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  2. $129 ($165.96 with taxes and fees) Free internet, Pet friendly, Boutique hotel, Smoke-free rooms, Fitness center, Restaurant(s), Business center, Internet access, Golf nearby
  3. $83 ($105.58 with taxes and fees) Business center Fitness center Indoor pool(s) Internet access Pet friendly Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Smoke-free rooms
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  5. Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing the details of your win with the rest of the board! An excellent rate for a 5 star hotel in Vegas over the July 4th weekend! Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Have a great trip and Happy 4th!
  6. Back in March i booked August and November flights... the first is fully refundable, the latter i get a credit to use for up to a year if i need to cancel. For August i figure i have nothing to lose, for November i know i can utilize the credit over the course of the following year (so again, nothing really to lose). Excellent rates for both!
  7. A very nice lesson for others! I always suggest booking RefundableRates... it never hurts, but it could help! Even if the rate today only looks 'ok', it may be a very attractive price later if rates continue to move higher.
  8. Welcome Back! Easy to ID this hotel using RevealHotels.com: 4* HOTWIRE Westminster - Broomfield for $79 Free parking Pet friendly Indoor pool(s) Smoke-free rooms Fitness center Pool(s) Restaurant(s) Business center Internet access ==> Westin Westminster is the best guess for this one PLEASE remember to conclude this thread letting us know your results and/or whatever you ultimately decide to do for this stay and to use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Good luck!
  9. Thank you for your recent post(s) and helping us add another property/description to the Tokyo Priceline Hotel List. Good to hear that this hotel was convenient for your needs and you had a nice trip! Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Safe travels!
  10. Congratulations on your success! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at this property and thank you for sharing the previous win, helping us add this hotel to the Munich Priceline Express Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.
  11. Amenities: Free Internet Free Parking Indoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible
  12. Amenities: Free Internet Free Parking Pet Friendly Outdoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible
  13. Amenities: Free Internet Free Parking Pet Friendly Outdoor Pool Spa Shuttle Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Casino Handicap Accessible
  14. Amenities: Free Internet Pet Friendly Outdoor Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Hotel had a daily HH at the bar that included a free drink per guest, which was a nice amenity.
  15. Amenities: Free Internet Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible
  16. Just to confirm, NYOP is no longer an option on Priceline. After scouring PL's website and app, I finally chatted with a PL rep and was told the following: "Priceline has formally ended Name Your Own Price. This is a bittersweet moment for us, but the reasons are very straightforward. The vast majority of our customers no longer use it. They prefer to save money on Priceline in easier ways, such as through Express Deals and our new Pricebreakers feature." When I asked if was posted or communicated anywhere, or if it's new information, the rep said: "This is new information." As Plebian said, NYOP was great while it lasted.
  17. Congratulations on your success! Nice to see you received the hotel you were hoping for and that it was a nice discount vs. a AAA rate. Thank you for sharing your results and using the HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your purchase. Enjoy your stay.
  18. I just found an online site that offers gift cards of all sorts at discounted prices. Just bought 2 $200 Delta Airlines gift cards for $84 a piece at raise.com after a 10% first purchase discount and another discount of 7.5% of the cards value.
  19. You can easily ID this property using the new features of our BiddingHelper tool: 1) search at BiddingHelper.com 2) click the PRICELINE RESEARCH tab 3) hover your mouse over (or click) the BLUE 'See Match from Hotel List' button For this 3.5* Flushing - Whitesthone offer for $104/nite: Pets Allowed Fitness Center Airport Shuttle Restaurant No Smoking Rooms/Facilities Free Internet ==> BiddingHelper.com indicates the Sheraton Laguardia East hotel Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how it goes or if we can be of further help.
  20. Great... glad to hear it all worked out! Most hotels are being very accommodative given the unprecedented situation. Looking forward to helping with your future travel plans once this is behind us.
  21. Congratulations on your success! Hope you're pleased with the outcome and this hotel will work well for your plans. Thank you for sharing your win with the board and helping us add this hotel to the Seattle Hotwire Hotel List. Please click the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases. Safe travels and enjoy your stay.
  22. It's your trip, so you know your needs best, but why stay in Brooklyn if most of your time is going to be in Manhattan? The only reason to stay in Brooklyn would be to save money, and maybe a deal comes along that makes a Brooklyn stay worthwhile (you should also consider Long Island City, Hoboken, and/or Jersey City if there is a hotel along the waterfront (not all Jersey City hotels are well located))... but generally speaking i think you have just as good of a chance of getting a deal at a Manhattan hotel for about the same price. The issue that may hurt you in finding a Manhattan hotel would be that most charge resort fees now, so if Brooklyn hotels are not charging a resort fee, that will be the primary difference when it comes to budget. However, i'll reiterate that staying in Manhattan should be worth a premium, imo, you don't want to spend 10% of your vacation time commuting... and if coming to NYC, 'the city that never sleeps', why are you looking for some place that is 'not as busy'... your hotel will be quiet enough to offer you respite from your busy days. If you're not sure if this was indeed the Hilton or not, start using our BiddingHelper.com tool in order to search as it will indicate the likely underlying hotel for each offer. Just as an example, this 3 star Lower East Side - Chinatown hotel for $80/nite (appearing to be the Wyndham Garden Chinatown) would be a better option and worth the extra $20/nite vs. staying in Brooklyn. It's not the most central location in Manhattan, but it would be a better and more convenient option. Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Your thoughts?
