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  1. A $26 bid for a midsize = $206.75 total on Priceline. You can get a midsize direct from Alamo for $214.98 by using contract ID IG on the site (ABQ is part of this week's "last minute specials") Szymon
  2. The $18 PRICELINE bid for an economy = $88.92 total with taxes/fees for 3 days. If you use this coupon from Alamo you can get a compact car for $74.46 total. Szymon
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    If you didn't prepay, you can cancel your Alamo reservation and rebook with Hertz with no penalties. Szymon
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    Southwest has a deal through Hertz on their site: For your dates a compact is about $83 total for the 3 days. Szymon
  5. Did you already book the Budget special through SWA? Cheapest I see on their site is $312. Szymon
  6. FYI - the Holiday Inn has been running $59/nt rates for some time now. These are fully cancellable (up to 4PM or 6PM day of checkin). That hotel also has a free shuttle to the airport. This may be a good backup hotel while you try bidding for something cheaper in the area. Szymon
  7. It's worth noting that American wants $544 for these same flights. Great deal! Szymon
  8. Since this is already a last minute rental it seems the rates are high due to a large number of cars rented. It's best if you reserve a "backup" reservation and then you can keep trying. Szymon
  9. If you use the Delta code K817625, you can get a fullsize SUV for $520 from Avis. Maybe use this as a backup reservation while you continue bidding. Szymon
  10. Yes, and it looks like there is no longer the 5 day minimum. Works on any rental. Szymon
  11. Was bidding for a friend - used your PRICELINE link. Tried Woodbridge zone up to $63 rejected. Friend was ok with Newark Airport area... I didn't think the Gateway Hilton would come up as regular rate is very high (more on this below). I bid this yesterday so 2 days prior to check-in. As this was a last minute, I raised each bid by $8. Previous bid of $38 was rejected. Total is $55/nt with taxes/fees = $275.55 The rate on is $249/nt + tax = $283/nt. Unbelievable - Priceline rate for 5 nights is less than 1 night booking direct! Szymon
  12. Well, here's what happened on Monday. The rates went down, on both Hotwire (to $205) and CheapCaribbean. The new difference between rates combined with a $50 coupon to CheapCaribbean didn't warrant the "risk" that I would get a different property or that my claim will be rejected. Therefore I decided to book direct with CheapCaribbean. Thanks for your help and insight. Szymon
  13. Well it definitely sounds like I should give it a shot. According to the hotel web site, the hotel has 'superior' and 'superior oceanview' rooms. Expedia and CheapCaribbean both show the same room types. I will try booking using your HOTWIRE link tomorrow and filing the claim. I'll keep all screenshots in case they need them. Will update you on my results. Thanks, Szymon
  14. Hotwire has the following hotel listed for Grand Bahama Island. Dates: 7/27-8/3 Price: $264/nt Star rating: 3* Amenities: Resort, Beachfront, Food and Beverages Included, A La Carte Dining, Watersports/Activities included, Evening Entertainment Included, Daily Activities Included, Complimentary Breakfast, Children's Activity Program, Fitness Center, Pool, Restaurant, Laundry Facilities, Tennis Nearby, All-Inclusive This seems to be a match for the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach. I believe this is the only true all-inclusive on the island (the Sheraton/Westin offer all-inclusive rates but I don't think this is either of them. FYI the Sheraton/Westin are being renamed to Our Lucaya Resort on 7/1). The Hotwire Vacation Packages product seems to list the same amenities EXCEPT FOR All-Inclusive. Not sure why they left it off. If this is a match, do you think it may be worthwhile to try a "double the difference" guarantee claim? has the Viva Wyndham listed for $218.50/nt so after "double the difference" my price would be $173/nt. Anyone have any experience with filing such a claim? Thanks! Szymon
  15. A $22 bid for a midsize on PRICELINE = $136.90 with taxes/fees. With the Hertz 50% off coupon on their website (PC 104182) you can get a midsize for your dates for $139.87 total. Szymon