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Jun 6, 2013

EDC Vegas ProTip #16 Have One Credit Card Ready for Hotel Check In

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

This tip comes directly from a hotel front desk agent who asked to have this posted to help make their jobs easier and also make the check in process faster as well. The quicker you get checked in the quicker the next person does and then we all wait in a line less.

When it’s your turn to check in you’ll make it really easy by handing the agent one credit card and one ID for the name it’s all listed under. That’s it. Keep it simple! Use one credit card to pay for it all and have your friends give you the cash at the festival or even easier ask them for it now so you can deposit it and pay the credit card off right away. This one shouldn’t have to be mentioned but make sure you have enough available credit on the card so there isn’t that awkward moment where the agent tells you that it was declined and everyone scrambles to see how to pay.

If you read the above paragraph you’ll see I mentioned ONE credit card. It’s annoying for the agents and take’s even more time trying to swipe multiple credit cards and different payment amounts. Can it be done? Of course. Keep their jobs easy easier though if you can. Think about something that annoys you at your job and wish that people would do it differently.

Do not pay in cash. Why? They have to count it and count it again and make sure that it’s all there and they don’t screw it up. I’d hate to have to take a couple of hundred payments of over $500 in cash a day and stress over any mixup.

Hospitality workers play the biggest roles in our vacations so be nice to them! If you need something or there’s a problem they’re going to help out the person who made there job easy more than someone who is a hassle.

About the ProTips: I’ve been counting down the days until Electric Daisy Carnival with a tip a day until the day of the festival. There’ll be more to come after this one and you can view ALL of them here.

Previous ProTips:

#17 DON’T CROWD SURF

#18 PLAN YOUR DAYS WITH YOUR GROUP

#19 GETTING FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

#20 PLAN YOUR MONEY, SAVE MONEY FOR THE TRIP HOME

#21 NO OPEN CONTAINERS IF YOU’RE DRIVING

#22 BE NICE, DO NOT JUDGE AND HAVE FUN

#23 LAST CHANCE TO ORDER ANYTHING ONLINE

#24 GET TO KNOW THE BARTENDER, FOOD VENDOR, ETC

#25 PLAN FOR THE WORST HANGOVER OF YOUR LIFE

#26 ALCOHOL AND THE HEAT ARE YOUR ENEMY

#27 TIME STAMP TEXT MESSAGES

#28 THE DEUCE BUS ON THE STRIP IS SLOW

#29 DRIVING TO THE FESTIVAL

#30 WEAR A WATCH FOR TIME

#31 DOG TAGS WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER FOR KEYS

#32 BRING AN EXTRA CELL PHONE BATTERY OR CHARGING ATTACHMENT

#33 EXPECT A THOROUGH SEARCH

#34 MAKE A PLAN TO STAY TOGETHER AND A PLAN IF YOU GET SEPARATED

#35 STAY OFF OF FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

#36 TIP THE FREE WATER PEOPLE

#37 BUY A SMOOTHIE

#38 BUYING AND SELLING TICKETS NOW THAT IT’S SOLD OUT

#39 HOW TO CHECK THE SHIPPING STATUS OF YOUR TICKETS

#40 BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO BACKUP PICS OR USE A CLOUD APP

#41 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLER’S CHECK YOUR PHONE PLANS

#42 RACHEL’S AWESOME GUIDE TO THE BATHROOMS

#43 TAKE PICTURES BUT DON’T BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

#44 DON’T FEAR THE K9 UNIT VAN

#45 WARMUP AND STRETCH BEFORE YOU GO WILD

#46 DON’T FEAR THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF SOMETHING IS WRONG

#47 BE CAUTIOUS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO SELL YOU THINGS ON THE STRIP

#48 BE PREPARED FOR CIGARETTE SMOKE

#49 PRINT OUT OR WRITE DOWN PHONE NUMBERS

#50 PRINT OUT YOUR FLIGHT AND HOTEL INFO

#51 REMEMBER IT’S AN EXPERIENCE, NOT A CONCERT

#52 READ THE LINEUP ABOUT 500 TIMES A MINUTE

#53 PREVENT YOURSELF FROM BEING A GRUMPY PAIN IN THE ASS

#54 READ THE GUIDELINES TO KNOW WHAT’S PROHIBITED

#55 FOUR REASONS TO RENT A LOCKER

#56 EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS EAR PLUGS

#57 ENERGY GELS, GRANOLA, PROTEIN AND MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS

#58 BE A TOURIST, CHECK OUT SOME FREE VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

#59 BEING PREPARED FOR THE POOL PARTIES

#60 REMEMBER GROUND CONTROL IS FOR US, NOT AGAINST US

#61 WRIST WALLET OR RUNNERS WAIST PACK INSTEAD OF POCKETS

#62 SUNSCREEN FOR THE DAY AND FESTIVAL LINE

#63 PACK LIGHT

#64 DON’T BE AFRAID TO SLEEP

#65 BRING A WIFI ROUTER TO SHARE YOUR ROOMS CONNECTION

#66 MAKE PHOTOCOPIES OF LICENSE, PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARDS

#67 GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE HEADING TO THE FESTIVAL

#68 HELP OUT A FELLOW RAVER

#69 TELL YOUR PARENTS WHEN YOU ARRIVE IN VEGAS AND WHEN BACK HOME

#70 THREE SEALED PACKS OF GUM

#71 TELL YOUR BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES

#72 THINK ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE

#73 BUY AN INSOMNIAC WATER BOTTLE OR CAMELBAK

#74 EDUCATE YOURSELF AND KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE

#75 DO NOT EXPECT CELL PHONE SERVICE

#76 GO ON THE RIDES

#77 COMFORT OVER FASHION

#78 START SAVING MONEY IMMEDIATELY

#79 DON’T BE A PRISONER

#80 WATER WATER WATER WATER

#81 BUY A SHUTTLE PASS

#82: DON’T FORGET CHAP STICK



About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for SchulzArmy.com




 
 

 

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Comments

  1. experimentdone says:

    Venmo.