The cheeky way you can get a free hotel room upgrade – but comes with a risk | The Sun

GETTING a free upgrade to a hotel suite can make your holiday unforgettable.

And there are ways to up your chances of an upgrade without splashing the cash, although comes with a risk.

Founder of Pocket Wanderings travel blog Jessie Moore revealed how to improve your chances of a free hotel room upgrade. 

She explained: "If you’re celebrating a special occasion, make sure you let the hotel know.

"There will often be the option to add a booking note at the time of booking, so you can do it in a more subtle way than emailing them directly.

"I’d also use a bit of a creative licence here.

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"For example, perhaps you’re travelling in your birthday month – although it may not be a birthday trip per se, you could easily make it one!"

Don't be too creative though – an outright lie could get you in trouble

Bride-to-be Louise was hoping to get some freebies for herself and her partner while on holiday for their honeymoon.

 She said: "I've been looking to book a honeymoon and part of the excitement was perhaps getting a perk or two since it's such a milestone holiday.

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"I was really surprised to see that a lot of classic honeymoon destinations require to see your marriage certificate to make sure you're not playing the system for the freebies."

Another woman even borrowed her mum's engagement ring to stage a proposal with her boyfriend – and they were given a free hotel room upgrade.

A study by Angelic Diamonds revealed that 84 per cent of couples would fake a life event in order to get perks.

It happens on flights too – a former flight attendant says she always wears a t-shirt that says she is on her honeymoon to get freebies, and says its works.

Otherwise, if you want an upgrade, you should also sign up to loyalty programmes to up your chances.

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