Save Money Using

A reader sent me a link to a video (flash – SWF) that shows users of how to save more money when bidding for hotel rooms.

I have two friends that have followed these directions and have obtained amazing deals – one is staying at a four or five star resort for $40/night.

You can check out the video HERE.  It is a little over twelve minutes long, but it is worth the effort.  I plan on using this for all of my hotel reservations.

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  1. rbc303 on August 3, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    So, your card will not be charged until they actually accept a bid? For example, if I go through 2-3 times and decide, “oh nevermind”, Can I get out of the bidding without being charged?

  2. SavingFreak on August 4, 2009 at 6:27 am

    As long as there has been no bid accepted there will be no charge to your credit card.

    The best deals are always at places that are off their peak times. So go to the beach in March and mountains during the summer. If you are going to a city for the weekend stay at a hotel that is near the airport. There are very few business travelers on weekends so those hotels run great deals during that “off peak” time.

    My best deals in the last year are: $30 per night 3 stars in Atlanta, $40 per night 3 stars in Columbia, SC, $60 per night 5 star resort Hilton Head, SC.

  3. Greg on August 4, 2009 at 7:05 am

    I’ve only used Priceline a couple of times. My wife and I have saved up 50% on a 3-4 star Suite in Asheville by bidding and asking for a room upgrade. But recently we were able to get roundtrip tickets to Hawaii for $480/person. Which is nearly a $120 savings per ticket over internet fares!! They even let you switch your seats online from your itenirary page so I was able to give her the window. I can’t comment on hotels in Hawaii because we are staying with family but I will be using priceline for a car rental for sure. And we will definitely be bidding on all flights from now on. Aloha and here we come!!

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