After starting bidding tonight too low, and failing at bidding up to $40 for first a 3*, then a 2.5* and running out of free bids too quickly (day before bidding) to raise after the $55 counteroffer I got at $40.. I bought this 2.5* hotel on Hotwire. Amenities were: Complimentary Breakfast Fitness Center Pool(s) High-Speed Internet Access Total $118.00 including fees. The LQ website showed a senior rate for 2 rooms at about $123 without taxes ( which it never showed the total when looking). So probably only saved $15-$18 on TWO rooms. Not very exciting. I do have a question I couldn't find the answer to. Chicago has many zones. Is there anyway I can pull all three zones ( suburbs, north, south ), together and use ALL the areas as options, thus improving my amount of free re-bids.. or can one only look at "suburbs" and bid on those and no others at the same time? Fortunately, I also RE-CHECKED the star level for each area in the suburbs before my free rebids and Bloomingdale/Romeoville and Elmhurst had BOTH had a 3* hotel added to their listing making them no longer free re-bid areas for a 3* option elsewhere. For safety sake, I always start my free rebid with a fresh new bid, and the NON * area I am going to add to my bid.. just to make sure nothing has changed since the last bidding period. Do you think it possible a free re- bid area could disappear during a day of bidding? I found this fairly frightening. I used your HOTWIRE link here as well as the PRICELINE link when bidding and also the support page when searching for publicized rates. Thank you again for this website.