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19 March 2018 - 6:28pm

Anyone Ever Done the $20 Sandwich Trick?

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Hey all,

My wife and I are headed to Vegas in June for our 10 year wedding anniversary. I've been to Vegas for work and my wife never has. We're staying at the Treasure Island, and I've heard a good way to score a room upgrade is to sandwich a $20 or so in between your driver's license and credit card when you check in at the casino. Seeing as how most of the staff in LV work on tips, this supposedly gives them motivation to try to get you into a better room. Some people say they've gotten views of the Strip, and others say they've gotten more, such as champagne or coupons for food and drinks.

Has anyone here ever tried this? Did it work for you? I was skeptical, but I've been to other pages like Wizard of Vegas and seen testimonials. Let me know your experiences! Smile

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19 March 2018 - 6:30pm
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I should note that we're going on a Saturday, so I don't know if that will work, as I assume casinos will be busier during the weekend.

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20 March 2018 - 5:53pm
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Not me but that 20$ looks to be a good investment, with all those extras Thumb Up

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21 March 2018 - 12:57am
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Well this thread's a winner in the bizarre title stakes!

We're not big tippers where I come from. In fact I hear that my countrymen are almost reviled in Vegas and other U.S. cities because we rarely tip and if we do, its just the loose change that we don't want.

I think you're just going to have to take one for the team and try it out and see. Though I reckon if you let it slip that you're on your 10 year wedding anniversary they might just offer you an upgrade anyway.

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21 March 2018 - 5:48pm
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Yeah, that's the plan. I am going to do both ($20 and telling them its our anniversary) and see what happens.

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22 March 2018 - 7:32am
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Do you ask for the upgrade when you do it or do you just give them the sandwich and hope they know what you want? Or is this seen as being too aggressive?

Clearly I'm not down with the tipping etiquette...

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22 March 2018 - 2:19pm
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I'm not too sure how aggressive you're supposed to be. I'm not big on being a jerk, so I probably wouldn't push. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

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23 March 2018 - 10:25am
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wishing you an awesome stay in Vegas for you and your wife , I would personally love to see Vegas , In South the 20$ sandwich trick is most popular with bribing law enforcement particularly the Metro police , when pulled over for what ever reason a 20$ or the South African equivalent of R250 between your license will guarantee you a get out of jail free card Beer

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23 March 2018 - 1:22pm
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Man, that works out to $21 and change here. What a deal! Here you'd get upgraded to a first class jail cell for that. I know a buddy who attempted it and it didn't work out well for him.

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23 March 2018 - 5:41pm
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What Lambino mentioned is pretty usual occurrence here, it happens so often that nobody is even resent about it.
In fact it could get worst if you refuse to give the man his sandwich Wink , depending from the violation of course but usually the middle part of it is equal to 50 levs which is about 25 euros.

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