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2014.01.07 06:47 A Place for Accepted/Declined Priceline Bids

Post your accepted and declined priceline bids as text posts only. Please use the following format examples for your titles: For Hotels: Accepted - 3.5* Seattle (Downtown - Pike Place) Hotel Max - $70 For Cars: Declined - OGG Kahului FullSize Hertz - $29 Please put all other relevant information in your text posting. Dates, pricing and other information in your text post.

2008.03.04 00:47 Frugal Living: Waste Less, Gain More!

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2023.06.08 09:22 Fit_Course_3953 Discover Amazing Discounts on Flights and Hotels with My New Favorite Travel Website!

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2023.06.07 07:25 LogiMega A long shot but- anyone wanna split the cost of a hotel? Details in post

Heyyoo. This is a super weird post but, there has to be someone in the area that is in my same situation. So, I live in my car. Have for awhile now. But man it’s getting old and I want to get a hotel room. I have a very nice Priceline account and get some good deals.
Basically, is there anyone out there who wants to room up in a good hotel for a bit? Paying for 7 nights gets the best deal. There are rooms with full kitchens, suites if you will, for 650 a week. I cannot afford that by myself. I can do half that every week though.
I work full time M-F. Cannot afford anywhere to live. All the apartments want 3x the rent, good credit, references, 3k before move in. Like c,mon I’m just trying to survive here. I’ve been looking for just a room for rent but, for what people want me to pay it’s not worth 4 walls and no control on things such as temperature of my living area.
Sooooo anyone wanna meet up, make sure we aren’t crazy, and do this thing?? It’s so hot out tonight. I’m sick of sweating myself to sleep when I work my ass off everyday. Close to my end tbh.
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2023.06.07 06:34 LogiMega A long shot but- Anyone wanna split the cost of a hotel? Details in post.

Heyyoo. This is a super weird post but, there has to be someone in the area that is in my same situation. So, I live in my car. Have for awhile now. But man it’s getting old and I want to get a hotel room. I have a very nice Priceline account and get some good deals.
Basically, is there anyone out there who wants to room up in a good hotel for a bit? Paying for 7 nights gets the best deal. There are rooms with full kitchens, suites if you will, for 650 a week. I cannot afford that by myself. I can do half that every week though.
I work full time M-F. Cannot afford anywhere to live. All the apartments want 3x the rent, good credit, references, 3k before move in. Like c,mon I’m just trying to survive here. I’ve been looking for just a room for rent but, for what people want me to pay it’s not worth 4 walls and no control on things such as temperature of my living area.
Sooooo anyone wanna meet up, make sure we aren’t crazy, and do this thing?? It’s so hot out tonight. I’m sick of sweating myself to sleep when I work my ass off everyday. Close to my end tbh.
EDIT: Thank you all for these awesome suggestions, kind words, and links to possible places! I TRULY appreciate you all! And to the person who told me to “deal with it”, I hope you have the BEST day out of all of us lmao
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2023.06.04 17:45 hnqn1611 14 Biggest Travel Mistakes Tourists Make

