I'm going to a wedding in Grand Rapids near the airport 8/19/17, one night. I wanted a 3*. Lowest price I found was Priceline's Express Deal for a 3* at $80 before taxes/fees.I bid the airport zone for a 3* at $70. I was countered at $86 (more than the Express Deal).
I randomly tried for a 3.5* at $75, but they countered at $117.
So I went back and tried immediately again in the airport zone for a 3* at $75. It was accepted! I got the Wyndham Garden Grand Rapids Airport hotel for $75 + &17.82 fees = $92.82 total
This hotel is selling for $159 to direct purchase it, and the lowest I found it for was $115 on Travelocity.
I haven't used this site or Priceline bidding in a long time. I am surprised they let me re-bid immediately without changing criteria other than my bid price. Maybe the policies have changed since I used to travel a lot. In any case, I am pleased.
I did use the Priceline link from this page.
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