big deal) with a strip view. Again big deal, 1st floor, apparently only a couple of floors are smoking floors, but could see MGM Grand, New York New York and Monte Carlo. Asked about a mini fridge for the room, and she gave me one for no charge. Saved $25 a night for that. So the $20 was worth it.
I have stayed twice, both times comped. the first time it was my birthday trip and they gave me an upgrade from a standard room to a room with a whirlpool.
Second visit 5 months later same room booked, this time I used the invited guest check-in $20 dlls and they declined to give me a free upgrade and lady at the counter said that I could pay for it.
I just asked and got the north tower which is better clean and quite spacious. I had no complaints and NO $20 necessary. There is not really that much available. It's not like they are going to have a suite or anything like that. Next time just ask without the bribe.
I had a Royal tower room booked and I was offered a strip view upgrade for a fee. I said I am happy to tip you twenty if you can do it as a comp. the clerk did a sly look around and then said she wasn't permitted to do that. I said ok, just give me what i booked. And that was what i got.
Just spent 5 nights here for CES and this worked for me. Took me from 2nd floor of the SE building to the 26th of the NW building. Would happily tip the $20 again.
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