Priceline Lives

This USA Today story provides a good introduction to Priceline. (I’m quoted in the piece.) With hotel rates and occupancy as high as they’ve ever been in some major cities, Priceline has seen less inventory and higher rates… but still occasionally some incredible deals, as the spread between Priceline rates and otherwise-available rates is even higher.

I’ve personally moved away from Priceline for much of my travel over the past several years, in large measure because I’m addicted to the upgrades and other benefits of hotel loyalty programs, but for city stays where I don’t really value a suite Priceline still offers a real bargain, especially for multi-night stays and bookings involving more than one room, where the savings multiply. And I’ve probably made about 80 Priceline bookings a year for other people. I save them money, and I pocket the 3% cashback from Fatwallet. 🙂

Leigh Witchel has a lot of posts on Priceline including step-by-step tutorials on Priceline.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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