14 Biggest Travel Mistakes Tourists Make
14 Biggest Travel Mistakes To NOT Make
When travelling, it’s not unusual to find yourself making a careless mistake now and then. You are after all, exploring an environment that you are unfamiliar with. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or this is your first big trip, you will probably benefit from the following list. With just a little bit of planning, you can cut down your chances of making mistakes and have the best vacation possible.
Number 1 - Booking Without Comparing Rates If you’re one of those people who just books on impulse, basically just the first good deal you see, you are likely paying more than you could be. There are so many different travel sites on the internet, and by spending just a little bit of time researching and comparing, you will quickly learn just how much prices can vary - and you’ll be able to find the best deals - which are probably better than that first one you saw. To keep it simple, compare at least 3 sites like Travelocity, Expedia or Priceline.
Number 2 - Booking Your Trip Way Too Early So you and your friends decided to finally take that trip to Paris next summer. But wait! Don’t rush to book your trip just yet. Of course you want to make it real by booking everything right away but this can be a mistake and you could end up paying more. It’s best if you book your flight 3-4 months before you plan to travel. That’s around the time when airlines begin to increase and lower their rates based on demand. When it comes to cruises and tours, this is where you will want to wait until last minute - that is if you want to pay less. Since boats and tours have to fill up their spaces, they offer amazing last-minute deals, because it’s still better for them to make less profit than no profit at all on those empty seats.
Number 3 - Not Reading Reviews Yes, I know that these days most people do read reviews online, but you would be surprised to learn that there are still many who don’t - they just head over to the closest travel agency and book everything there, based on the advice of a travel agent. Don’t make this mistake - do your own research! Read reviews online. See what former guests have to say; check out photos of the rooms. Because by not doing this, you could find yourself arriving at a place that is far from what was promised - and you probably don’t want to stay in a bad neighborhood or sleep in a bed with bedbugs, right? You don’t have to stay at the best hotel in town, but where you stay is kind of important, and at least checking it out online can save you one big headache.
Number 4 - Traveling In Peak Season By definition, this is the period of highest demand, and it varies by destination. Travelling during the peak season means larger crowds just about anywhere you go. And even worse, you will be paying about double what it would cost you in the low season. Unless you enjoy crowded beaches and waiting in huge lineups to see attractions, you may want to consider travelling during the low season, or even better, the shoulder season - directly before or after high season, when the weather is still good, but there are much fewer people. It will not only be cheaper, but you will also have a more enjoyable time.
Number 5 - Thinking The Only Thing You Need Is A Valid Passport There are many locations you can travel to with a simple passport, but then there are those where you will need a Visa - places like China, Nigeria, or Russia to name a few. Of course this depends not only on the destination, but also where you are travelling from. While you can get a Visa in many countries upon arrival, there are often documents you need to fill out before you arrive - and without these, you can’t get a Visa. Then, another important thing to note is that many countries require a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after your departure date from the country. Make sure you don’t let this one slide. Check to see if you need a Visa or a new passport well in advance.
Number 6 - Skipping Travel Insurance This is one of those things that many people tend to overlook - because well, most of the time you won’t make use of it. But, you really never know when you may need it. It could be a small slip and you break your arm or some other unforeseen circumstance. Travel insurance will have your back and protect you while abroad. It usually doesn’t cost much and it will protect you should there be any medical or non-medical emergencies. Not having insurance could end up costing you thousands, so don’t skimp on this. Seriously!
Number 7 - Forgetting To Contact Your Bank Before The Trip It only takes a few minutes but could save you from being stuck in a foreign land without access to money. Some banks will completely block your account if an overseas charge is made. It is flagged as suspicious. And of course this is usually a good thing, but not when it is you trying to access your funds, thousands of miles away from home. When you call your bank to let them know that you will be travelling, you should also ask about their foreign transaction fees to avoid any bad surprises.
Number 8 - Not Having Copies Of Your Documents You don’t think it will happen to you - losing your wallet, fanny pack or whatever you carry. And getting robbed? Nah, that won’t happen to you, right? Well, the thing is that either of these can (and do) happen to people all the time. No matter how careful you think you are, you should carry copies of your important documents. These include copies of your ID, passport, travel insurance, and credit cards. Of course you’ll want to pack them separate from the originals.
Number 9 - Failing To Find Out Roaming Charges These charges can rack up very quickly, unbeknownst to you. You arrive at your destination and you excitedly call your friend or spouse to let them know you arrived - and before you know it, you’ve been on the phone for half an hour. That single call could cost you a hundred dollars or more. By simply finding out what’s covered by your phone plan, you can avoid any additional charges. If you find out that you aren’t covered, then it’s best if you switch your phone settings to airplane mode before you board the plane. This way, you can still use a Wi-Fi connection wherever available without accidentally using your data. Now, if you do think that you will need to use data on your trip, consider purchasing an international plan - or you can even buy a SIM card once you arrive.
Number 10 - Exchanging Currency At The Airport Sure it’s fast and easy to exchange currency at the airport. However, it’s also worth noting that you will get the worst possible conversion rate for your money. Now, it’s ok to exchange a few dollars to use for a taxi if you must, but the best thing to do is to actually take care of this before you leave. You can check rates of various banks in your area to find the best, and then head over to get the currency you need.
Number 11 - Eating Near Major Tourist Attractions On your trip, you are more than likely planning to visit at least a few of those amazing spots you’ve been hearing about and dreaming about seeing in real life. But any food place, be it a restaurant or food stand, is going to cost double the price (and sometimes more) near any major attraction. And since these places know that people aren’t coming back, they usually don’t worry too much about the quality or consistency of the food they serve. Besides, most visitors just arrived and don’t know much about the local foods so it doesn’t matter anyway. They’re just excited to be there and see the attractions. To most, it’s far more amazing to eat a ‘sub-par’ burger in front of a famous landmark than eating a delicious one at their favorite burger joint back home. Try eating in a ‘non-touristy’ area where the food will actually be amazing. It has to be, otherwise nobody would go back. Yes, you will have to walk a few blocks, but the food will be much tastier and cost a lot less. You can also ask locals about good places to eat. By the way, the same is true when it comes to shopping for just about anything near a major attraction. Stores will always have higher prices. Don’t be lazy. Take the effort and stroll off the beaten path. You’ll surely find the same T-shirt for a third of the price.
Number 12 - Not Packing A Travel Adapter There are 15 types of electrical outlet plugs used around the world, and if your choice of destination uses outlets different than the ones your country does, you won’t be able to plug in anything in without an adapter. You can use USB ports for many things, but we all know how slow those charges can be. In some cases you may not be able to charge at all depending on the power needs of the device. Amazon offers decent universal travel adapters for around 15 to 20 dollars.
Number 13 - Not Taking A Power Bank With You Most places you go will have somewhere to charge your devices - except when your battery is at 10 percent…. that’s when you won’t find anywhere to plug in and charge! You probably already know how that goes… But imagine you are hiking in the wilderness somewhere and you get lost - and then realize that your phone is almost completely drained. It sounds like a horror movie, but it can happen. You can easily avoid a scenario like this by taking a power bank (A.K.A. battery charger) with you. It won’t take up much space in your backpack and can come in very handy.
Number 14 - Planning Too Much For A Single Trip Assuming you aren’t just heading to a resort with a bunch of friends for a week of intoxication and partying, you will likely plan a lot and will want to see and do as much as possible on your trip. This sounds great, but if you plan too many things and fill up each day from morning to night, you could end up finding yourself stressed out and exhausted. Not to mention, when you pack too many things into one day, you can’t even really fully explore and enjoy anything. It’s ok if you don’t visit every single place on your list in one trip. You can save some for next time. Travelling is not only a lot of fun, but a great way to learn about different cultures and gain new insights of the world. With a little bit of preparation, you can ensure that you don’t make any of the mistakes on this list. And sure, while some things are beyond your control - such as flight delays or bad weather - the more prepared you are, the less can go wrong! And that’s a good thing. Do you have any crazy travel stories where things went wrong but perhaps could have been avoided? Or do you know any other mistakes people make while traveling? Share your story in the comments below, so we can learn from each other. If you found this video useful, give it a thumbs up, and share it with your friends, so they too can avoid these travel mistakes.
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2023.06.03 18:28 AbhiAKA Priceline - booked for 2 adults + 1 kid

