How I lived it up in Las Vegas without breaking the bank | Stuff.co.nz: I took a breath, buried my pride and slid the US$20 ($27) bill across the counter, suggestively.
"Are there any complimentary upgrades available?" I asked the woman working the check-in at the Luxor Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
I was in town for four nights and on a mission to live it up in Las Vegas while keeping my bank account in check - so I'd packaged my flight and hotel, chosen the cheapest room available and hoped for a little of that Sin City sleaze to make my stay a little more lavish.
Simple bribery? Unabashed passing of the cash? I'd heard that worked.