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  1. Used the BetterBidding quick quote & won the HI Express LBV East for a 1-night reservation. Around $30 cheaper than best available rate. Formerly the La Quinta down in the outskirts of the LBV zone in Kissimmee. Amenities: Free Parking Comp. Breakfast Fitness Center Pool(s) Business Center Internet Access
  2. Using the PRICELINE banner, first try at the 4-star level. Landed the Rafaelhoteles Atocha for $75/night + taxes. Not available directly from Rafaelhoteles but based on the major websites it's about a total after tax discount of $25. Accepted bid price was on par with some of the consolidator websites. <_<
  3. No luck a few weeks ago bidding higher than currently, hit a counteroffer today with a starting bid of $105. Second bid at $111 was successful. Used the PRICELINE banner. Wish rates were at the prices of a couple years ago, but at $259 current best available, still isn't a bad deal for a nice airport hotel.
  4. Used the PRICELINE link for a 4* in Arlington. Received counter-offers at $50 and $54. Bid accepted at $58. Best available rate currently $99/night.
  5. Used the HOTWIRE link and wound up with the 2* Howard Johnson - Hadley. The tripadvisor score narrowed it down to this property. Updated amenities list: Complimentary Breakfast Fitness Center Pool(s) Business Center Laundry Facilities Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby
  6. Used the BB PRICELINE link. Prior bids at $45, 48 & 50 all received counter-offers. Finally accepted at $52. Current best available rate is $169.
  7. Previous bids of $50, $55 and $60 rejected. Finally accepted at $65. Lowest rate on the website is $189. Used the BB PRICELINE link.
  8. Prior bid at $40 declined. Rebid $46 and accepted by the Best Western Lake Buena Vista Resort. Of course, it didn't include the $7.99+tax nightly resort fee. Used the PRICELINE link.
  9. First bid @ $35/night accepted. Best available rate for the Sheraton PVD Airport is currently $129/night.
  10. A great deal for Homecoming weekend in the Valley. $66/night for the Econo Lodge Hadley. 2-Star Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Laundry Facilities 329 Russell St Hadley, MA Best Available Rate: Saturday night $159.99 & Sunday night $89.99
  11. First bid of $35 declined. Rebid at $40 accepted for Radisson. $102.60 is the lowest available direct rate. Used the PRICELINE banner ad link.
  12. Successful bid at $65 after a rejection at $57. Lowest available rate for the Saturday night stay is $190.95. $65.00 + $15.79 taxes = $80.79 Holiday Inn Norwich Norwich - Uncasville 10 Laura Boulevard Norwich, Connecticut 06360
  13. Used the BB PRICELINE link and started at $40. Rejected and given $52 counteroffer. Added Southbury (risky, as it's a live 3* area) and won the HI Waterbury at $43. $43 + $12.71 taxes = $55.71 total for 1 night
  14. First bid of $40 for a 3-star was given a counter-offer. Second bid of $42 was accepted at the 3-star Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O'Hare. 2950 South River Rd Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 Bid $42.00 Taxes $13.59 Total $55.59
  15. Hertz SLC Compact - First bid at $11/day. Taxes and fees were $8.76.