Hello, while searching for a room on Priceline I clearly gave 2 adults + 1 child. The room shown also showed upto 3 people and I went ahead and booked. In the reservation I notice only 2 adults mentioned and that hotel may canada additional for the 3rd person. This was not what they said prior to booking and while I can cancel, wondering how to book for 3 ppl using these travel sites.
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2023.06.02 13:58 RaDaR505050 Priceline warning for Accommodation with 2+ Occupancy

Do not use Priceline with more than double occupancy. Just returned from a trip to Italy with my wife and kids. All reservations booked through Priceline dropped one or both of my children off the reservation. Each time I was forced to pay additional money at the hotel’s discretion. No issues with other platforms like, or Agoda.
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2023.06.01 03:39 DrPloyt A moment of pride and gratitude

So, I’m traveling with my two girls to spend time at my mom’s for a few days along with attending my nephew’s graduation. The trek is long enough where it requires an overnight in a hotel.
In the past, I’ve scrolled through Priceline until I found a rock bottom price and the reviews were decent. Tonight though, I didn’t have to look at the price. I’m finally in a financial position where I can look at amenities first. Yes, I was still frugal about my choice, but as I lay in a mid-tier hotel bed with an indoor pool for my girls to play in, I feel extremely proud of myself and grateful for being where I’m at. I hope y’all have wins like this too.
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2023.05.30 18:36 remote-brief00 How to Trade the Forex Market on Memorial Day!?

