May 25, 2019
by Mike

Mike used the $20 Trick at Caesars Palace and got a pretty size-able upgrade, check it out:

“I had booked an Augustus Strip View Room, asked for nonsmoking, high floor, and strip view. I had $20 in my hand. I was given a couple of options and chose Augustus Petite Suite, a corner room about 100 square feet larger, but most of it is the entryway. It was the southwest corner on floor 10 or 11 but still had a pretty good fountain view. That was a Saturday check-in and platinum line.”

Tipped: $20
Original Room Booked:
Augustus Strip View Room
Upgraded Room:
Augustus Petite Suite
June 26, 2020
by Chris

Chris got a small upgrade with the $20 Trick right after Caesars Palace re-opened after the COVID-19 shutdown.

“I checked in last night at 10:45 pm. The registration agent was friendly after getting a camera to scan our body temperature. I told him I heard they weren’t taking cash anymore but had my ID, card, and $20 on the desk (non-sandwich), and he just said, ‘great,’ leave everything there so I can see it and verify without touching. Moments later, I had my choice of Palace Studio or the Augustus with the view. No added cost to me beyond the $20.”

Tipped: $20
Original Room Booked:
Augustus Tower Room
January 10, 2020
by Kyle

Kyle shares a $40 Trick story from Caesars Palace that is super cool. While he didn’t get a free room upgrade, he did receive some great perks that made the $40 worth it.

“My room at Caesars Palace was already comped, but we arrived from New York City super early, and she waived early check-in and resort fees and minibar purchases. She was very nice and seemed to enjoy helping us save money.”

This goes to show that while the hotel may not upgrade your room, greasing the front desk staff’s palms with cash can go a long way.

Tipped: $40
Original Room Booked:
Palace Tower Premium Room
March 12, 2021
by Abraham

Abraham did the $20 Trick at Park MGM and got a higher room with a better view!

“I did the basic $20 trick as described on this website, and my room was upgraded! I got air purifiers in the room and memory foam mattresses, and was moved up multiple floors.”

Tipped: $20
Estimated Savings: $60
Original Room Booked:
Park MGM Two Queen
Upgraded Room:
Park MGM Two Queen Strip View
May 28, 2019
by Beth

Beth has an interesting story of using the $50 Trick at Bally’s. Beth had three rooms on one booking, so instead of $20, she tried $50. Ultimately, a holiday weekend, length of stay, and quantity of rooms may have led to the final result.

“I checked in for four days on May 28th, celebrating a birthday. We had booked three rooms, so I sandwiched a $50. The clerk was very nice. She told me that she would be happy to check on an upgrade. She said that she could upgrade two rooms but not three. She took the $50, completed the check-in, and off we went to our rooms. Long story short, we all got the same kind of room, and it was the same as the room we booked, two queens, with a view of the high roller (not strip view). It was Memorial Day weekend, and our stay was for four nights.”

Tipped: $50
Original Room Booked:
Jubilee Room
June 23, 2019
by Manu

Manu got a modest upgrade for free with the $20 Trick at Bally’s. He got a view of The Strip and the Bellagio Fountains from a friendly front desk agent at Bally’s.

“The clerk took my ID and credit card; as soon as she felt the $20 tip, she immediately put the $20 back in my hand and said, ‘Let me see what I can find available.’ She checked, and suites were not available, but she typed away and found at least something. Boom! It went from having a normal low floor room with no view to a high floor Jubilee Room with a strip view of the Bellagio Fountain. In the end, I put the $20 back on the counter, and she asked, ‘Is this for me?’ I said, ‘yes,’ and thanked her and went on my way. Worth it.”

Tipped: $20
Estimated Savings: $200
Original Room Booked:
Jubilee Room
Upgraded Room:
Jubilee Strip View Room
August 15, 2019
by Estevane

Estavane used the $20 Trick at Bally’s to get an incredible suite upgrade. From the standard Jubilee Room to a Jubilee Grand Suite that saved Estavane over $800! WOW! That’s an incredible upgrade.

“We checked in around 3:00 pm on a Wednesday, and the line wasn’t long at all. I handed him the sandwich, and the guy squeals, ‘Oh, what do we have here?’ I was upfront with him and told him that I ‘had goodies for him,’ and he said, ‘hold up,’ and walked into a room. He came back and apologized for being gone so long. He started typing furiously and said he had an Executive Suite available for us at no extra charge. He was so polite and funny, making small talk. We slipped him an additional $20 after the transaction was complete because he was such a great guy and so grateful for the tip.”

Tipped: $40
Estimated Savings: $820
Original Room Booked:
Jubilee Room
Upgraded Room:
Jubilee Grand Suite
November 25, 2019
by Trisha

From a standard room to a junior suite, Trisha got a great upgrade with the $20 Trick at Bally’s.

“We arrived the Monday before Thanksgiving around 1:30 pm. We weren’t able to target a clerk, but we could get an upgrade from a Jubilee Room to an Indigo Junior Suite. She waived the $34 early check-in fee, but we did have to wait for a little for our room to be ready (she called us when it was ready). She also gave us some extra coupons and water.”

Tipped: $20
Estimated Savings: $235
Original Room Booked:
Jubilee Room
Upgraded Room:
Indigo Junior Suite
February 9, 2020
by Bruce

Bruce used the $20 Trick at Bally’s to upgrade from a standard room to a view of The Strip and the Bellagio Fountains.

“The original reservation was for an average Jubilee room in February. Arrived early at 3:00 pm with a plan to tip $20 in exchange for a Jubilee Room Strip View along with the waiving of the early check-in fee. My $20 tip was accepted and resulted in waiving the early check-in fee and receiving a strip view room on the 27th floor. All in all, the strip view upgrade was worth the first $20 tip.”

Tipped: $20
Original Room Booked:
Jubilee Room
Upgraded Room:
Jubilee Strip View Room
March 17, 2020
by Bon

Bon used the $20 Trick at Bally’s and got a major upgrade for free. From a standard Jubilee Room to an incredible suite. What an incredible upgrade!

“Around 11:45 pm on a Saturday, I arrived at Bally’s. I had some information from a few friends that this $20 sandwich really goes a long way. The clerk looked fairly young, and I thought she would definitely help me out in my mind. She took my ID and credit card, and I quickly mentioned that if she could wave her magic wand and give me an amazing upgrade, I would be thrilled. She said, ‘Let me see what I can find available.’ She checked, and by my lucky stars, the celebrity suite was available! Cha-Ching! It went from having a normal room with no view to a Celebrity Suite. Definitely worth it!”

Tipped: $20
Estimated Savings: $275
Original Room Booked:
Jubilee Room
Upgraded Room:
Jubilee Celebrity Suite

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