So, What is the Twenty Dollar Trick?

The twenty dollar bill trick is sweeping the travel industry and becoming extremely popular, especially in Las Vegas. When you check into a hotel you simply slip the front desk clerk a $20 bill with your credit card, while asking "Do you have any complimentary upgrades available?". The general rule of thumb is that the front desk clerk will check for upgrades and if they cannot find anything they will return the $20 tip, making it risk free!

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Kathleen (Feb 23, 14) - SUCCESS (Penthouse Suite)

We were a little nervous at first but we made a $20 sandwich, and hoped for the best! We kindly reminded the lady during the process that we had made a note on the reservation requesting the highest floor available with a strip view. Her response was "oh, I think you will enjoy your room" and have us a big smile! We managed to score a penthouse suite! Upgraded from a standard room. We had the most amazing view of the strip! We managed to see the waters of the Bellagio (from a distance, of course) and the volcano at the Mirage! Wouldn't have happened without Thankyou!!
Caesar

Caesar's Palace

majicpepsi (Feb 23, 14) - SUCCESS (Palace Tower Deluxe Room)

Thank you
Luxor

Luxor

Andrew (Feb 23, 14) - SUCCESS (Tower luxury suite )

We checked in at around 10pm on a Monday.I handed the $20 sandwich to the woman at the front desk. She became extremely friendly and upgraded us to a luxury suite in the tower (from a standard pyramid room). She also gave us extra free drink tickets and told us to put the $20 into the machines not her. I highly recommend trying this trick. It seems there's nothing to lose.
Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace

Manny (Feb 23, 14) - SUCCESS (Executive Go Luxury w/ View)

This is actually for the Flamingo since there no option for it... The previous time we stayed there, we got placed I'm a double eventhough we booked a king... This time around I wanted to try the $20 tip. I was able to get a desk clerk further away than the others. Worked like a charm, they were gonna give us another double but they got us on the top 28th floor executive luxury king suite with the view of the southern strip. Awesome!
The Venetian

The Venetian

Louis Z. (Feb 23, 14) - SUCCESS (33rd Floor)

Checked in around 4pm and gave the front desk clerk the $20. She upgraded me to the 33rd floor with huge windows and then removed the resort fees after asking to do so. Definitely worth he $20, even though she seemed like she would have removed the resort fee without the $20. Booked through priceline.