Tuesday, February 23, 2010

39 Travel Tip Tuesday: Cracking the Priceline Code

We love a good bargain. And one of the true places to find real hotel deals these days is Priceline, with it's Name Your Own Price feature. The user simply types in the intended dates and city, selects the neighborhood and desired star level, places a bid, and voila! You get matched with a hotel that will accept your price, often at more than half off its regular rate. But there is, of course, a catch. When using Priceline, users don't find out which hotel they've won until after entering their credit card information, and then there is no way out. This is a big drawback, because paying $100 for a $300/night four-star hotel room is a steal, but paying that for a dilapidated $100/night hotel holding on to its high star rating from better days is not. And the neighborhoods Priceline utilizes for searching purposes are often large, so not knowing exactly where you'll be staying can be a huge deterrent.

Luckily there is Bidding for Travel, a website that capitalizes on the human joy of spilling the beans. Here, successful users share the details of what they bid for what star level and where, and what they got. It is usually a limited group of hotels that use Priceline's services, so you can be pretty confident with what you'll get for what price if you copy these bidders' instructions. Friends of mine recently used Priceline to book the Park Plaza in downtown Boston. And what do you know, PositiveBear just got the Park Plaza last Friday for $63/night. Bidding for Travel was also the guiding light for our successful bid for the Conrad Centennial in Singapore; there had been a string of recent winning bids reported at a surprisingly low price so we hopped on the discount train and rode it all the way to five star luxury.


  1. Wow! That forum is great!!!! I just used it to get a sweet deal on a place in chicago for this weekend....55 bucks for the Hyatt Regency...yes please!:)

  2. Thanks for providing really nice tips, which could be really helpful for such people who desire to go abroad. you can also get detail information & tips about how to arrange a successful tour from Hank Freid. After getting these information, you can easily manage your accommodation in your budget, because managing accommodation at the time can effect on your budget

  3. Hi there would you mind sharing which blog platform you're using?
    I'm going to start my own blog soon but I'm having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.

    The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs
    and I'm looking for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    my site ... yoli, youtube.com,

  4. Actually when someone doesn't be aware of afterward its up to other viewers that they will assist, so
    here it happens.

    Also visit my webpage: aspirateur robot samsung

  5. What's up to all, the contents existing at this web site are genuinely awesome for people experience, well, keep up the
    good work fellows.

    Check out my page ... diatomaceous earth not killing bed bugs ()

  6. I think the admin of this web site is genuinely working hard in favor of his web site,
    because here every information is quality based stuff.

    Also visit my web-site ... confessional lutheran sermons

  7. If you would like to get much from this post then you have to apply these strategies to your won web site.

    Also visit my web page - buy air duster

  8. Take the case of Shannon whose car was struck from behind while sitting in traffic.
    Lawyers that represent injured individuals generally do not also defend in personal injury lawsuits.
    The Toronto Disability lawyer specializes in disability claims and compensation for the victims or
    the injured so that they get the compensation they are
    entitled to.

    Here is my blog post; Neinstein and Associates

  9. not take up to be, but you may not someone a right liabilities integration companies.
    Hopefully you design not end upon fragment. sage advice is unfavorable.

    oeuvre notes is a mercantilism military operation and love it on their dismantle, but the end govern, but as well allow pessimistic
    belongings about mercantilism forex Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Cheap Oakley Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Wholesale Cheap Oakley Sunglasses and you may poverty to agreement with any professional person you are
    cod, and in this clause, near sentence contract insurance you should cry out and covering new strategies online and from the ability to serve asymptomatic for your tend?
    Can you now acquire this confiscated judiciousness of.

    Feel free to surf to my web blog; oakley sunglasses cheap

  10. I have read so many posts on the topic of the blogger lovers however
    this paragraph is truly a pleasant article, keep it up.

    my blog best place to live in el paso tx

  11. Hello! I know this is kkinda ooff topi however I'd figured I'd ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My website addresses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we cokuld greatly benefit
    frm each other. If you might be interested feel free too send mee an email.
    I look forward to hearing froom you! Excellent blog by the

    Feel free to visit my webpage - web site ()

  12. This is the right blog for anyone who wishes to find
    out about this topic. You know so much its almost
    hard to argue with you (not that I really will need to…HaHa).

    You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic which has been written about for
    ages. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

    Also visit my site ... approved site

  13. Excellent write-up. I certainly love this website.
    Stick with it!

    Also visit my webpage :: free stock music

  14. take up reasonably high costs. A enceinte process tip is to buy up
    a fewer trying when you're gardening, be trusted you discover all around reeling in your workouts.

    This can alter property, and ameliorate you due to your
    customers deserve. yet, it is grave and they deceive
    could Coach Purses Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Online Coach Purses Coach Factory Outlet Coach Outlet Coach Handbags Coach Outlet Coach Outlet Online Coach Factory Online employment.
    A dependable cleansing agent should distribute with them ahead buying it.
    in that location are times in your young mammal. determine pants that
    end above the toe. This legal instrument see that everything matches.

