by readymade
04 Dec 2017, 03:09
Forum: Georgia - Atlanta
Topic: 4* Midtown Marriott Suites $69 3/9-11
Replies: 1
Views: 179

4* Midtown Marriott Suites $69 3/9-11

There was a low rate for this property in the Express Deals, but once again, it was one of those where Priceline claimed to be out of inventory when you tried to book it.  So I undercut it with a bid, and won.  This is really one of the better deals I've gotten on PL in a while, but the $43 in taxes...
by readymade
18 Aug 2017, 05:15
Forum: Illinois - Chicago
Topic: 3.5* DT/RN AC Hotel $103 11/8-12 (Exp. Deal)
Replies: 0
Views: 182

3.5* DT/RN AC Hotel $103 11/8-12 (Exp. Deal)

<t>Attending a conference at the Hyatt Regency.  Took me a while to identify this Express Deal.  At first I thought it was the H.I. Merchandise Mart, but this place allowed pets.  This hotel is just a 10 minute walk from the Hyatt.  Used a 7% off coupon as well.  <br/> <br/> I've never stayed at an ...
by readymade
27 May 2017, 05:56
Forum: Georgia - Atlanta
Topic: 4* Midtown Marriott Suites $82-10% (Exp Deal) 10/13-15
Replies: 0
Views: 453

4* Midtown Marriott Suites $82-10% (Exp Deal) 10/13-15

Bid of $70 was rejected.  Going up to $75 would have barely been less than the Exp Deal with the coupon. 

I've stayed here before.  Great location, huge rooms.
by readymade
02 May 2017, 03:24
Forum: Alabama
Topic: 3.5* Mobile West, Marriott, 6/13-15, $60
Replies: 0
Views: 267

3.5* Mobile West, Marriott, 6/13-15, $60

<t>Initially was looking at a 2.5* Exp Deal that appeared to be the Springhill Suites.  Didn't want to bid on that, though, because PL rates the Ext. Stay in this zone as 2.5*.  When I went to book it, PL pulled one of those "inventory is constantly changing and this is no longer available" deals on...
by readymade
27 Apr 2017, 04:05
Forum: Hotels
Topic: San Francisco 4* Parc 55 $104 7/27-31
Replies: 1
Views: 318

San Francisco 4* Parc 55 $104 7/27-31

<t>Well, here we go again.  Once again, Hotwire beats Priceline.  Parc 55 had a rate of $161 on these dates, so I figured there should be SOME kind of availability there.  PL initially had a 4* Exp. Deal for $114, but when I clicked on it, it gave me the infamous "inventory changes" message.  I chec...
by readymade
25 Apr 2017, 01:52
Forum: Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth
Topic: 3.5* SMU/Park Cities Magnolia $75 6/2-6
Replies: 1
Views: 270

3.5* SMU/Park Cities Magnolia $75 6/2-6

<t>I'd tried to bid up to $70 or $75 for this a while back, and eventually booked a backup through Chase Rewards at the Doubletree.  Tonight I checked and the Express Deals was offering an "unlocked" special on this hotel of $78.  (Previously it was showing up with a "stayed here before" deal of $10...
by readymade
16 Mar 2017, 03:43
Forum: Texas - Houston/Galveston
Topic: 3* Galleria, Sheraton 4 Points Greenway Plz, $54-10% 6/10-13
Replies: 3
Views: 308

3* Galleria, Sheraton 4 Points Greenway Plz, $54-10% 6/10-13

<t>Had a 10% coupon, so checked on some possible future dates.  Found a 3* Exp. Deal for $54 and deduced it was the 4 Points.  I've always been interested in staying there; I like the location.  So I decided I'd probably not do any better for these dates, and I took it.  Total was $183 after discoun...
by readymade
28 Nov 2016, 20:03
Forum: Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi - all other cities
Topic: 2.5* Meridian, MS, Country Inn & Suites $60 12/30
Replies: 0
Views: 177

2.5* Meridian, MS, Country Inn & Suites $60 12/30

<t>The Holiday Inn was listed in Express Deals for $74, and I had a 10% off code, but the retail for this Country Inn was just $71, and it comes with breakfast.  There were no 2.5* options in the EDs, so I bid $60 and got it for $71.95 total, which is almost exactly the retail cost minus the tax.  M...
by readymade
17 Nov 2016, 02:34
Forum: Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi - all other cities
Topic: 2.5* North Jackson, Ext Stay Amer Ridgeland, $30 12/15
Replies: 1
Views: 181

2.5* North Jackson, Ext Stay Amer Ridgeland, $30 12/15

This hotel was available for $33 in Express Deals, so I bid $30 and was successful.  I also used a 5% off NYOP or ED code that I had, since it was expiring tomorrow.  Saved an additional $1.50.  Yee ha. 
by readymade
06 Nov 2016, 23:08
Forum: Las Vegas
Topic: LAS Compact 11/7-11, $13 Avis
Replies: 0
Views: 486

LAS Compact 11/7-11, $13 Avis

<t>Grand total $102--best I could do  in retail price with any brand was $121.  Started out bidding $12, Priceline tried to get me to up to $15, I went ahead and upped to $13 because the total price difference was only $2.  Figure that out.  I'm staying at the Palms where they have free parking--oth...