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thereuare

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  1. Thank you for your kind words and welcome to BetterBidding. You may find that you'll <almost> never book a room conventionally again! Enjoy your stay. PS- if you haven't seen it, there is a Hotel Reviews section near the bottom of the main page, and there is a review of the Hyatt there.
  2. I think you got the math right but the tax rate wrong... taxes here are 14%. So nitely taxes of $10.42 / .14 = $74.43 (for 2 nites) Therefore Priceline's cost is roughly $37.xx I agree about generally thinking that Holiday Inns should be 2*, but in case you don't know, there is not a standard star rating across a brand. So although this Holiday Inn may be 2.5*, another Holiday Inn in another city may be 2* (or 3* for that matter). We too are glad you found this site... welcome to the board! :)
  3. That's what this board is about... we share with each other. :) Thanks for posting your results and have a nice hotel stay. Look forward to seeing you at the board again in the future.
  4. The only problem i see with the above suggestion is member's getting 20 PM's requesting the link... and it continuing until expiration ("do you have anymore"?, "do you still have a llink?", "will you get more", etc, etc) I think after getting bombarded with requests once, people will become reluctant to share again, which sort of defeats the purpose. I could be wrong, but those are my thoughts.
  5. Thanks for making it easy for me!!!!!! Glad to see you were able to take advantage of some of the Bonus Money.
  6. See my post above about costs: Priceilne paid $51 for the room, so much cheaper you were not going to get, could be for any of the reasons listed above. Just another example of how there are differenct Priceline rates and availability (and rates) can change at any time. The hotel does not offer a shuttle. A taxi from the airport (MIA) to the hotel is about $22 and a taxi from hotel to pier is about $8.
  7. Good question, and one i'm not 100% sure of, but i THINK 5* is rated higher than a resort. Two threads you should read: Don't use 5* Zones as re-bids for Resorts and, i assume you're going for the V, they don't release best prices until close to check-in: Looking for 5* in Vegas Other Random Thoughts: I think it's extremely difficult to get a Saturday nite at this level. If they're a "true" gambler, see what Hotwire offers and go after their "double the difference" guarantee (i don't have the guts for it, but maybe you/your friend does): Ultimate Gambler (only in Vegas) What are your dates, th
  8. Priceline's cost for this room is $51/nite, so... It looks like one of the following has occurred with the Miami DT Hyatt: -raised it's Priceline rate -doesn't like reservations for 4 rooms -now has a higher rate for reservations further out before check-in I assume this wasn't your first bid upon winning this. Could you post what bids failed prior to this win? (no need to recollect prior days, just the failed bids right before you won this) Thanks!
  9. Priceline only asks for one person's name, but the room calls for double occupancy. I put the room in my own name, then when i know the name of the other person in my party, i call the hotel and ask them to put the other person's name on the reservation (NOTE: i'm not asking them to take my name off or change the reservation at all, just to list the second person in my room). I'll often volunteer information along the lines of "i'll be arriving late at nite and they'll be arriving well before me, probably sometime in the afternoon, so i'd like to have them be able to check-in before i arrive.
  10. No need to aplogize, my policy is that you never have to apoligize if you're trying to help! Thanks for the follow-up.
  11. Thanks for posting your results, and welcome to the board! Good luck at the meet (now i understand your screenname).
  12. Thanks... good catch! It's still somewhat early here and i haven't had any coffee yet :)
  13. I would like to publicly acknowlege zbenye and Jacqui who have each sent me a Bonus Link to share with the board. First 2 registered members to PM me will receive one each. (but please try to first use the list above from azri)
  14. Aloha Girl, Welcome to the board. It seems to me that Priceline recently reconfigured their Waikiki zones from East/West to North/South. Could you comment if the zones have actually been redrawn/redefined with new boundaries, or did they simply rename the East Zone--> South and rename the West Zone--> North. If you know the area, can you look HERE at Priceline Hotel by City and comment as to which area the prior East/West hotels now fall into? Thanks for any input and insight you can offer as to the above.
  15. Azri, i seldom speak for others, but in this case i'll make an exception, and thank you on behalf of everyone here.... you are very generous. If you use any of the above links, please mention the line number next to the link and i will mark it as "used" in the original post. If you'd like to post a link, just hit REPLY and then the button that has "http://". You will then paste the link in the first box that appers and then again in the second box (the second box could also just be a description of what the link is, like "Priceline Bonus Money", as this is what will appear in the message inst
  16. Thanks for posting and welcome to BetterBidding! Can you just clarify if your bid was $42 +$10Bonus = $52 or $52 +$10Bonus = $62 Thanks again for sharing your results.
  17. After i saw the code stop working i got to thinking.... maybe i could set up a one forum that unregistered guests couldn't view, just for bonus money links. The entire board is open to anyone that wants to come and visit, but i really try to go out of my way to be a friendly forum, so i wouldn't want to ostracize anyone. Would setting up one forum that was "protected" like this set bad precedent? Registered users would NOT have to enter an additional password or anything, it would be seemless as long as you were logged in. What do others think?
  18. I was told parking is complimentary at this location.
  19. Pitflyer, Thanks for your generosity, but it looks like it was taken by a lurker :) Whoever used it, please post your winning bid! WillTravel, It's my understanding that they're sent out randomly.
  20. If you'd be happy with any hotel in the Jacksonville area, i would pick all zones that offer 3* hotels or above, and try bidding $25. Keeping your quality level at 3* or above i would then: add a re-bid zone and bid $28, if rejected add a re-bid zone and bid $31, if rejected add a re-bis zone and bid $33. (or adjust slightly if you're looking to utimately bid less than $33 before taxes/fees) As for the Hotwire hotel, just a guess would be the AmeriSuites since they're often rated 2.5*, but the AmeriSuites also often have a self-server laundry icon. If you wanted to see other potential candida
  21. Welcome to BetterBidding and thank you for posting your winning bid(s)!! Could you please note which sub-region of Orange County this hotels falls into? I didn't see Placentia listed as a sub-zone and i'm not familiar with the area. THANKS!
  22. :) Gotcha now, thanks for explaining that further! (and a good point!)
  23. WillTravel, I don't understand what you are saying here, although i do agree with your calculation. Priceline bonus money is actually "paid" by Priceline, so dividing the nitely taxes paid by the tax rate: $6 / .1575 = $38. I think that $38 is indeed the price that Priceline paid for the room. Why do you suspect that Priceline's cost has to be more than this?
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