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About headtrip

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  • Birthday 08/01/1962

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Hiking, Travel, and Better Bidding! ;)
  1. May I ask what the Taxes & Fees were? I might be planning a similar trip and that is a really good price considering it is right after the holiday. Thanks for posting.
  2. This hotel is 3.5*, which is correct on your Priceline Hotel list. I was just doing some research and happened to notice the error when reviewing my previous stay.
  3. After reviewing the Betterbidding Forum, went ahead and bid $70 for a 3* in University Area and won on the first bid. The current advertised price on PRICELINE is $202 so it's a 66% savings. It is close to the place I wanted to visit so it is a good win. Using the BiddingHelper.com made bidding very easy. Thanks! Check-in:Sun, Nov 15, 2015 - After 03:00 PM Check-out:Mon, Nov 16, 2015 - 12:00 PM Address: 3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia , PA Number of rooms:1 room Amenities: Free Internet (in Room) Pool Non-Smoking Gym Restaurant Handicap Accessible Business Center
  4. Found a new Priceline Hotel in the Denver (Stapleton) zone. Started at $55, $58, $60, $65 using only the Denver (Stapleton) & Denver (Airport) zones for 2.5 stars. The hotel is highly rated so it is a good find if you want to be close to the airport. Bidding.Helper was used to make the bids. Room subtotal: $65.00 Taxes & fees: $14.34 Total charged today: $79.34 Quality Inn & Suites Denver star rating 2.5 1 Night, 1 Room Check-in: Mon, September 28, 2015 - after 03:00 PM Check-out: Tue, September 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM Hotel Address: 3737 Quebec Street Denver, CO 80207
  5. I knew I forgot something! Of course I used your Priceline link to make my Bid! I haven't used Betterbidding in a while but I didn't forget that.
  6. Because there hasn't been much posting of Car Rental prices lately I wasn't sure what to bid for Denver so I choose $20 based on a post where they bid $18 and $20 and got rejected (from 2013). Won on the first bid and it is a good deal since my total 3 day rental is still under $100. Most major rental companies charging $51+ with the lowest price at $34 a day so I think it is a pretty good deal. Company: Hertz Deal type: Name Your Own Price Daily offer price: $20.00 Number of days: 3 Taxes & Fees $31.69 Total charged: $91.69 Savings: You saved 68%*
  7. Originally bid for a Compact at $14, $15 & $16 dollars per day but not winning. So bid a Mid-Size at $18 a day and won. As usual, the taxes and fees are nearly equal to the amount bid. Lowest price offered on Hotwire for same size was $25 per day, so I assume I got close to the lowest price available. Rental Car Reservation Details Pick-Up Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Drop-Off Sunday, April 7, 2013 Hertz Corporation • Unlimited Mileage • Automatic Transmission Car type: Mid-Size Car Toyota Corolla or similar (make/model not guaranteed) Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Albuquerque Intl (ABQ) Summary of Charges Rental Car Your Offer Price: $18.00 (per day) Total Rental Days:4 days Subtotal: $72.00 Taxes and Fees: $58.58 Total Charges: $130.58 Lowest Published Price: $263.09 (USD) Total Savings:* $132.51 (USD) (You saved 50%) * This is your savings on the total cost of your rental car when compared to the lowest published rental car rate available at time of booking for the itinerary and rental car company shown.
  8. Decided to bid Priceline for a last minute getaway in San Diego. I wanted to keep costs down and since I was driving, this Hotel is less than 10 Miles from Downtown and right off the freeway. The room is one of the updated rooms with new beds and pillows and Holiday Inn has never given me a problem when requesting two beds (or maybe Im just really lucky). $50 was my first bid (based on previous priceline wins) and I won on that bid. Since downtown prices are double that, it's a pretty good deal. Summary of Charges Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $50.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 2 + Add nights for the same rate! Room Subtotal: $100.00 Taxes & Fees: $21.00 Total Charged to Card: $121.00 *Prices are in US dollars. Holiday Inn Mission Valley Stadium 3 star Mission Valley East - Central San Diego 3805 Murphy Canyon Road , San Diego, CA 92123 858-277-1199 Check-In: Sat, Apr 7, 2012 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out: Mon, Apr 9, 2012 / 12:00 PM
  9. I know that most people only post their car rental bid amount and not their total cost, but there is a problem with that because I have noticed that in many cases the fees and taxes on the rental is higher than the rental price by itself! My latest bid was for a compact car x 4 days at PHX on Priceline: $15 bid amount x 4 = $60 Priceline Fees & taxes = $67.50 Total $127.50 I realize I am not a frequent renter like I used to be, but 100% tax/fees the norm now? 25% to 30% of rental bid price used to be the norm. What has changed? Thanks for reading! ~Steve
  10. Before I bought this, I checked regular car rental rates for compact cars. ($179 for 4 days) Then I checked Priceline rates for compact cars. ($126 for 4 days) Then I checked Hotwire rates for compact cars. ($136 for 4 days) The hot RATE for the SUV was showing as $108 for 4 days, so I bought it and hope I get a Ford Escape which gets the best mileage in the group. HERTZ Mid-size SUV Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl., PHX Phoenix, Arizona 1805 East Sky Harbor Circle South Pick-up details Fri, Feb 17, 2012 Drop-off details Tue, Feb 21, 2012 Miles Includes unlimited mileage Cargo 2 large suitcases Features Automatic Transmission, Air Conditioning Seating 4 adults Models Ford Escape, Toyota Rav4 or similar
  11. This Bid was from Nov. 2011 and I used $9 per day bonus cash which actually bumped me to a $45 per night bid. Used the Betterbidding PRICELINE link to purchase. Holiday Inn Portland Airport 8439 Northeast Columbia Boulevard, Portland, OR 97220 Check-In: Thu, Nov 24, 2011 / After 03:00 PM Check-Out: Sun, Nov 27, 2011 / 12:00 PM Rooms: 1 room Summary of Charges Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $36.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 3 Room Subtotal: $108.00 Taxes & Fees: $26.04 Total Charged to Card: $134.04 Prices are in US dollars.
  12. Regardless of whether you bid on HOTWIRE or PRICELINE, there is no guarantee you will get the Palazzo since hotels with the same features can join or leave the program at any time. If you only want to stay at the Palazzo, I would book the hotel directly or through a site like TravelWorm or Travelzoo (using Betterbidding links of course!) To do otherwise is just foolish. If you won't be happy with the Venetian or the Bellagio, I would not use the opaque bidding sites. And welcome to betterbidding.com!
  13. Hi, I tried these 3 links today and they are not working (they claim they are expired). Just wanted to let you know. We got to keep BetterBidding funded. TravelWeb TravelWorm Treasure Island
  14. Good job Julis, you bid PRICELINE like a pro, although there was the off chance your stay could have been split, you came up roses compared to the regular hotel rate. Congratulations!
  15. Colfax, even if what you say is true, it still doesn't make sense to downgrade the star rating, as it affects the pricing of the "premium hotel". The hotel controls the inventory and pricing of priceline rooms, so why would you want to cheapen the product?
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