MGM Grand

Discussion in '$20 Trick Section' started by Sonya, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. rdwoodpecker

    rdwoodpecker Low-Roller

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    Don’t feel embarrass, they have folks asking for an upgrade often. Just fold your twenty in half allowing them to see it ask if their are any upgrades available. If they say no, just put your twenty back in your pocket. Good luck
     
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  2. TamOShanter

    TamOShanter Tourist

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    i always book a grand king (either comped or not) and always ask for an upgrade, sometimes tipping $20, other times $40, never had an upgraded room but always a high floor, strip view and a fridge free of charge.

    we always stay here at least a week though, so i guess the chances of getting an upgraded room is slimmer.
     
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  3. airblaster503

    airblaster503 Tourist

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    Will be there Sunday-Wednesday in May. Have a grand king booked and hoping for an upgrade. In the past staying at mgm I was in an executive queen and Thursday-Sunday so not much to upgrade too.

    Should I try $20 or go higher? What is something reasonable to expect?
     
  4. Badger31

    Badger31 Low-Roller

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    My wife and I are doing one myvegas night each, back to back. I've read we're supposed to ask them to link them at check-in so we don't have to move rooms. Any idea if we'd be successful doing $20 trick and being able to get an upgrade for both nights? Anyone done this and had success?
     
  5. Laugh

    Laugh Low-Roller

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    Yes, let them know you'd like to link the nights so you don't move rooms. And yes, you can do the $20 trick for a potential upgrade, I've done it a couple times. You can also pay for an upgrade - just ask how much it'll be for the type of room that you want. I don't know if the MGM has it, but the Mirage has iPads where you can see what rooms there are.
     
  6. StuartUK

    StuartUK Low-Roller

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    Short story:
    I used a $50 sandwich, from a 2nt myvegas comp...
    I had booked the 1st night of the 3 night stay anyway as a 1bed tower suite in my wifes name (I had comp previous and had another just after the MGM stay)...
    Were Mlife Gold, so I think it helped... was mid week too....
     
  7. Gchi

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    I have to say I’ve been upgraded more times without mentioning anything then when I try the sandwich.

    Sandwich, I’m probably at 35% success rate.
    Walk up without even asking for upgrade I think I’m at about 50%.
    I definitely tip the automatic upgrade as well.

    Even a few times with the sandwich the agent didn’t offer the $20 back after informing me nothing was available. When they do attempt to slide it back I do tell them to keep it anyway.
    It’s just the courtesy.
     
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  8. EdRut25

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    Hey Everyone,
    Staying at the MGM July 21 - 26 (Sunday - Thursday) in a Strip View King with 2 of the nights being comped. Just curious what the chances are for an upgrade using the sandwich request. Is it worth the attempt without rubbing the property the wrong way. I'll also be using the separate VIP check in room so basically its just the clerk and I in the room (I requested the VIP check in through MGM directly just by asking...by no means am I a high roller). Thanks in advance to all those that read or respond here.
     
  9. DrMBachJr

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    I am interested in an answer to this as well. I am in the same boat for my next trip. I think I'll ask but if they offer a king suite, just turn it down and let them know I need the 2 beds.
     
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