Discussion in '$20 Trick Section' started by Sonya, Apr 28, 2015.
This is the thread to discuss the $20 Trick at Wynn/Encore.
It is my understanding that the $20 trick does NOT work at either Wynn or Encore. According to my contacts the check in employees are strictly forbidden to accept these "bribes" and can face disipline/termination if caught. That does not mean that it won't work, but the odds of it happening are not likely. With that being said, the "panoramic view" rooms now start at floor 28 in both Wynn and Encore (previously these rooms were on floors 50 and up, they are now 28-60). Since this change my request to stay on any floor between 30-39 has been met when I've booked a standard Resort King. Just be nice and courteous and be willing to wait as long as it takes for a room to come available.
What happened to this forum? I know I remember many many more replies than this.
I've done a $50 trick here and had pretty good results. Booked two rooms on hotwire and ended up with two rooms in the tower suites section with a rollaway (at no extra charge). Another time, booked through Encore and got 2x rooms with a strip view on the same floor as the Sky Casino.
August 24 2 nights $20 got us a panoramic high floor at Encore
Good to know...thanks. I'll be trying the trick next month.
Wynn to Encore Upgrade at Check-in?
Preparing for my first trip in a while this weekend - very excited to have received a 3 night comp marketing offer at the Wynn after some post-club degenerate gambling last trip. I'm staying with a buddy and we are reserved in a Double-Double at Wynn. Wondering if there is any possibility of using $20/$50 trick to get an upgrade to an Encore 2 queen room? Alternatively, is there any kind of upgrade with 2 beds I should ask for besides just a panorama view? Would love to have even a little bit of a sitting area with 2 beds.
I would call casino marketing now (unless you have a host). No reason to lug your stuff all the way from Wynn to Encore if you don't have to. Unless they're near capacity this weekend, I can't imagine them not letting you switch.
Thanks for the response! No host. I did try that like a month ago and again today - was told both times that marketing can never reserve a guest into a 2 queen room at Encore because they don't have very many.
Ahh, I see. That makes sense. I wasn't even thinking about the two queen situation. Sorry.
I went during a slow period in late January a few years ago and did the $20 trick and got moved to Encore. When I gave the girl the sandwhich, I said, i know the encore rooms are more expensive, but my wife would be so thrilled if you had something available. She hooked us up, so i'd say it worth trying, but the double bed rooms at Encore are at a premium, cause Wynn designed the hotel for "lovers" and figured he'd put way more single bed rooms that double.
Farkingidiot, thanks! Glad to hear that they theoretically can throw you over in the Encore at the front desk. I'm not hopeful but it's worth a try. Thanks to all! This board is an amazing resource.
Do keep in mind that Steve Wynn has made it crystal clear to his check-in desk that bribes are not to be taken and his employees will be fired if caught doing so.
In the past few years, I've heard many more stories of bribes being handed back than taken. The $20 trick is becoming more useless in Vegas: Bottom line is that these upgraded rooms are worth more empty than being discounted out for pennies.
What is your logic on this? An empty room generates zero revenue, even a discounted room generates something for that night... and adds to the experience for the customer
Wynn himself has said that giving away the suite or upgrade is also discounting the entire product as a whole. I tend to agree. It's not just about making something for the empty room: It's about not impacting his bread and butter customers and the overall experience of a Wynncore property.
Vegas makes more money from those who pay rack rate for a suite. I don't blame Wynn for going so hard on his front line... $20 tricks still work at the lower-end properties, but if you want something grand at Mandarin, Skylofts, Wynn, Encore, etc, you're likely going to pay for it.
When I look, for February anyway, Encore is always less. Or is it just me??
Have fun wherever you guys end up, Sharpie!
A polite request to switch to Encore is your best bet........of course this may r may not work.
Btw, I used to prefer the room layout at Encore.....now prefer the more open layout of Wynn rooms.
I tried the $20 trick at Encore recently (April 2016). The clerk saw it and said, "Oh, well thank you very much! I really appreciate it! What I'm going to do is I will leave the $20 bill up here (places it at the top of the counter in plain view) and if at the end of the check-in process, you still feel that I deserve it, then you can give it to me."
I did not get a room upgrade from what I can tell, but it was a complimentary stay via my host and my first time trying a Wynn product so I can't really complain. I did get a pretty high floor, in the twenties and a north view of the defunct Fountainblau. I gave him the tip at the end anyway because I can use the good karma, so it's actually a really selfish move haha.
I did the 20$ trick last year at Wynn with modest success. I got an upgrade from Tower King Suite to Parlor Suite, but the upgrade was not complimentary - it was one of those e-Upgrades, where you have to pay a small extra fee to get the better room. The suite was also up high on one of the upper floors with a great view.
I've had the best results by commenting that we're frequent guests and asked for a room number close to are previous visits. If possible the desk agent has done their best to offer us a room close to previous stays. If we like the room we have always written a nice note and enclosed at least a twenty (depending on length of stay) and returned to the desk and handed it to the desk agent. I don't know if this is ever noted for our upcoming stays, but each time our agent has been very friendly.
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