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What is the $20 Trick & how do you do it?

Discussion in '$20 Trick Section' started by Sonya, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. thegov2k2

    thegov2k2 High-Roller

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    You won't. There will be one of four outcomes:

    You give them the $20, they give you an upgrade and keep the $20.

    You give them the $20, they don't give you an upgrade but keep the $20.

    You give them the $20, they tell you they can't accept it and return it, but still give you an upgrade.

    You give them the $20, they tell you they can't accept it and return it, and don't give you an upgrade.

    I have had option 3 happen, for those of you who are doubters.
     
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  2. zoey11

    zoey11 Mid roller and Vegas fanatic

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    Personally, in the past I have done this, not so much anymore because it's comped.

    But I used to politely ask for the next level upgrade, and have a twenty in my hand. If they are able to accommodate, make an effort
    or can actually do it, I then tip them at the end.

    I was just never comfortable with hiding it, that's just me though.
     
  3. eksantirik

    eksantirik High-Roller

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    Actually I am thinking a little opposite. Maybe not excalibur, but luxor has pretty damn good tower suites. For a 4-5 night stay, it might be well worth it for $100. And since it’s not aria or wynn, the agent would probably jump on that tip (as long as he/she has a say over suites).

    I just stayed there sun-thu five nights. But since I was solo, I was fine with the renovated pyramid room. But now thinking about it, it was very slow time for the hotel and a suite could ve been had easily.
     
  4. Travelingman

    Travelingman Tourist

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    The $20 trick is part of the Vegas game in my opinion. A hotel that is half filled during a slow time or a Vegas convention. Feeling comfortable asking is part of the strategy. Even if I get turned down, I'm happy I tried besides I'm in Vegas with Steakhouses, Buffets and Shows.
     
  5. Gaggles

    Gaggles VIP Whale

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    OMG in Heaven everyone. You are checking into a hotel room in Vegas not exchanging documents at Checkpoint Charlie. Be nice when you check in and tell the attendant you have a $20 if she can appreciably upgrade you. The nonsense and anxiety expended into hiding a $20 in a "sandwich" is incredulous to me.
     
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  6. sinnerman

    sinnerman High-Roller

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    Come on man, it's so much cooler when you do it as a sandwich. Like palming the doorman at the club a $20 that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand like in the mob movies :)
     
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  7. Gaggles

    Gaggles VIP Whale

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    Hmmm....it is pretty cool to palm a $20 for the doorman at a club.
     
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