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

  1. brucepickle

    brucepickle Newbie

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    Could you please let us know how your check-in goes? I'm arriving on Sunday (April 30th).
     
  2. fugsworth

    fugsworth High-Roller

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    I certainly will. Not optimistic, as my traveling companions have decided they want to shoot for early check-in and I expect that will kill our chances of getting anything better than a high floor, but I'll give it a shot.
     
  3. fugsworth

    fugsworth High-Roller

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    Well, the trick worked _okay_ this time. I was booked on a heavily discounted offer this weekend (not quite comped, but close) for a Run of House room. Was able to get an early check in, the bed type I needed, and a high floor-- she described it as "south facing", but it was really just a view of TMobile Arena and the freeway. Whatever. I did okay in the slot tourney so I'm not complaining.
     
  4. wishman35

    wishman35 VIP Whale

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    Anyone have any luck getting a complimentary upgrade to the new rooms booking a Deluxe room? I would imagine their Deluxe room inventory has to be getting lighter as the reno gets near its finish
     
  5. fugsworth

    fugsworth High-Roller

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    @wishman35 I've heard they give out the new rooms very liberally. You shouldn't have any problems
     
  6. wishman35

    wishman35 VIP Whale

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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  7. luck.ofthe.draw

    luck.ofthe.draw VIP Whale

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    Question regarding the $20 Trick and Pre-Check In (via email).

    I leave for Vegas tomorrow, check in tomorrow afternoon. I was planning on doing the $20 Sandwich to see about a potential upgrade. Doubtful, since we have a preview room anyway.

    However, for the purposes of this discussion, if I pre-check in via email, will that eliminate any chances of even trying to use the $20 Sandwich, as my room will already be waiting/prepared?
     
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  8. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    No first hand Monte Carlo experience, but at Aria, the precheck system had you pick up keys at a kiosk with no options to upgrade.
     
  9. colorfinger

    colorfinger Low-Roller

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    The new check in is primarily Kiosks so it is a little more difficult to pull off the sandwich BUT in the middle of the horseshoe of kiosks is a manned desk to 'help' with the kiosks. They can, in theory, upgrade you. Additionally, if you reserved your room through mLife and are pearl or above there is a small check in desk 'reserved' for mlife check in.
     
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  10. luck.ofthe.draw

    luck.ofthe.draw VIP Whale

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    - question for the $20 sandwich at Park MGM.

    I just got my pre-check in email (we won't get there till late tomorrow night). Usually I pre-check in right away, assuming that I'll get a better location of room as opposed to waiting. I see it as an RSVP of sorts.

    If I do the pre-check, can I still try the $20 sandwich upon arrival, or am I set (should I wait)?
     
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  11. luck.ofthe.draw

    luck.ofthe.draw VIP Whale

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    **EDIT: Disregard! I can't read, apparently. Just read the response above mine. I'm Pearl so I'll pre-check in and try my luck when we arrive tomorrow.
     
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  12. David Mach

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    Has anyone tried doing the $20 sandwhich to get up grade to Nomad hotel? Does that sound possible? My trip is coming up next week and would like to give this a try.
     
  13. gs32794

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    It is my understanding that, at this point, Park MGM has kiosk only check-in. So how is a $20 trick even possible?
     
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  14. Strikes

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    I've usually had luck at trying it at other Strip properties, but no luck at the NoMad on a recent stay. She was very polite and handed it back at the end, but got the vibe it's something that just doesn't wash there, I imagine they have strict policies etc. That's totally fine and they were still helpful and allowed early check-in and choice of views etc.
     
  15. mdwst1811

    mdwst1811 Tourist

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    Was this already booked at NoMad or had you booked at Park MGM and we're trying to trick into NoMad?
     
  16. Strikes

    Strikes Tourist

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    I'd already booked NoMad (on a comp stay).
     
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  17. Scotch12rox

    Scotch12rox Tourist

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    They want you to use the kiosk but there are a couple agents available. I checked in via the kiosk, was offered no upgrades but was very pleased that my room was available at 8:30 am (we were moving over from Planet Hollywood).
     
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  18. vigilanteez

    vigilanteez Newbie

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    I was able to get upgraded at NoMad without flashing the 20. Had a classic double queen booked (only thing available online), and asked to just get a 1 king bed. The agent was very helpful, made a call and was able to get me upgraded to the Atelier suite that had the1 king bed. Excellent service at the front desk and tipped the 20. Stay was Fri-Mon as well.
     
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