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  1. Bid $49 for night of 10/4. Received counteroffer of $58. Added Coon Rapids/Blaine zone and bid $51. Accepted for one night stay. Followed the PRICELINE links from BetterBidding. Thanks for such a great service!
  2. Won on first bid. Had bid $2 under historical lowest bid on the board, accepted as 3* Woodbury-Oakdale on first try for a night two nights in the future (bid Thursday night for a Saturday night stay.) Bid through board PRICELINE link. Thanks for the service!
  3. After bidding $42 and $45 for a 2.5*, $39 was accepted on my first 2* try and yielded the Fairfield Inn. Appears to be new to the list! Good location north of West Acres Mall, freshly repainted and recarpeted. Small pool and whirlpool (was closed midday for cleaning on the Sunday of our checkout).
  4. Bid $45 for one night in the Wilmington-Brandywine area. Accepted on the first try at the Doubletree Hotel - Wilmington.
  5. After bidding 4*s and 3*s in the $37-$47 range for weeks... One Night - Night of Friday, 10/29 4* Princeton-Monmouth Junction $47 Not accepted Added 4* South Brunswick-Cranbury $47 Not accepted Added 4* Langhorne/Trenton/Levittown $47 Not accepted Dropped to 3*. All Zones $47 Accepted Holiday Inn Jamesburg Center Point 390 Forsgate Dr Jamesburg, New Jersey 08831 Your Offer Price: $47.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Subtotal: $47.00 Taxes and Service Fees: $13.06 Total Charges: $60.06 Best Prices: Holiday Inn Website: $87.20 (advance purchase), $92.65 (Internet saver) Orbitz Saver $98.10
  6. I should note two things. First, that this bid was placed on the day of stay (9am for a 3pm check-in). The hotel's internet-prepaid rate was $249 and the best available rate was $259.
  7. After not winning a bid at $45 (same night) at the Hyatt Jersey City (website had it sold out), bid $100 for a 4* in New York on a lark. After 3-4 minutes of Priceline grinding away and reaching a decision: Westin New York Times Square Check-In Date: Saturday, September 25, 2004 Check-Out Date: Sunday, September 26, 2004 Midtown West 270 West 43rd Street New York, New York 10036 212-201-2700 Your Offer Price: $100.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Subtotal: $100.00 Taxes and Service Fees: $21.21 Total Charges: $121.21
  8. I should take the blame for the Apprentice following. Also, to update the Pinned Priceline list for Connecticut - the Doubletree Club in Norwalk is now this Clarion - the building changed ownership, and we don't have a Doubletree in town.
  9. Switched nights, bid only on Friday, and got it. 2.5*, $39/nt Clarion Hotel Norwalk 789 Conn Ave. Norwalk, CT Check In: Friday, September 10, 2004 Check Out: Saturday, September 11, 2004 # Rooms: 1 # Nights: 1 Offer Price: $39.00 Taxes/Fees: $11.17 Total Price: $50.17
  10. Lower Fairfield - Norwalk/Darien, CT 1 Night Thursday, September 9 (the first night of Apprentice Season 2, and my wife's birthday, so an in-town stay is at hand.) Hotwire Reference: 3* Norwalk $64 (Best Value) Restaurant, Pool, Fitness, Business Bid $35 2.5* Norwalk Recieved "Raise your price by $9 to win." Added Greenwich/Stamford (which include 3* and 4* zones) Raised to $37. No luck. I know that I must be close, and perhaps I was being too picky about $7. The 2.5* DoubleTree Club at 789 Conn. Ave. in Norwalk in the pinned list has changed ownership to Clarion. It will be interesting to see if that's the one that I win in 72 hours.
  11. I just tried Montreal and Longueuil 4* at $45 for Sept 4-6 without luck.
  12. Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5 (2 nights) Montreal Bid $35 for a 4* in Montreal zone. No luck. Bid $35 for a 3* in Montreal zone. No luck. Will try again in 72 hours, probably starting at the $45 price point.
  13. Saturday, August 21, one night Bid Goat Island - Newport & Newport Beach, Middletown and South Kingstown, 3* at $40. No luck. Same zones, added 2.5*, kept $40. No luck. Gave up for now. Sad that we couldn't add more to the database in this region.
  14. Monday, 8/16, one night Started with San Diego Coastal, 4*, $45 Added Coronado, 4*, raised bid to $50 Added Downtown, 4*, raised bid to $52 Added Carlsbad-Encinitas-Cardiff (free rebid), raised bid to $55 Added Escondido-Vista (free rebid), raised bid to $60 Added Mission Valley (free rebid), raised bid to $65 Added Point Loma-Shelter Island-Old Town (free rebid), raised bid to $70 Added Del Mar (free rebid), raised bid to $74 No luck on any of these bids. Closed browser, reopened. Dropped star level to 3*, bid Del Mar only, $50 No luck on this bid. Gave up. I have a wonderful friend to stay with and will bid for some future trips.
  15. Enjoyed this hotel on a previous Priceline stay, so bid again for any weekend night (we're somewhat local, from Fairfield Cty, Conn., and just like this place as a way to get into NYC easily, and it does have a very impressive view) 8/7 to 8/8 for $37 didn't work 8/6 to 8/8 for $37 each night didn't work 8/6 to 8/7 for $37 worked fine Availability (even at hyatt.com prepay rate) was there for night of 8/7, so I hope they're not cracking down on $37 Saturday night stays. We're looking forward to our Friday night.
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