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Old 01-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #646
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may I ask, when you bid PL or HW do you pay all up front when you win?
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #647
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may I ask, when you bid PL or HW do you pay all up front when you win?
Yes, your credit card is charged immediately. Resort fees (if any) will be collected at the hotel.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #648
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Yes, your credit card is charged immediately. Resort fees (if any) will be collected at the hotel.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #649
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Just won my bid on Priceline for our first 2 nights in Orlando before our WDW package begins this August. Staying at the Westin Imagine Orlando (4 star)for $60 per night! We plan on going to Universal & Sea World, so it could not have worked out better.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #650
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I need to start looking at Priceline for Easter break. Sometimes i get nervous bidding.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #651
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I need to start looking at Priceline for Easter break. Sometimes i get nervous bidding.
Use one of the sites that break the hotels down by star rating & area so you have an idea of what your are bidding on. Check forums to see what a realistic successful bid will be and don't think it's advantageous to wait until close to your date to bid...that's not always the better strategy. Be educated and there is nothing to be nervous about.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #652
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I need to start looking at Priceline for Easter break. Sometimes i get nervous bidding.
I like hotwire.com since we need bedding for 4 guaranteed which PL will not.
www.betterbidding.com keeps a list of all "known" hotels so you will know what you're buying before you buy. They have been correct for me & my parents many, many times.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #653
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Booked a rental car for 13 nights at $11 per day on Priceline. After taxes and fees, we ended up with a four door Chevy Impala (bare bones car) through Hertz at $160 for two weeks.

To get a good idea of what the companies will accept I usually put in a bid totally lowballing, then Priceline will offer advice telling me what I should ask for. In the case of the rental car, I then tried $2 less than what Priceline suggested.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:29 AM   #654
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Here is a great resource for kids.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #655
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Our bid of $95 for a resort in the Lake Buena Vista/Downtown Disney was just accepted for 3/29/13 to 3/31/13 and we got the Marriott Orlando World Center. Lowest published rate for this hotel was $204.

The lowest standard price for a resort in that zone was $174.

The priceline.com express deals lowest price for a resort in that zone was $119.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:29 PM   #656
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I used Travelocity's secret hotels for the first time tonight. Just got the Rosen Shingle Creek for $52 per night for the first 3 nights of our stay, 3/30 to 4:/2. Cheapest rate on their website was $147 so I feel good about this buy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:42 PM   #657
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That is Score! The hotel is beautiful, i stayed there two years ago, Congrats!
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #658
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I used Priceline Bidding for a 4 star in Downtown Disney and/or Celebration Maingate. I bid $70 per night for 3 nights 4/12 -4/15 and I used a $10 per night code I found on hoteldealsrevealed. I got Sheraton Lake Buena Vista, formerly Sheraton Safari.

We are Sheraton SPG members and the best I could find for this hotel through Sheraton or other sites for those dates was $120 per night for Fri/Sat and $90 on Sunday.

I have stayed there twice before, once before the remodel and once during. I'm very pleased with my results.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:13 AM   #659
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I used Priceline Bidding for a 4 star in Downtown Disney and/or Celebration Maingate. I bid $70 per night for 3 nights 4/12 -4/15 and I used a $10 per night code I found on hoteldealsrevealed. I got Sheraton Lake Buena Vista, formerly Sheraton Safari.

We are Sheraton SPG members and the best I could find for this hotel through Sheraton or other sites for those dates was $120 per night for Fri/Sat and $90 on Sunday.

I have stayed there twice before, once before the remodel and once during. I'm very pleased with my results.
I am glad to hear that! I just booked the Sheraton through Priceline for $70/night from 7/18-22. The Travelocity reviews are meh but it looks nice and you can't beat that price during peak season.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #660
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FYI did a PL express deal (similar to Hotwire, you pick your amenities) and got the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in KISSIMMEE. I capped that b/c the zone we selected was DTD/LBV. The place gets decent reviews, calls itself "LBV East" but it's not.. it's Kissimmee. Overall the deal at $46 wasn't bad (free parking, breakfast) it's just IMO, PL puts this place in the wrong zone.
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