Use PERMUTATIONS to maximize free rebids!!!

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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

11 Jul 2008, 19:00 #41

Being logged into your Priceline account has no impact on your bid.

It sounds like you have used Priceline before. Please start posting your bids at the time you obtain them.

Please start your bids through the Priceline link at the Amazing-Bargains.com site linnked in my signature.
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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leslierx
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Joined: 25 Jun 2005, 23:05

13 Aug 2008, 01:22 #42

I have been using bidding for travel and priceline thru a/b link for years very successfully, but I have never heard of this plan. I have always just used my allowed free re-bid zones and that was it. I can't wait to book my girls trip to Chicago in Oct using 7 rebids for 4* instead of just 3! I will definately post my results when we choose a firm date and I start bidding. I love this website!!!!Image
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YoungSteveMD
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Joined: 03 Feb 2006, 09:23

05 Apr 2009, 23:04 #43

Interestingly when you place a bid and priceline counters with their own offer you will then only be allowed ONE rebid after that?
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Sheryl
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Joined: 16 Jan 2000, 16:19

05 Apr 2009, 23:16 #44

No. When you reject the counteroffer, you are taken to the standard re-bidding screen just as though your bid failed. Standard re-bidding rules apply.
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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dmcermic
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Joined: 25 Aug 2009, 13:24

25 Aug 2009, 13:24 #45

I have tried them as well and did not win, due to a mistake I have made. Now am smarter and going for a cruise. it a fun way to get great deals...I'll keep you guys posted
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rileycat1971
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Joined: 26 Jun 2007, 01:24

11 Sep 2009, 14:43 #46

I love this thread and refer to it often to ensure I am doing my bidding permutations correctly. Thank you!!!
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donavon
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Joined: 27 Oct 2009, 08:54

27 Oct 2009, 21:22 #47

I don't clearly understand this method. Hopefully someone can explain it a bit to me. Lets say i want to stay at a 5* in zone X. Are you saying that i should add zones that don't have a 5* level to be able to bid again? And then redo the bids using different combinations of zones. X has 5* but A B C only have 4 Star, so do i just play around with the combinations and it will only give me a 5* hotel?

Is that how it works?
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laszlo
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Joined: 11 Jun 2008, 13:30

31 Oct 2009, 17:19 #48

donavon,
Yes, you've basicaly got it. But don't just randomly play around with combinations... rebid by using zone combinations in the order that is outlined in the first post of this thread in order to mazimize the number of free rebids available. Write them out ahead of time & track them as you go. If you just randomly play around with combinations when you rebid, you will pobably find that you went out of order & thus bid a zone combination (for ex., XBCD) that includes one more other zone combinations (XBD) not yet played... which PL then considers as unbiddable.

And as mentioned elsewhere in this thread, you'll need to go back to the main PL page (preferably using the A-B/keys-and-luggage link at the top of this page) to start a "new" bid every other free rebid (this clears the zones that you have just bid on, so that you can choose the next correct combination in order).
Last edited by laszlo on 31 Oct 2009, 17:25, edited 1 time in total.
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DWOLLAM
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Joined: 05 Jul 2004, 08:41

16 Nov 2009, 23:17 #49

I fully understand (I think) the Free Re-Bids, Permutations, A-B Link, etc. But for some reason I am unable to get a re-bid using the AB Link. According to verkuilb's post of 3/7/06: "One way to do this is to go to the "keys and luggage" image on the top of this screen, and then go to the webpage listed in that text (aka the "A/B Link", even though technically it's not a link, but a site you need to copy-and-paste)." I have used the AB link successfully several times to re-bid, but this time I get the "Duplicate Bid" message. Am I missing something, or am I receiving the message because the destination I am bidding for has only one (1) zone for any star level; I am bidding for 2.5 stars in Kingman, AZ. As I said, I understand and have use the AB Link before, but when verkuilb says to 'copy-and-paste', I feel I may be missing something. Thank you in advance for any and all help on this.

DWOLLAM
ps-Any help at all would be fantastic as I travel to Kingman often, to volunteer with an animal sanctuary; if I should be posting to another board, I apologize, just direct me to the proper board.
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8pebble
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Joined: 04 Dec 2007, 16:48

04 Dec 2009, 06:50 #50

This is my favorite post - ever - in bidding for travel!

Thank you! you've saved me lots of time, and helped me save money for myself and a boatload of friends - especially back in the days when Priceline was making us all wait 72 hours between bid sessions.

Awesome, and again, Thanks! - Mark
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