The Twenty Dollar Trick
On Saturday, I was on Leo Laporte’s show The Tech Guy, as I am every week at 3:30pm ET. One of the stories I mentioned was hotel secrets from a front desk clerk who just wrote a book. Here’s the link to his 10 tips. But one of those tips is to slip $20 to the front desk clerk at check-in to get a better room. One of Leo’s listeners reminded me that there’s also an old website devoted to using the $20 trick successfully for Las Vegas hotels called Even though that website hasn’t been updated for years, it still works – followers on my Twitter (@JohnnyJet) confirmed it.


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1 Comment On "Website of the Week: The Twenty Dollar Trick"
  1. C Lee|

    In Vegas, a $50 works usually works better than a $20. Book the cheapest room and then do a $50 if it is for multiple nights.

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