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

  1. Laostuh

    Laostuh Low-Roller

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    Reporting back from recent trip May 17 - May 21 EDC weekend. Had Ultra Hip Room already booked. Checked in with guy in his mid 20s wasn't really targeting anyone was just hoping not to get the lady that already looked pretty angry. Made small talk slipped the ID/$100/CC and as soon as he saw the $100 he was like "whoa what is this man?" ... I just smiled and asked if he had any complimentary upgrades to a "Panoramic Strip View" .. He says let me see what I can do for you... Starts typing away goes to the back for a few minutes only to come back and say "they are restricted from upgrades because of EDC weekend" .. Bummer so he hands me back my $100 and I asked if he had something bigger than what we originally booked. Starts typing again and says he can either get me a view upgrade or a slightly bigger room with the 2 queen beds.. He called it the "Resort Room" .. Felt like I was in a Hip Room with extra bed. Gave him a $30 tip for helping anyways.. First time it did not go through at PH for me :-( ...
     
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  2. KDean

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    I've had good luck here with the $20 sandwich the last three visits. In the previous trips I've only been getting one room this trip starting Sunday I have two rooms on my reservation. Is it a good idea to tip $40 so it would be $20 per room or just stick with the $20 total?
     
  3. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    I think $20 per room would be fair.
     
    Projected next trip! Let's hope it comes through!
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  4. JoeBlack

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    I recently did this at PH at the diamond lounge on comped nights.
    During check in the 2nd clerk was leaving her shift and it would be just me and the clerk all alone to finish the check in process.
    I asked if they happened to have a bigger room available (than the ultra resort i had booked)
    As the clerk started to type away into the computer I handed over 100 dollar bill in hopes to get a suite.......
    While she said it was a "mini suite"... upon getting to the room it wasn't.
    It was the ultra resort "vista" room.... i.e better view. and nice view from the bathtub too.

    This would be a 0/1 attempt imo. While I did like this small upgrade, I would never tip 100 for it. Some blame could be on myself for not specifically asking only for a suite.

    But it was for 6 comped nights... so 100/6 comes to about 16.67 /night for the upgrade. not terrible. but not great either.

    Previous trips a suite upgrade was offered on comp nights for 50/night for a real suite. Still not worth it for me when I go solo.

    The clerk earned 100 on 3 minutes of "work".
     
  5. gs32794

    gs32794 High-Roller

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    $20 Tricked. When checking in I did not do the trick, but asked the FDC if there were any complementary upgrades on my base room. We discussed base Ultra Hip with fountain view, Resort room, and Resort Vista, but it was non smoking. I chose Resort, asked again if complementary, and tipped him $20 after the fact.

    Good thing I went with the Resort and not the Vista because when I called down to have my RCs taken off the bill it was $42 more than I expected. I had been charged the upgrade fee. Felt like I was over a barrel and couldn't complain as I had tried to work the system. I've done the actual sandwich and tipping after the fact at Caesars with the desired outcome. In the future I will plainly ask "is there any charge for this?"
     
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  6. gottaluvkd

    gottaluvkd Newbie

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    Any insight on SEMA week/end? Heading there Nov 1-4 and curious whether anyone has had experience with the trick during SEMA?

    Hoping to get a 2bdrm pano suite.
     
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  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I don't try the $20 trick, but my guess is you are not being realistic. The rack rate on a two bedroom pano suite is typically over $1000 a night. I would be stunned if a $20 sandwich gets you that kind of upgrade
     
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  8. jstyle20

    jstyle20 Tourist

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    Yea there is no chance of this happening with a Pano suite at any time, but for certain not on a weekend. My last time at PH, I had a comped Hip room, slipped the $20, and asked what a Strip Suite would cost me. The clerk returned and told me they could do $30/night, which was well worth it for 3 nights, but it still wasn't a complimentary upgrade. I will be there during the same stay (Nov 1-5), and will throw a hail mary up, but there is no hope of a Panoramic Suite. Sorry.
     
  9. vegasqc

    vegasqc VIP Whale

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    Checked in on the 5 a bit before 11am, had basic room , gave the guy 20$ all i asked for was higher floor, away from elevator with an empty fridge, he gave me all that +what he called a premium view( eiffel tower and bellagio fountains) and of course he didnt charge me the early check in fee
     
  10. KDean

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    Just got a diamond card and have had 100% success with the $20 tip in the platinum line anyone have experience with diamond check in?
     
  11. Loluvsvegas

    Loluvsvegas Low-Roller

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    anyone try this recently? Never stayed at PHo... Have a ultra hip comped for 5 nights, and just became diamond, what should I ask for?
     
  12. AceRothstein80

    AceRothstein80 Low-Roller

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    I received the ultimate hookup for my 2 night stay last week. I only had a $10 on me, other than $100s, so I said, oh well let's try it with $10. I got bumped up from a run of the mill 2 bedroom Queen, to a very nice Suite. It had 2 wraparound couches, dining room table, a small kitchen bar, 1br with King and a bath, and an additional bathroom in the main area. Good view of Marquee day club pool and Bellagio Fountains too!
     
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