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  1. Thanks for the help. However, when I followed the first two suggestions, both were rejected, so I closed the browser and clicked on your PRICELINE link, raising the bid and changing the first location as directed. After entering all the credit card info, etc. I got the following message:


    We were not able to process this request since our records indicate you have already made a request for this same trip. Your credit card has not been charged for Request Number xxx-xxx-xxxx-xx.

    We'd be happy to try your request again if you can do any one of the following:

    Change your dates of stay

    Select a different hotel quality star level

    Add more areas in which you'd be willing to stay

    If you can change any of these items, you can also name a new price. If you are unable to change your request as indicated above, you will need to wait at least 24 hours from the time you made your original offer to try again.

    To try your request again, change one or more items with a check.

    Can you select additional areas where you can stay?

    Bloomsbury - Marble Arch Details

    Chelsea - Knightsbridge Details

    Finsbury and Islington Details

    Hammersmith Details

    Kensington - Earl's Court Details

    London Docklands Details

    Mayfair - Soho Details

    Notting Hill - Bayswater Details

    Regents Park - Baker Street Details

    The City and London Bridge Details

    Wembley Details

    Westminster Details

    Select All Zones

    Click here to see a Map of the London, England area.

    Can you select additional star levels?

    Can you change your check-in or check-out dates?


    Any suggestions on what I did wrong? Still have plenty of time, so not panicking yet :)

    Thanks again - love this site.

  2. Hi! Could you please help with a Priceline strategy for a forthcoming trip to London? I'm arriving on 9/22 and leaving 9/27. Would prefer a 4* or 5* in Marble Arch/Bloomsbury, Mayfair/Soho or Chelsea/Knightsbridge. Could also add Nottinghill/Bayswater or Westminster if need be. Would max out at $175 per night, but of course always looking for something less expensive :-) Thanks very much!

  3. Hi - I know it's an insanely busy and expensive time in NYC. Any suggestions for a reasonable stategy? I'm happy anywhere below 72nd Street down to the Battery with 4* - or even a good 3.5*. I had one unsuccessful attempt earlier this week using all my rebids going up to $160 with no luck. Would I be better off trying to split? Any ideas? Thanks! P.S. We always us the betterbidding.com links :)

  4. I wanted a hotel adjacent to Newark Airport arriving on 7/28 evening, but didn't want to end up staying in downtown Newark (which is an option when you bid for Zone 1 - since they seem to include downtown Newark in the same zone as the airport). So I bid for Elizabeth (which is a short distance from the airport and most of the properties have free shuttle service to/from EWR) My bid:

    3 * Newark (Elizabeth) - bid $50 (I know, a bit low) and was REJECTED (and not surprised)

    However, then something happened that I had never seen - the PRICELINE screen offered me a "special opportunity" - they said that they don't "normally" do this, but IF I could increase my bid by at least $14, they would re-submit it WITHOUT my having to change or add zones or star level. So, feeling I really didn't have much to lose as the trip was still a couple of weeks off, I took their offer and bid:

    3* Newark (Elizabeth) - bid $64 and bid was accepted at Marriott Residence Inn, with free shuttle. Very nice! :)

    I don't know how often they offer this "special opportunity", but it sure worked out fine for me.

    I used the PRICELINE link on BetterBidding.com

PRICELINE & HOTWIRE on one screen!
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Age of child:
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(click here) and use

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(Express Hotels or most Pay Now Hotels / 3+ stars / max $50 discount... expires 06/30/2022)
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