Yagermeister

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  1. The Sheaton Read was the most likely hotel and I did, in fact, get it. I tried a few times on Price.line for a little lower and just went with the Hot.wire price. I went through Better Bidding HOTWIRE link for this trip, as usual.
  2. Check-In Date: Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 Check-Out Date: Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 2 Offer Price Per Room, Per Night: $46.00 Subtotal: $92.00 Taxes & Fees $23.08 Total Charges for Reservation*: $115.08 First try, but I'm sure it was a good price, as regular rates are $135, and it's the second time in a month I've worked this location. I always start my searches with Better Bidding's PRICELINE link.
  3. Put in first bid of $45 and was offered a counter to $53. I added another zone and rebid at $46 for a winner. The cheapest advance purchase I could find was $134. Offer Price: avg. per room, per night $46.00 Rooms: 1 Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $46.00 Taxes & Fees: $14.91 Total Charged to Card: $60.91 I began and booked my search through the Better Bidding PRICELINE link.
  4. In my opinion, the two "City Center" zones are 3 & 8.
  5. Thanks, Romelle. That's a handy guide. I was close, but I missed a couple.
  6. I need to book a room in Stockbridge, GA. I want to make sure I place the most bids possible in one session Stockbridge is Zone #20, and free rebid zones 4, 14, and 22 for a 3*. Is there a generic strategy in the archives I can employ to get the maximum bids out of each day? I don't want you to spell all of them for me, but I know that I'm not using the zones to get the most bids. If you have an example you can point me to, I can work around a previous attempt. Thanks
  7. I just noticed this hotel graduated from a 4* when I stayed at this hotel on Priceline last May to 5* two months later. I can't really say this is a five star hotel, but it is sure a good bargain at $82-$92 for anywhere in Switzerland.
  8. I got reimbursed by my company, so I'm glad I had this in my back pocket. Worked from home that day.
  9. Summary of Charges Room Cost (avg. per room, per night): $51.00 Number of Rooms: 1 Number of Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $51.00 Taxes and Fees: $16.01 Total: $67.01 Purchased through Better Bidding PRICELINE link. Bought this on Christmas Eve in anticipation of midwest blizzard. Didn't use it, but nice knowing it was there just in case.
  10. I had been casually trying bids for a few weeks, and today I hit a winning bid for $9 + $3 bonus cash for RSW. Bonus Cash Per Day: $3.00 Your Offer Price Per Day: $9.00 Total Offer with Bonus: $12.00 Sub Total: $54.00 Taxes and Fees: 45.24 Total: 99.24 I faithfully used the PRICELINE link from Better Bidding.
  11. If you set up your email with your dollar limit, you'll only see when a bid has hit your number. You won't see anything above the price you set. I agree that viewing the Priceline "View Winning Bids" is not very helpful. When I have a target price in mind, I'll set up an alert to see winning bids $10 higher or so, then I know if there is traffic close to what I'm looking for. I used in on the trip I'm leaving for in just a few minutes for Zurich-Glattbrugg for $85. When I got an alert, I went in and bid $75 or $78 (I don't remember which one exactly) and got it, so the tool worked well for me.
  12. Since you have some time before your trip, it may be helpful to set up a Priceline alert for Sydney using your parameters. You'll get an email when a bid has been won at or below your specified target.
  13. Although I'm a faithful Better Bidding, Priceline, and Hotwire participant, there are times when I find an absolute gem of a hotel. In Prague, I stayed at Arcadia Residence Old Town for about $140 per night. It is one block off the main square. Arcadia is the #1 hotel in Prague according to TripAdvisor reviews and won a Best Service award in 2010. If you read the reviews and look at the location, I don't believe you can do any better. I don't want to step on any toes by recommending a hotel outside of a Priceline bid, and I apologize if I have overstepped my boundaries, but in the spirit of good traveling, I wanted to give a suggestion.
  14. You might want to entertain the thought of flying into London and out of Paris. It would save you a lot of time by not having to train it back to London and getting to your hotel for one night. Time is a precious commodity to me on vacation. Just use your allotted days in Paris on the end and fly home from Paris. Just a thought.
  15. Room Cost: $75.00 (USD) Number of Nights: 1 Room Subtotal: $75.00 (USD) Taxes and Fees: $13.80 (USD) Total Room Cost: $88.80 (USD) As always, I started my search through the Better Bidding PRICELINE link.