Internet searches for area hotels confirmed that Candlewood Suites was the only 2* hotel located in Alabaster, AL, so I felt certain that I wouldn't get a different hotel. Best price I could find online was was $91 per night. The area has 5 bid zones, but all of the other areas have 2 1/2* and 2* hotels, which doesn't allow for any free bids. I started last week at $46 - it was rejected with a counter-offer of $78. Since then, I've gradually increased the bids, but each rejection came back with the same counter-offer. This morning, I finally got an acceptance at $73 per night, taxes of $110.40, for a total of $694.40 - so, some savings, after all.