3* Holiday Inn Knoxville West At Cedar Bluff Fri 4/28/17-Sun 4/30/17 $73

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3* Holiday Inn Knoxville West At Cedar Bluff Fri 4/28/17-Sun 4/30/17 $73

Airchait
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Airchait
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April 27th, 2017, 5:15 am #1

We accessed Priceline through the BFT link.

This Saturday April 28, 2017, we needed one room for two nights, for some friends who were attending a wedding.

There was an Express Deal for a 3 star hotel in the Knoxville West zone, for $77.00 per night. The Express Deal had a Priceline customer rating of 8 plus out of 10, free internet and free parking. Using this information, we were able to determine this was the Holiday Inn, which has a customer rating of 8.1.

The Holiday Inn website lowest rate was $104.81 per night. Priceline's retail site was at $111.51. The Priceline retail site said the normal price was $171.00, but was on sale.

All of the other 3 star hotels in this zone had Priceline retail prices of $134.00 or more.

There is now 1 free rebid zone when bidding on a Knoxville West, Three Star hotel.

We first bid $65.00, and were rejected. We then bid $67.00, and were rejected. We then waited 2 hours, bid $70.00, and received a counter offer for $81.00. This was amusing since the Express Deal was only $77.00. We then bid $73.00, and were accepted. Priceline said we saved 25%.

I have been finding that more often than not, we can save approximately $10.00, by bidding instead of just purchasing the Express Deal. However, in areas where there are more than one 3 Star hotels, and some have a much lower Priceline customer rating than the Express Deal, I always take the Express Deal to insure that we get the better rated hotel. In this case, all of the 3 star hotels in the Knoxville West zone had 8* plus out of 10 ratings.

Here, we were only able to save $4.00 off of the Express Deal price through bidding.
Last edited by Airchait on April 27th, 2017, 6:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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tilepusher
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April 27th, 2017, 6:55 am #2

Thank you for posting your bid, and for bidding through our Priceline link.
Please place all of your Priceline bids through our Priceline link.
Please check rates at Hotwire and make your bookings through our Hotwire link.
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