Okay, this trick many not be entirely free.
However, if you compare how much money you are going to save with this trick, it’s almost like its free.
Anyway, here’s what you need to know.
The 20$ Trick
For some of you who don’t know about the $20 trick, here is the idea behind the trick…
Most front desk clerks are given a bit of authority when it comes to upgrading room accommodations. This makes it faster for the hotel to respond to some disgruntled customer. However, they are usually given a budget of how many times they can do this for a certain period.
When the budget expiration is over, front desk clerks tend to be “loose” when giving away free upgrades, and here’s the part where the $20 trick comes to play.
How To Do It
The idea here is to persuade the front desk to give you a free accommodation upgrade. The persuasion comes in the form of $20.
The best way to do it wraps your credit card with the $20 and ask the front desk if there is an available free complimentary upgrade.e
If there isn’t any, the clerk will usually hand you back the 20$. However, here are a few things that you need to keep in mind.
What You Need To Know
This trick may not work for every hotel accommodation in the world. The trick is more common for major tourist spots like Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Macau to name a few examples.
If the clerk doesn’t hand you back the $20 even if there is no available accommodation upgrade, don’t make a big deal about it. Just think it’s still a better cost to reward ratio.
It’s best that you search for a specific hotel before you book your accommodation. There are already sites out there that compile a list of hotels that the $20 will work on.