omerh
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February 14th, 2013 at 2:30:49 PM permalink
I'm planing a trip and found some info on it does it still work or is it outdated info?
odiousgambit
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February 15th, 2013 at 12:08:48 AM permalink
had to google that

http://www.frontdesktip.com/faq/
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EvenBob
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February 15th, 2013 at 1:16:44 AM permalink
Thats great, but none of it is dated. They still call Fitzgerald's, Fitzgerald's.
It could be from 12/2012, or 12/2009..
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boymimbo
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February 15th, 2013 at 6:32:11 AM permalink
It still works. Most decent front desk staff will return it to you if they can't help you. Keep in mind that at most properties, even though you offer the sandwich, they remove the money from the sandwich and put it on display to show the staff (and security) that they are receiving a bribe. And even at more expensive hotels (like Paris, where I've tried it successfully), they still clear room upgrades through management.

To be honest with you, it's probably the best use of $20 you can get in Vegas. At the least, it will move you from a crappy room (by whatever your standards are) to a room closer to your preferences. And if you score an upgrade, even better. I've never been UNHAPPY with giving a front desk person a tip so that they can attempt to upgrade you. It also puts your partner in a better mood knowing that even though you probably could give two shits about the quality of the room, your wife does -- and attempting to bribe someone for a better room in any circumstances scores points that has an expected value of well over $20.
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Ahigh
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February 15th, 2013 at 7:57:23 AM permalink
I have to point out again that the previous post is a very intelligent well thought out post. It may seem like I'm sucking up to one guy, but I'm planning on doing this more often for the intelligent posts that I see. I get a warm fuzzy feeling when I am reminded that not everybody on this forum is just out to create problems and not put in the work to think out something worth posting.
DRich
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February 15th, 2013 at 9:15:49 AM permalink
I once slid a $100 bill with my credit card to the front desk clerk at MGM. He slid it back and said sorry I can't help you get an upgrade.
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TIMSPEED
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February 15th, 2013 at 10:39:19 AM permalink
I used the $20 trick at THE PALAZZO!! and she was very nice about it, and gave me a nice strip view room
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tringlomane
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February 15th, 2013 at 10:45:10 AM permalink
I'm 3 for 3 with it at Bally's in the past 15 months. $20 should bump you to the North Tower from the South Tower for at least a few days. The value of that upgrade can retail over $100.
vendman1
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February 15th, 2013 at 11:22:22 AM permalink
I've tried the sandwich trick 4 times. Twice I was denied, politely and the money returned. Twice, it worked. Once got an amazing suite upgrade. Granted it was a mon/tuesday trip. Once a nice regular room upgrade. So go for it. The worst than can happen is you get rebuffed.
mdh
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February 15th, 2013 at 11:30:33 AM permalink
Im 3 for 5 at Golden Nugget last three years. All upgrades to the rush tower(but not the corner suite ....darn). The 2 times it didnt work were times I was arriving on Friday. Both times the twenty was returned.

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