After a million tries, i won my bid for a 4* in ME - the Grand Hyatt for $150. This seems higher than other bids, but: a) Fall rates seem pretty high, and :) i wanted to book early, rather than wait until the last minute. Considering chain hotels like the Super 8 and Red Roof are charging more for Oct, i'm think i got a good deal. Does anyone have any feedback on this hotel? Is $150 reasonable for Fall? As for my bidding technique - i followed the advice here: i changed the area & split my bid. I only actually won my bid for Oct 4-6, then i added 2 additional days on PL. I still had to get a room for Oct 1. So i went back into PL and chose the same criteria: 4* ME for $150 and was lucky to get the same hotel again. :) One thing i did note, was that the 72 hour rule didn't apply if i fiddled with the attributes. So i kept closing the browser & starting over. And when the 72 hour warning came up, i changed something. Then when i was rejected, i could go back to my original dates, location, & star. Now, does anyone have any advice on getting theater tickets? We want to see the Lion King. Is it best to book in advance or upon arrival? The tickets are listed at the New Amsterdam theater as $20-90, but the online ticket sellers are charging much more! Thanks!