Priceline Express Deals - What It Is, How It Works *UPDATE2*

Priceline Express Deals - What It Is, How It Works *UPDATE2*

I wanted to write about the Priceline Express Deals much earlier, but somehow I forgot about it. Fortunately Priceline extended this service until the end of the month, which is an excellent alternative to bidding (Name Your Own Price).

Update2:  10% off Priceline Express Deals with the promotion code: PLAYOFFS (book by 2nd February 2013)

Update: The Priceline Express Deal Service is back!

The Express Deals service allows travelers to specify the amenities they are looking for in a hotel. You still don't know the exact hotel you are staying at until after the payment. Since there is no bidding involved, it's a little bit similar to Hotwire.com, in my opinion. 

How it works:

First of all you have to type in your travel destination, your check-in and check-out date as well as the number of rooms you want to book.

Priceline Express Deals

Right after you press the "Search Express Deals" button, Priceline shows you a webpage that lists amenities, such as a pool, restaurant, fitness center or free internet as well as the star level of the hotel and the area where the hotel is roughly located. You even see a guest satisfaction scores on a 1-10 scale and and a rate, still without knowing the name or precise location of the property.

Berlin priceline express deal

If you book a Priceline Express Deal and find a cheaper rate for this hotel, any time until the day before check-in, Priceline will match that price and give you in addition $25, with some conditions, of course.

Even if you still want to use the "Name your own Price" service of Priceline, you can use the Express Deal rates as a reference. 

Please visit Priceline.com for Express Deal booking enquiries.

16 Comments

  • fussi86

    fussi86 says:

    Anyone know which hotel this is ?

    5 Star Hotel in Las Vegas Strip Vicinity South Area for $117/night Star Rating: 5 Star Guest Score: Rated 8.0 out of 10 (or higher) Guaranteed Amenities: Free Internet Indoor or Outdoor Pool Restaurant Casino Fitness Center

    and is this the price for 2 ?

    • admin_114

      admin_114 says:

      Hey Fussi, the Price is always for 2 Person!

      5* Aria, 5* Cosmopolitan or 5* Vdara - no guarantee!

    • nema-required

      nema-required says:

      OMHO & experience: in the U.S. you just pay for a room and not for each person (in Phoenix it was so and it's not to far from LV ^^)

      • admin_114

        admin_114 says:

        You're right you pay per room, but the rooms are always for 2 people.

  • fussi86

    fussi86 says:

    thx a lot, i have to speak with my friend, maybe we should book this hotel :D

    aria would be great :)

    • fussi86

      fussi86 says:

      ok i see the price raises to 157 $ / night, if u want to book from thursday to sunday ... thursday to saturday is only 117$/night ...

      • admin_114

        admin_114 says:

        Maybe this are two different hotels! The cheaper one has probably only free rooms until saturday. How much is it if you want to book a night from saturday to sunday?

        • fussi86

          fussi86 says:

          it would cost 220 $ from saturday to sunday ^^

  • martin_4979

    martin_4979 says:

    i tried to book but in the payment page it gives only US and canada as country option. is it possibile to book from europe?? thanx|!

    • admin_114

      admin_114 says:

      Just chose USA or Canada..i did this already several times and I never had a problem.

  • bob_5065

    bob_5065 says:

    Just did this and it asks for a valid zip code, how do you get around that?

    Cheers.

  • robert_5070

    robert_5070 says:

    As a tip I've found that these deals are great for suggesting what to bid - you know you can get a hotel for that so you can bid c. 10% less and have a pretty good chance of saving more

  • bob_5065

    bob_5065 says:

    After selecting America and entering it asks for a valid zip code, how do you get around that?

    Cheers.

  • bob_5065

    bob_5065 says:

    For anyone interested I found this on MSN: State CA Zip code 99999 E.g SANDIEGO, CA 92110 as the address. Phone number format Any number in the form of xxx-xxx-xxxx

    If you want a real US number then just Google a US city and pull out a phone number

  • robert_5070

    robert_5070 says:

    The challenge on priceline us can sometimes be the payment card - often it won't accept cards with non-us billing addresses. I've found that Amex works whereas other uk based cards don't.

  • esteban-croswell

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