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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Recent Reviews (Add Your Review)

MGM Grand

MGM Grand

Casey (Feb 5, 16) - SUCCESS (Resort fees removed)

Tried this at MGM, the guy was totally slick with the $20 - no hesitation, no hinting, nothing. He wasn't able to find any room upgrades, but gave us a room on the highest floor of the tower and removed all resort fees which equaled out to around $200 off our final bill. Will be trying this trick again in the future.
Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay

Cindi P (Feb 5, 16) - FAILED

Slipped the 20 in and asked if there were any complimentary upgrades available. The guy set the bill out in front of him and proceeded to give me a room down the hall from a colleague who hadn't given them anything. Wouldn't even give me a high floor :-(
Bellagio

Bellagio

Travelcheats.org (Feb 5, 16) - FAILED

Chose the MLife Gold Line. Were sent to an old grumpy lady. Had the $20 dollars laying on the counter, but didn't bother to offer, as she seemed not to be receptive for the trick. Asked to add my Mlife Gold Card to the booking and received a 7th floor partial fountain view room. Not the best view and right above the nightclub with loud music in the room half the night. Didn't catch too much sleep and changed into a 28th floor pool view room the next day.
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

K. (Feb 5, 16) - FAILED

Took the money. Was friendly. No upgrade, no coupons. Nothing.
Bellagio

Bellagio

Helios (Feb 5, 16) - SUCCESS (Corner Suite Fountain View)