Gagnee

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  1. Bid $60, rejected added FRB zones and got accepted at $66 for two nights at the Tradewinds Island Grand. Used the PRICELINE links. Checked out today, received small room facing the courtyard with two doubles. Not bad for $66 but i wouldn't want to pay full price for this place...
  2. Bid $41 was c/offered to add $9 waited 24 hrs and bid $45 today, accepted Hyatt Place Busch Gardens. Some sites have listed this property at 2.5 stars in the past but I will do a good review once I get there...
  3. Bid 55 + 10 bonus cash, unsucessful added F-R/B zone bid 61 + 10 bonus got the Westin Imagine,. used the PRICELINE links... here now, nice property and rooms that looks new behind the convention center but the only shuttle is to Universal and parking is Valet only at $18 day. The area is pretty bare around it and you need a car if you get this one... I am told occupancy is very low here even on the weekends so this one may be popular on PRICELINE... If you want to go to Sea World I would try to go after the 3* zone and hope for the Hyatt which has come up a lot lately and is much more convienient to Sea World. dates are 6/13- thru 6/16, please edit the s/line, I must have hit the button too soon...
  4. Tried $37 on Friday and was declined but was given counteroffer to add $11. Waited 24 hrs and a bid of $43 was accepted on the day of arrival. A bit of a gamble but I was confident splitting the difference of the counteroffer would work. Nice property with clean rooms but was given two doubles right by the stairwell, I went back to the desk and requested a king and was given a king room with no trouble. The breakfast is buffet and $7.95 and was a good value but there are plenty of restaurants nearby if you want something fast. Overall a great value for $43 plus tax...
  5. Needed last minute room for car show bidding the same day. Tried $32 received counteroffer to add $9 Added rebid zone and $36 was accepted. Haven't seen any wins in the Lebanon zone and there are not many hotels in the area. Was thinking I would get the Comfort Inn or the Holiday Inn Express but I was floored when this one came up!! I would avoid this one as I don't see how it could be a 2* property. It's a former Shoney's inn that's being remodeled (if you could call it that...) Rooms were just ok but the property was shabby with graffiti on some of the outside windows. The guests (or renters) next to us were obviously living there as their kids were riding their "big wheels" up and down the aisles Sunday morning! I will definitely be complaining to P/line on this stay! Your Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $36.00 Subtotal: $36.00 Taxes & Service Fees: $13.10 Total Charges*: $49.10 Best Value Inn And Suites - Lebanon 2-star 822 South Cumberland Street Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
  6. As I said, its not the Hilton but it doesn't have a shared bath like the Pod and the stated budget of less than $100 doesn't give you many options. You can cut thru the shopping center across the street from the Holland to get to the Path train station. The area is not that great mainly due to the busy streets around the Holland Tunnel but the rooms I've got there were all ok and about 1-star or Econo-Lodge type quality. Since I am usually not in my room much when I go to NYC unless I am on a working trip and need to be close to a convention this is one of my options for a cheap place to stay. It's also one of the few properties where you can park your car for free around NYC.
  7. We are going to NYC the exact same dates and rates are sky high all week! I've been trying for a P/line room for over two weeks and I have found nothing...If you can stand a motor lodge type property the Holland motor lodge has King rooms for $91 tax incl which is at least $100 less than anywhere I've found in Manhattan. I've stayed there before and the trip advisor reviews are generally good and you get a lite breakfast in the morning to boot. Its not the Hilton but its better than a lot of the Midtown budget properties. Access to the Path train into Manhattan is about a 5-7 min walk and the Holland tunnel is right by the property.
  8. Dahammer is correct on Allegiant's fees for extra luggage and the like. I fly them all the time from PSP to LAS at $39 and sometimes even $19 specials. I would book the airfare on Allegiant online since your trip is a straight shot and make sure I packed appropriately. They are just a real budget no frills carrier and you don't get the "extras" like pretzels and pillows you have to pay dearly for on American or Delta. I would book a cancellable backup at the Venetian or your choice and bid away until the last minute hoping for an even better deal which I think you will get.
  9. Bid $35 and was counteroffered to add $9. I added rebid zone bid $37 and was rejected, added another zone and bid $39 accepted! Very pleased, wanted to stay in the Franklin area and this is $15 cheaper than the host hotel for the car show we are attending, plus it offers free breakfast!!
  10. Select 4* MTW Bid $110, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $115, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, if rejected close browser and re-access priceline (preferably thru the links) Select 4* MTE Bid $110, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $115, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, if rejected close browser and re-access priceline (preferably thru the links) Select 4* UM/CPS (if this zone is acceptable, if not just bypass this one...) Bid $110, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $115, if rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, if rejected close browser and re-access priceline (preferably thru the links) Try this and let us know.....
  11. Ok... give me a few minutes and I will have a strategy posted by 6:00pm CDT Thanks!
  12. It would be of great help if you could post some of the conventional (regular rates from the hotel websites) rates for some of the "target" hotels. (hotels that have won in the past in your required zone) and we will formulate a strategy....If rates are high=low availability to PL and if they are low (sub 250)= higher opportunities for a win!!
  13. Really wanted MTE or UM/CPS and bid all the way from 110 thru 150 then reopened p/l and bid my second choice MTW, finally scored and got the Hilton, Ave of America's. Yes, I used the "links" MTE Bid $110, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $115, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, rejected closed browser and re-access priceline UM/CPS Bid $110, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $115, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, rejected closed browser and re-access priceline MTE and UM/CPS Bid $130, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $140, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $150, rejected closed browser and re-access priceline MTW Bid $110, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $115, rejected add re-bid zone... Bid $120, Success!!! Hilton, Ave of America's
  14. Did you bid MTW at 130 then add MTE at 140 or did you start from scratch at 110 and go from there?? By the way, I've stayed at the Barclay and its VERY NICE!! Some people are really picky, and would not be happy if you gave them the room!! I consider this to be one of the better properties in the MTE area and you should be fine.. Be sure to get a Priority Club membership if you don't have one as it may get you a few perks (or it may not...) If you have the Priority Club Rewards Visa it may get a upgrade (i've got upgrades a couple of times on Priceline but its about 50/50 at the Intercontinental properties.) It never hurts to ask!! If you need the links just send me a message and i will forward them.. I may see you there as I arrive in Manhattan on 8/6 for a week on business and I've been holding off bidding until my plans are 100%. Good luck at this great property!!
  15. Amenties are Suite Restaurant(s) Kitchenette My dates are 8/6 thru 8/8 and this property comes up at $163 which is not bad as we would need the extra room and the kitchen would be nice with 2 kids.....