  23. Welcome to BetterBidding! We're happy to offer our thoughts and any insight we may have, and if a specific answer is not available we can discuss how things have been handled in the past in similar situations (although this situation is more extreme/severe/widespread that what we have seen in the past). For starters, have you see this Priceline Coronavirus page and tried the instructions regarding hotel cancellations? (airlines are discussed first... hotels are listed about halfway down the page) Is there a satisfactory response there to your situation, if not, what is the name of the hotel that you received? Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases. Let us know how you make out with the instructions at the link above and we'll take it from there... we're happy to offer more help/assistance any way we can.
  24. Hi Beav, good to see you and glad you stopped by the board! (although sorry to see your previous photo/icon missing... did we lose that in a board upgrade??) There really has not been that much discussion about Priceline Bidding coming back to the system, although the thought has certainly crossed my mind, but i think it is way to early to speculate. Whether bidding returns or not i do think there are going to be some incredible deals to be had in the not-so-distant future (and are already appearing for those who want to, or have to, travel... or are willing to plan travel well into the future). The hotel industry has been so strong for the last 10+ years, occupancy levels high, and fewer and fewer unoccupied rooms to fill at deeply discounted prices that it has made it more difficult for the opaque providers to offer the value they did nearly 20 years ago when most of started to get involved with Priceline/Hotwire (deals have still been available, but they have not been as prevalent and not the screaming deals they were when bidding/opaque first came on the scene. With global travel coming to an abrupt halt the balance of supply/demand has quickly reversed direction, and once people start to travel again we may be seeing lots of deals that were 'as good as the old days'. Hope you and your loved ones/family are doing well and that things return to 'normal' more quickly than is currently predicted.
  25. Priceline now has online cancellation available as well, depending upon what hotel, airline, or cruise line you have booked with. More information can be found here: Priceline Coronavirus Cancel
  26. At the moment the NYOP product as we knew it is gone. There is still bidding available via their app, but it's a different product... most notably there is no re-bidding which really eliminates the biggest benefit for the user. As long as your stay is for 2+ nites and for a 3+ star rated hotel, you can usually do just as well using PRICELINE EXPRESS along with one of our Priceline Coupons. Not only is the price very close after our coupon, but you get the advantage of having a very good guess as to the hotel being offered. For HOTWIRE and PRICELINE EXPRESS you can research/identify hotels using the recent updates to our BiddingHelper tool: 1) search using BiddingHelper.com 2) click the HOTWIRE EASY VIEW or PRICELINE EXPRESS tab 3) hover your mouse (or click) the blue 'FIND MATCH in HOTEL LIST' ==> most hotels are instantly revealed Not sure when you're looking to travel, but if far enough in advance that you believe the current events will subside, there are some incredible bargains to be had. Although NYOP as we knew it may have disappeared, i think there is a chance that Priceline / Hotwire may regain its footing and once again reign supreme as the discount King and Queen... there will be a HUGE amount of unsold hotel inventory which should be deeply discounted in the months ahead that we may see the kinds of deals we were used to 5-10 years ago.
  27. I usually do not... if i had an aging parent that was sick or some other 'inside' knowledge that would make increase the chances i would need to cancel then i would consider it (or if i was traveling internationally since there are more moving parts involved in that), but i'm statistical in nature so i take a probability point of view: If the hotel above (before resort fees since those would not be paid if you for whatever reason did not show up at the hotel) cost ~$300 and the insurance is ~$20, i figure the insurance is about 6.5% of what my 'loss' would be. So it comes down to whether or not i think have a greater than 6% chance of needing to cancel for a covered event. I italicize the last part of that sentence as there are many events that would not be covered by the insurance (for example, 'epidemics' are an excluded event so it would likely not apply given the current situation). There are lots of other exclusions for which insurance companies would not have to pay so i'd prefer to 'self insure'. As well, i would also have some sort of travel insurance from my credit card company (not sure what it does/does not cover), and there is always a chance that the booking company (priceline/hotwire) would allow for a refund (or issue a credit to be used on a future purchase) should things get even worse. The companies have been 'pretty good' in the past of allowing cancellations/issuing refunds when there were location specific issues, but they may take a harder stance in a nationwide/worldwide epidemic since it would have more of an effect on their bottomline. So far playing the odds has worked in my favor, but it only works until it doesn't, so you have to weigh your own tolerance for risk and if there are any factors in your own life that would increase/decrease the probability of you needing to cancel the trip.
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