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Has anyone tried the $20 trick in Vegas?

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Lucas Brown
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Supposedly if you show a $20 bill in a hotel you can get a better room. You have to do this as you are checking in. I asked friends and family who have gone and they never heard of such a thing. It is new to me! I only just heard about it the other day. 


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Elvis Geek
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Tried it once at Planet Hollywood and it did not work... they offered an upgrade to pay the difference. He was nice about the offer and I ended up giving him the $20 anywhere because I felt stupid if I did not.


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Robby J
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I can't say I've ever heard of this either. Is it supposed to make you look richer so that the hotel would consider you for a better room? 

I imagine some places will just ask you to upgrade with the $20. 


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Fit Travel
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I think this worked in like the '80s and '90s but it certainly won't work today. $20 is nothing these days. I think they likely get $20 tips on a daily basis. Why would they put the effort into finding you a better room for such little money? 


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Lucas Brown
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Posted by: @fittravel

I think this worked in like the '80s and '90s but it certainly won't work today. $20 is nothing these days. I think they likely get $20 tips on a daily basis. Why would they put the effort into finding you a better room for such little money? 

This is exactly what I was thinking when I heard about it. You'd have to give out a lot more to get something pushed in your favor. I can bet you people are offering $100+ for stuff like this these days.


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Morgana G
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I think it's because of all the sites out there that offer ways of getting cheap rooms. So they see it no point to do this anymore. That's what I think anyway. 

I could see giving them $20 in the 80s or 90s being a possible trick, but with the invention of the internet and those sites I mentioned, it's probably pointless to try these days. 

On top of that, we're talking about Vegas here, I doubt most would upgrade you for just $20. But I could be wrong. 


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