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upgrade does it work

Has anyone tried tipping at the checkin desk with a $20/$30 tip to get a upgrade.Has it worked,iam going for the first time in may to the Tropicana

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1. Re: upgrade does it work

Wow what a great idea why has no one posted on this before.

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2. Re: upgrade does it work

If it's your first time you won't spend much time in the room. Save your money and just ask for a nice room on check in.

Coventry, England...
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sorry

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4. Re: upgrade does it work

The problem with this question is that it's impossible to answer helpfully.

It may work, it may not. You may get an upgrade, but you might have gotten the upgrade anyway just by asking politely. There's no way to tell.

If you're curious, give it a try. Hopefully, if the desk clerk is unable to give an upgrade they'll return the cash. Worst case is that they say they're upgrading you, keep the bribe, but it's only a "baby upgrade," maybe a slightly higher floor/better view.

Think of it as your first wager in Las Vegas!

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If you ask for an upgrade and offer a bribe, you may get upgraded, you may not.

If you ask for an upgrade without a bribe, you may get upgraded, you may not.

Many feel you are just as likely to get upgraded by asking nicely as you are with bribe.

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Narinder no need to apologise for asking a question, some users on here are unhelpful

It is a gamble if it will work, look at this website for what some people have got at Tropicana

www.frontdesktip.com/las-vegas/tropicana/

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.....and quick to be unhelpful too.

Ask at checkin if an upgrade is available. Tip if warranted.

Edited: 12 March 2012, 21:44
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When we checked in to NYNY last week i mentioned that it was the wife's 50th birthday the following day and the guy upgraded us,when i went to give him the $20 he just said thats not necesssary!first time i've heard of this happening

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It works most of the time. Just ask for the upgrade while holding a $20 and upon them delivering, tip em out.

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10. Re: upgrade does it work

Can I please ask?

WHY would you not 1st do a simple search to try and get the answer yourself?

Clearly you are able to pose the question $20 trick. Just what did you expect for an answer? Or what did you hope to learn? Does it work? Seriously?

The person behind the counter checks in 200 people a day. YES, your $20 will mean so much to them- they will upgrade you to a room they could book to another guest for $75 more- but for your 4 night stay, for $20 you will get the $300 room value increase.

Others have said, ask and maybe you will, maybe you won't. But since you are not willing to look here yourself- asking is highly unlikely for you.

BTW, type in $20 trick and you will get 328 pages of posts. 10 posts per page- you could have saved the trouble and read any- or all of the 3,280 past posts.

Just don't get how so lazy?

(declining the $ tip, bribe, offer, incentive often occurs. So does taking the money and giving you the room you booked originally)

Edited: 12 March 2012, 21:59