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Priceline Hotel: Help with Niagara Falls hotel bidding

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Hiya,

I was hoping someone could help me with bidding strategies for Niagara Falls.

We will need 3 nights from May 21st to May 24th, hoping to pay between $50 - $90ish per night.

I would like a 4 star but if 2 stars is all we get then that's fine too.

Any suggestions on strategies??

Thanks!

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From your post it appears that you're willing to pay more for a higher rated hotel, so that you'd like to bid up to your limit for a 4*, if that is rejected start over for a 3.5*, etc. If this is correct...

At the 4* level you have THREE re-bid zones. If you're not familiar with re-bidding please read Priceline Re-Bidding Explained and feel free to ask questions and/or confirm your re-bid zones with the board before proceeding.

(NOTE: 're-bid zone1' is not the same as priceline's Zone1, 're-bid zone2' is not the same as priceline's Zone2, etc, etc)

Select 4* Niagara Falls...

Bid $55, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $60, if rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE

Select 4* Niagara Falls and re-bid zone2...

Bid $65, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $70, if rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE

Select 4* Niagara Falls and re-bid zone3...

Bid $75, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $80, if rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE

Select 4* Niagara Falls and re-bid zone2 and re-bid zone3...

Bid $85, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $90

Any questions feel free to ask.

Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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OR
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(click here) and use promo code: SUMMERTEN
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I was looking at similar dates in Niagara (27th-29th). After trying lots a bids a few months ago, Priceline is "offering" me 4* in zone 1 Niagara "Niagara Falls" for $79 on the basis that it was a previous winning bid. Might be useful to provide you with some sort of basis :-)

My recent bids of $50-$79 for a 4* on those dates has been rejected, however.

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Great information, thanks for your replies. I will use the links on this site to book and update you all when I get a win.

Collinhack do you have an idea of which hotel this may have been? Also, is the 'fallsview' area just another name for downtown Niagara Falls or is it a totally different area?

Thereuare, if it's not too much to ask would you mind helping me with bids for 3 star places?

I would rather have a 3 star hotel for $40 than a 4 star for $80.

Thanks again for all your help!!

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Have a look at hotwire and the eqivalent star ratings and areas to gauge the maximum you should bid would be my first advice :) sorry, no idea which hotel might be which.

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Hi again,

Just reporting that I haven't had any luck with the suggested bidding strategy :)

Unfortunately it's a long weekend so I don't think I will get a bargain on a 4 star hotel.

I think the best thing to do is go after a 2 or 3 star hotel for a cheaper price (say up to say $65)

Can anyone help with a strategy?

Thanks !

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Do you not want to try for a 3.5* next, as that would seem to be the natural progression??

If 3.5* next, what is your maximum bid at this star level?

Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF PRICELINE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: BBAUG20
(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 08/31/2020)
OR
$10 OFF HOTWIRE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: SUMMERTEN
(Hot Rate Hotels or Cars / $100+ purchase... expires 08/05/2020)

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

Want to know if Rates Drop?? Get alerts at RateDrop.com

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To be honest thereuare I'm not too fussed about the hotel, I'm all about saving as much as possible on the room.

The 2 star hotels in Niagara on your Priceline list are perfectly adequate for my needs. Really just looking for somewhere to sleep that is clean & cheap.

If I can get 4 star for $50 then great, but that's not really realistic for that weekend so 2 or 3 star is fine.

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Ooh forgot to answer your question.

Maximum bid for 3.5 stars would be $55 (maybe $60)

Max bid for 2 or 3 is $50

(wondering if this price is realistic??)

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Your budget may be tough for these dates, but you have nothing to lose by trying :)

At the 3.5* level you have THREE re-bid zones, at the 3* level you have TWO re-bid zones, at the 2.5* level you have ONE re-bid zones. If you're not familiar with re-bidding please read Priceline Re-Bidding Explained and feel free to ask questions and/or confirm your re-bid zones with the board before proceeding.

(NOTE: 're-bid zone1' is not the same as priceline's Zone1, 're-bid zone2' is not the same as priceline's Zone2, etc, etc)

Select 3.5* Niagara Falls...

Bid $35, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $40, if rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE

Select 3.5* Niagara Falls and re-bid zone2...

Bid $45, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $50, if rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE

Select 3.5* Niagara Falls and re-bid zone3...

Bid $53, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $55, if rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE

Select 3.5* Niagara Falls and re-bid zone2 and re-bid zone3...

Bid $58, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $60

If the above is rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE...

Select 3* Niagara Falls...

Bid $35, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $40, if rejected close browser and use our link to re-access PRICELINE

Select 3* Niagara Falls and re-bid zone2...

Bid $45, if rejected add re-bid zone1...

Bid $50

I'd start with the above and see how it goes.

Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF PRICELINE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: BBAUG20
(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 08/31/2020)
OR
$10 OFF HOTWIRE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: SUMMERTEN
(Hot Rate Hotels or Cars / $100+ purchase... expires 08/05/2020)

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

Want to know if Rates Drop?? Get alerts at RateDrop.com

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Thought I would update you guys on my plans. After a couple of weeks of unsucessful bidding & rebidding I ended up booking direct with The Courtyard for $99 + tax per night.

The highest I bid was $95 on a 3 star!!

It's a REALLY busy weekend so I figure I still got an ok deal :)

Thanks to everyone for your help.

Tash

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Thank you for closing the thread. Additionally, you may want to try coupon code 10SPRING ($10 off per night) via Expedia, 41010 (10% off via Hotels.com) or FABSAVE10 (possibly 10% off Orbitz.com) if the Courtyard is offered by any of these services for the same price.

Please use the site's Orbitz, Hotels.com or Expedia.com links if you decide to go the above route.

EXCLUSIVELY at BetterBidding:
5% OFF PRICELINE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: BBAUG20
(Express Deals or PrePaid Hotels / 3+ stars / 2+ nites... expires 08/31/2020)
OR
$10 OFF HOTWIRE COUPON
(click here) and use promo code: SUMMERTEN
(Hot Rate Hotels or Cars / $100+ purchase... expires 08/05/2020)

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