confused with priceline bonus cash

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confused with priceline bonus cash

danashih
Registered User
Joined: 11 Nov 2012, 21:27

11 Nov 2012, 21:27 #1

How does rental car Bonus Cash Reward work?

I read the fine prints, but just need a little more clarification.


1) When it says it expires Dec 31, does it mean as long as I redeem it on Priceline before that day, it doesn't matter the date of actual reservation (for example, January)?


2) Can I redeem it on a second bidding  and also a regular reservation on priceline?


3) and finally can I combine the redemption of bonus cash earned from first bidding with more bonus cash reward in second bidding?


Thanks
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Sheryl
Registered User
Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

11 Nov 2012, 21:39 #2

In answer to your first question, yes. Not sure what you mean by second bidding. It's only for Name Your Own Price. Again, not sure what you mean by second bidding, but only one bonus cash per rental.

The biggest downfall of bonus money is that people are often swayed by it and bid too high too far in advance which is exactly what Priceline wants you to do. It's marketing.

When you don't have bonus money, please place your Priceline/Hotwire bids/purchases through the link in my signature or by clicking the Priceline/Hotwire banners on the right side of the screen. And please keep Priceline in mind for your conventional travel bookings as well.
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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Sheryl
Registered User
Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

11 Nov 2012, 21:39 #3

Apparently you've used Priceline before so please post all of your bids when you obtain them.
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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danashih
Registered User
Joined: 11 Nov 2012, 21:27

13 Nov 2012, 18:02 #4

Hi Sheryl,
Thanks for answering my first question.
Sorry I wasn't too clear... I am going to bid two rental cars for different dates. My understanding of bonus cash is Priceline will add $3/day to my bidding. I still need to pay for that $3/day, but on my second bidding, I can redeem it? 
For example, I bid $20 for 4 days, and priceline adds $3/day. In total I pay $23/day ($12 bonus cash). A few days later I make another bidding for car rental for a different date, then I can bid say $20 for one day, but in reality I only need to pay $8 ($20 minus $12 that I already paid)....  Don't know if this is correct. Super confused


Yes I have bid on Priceline before. It was more than a year ago. Too bad I wasn't aware of this website then. I will definitely post my winning here in the future.
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Sheryl
Registered User
Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

13 Nov 2012, 19:41 #5

I'm sorry but I don't understand what you are asking. You can only successfully use the bonus money link once. If you don't use the whole amount, you will lose it.
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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danashih
Registered User
Joined: 11 Nov 2012, 21:27

13 Nov 2012, 22:42 #6

Sorry :P... Maybe I was overthinking this. These are simply cash given to us if we bid on priceline I guess.
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