May 30, 2024 at 3:23 pm

‘You don’t get if you don’t ask.’ – Woman Shares “Mom Hack” For Getting Free, Yummy Hotel Snacks

by Ashley Ashbee

Source: TikTok/@thejuliabaird

Travelling is expensive and you want to get a good deal wherever you can.

But great discounts are child’s play for TikToker @JuliaBaird and her mom. In a viral video they shared how to score awesome free hotel snacks.

Step One: “I try to build a rapport with the person who answered the phone.” Julia’s mom says on speakerphone while Julia records.

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Step Two: Describe the special occasion the gift would celebrate.

Then “see if there is anything they (the hotel staff) can do to help make the stay a little more special for the person.”

“You don’t ask for anything specific,” Julia queries and the answer is no.

Source: TikTok/@thejuliabaird

Step Three: Get your goodies.

She cites examples: an anniversary, birthday or Valentine’s Day.

Julia and her mom don’t say if they recommend making up a special occasion if there already isn’t one, or if they’ve done that in the past.

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Did it work for Julia?

“They left us some prosecco and some really adorable chocolates” she says, showing the items with her camera.

This is how she got them: “I said we are going to a concert and celebrating our engagement.”

Watch the full video here.


Replying to @Zoe 🫶🏼 Mama knows best! Should i share more of her hotel/travelling tips?! #hotelhacks #travelhacks #hoteltips #traveltipsandhacks

♬ original sound – Julia

Let’s see what folks had to say about this video.

I want to know how expensive the cookie was in this example that backfired.

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Great. Now I want cake. I want to try this!

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So it helps to butter people up? That’s news to me (wink).
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Doesn’t hurt to ask! Well, I guess it could be awkward afterward if they say no.
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Some folks had questions.
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Someone sounds jealous. I found it funny that no one replied or Liked this comment.

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It doesn’t pay to be shy.

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