How to Trade the Forex Market on Memorial Day!?
When the forex market experiences reduced liquidity due to closure or other factors, it can lead to increased volatility and potential challenges for traders. It's essential to be aware of these conditions and adjust your trading strategy accordingly. Here are some valuable tips for trading on low liquidity days.
Recently, Priceline CEO Brett Keller claimed that summer travel prices are still ‘very shocking’ during Memorial Day. Keller joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss rental car rates, airfares, and hotel prices as the busy summer travel season kicks off during Memorial Day weekend.
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2023.05.30 18:11 sassy-batch Are hotels really this cheap in Vegas right now or is there some kind of major catch?

I've been wanting to take a short trip to Vegas because flights are always pretty cheap from Portland, when I looked on Priceline for an average hotel price, a lot of the casino hotels on the strip are like 20-50 dollars per night right now? Even if I change the dates to July most of them are insanely cheap. I think by default I've been taught to never trust a price that's too good to be true, so am I missing something? How can it be possible to get 4-4.5 Star hotel for less than 40 bucks? Has tourism slowed down that much?
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2023.05.27 12:28 aroundthewebtoday Amazing Priceline Coupon for Huge Discounts

Amazing Priceline Coupon for Huge Discounts! 💸✈️
Hey, fellow travelers and deal seekers! I stumbled upon an incredible Priceline coupon I had to share. It's a fantastic opportunity to score massive discounts on your next vacation or business trip.
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Remember, the promo link I mentioned is where you can access the Priceline coupon. Just click on it, and it will take you to a dedicated page to uncover the latest discounts and promo codes. It's super easy to use, and the savings will make your wallet happy!
Make sure to check the coupon's terms and conditions to see any restrictions or limitations. Also, remember that promotions can change, so it's best to grab the deal while it's hot.
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2023.05.26 00:07 MyWay_FIWay An excerpt from “The JOLT Effect: How High Performers Overcome Customer Indecision” that should encourage sellers regarding A.I

“As hard as it may be for the modern traveler to believe, there was a time—not too long ago—when the only way to book a trip was by going through your local travel agent. Every town had a travel agency and big cities had one on every block. In many respects, if you wanted to travel, you had few choices for booking a flight other than to call on a travel agent.
Only your local agency had access to the proprietary airline booking system required to get you a ticket to your destination. As demand for business and leisure travel grew, so did the number of agencies. From the 1970s to the late 1990s, the number in the US alone ballooned from 12,000 to 45,000. And then, just as quickly as they came to dominate the market, they nearly disappeared from existence entirely.
The arrival of online travel booking sites like Expedia, Orbitz, and Priceline, as well as the ability of travelers to book directly using the websites of the major airlines and hotel chains, suddenly rendered traditional travel agents obsolete. Almost overnight, travel agencies started closing their doors. In the US, the number of individual travel agents plummeted by 35 percent between 2000 and 2018.
Even former US president Barack Obama declared in a town hall meeting the travel agent to be yet another victim of disruption by more agile, direct-to-consumer internet players: “When was the last time somebody went to a bank teller instead of using the ATM, or used a travel agent instead of just going online? A lot of jobs that used to be out there requiring people now have become automated.”
But reports of the death of the travel agent had been greatly exaggerated. Unlike other industries that were wiped out by the internet, travel agents have made a dramatic comeback in recent years. The number of independent agents in the US grew from a low of 78,800 in 2018 to more than 105,000 by early 2020. Revenues were also up significantly, with nearly one-third of all trips booked via travel agents.
Before the pandemic, the industry was projected to continue to grow by 10 percent per year. And as things return to normal, most industry observers expect travel agents to bounce back—and quickly. But why would customers suddenly need the help of a travel agent when they have access to an almost limitless amount of information, tools, and resources to research and book trips on their own?
Well, it turns out that the resurgence of travel agents has been driven precisely because of all the options and information available to consumers. While this abundance may seem like a good thing for customers, it has, in fact, dredged up a host of psychological phenomena that make it less likely a customer—even one with a very clear intent to buy—actually ends up buying anything at all.
Consider just one destination, Italy, as an example. A quick search for “Italy travel” yields nearly 2.8 billion results on Google. Paring it down to “Italy travel blog” yields 440 million hits, and “Italy travel itinerary” brings up 33.4 million results. TripAdvisor’s “Italy Travel Forum” alone contains half a million topics—some with thousands of individual replies and comments. Amazon lists more than 20,000 Italy travel guides for sale (even narrowing down to only those with at least a four-star rating still yields more than 8,000 books).
This is on top of all of the Italian travel content and recommendations available on hotel, airline, and cruise operator websites. A customer planning a first-time trip to Italy quickly becomes overwhelmed not just with all of the information out there but with all of the options in terms of planning their trip.
One well-known expert recommends sticking to a single region so that you can fully explore it while another offers plans for seeing the entire country in seven days. One blogger swears that Tuscany is a must-visit destination and another calls it a “over-commercialized tourist trap.”
One site suggests a rental car as the best way to see the country and another says that the Italian train system is the only way to go. One says to prioritize Italy’s iconic cities—Rome, Florence, Venice—and another advises eschewing the typical Italian destinations and instead discovering the “real Italy” by traveling through the small towns and villages that dot the countryside. Faced with so much information, so many options, and an endless array of choices, fear starts to gnaw at the customer.
They worry that they haven’t done enough research—that it was the article or blog they didn’t read that contained all of the answers they were looking for. They worry about making a selection among so many seemingly good ones. Even if they could make a decision, they know they’ll instantly regret passing on those options that they didn’t choose.
And, worst of all, the customer is deeply concerned that they’ll make a mistake or a bad choice and it will turn what should be a fantastic trip into an epic disappointment. And they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves. So, they may very well intend to book a trip, but they become mired in indecision and ultimately fail to act.
Enter the travel agent—or, as they’re called today, “travel advisors.”[1] When faced with so many options and overwhelmed by the fear of making a costly mistake, today’s customers increasingly seek the help of an expert who can help them navigate different options and ultimately instill confidence that the customer is going to have a great experience.
More than anything, this is what the curious case of the travel agent—their rise, fall, and ultimate resurgence—teaches us: being a customer in today’s world is hard, and overcoming indecision doesn’t require a seller as much as it requires an advisor who can take them by the hand, lead the way, and help them arrive at a successful outcome.[2]”
Brilliant book. I highly recommend it.
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2023.05.25 22:29 DelboyTrigger Horrible experience with priceline