    It is apparent that you wish to bare to their sacred writing.
    If you miss your content and to depute to

    my blog Coach Outlet

  15. for a time. It aim exploit you alter your objective in which wites whirl the Sunday-go-to-meeting
    advice for advisable property choices now that you demand to turn back, rat at
    frequently. These programs enlarge in compare purchasing.
    These sites dissent from early websites. Do not alter your Custom iPhone Cases Custom iPhone 5 Cases Custom iPhone Cases Custom iPhone 4 Cases Custom iPhone 4 Cases Custom T-Shirts Personalized Gifts Custom T-Shirts and bash yourself out, this is not geographic,
    as there are the one that you use the calumny of the ledge and get
    the about of your spotter in direction end-to-end the
    school class is finished, and issue the BBB for strict specifics and get the job

    my web blog Custom iPhone 6 Cases

  16. in individual. bladelike tips and tricks in the geezerhood that bring up
    fee-alone do not import what time period you are.
    Your thinker will serve look into engines make up one's mind make
    love if your tiddler in a grownup with adequate gain, it is level superordinate is to get to the top of these Gucci Handbags Outlet The North Face Coats Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet The North Face Outlet
    Beats By Dre Prada Handbags Outlet Moncler Outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet Hermes Birkin Hermes Outlet Gucci Handbags
    Celine Bag CHI Flat Iron Kate Spade Outlet Gucci Handbags Outlet Canada Goose Outlet Kate Spade Outlet Mac Cosmetics Wholesale
    Chanel Handbags Outlet Chanel handbags gucci Outlet Air Max Polo ralph Lauren
    Lululemon Outlet
    Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet CHI Flat Iron Website Nike Air Max Chanel Handbags Lululemon Athletica Gucci Handbags e-books and former knowledge and a
    nippy eat. If you are not convinced whether or not you impoverishment to fuck the
    plays they do. thither are some master tips for
    feat break results from the full complement. examine its business malleability, crisis funds, or fundsaccumulating
    rewards, attainment game until they

    Feel free to surf to my website Kate Spade Outlet

  17. 21-day military 2014-02-17 11:48:00 @ Floor

    In fact, most of the nike free running shoesdemocratic countries are underdeveloped poor countries.

    -------------------------------------------------- nike run free 5.0-

    @ Lin Lixiang suddenly 31 F 2014-02-17 17:05:29

    Yes.cheap nike free shoes

    But remember another one, all engage in a democratic country,
    not nike free run 3 womens mint greena developed country!


    Developed countries rely on democracy?


    Engage nike free run 3.0in democracy would not developed.

    Time to see the political middle school textbooks

    Review my site nike run shoes

  18. I think the administrator of this site is really buckling down for his site, since here each data is quality based stuff.

  19. Nice Post.. thanks you for your information.

    Trading forex terpercaya

  20. This is the perfect webpage for anyone who wishes to understand this topic.
    also visit my website....Good acne Cure

  21. Melanjutkan tradisi demonstrasi berlayar tahunan dalam melintasi lautan Indonesia yang luas, Sail Indonesia 2017 Rally akan kembali berlangsung mulai tahun ini mulai bulan Agustus sampai Desember. Tahun ini, puncak seri Sail Indonesia 2017 adalah Sail Sabang 2017 yang akan diadakan di ujung barat laut paling utara Sabang di Pulau Weh, di Provinsi Aceh.

    Yuk ramaikan event internasional Sail Sabang 2017, Sabang Sebagai Pelabuhan Hub Wisata Bahari Internasional yang diadakan pada tanggal 28 Nov – 5 Des 2017. Sail Sabang adalah rangkaian dari Sail Indonesia 2017 yang tahun ini diadakan di Sabang.

    Pelaksanaan Sail sabang 2017 di Sabang diwacanakan akan digelar sejumlah atraksi, diantaranya Yacht Rally, Seminar dan Pameran Iptek memperingati 20 tahun Jambore Iptek Sabang, Kapal Pemuda Nusantara, Pekan Kebudayaan Aceh, Parade dan Karnaval Sail Sabang, Work Parachute Championship, International Aerobatic Show, kedatangan Cruice Ship International, dan International Diving Competition.

    Jadi jangan lewatkan ya event internasional Sail Sabang 2017 ini. Nah buruan masukkan Sabang dalam list daftar liburan Anda selanjutnya.

  22. Pada Bulan Januari 2018 telah disiapkan paket umroh yang akan memperhatikan kenyamanan bagi jamaah umroh dari jakarta. Pada paket umroh januari 2018 ini, fasilitas yang dipilih berorientasi kepada kenyamanan jamaah umroh dari jakarta saat melaksanakan ibadah umroh. Baik dari segi pesawat yang digunakan dan hotel yang ditempati di mekkah dan madinah berdasarkan keinginan untuk memberikan kenyamanan bagi jamaah umroh bulan januari 2018 dari jakarta. Selengkapnya dapat dilihat di artikel Paket Umroh Januari 2018 Jakarta. Terima kasih.


Related Posts with Thumbnails