Priceline Launches Hotel Big Deal Days With Hotel Bid Alerts Feature

NORWALK, Conn., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer's here and priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) is pulling out all the stops to get you a BIG deal on a top-quality hotel room with its Hotel Big Deal Days for Name Your Own Price® hotel rooms. To make it even easier for Name Your Own Price® hotel customers to get their rooms at up to 60% savings over published rates, priceline.com is adding a new Hotel Bid Alerts feature to its Winning Bids service.

Winning Bids on priceline.com shows actual successful Name Your Own Price® hotel bids made in the past by other priceline.com customers.  Winning Bids show the city, neighborhood, bid amount, estimated percentage savings, and how long ago the bid was made.  Now, if you don't see a winning bid that works for you, you can create a personalized Hotel Bid Alert by entering your desired city, neighborhood, hotel star level (or levels) and bid amount.  When someone does get that deal, priceline.com will send you an e-mail alert, so you can try yourself.

To check out Big Deal Days and Hotel Bid Alerts, visit http://pcln.com/BigDealDays.  

"For many families, $4-a-gallon gasoline has put a real strain on their vacation budget," said priceline.com Chief Marketing Officer Brett Keller. "Priceline.com's Hotel Big Deal Days and the new Hotel Bid Alert feature are our contributions to lowering the overall cost of a vacation, so that more families can travel this summer."

Hotel Big Deal Days is backed by priceline.com's Name Your Own Price® Big Deal Hotel Price Guarantee.  If you book a Priceline Name Your Own Price® hotel room and find a better price any time up until the day before check-in, priceline.com will match that price, pay you a $25 bounty and give you a $50 Priceline Vacation Package coupon.*

For full details on the Big Deal Hotel Price Guarantee, visit http://travela.priceline.com/promo/big_deal_guarantee.html.

Here are some examples of Name Your Own Price® winning hotel bids recently made by priceline.com customers for major cities around the country.  These winning bids were shown on priceline.com on June 13, 2011.  Actual prices and availability are not guaranteed and can change at any time.

  • Orlando, Airport Area, 3.5 stars, $55/night, 67% savings.
  • Chicago, Millennium Park, Loop & Grant Park Area, 4 stars, $130/night, 70% savings.
  • Los Angeles, Downtown, 4 stars, $97/night, 64% savings.
  • Boston, Copley Square/Theater District, 3 stars, $100/night, 63% savings.                  

*Priceline's Big Deal Hotel Price Guarantee covers hotels of at least two stars or higher.  The $50 Vacation Package coupon is being offered to customers with a valid U.S. billing address.  The $25 bounty will be paid as a refund to the customer's credit card.  For full details and restrictions, visit http://travela.priceline.com/promo/big_deal_guarantee.html.

About The Priceline Group of Companies
The Priceline Group of Companies (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 170,000 participating hotels worldwide.  The Group is composed of four primary brands – Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and TravelJigsaw – and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.

Booking.com is a leading international online hotel reservation service operating in 101 countries in 41 languages.  Booking.com offers its customers access to over 135,000 participating hotels worldwide.  Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available.  

Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that offers hotel rooms around the world and is available in 32 languages.  TravelJigsaw is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in more than 4,000 locations in 115 countries.  Customer support is provided in 27 languages.

SOURCE The Priceline Group of Companies



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http://pcln.com/BigDealDays

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