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

Mel (Aug 27, 15) - FAILED

Second time trying this (last time at Man Bay where we got a slight upgrade and then some resort credits) but this time we were told we were getting a room upgrade but the room we got was the exact room we had already paid for. No extras either.
Caesar

Caesar's Palace

Dom (Aug 27, 15) - FAILED

was routed to Diamond check-in lane. We reserved via Expedia a Room in Augustus Tower. I showed up creditcard and id with 20$ attached and visible and asked for an upgrade. The person told me, that we are booked to an good room already and no upgrade is available. We ended up in a really nice room in Augustus Tower but with view to the back and direct to the Octavius tower. Maybe it was because of diamond check-in lane?!
Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace

r stark (Aug 27, 15) - SUCCESS (suite)

Another positive review. This one is for flamingo since its not on the list. Came in with a $60 (with resort fee) booking off hotelstonight and sandwiched a $20 to the front desk lady with her manager right behind her. Got better service then ever and she upgraded us to a 2 room 2 bath suite, easily $300. Will be using this trick EVERYWHERE we stay Vegas or not. All I said was the one liner "do you have any complimentary upgrades available?" And smooth sailing from there. Valet your car, drop your bags with the bell hop, grab a drink and it will be easy, simple as that and you have an amazing room upgrade for $20.
Caesar

Caesar's Palace

tom walsh (Aug 27, 15) - SUCCESS (forum tower deluxe king room )

Had a standard roman room booked and decided to try the trick and it worked
The Venetian

The Venetian

DB (Aug 27, 15) - SUCCESS (Palazzo Pizzo Suite)

Booked a $486 suite for just 1 person. Was able to get all the resort fees removed, given 4 keys, free drinks and 100sq ft larger room.