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Old February 13th, 2004, 02:49 PM
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Thought some folks might be interested in my article about using Priceline.com for purchasing hotel rooms for pre and post cruise stays... went up on the home page today.

http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...kiReligion.cfm

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Old February 13th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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Kuki, good article. I found that when I used Priceline last June to book our pre and post cruise nights it went very smooth. I am now a Pricelinear and will use them in the future, especially with them having added different ways to bid. Bye the way, I bid $40 a night on a 3 star, downtown Miami, pre and post, and was accepted the very first time. We got the Marriot Bayside, total cost for the two nights was $104. Sweet.

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Old February 13th, 2004, 05:15 PM
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I *heart* Priceline! Mark and I take so many fun little weekend trips to St. Augustine and Jacksonville due to them.

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Kuki, How early do you suggest to start trying Priceline? We need 5 rooms in San Juan for 2 nights pre- cruise in July. I went to biddingfortravel, but to tell you the truth they confuse me. We are interested in either the Caribe Hilton or Wynddham Old San Juan.

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Hi Moose Man,
Loved the article, wished I had known more when I tried Priceline myself. I didn't do too bad, got a $199.00 room for $50, in the right location, so what more could I ask for??

I'll be more informed the next time I use it.

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Old February 13th, 2004, 08:15 PM
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Moai.. dont think it's every too early to try. The thing I like about biddingfortravel.com is folks who have used it tell you which hotels they got for how much.

Check back there for SanJuan specifically, and see if they have people who have booked their recently.

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I, too, have used Priceline for several years. Last summer on our Florida odyssey, we used Priceline for every night except the two nights in Key West, and that was over the 4th of July when all the hotels were full and no one was biting! ! Kuki, we love the Miami Intercontinental, and last July we stayed there for $70/night! However, for our upcoming Panama Canal cruise we wanted two nights in Miami, March 28 & 29, and I tried every strategy possible to get the Intercontinental, but the price finally got out of the range we wanted to pay, so I finally rebid for a 3 star and we got the Hyatt Regency, 3rd time we've stayed there on Priceline!

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Kuki, have used Priceline and more often Hotwire. But I really appreciate the tip for the web site Biddingfortravel.com .

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The Miami Intercontinental is my Miami favorite! Have stayed there 4x, all on Priceline! Have been using Priceline for 4 years now.
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Thank you Kuki,

I'm printing out a copy of the article so I will have your advice when we want to try Priceline.

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I tried using Priceline, but found it very confusing. I have been using Hotwire for years and have developed my own method. If I can figure out a way to write it down for you, I will. With Hotwire, you know how much you will be paying and how many stars the hotel has. I have had very good luck going with their best buys and recommendations. By the way, I have frequently stayed at Wyndham's at great rates thru Hotwire. So far, I have not been disappointed.
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Old February 14th, 2004, 11:07 AM
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I tried HotWire too, even before Priceline, but I have found that Priceline saves a bit more $.

What I didn't mention in the article is that I'd have used it sooner, but being from Canada, I thought I couldn't. Reading biddingfortravel, I found I could indeed... and did.

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Have used Priceline for 3 years now,,,,and just love saving $$$$ It's really very easy one you get the hang of it. Just read all the info @ bidding for travel,,they explain it very well.

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