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Priceline pay when you stay option
« on: July 14, 2010, 12:26:32 PM »
Does anyone know if you book a regular hotel stay on priceline if you can earn points/stay when use the "pay when you stay" option? Thanks a lot.
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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2010, 12:47:14 PM »
Does anyone know if you book a regular hotel stay on priceline if you can earn points/stay credit? What if you use the "pay when you stay" option? Thanks a lot.
You only earn hotel points/stays when you book directly from the hotel's site.
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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 01:04:15 PM »
You only earn hotel points/stays when you book directly from the hotel's site.

 Not so, but according to the T&Cs of most programs you arent suppose to be able to get credit, but most Definitely a YMMV issue.And I speak from experience with a few programs, but it is getting harder each year

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 01:07:23 PM »
Not so, but according to the T&Cs of most programs you arent suppose to be able to get credit, but most Definitely a YMMV issue.And I speak from experience with a few programs, but it is getting harder each year
Where do you book and which programs have you had success with?
Considering that most hotels have best rate guarantees I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't just book from the hotel.
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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 01:15:25 PM »
Where do you book and which programs have you had success with?
Considering that most hotels have best rate guarantees I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't just book from the hotel.
They match travelocity?

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 01:16:09 PM »
Where do you book and which programs have you had success with?
Considering that most hotels have best rate guarantees I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't just book from the hotel.

 you cant BRG against a PL rate, especially since you wont know the hotels name till you won the bid and No Refunds

 as for getting credit Hiltons,Marriotts and yep *W (but *W is alot harder as they have changed their computer programs) Hyatt till a yr or so ago was Legit w/o playing any games, Ive heard that people at times still get credit at times with Hyatt but far froma slam dunk

My Advice is to expect no credit will be forthcoming and if any does great, = no one should go the PL route if getting credit is Important but see it as a gift if it goes thru, which wasnt the case a few yrs ago, as it usually went thru.

I did get HH and MR credit in '09 , needed a hotel for an overnight Airport stay for doing some MRs and didnt want to use Pts when PL was able to be had for <$50 ai, most reg rates were >$150

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 01:18:32 PM »
They match travelocity?

 as long as its not a Hotel won on a bid or if the name of the Hotel wasnt given out till after you booked it, so PL and Hotwire are no good and any other case where you wont know the name till after purchasing it

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 01:24:17 PM »
you cant BRG against a PL rate, especially since you wont know the hotels name till you won the bid and No Refunds

 as for getting credit Hiltons,Marriotts and yep *W (but *W is alot harder as they have changed their computer programs) Hyatt till a yr or so ago was Legit w/o playing any games, Ive heard that people at times still get credit at times with Hyatt but far froma slam dunk

My Advice is to expect no credit will be forthcoming and if any does great, = no one should go the PL route if getting credit is Important but see it as a gift if it goes thru, which wasnt the case a few yrs ago, as it usually went thru.

I did get HH and MR credit in '09 , needed a hotel for an overnight Airport stay for doing some MRs and didnt want to use Pts when PL was able to be had for <$50 ai, most reg rates were >$150
OP was not referring to a bid on priceline, but a regular stay, so it could be BRG'd.
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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 01:25:17 PM »
I've never been able to get stay credit at SPG or Hyatt except for when booking directly.
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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 01:34:31 PM »
OP was not referring to a bid on priceline, but a regular stay, so it could be BRG'd.
Where do you book and which programs have you had success with?
Considering that most hotels have best rate guarantees I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't just book from the hotel.
True that a regular stay would be matched so why not book with the hotel (unless you are booking thru a cashback website, for some).
But your question, "why anyone wouldn't just book from the hotel?", would include those bidding. So, the answer is simple, its cheaper.

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 01:41:18 PM »
I want to book on priceline because I have a $100 coupon off a $200 hotel stay on priceline.

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 01:41:57 PM »
I got at HR Cleveland on a PL NYOP

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 01:45:15 PM »
I've never been able to get stay credit at SPG or Hyatt except for when booking directly.

 go to FT and the Hyatt forum or PL and do a search a couple of yrs ago you see they knew they would get the Haytt and got Everything credit wise to boot Dirt Cheap, then Hyatt cahnged its policy and stopped allowing credit for PL

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 01:47:09 PM »
OP was not referring to a bid on priceline, but a regular stay, so it could be BRG'd.

 true but once you mention the name PL they assume it was won as a bid and you will be Denied and then have to keep calling back and hope that its still available via the reg booking way

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Re: Priceline pay when you stay option
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 01:51:45 PM »
True that a regular stay would be matched so why not book with the hotel (unless you are booking thru a cashback website, for some).
But your question, "why anyone wouldn't just book from the hotel?", would include those bidding. So, the answer is simple, its cheaper.

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Absolutely, if you don't care about status/points/free internet, etc. and you have no points for free nights then bidding on priceline is a no-brainer as long as you do your research.
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