YES!!! Ended up with a 4* accepted bid of $156/night at THE ROOSEVELT hotel. It looks awesome!! With taxes and fees, all in it came to $970. Conventional booking (through their site) was $1800!!!!! Dang! So excited.
I essentially followed the rebidding layout above, but I can't remember for sure where I deviated. I don't know if there is a way to find the history? Of what I added and what I Bid?? I'd love to provide that, but may not be able to. ROUGHLY (not sure which bid I added which zone after the first 3... but they all were under 4* ratings, so I was guaranteed to stay in the first 3 areas that I wanted)
this is what I did:
Bid $110, Times Square
Bid $120, added South Central Park
Bid $125, Added Rock Center
Bid $130, Added Jamaica
Bid $135, Added Washington Heights
Bid $138,Added LaGuardia Airport
Bid $130, Added Kennedy Airport
Bid $143, Added Bronx
Bid $145, Added Coney Island
Bid $148,Added Morningside Heights
Bid $150, Added Bayside
Bid $153, Added Elmhurst-Corona
Bid $156 Added Flushing-Whitestone - ACCEPTED.