Attention traveling Artists! (or anybody needing a HOTEL room)
…this card trick is for you.
Combine the cost-saving benefits of using Priceline.com…
…with the additional tool of TheBiddingTraveler.com.
Assuming you like saving money and getting a decent stay for a great rate then you are probably already a big fan of Priceline.com…notwithstanding the quirky, punching pitch-ster, William Shatner.
TheBiddingTraveler acts like an Ace-in-the-hole to give you the advantage during on-line negotiations.
They aggregate all the recent winning bids (and the rejected bids) for specific hotels, giving your bidding strategy the edge. Kind of like getting to peek at the other guys cards.
Other sites claim to offer this information but I particularly like the simple navigation of this web site. On the first visit it was easy to use and aligned with the same ‘definitions and formats’ as Priceline, for hotel ratings, zones, and maps.
Beyond the option of manually entering your bid, you can also choose a nifty Autobid feature. Simply enter your lowball bid and your ‘final offer’ highest bid…you can leave the table and let The Computer play out the hand for you, thereby ‘managing’ the different timeline rules Priceline has for re-bids. Autobid starts low and automatically raises it in increments until a bid is accepted or the final offer is rejected.
Consider the combination of Priceline and TheBiddingTraveler and you really can get winning hands of 60%+ off normal hotel rates. Hey, a 3-star Hyatt Place in Birmingham for the low $40′s/night ain’t too bad.
Sort of tickles the left-side of my brain…my wife the artist, just says…”make sure they have good beds”.