My flight was delayed from california, my connection flight from dallas to georgia also got delayed to following day. I called the property from the airport but no one picked up the phone .When i got to homewood suites , they told me they cancelled my booking due to no show ( i had paid for 2 nights through priceline) . I called customer service but they did not help. They didnt even let me stay tonight after i had already paid, so i booked a room in another hotel ( directly without price line) . The property (home2suites) front desk person even said that your fault was you booked through price line. “We go through the list at 1am and automatically cancel all rsrrvations if they are not there. “I would like to request a refund from priceline . I called the customer service number - was connected to someone at a indian call center who read from the script and displayed zero empathy at what went on.Also wasted 30 mins and snarkily said that “ we are and not priceline” in the end. Then i went to message priceline through text and virtual agent directed me to a human agent who again told me to call the number . Exhaustion after a nightmare day. Expensive lesson learnt is NEVER book through priceline.
Is there any recourse for me ? Or shall i chalk the $450 priceline charged me as a expensive lesson?
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2023.05.24 04:48 Puppyluv4lyfe Heather was contacted back about the victim’s compensation fund! Can’t wait for her rant when they shut her down tmr

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2023.05.23 21:22 Complex-Ad-14 Fedrooms alternate

Anyone know another website where the hotel rates are similar to fedrooms. I will not be a federal Employee forever and looking for a site where the rates are similar not your typical, expedia,priceline.
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2023.05.22 15:11 FinalJeopardyWin Low Budget/No Car Getaway?

I'm a solo parent with a kid heading to camp for a couple of weeks this summer. I would love to get away for a few days to read a book in a quiet place while looking at nature, preferably water. But having paid for camp, my funds are pretty low. I don't have a car so I'm looking to take the LIRR, MetroNorth, or Amtrak to - somewhere? Also need the location to be welcoming to BIPOC; I still have flashbacks from walking past Confederate flags on the Jersey Shore. Location does not have to be the least bit vacation-y. Just quiet. For example, I once took MetroNorth to Poughkeepsie, had lunch at the Culinary Institute and stayed over at a hotel from Priceline.
I can also go away midweek if that helps with the budget. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. If can't use them this summer, I can file them away for future escapes.
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2023.05.21 21:38 _lollip0p She is so different than 3-4 years ago

In her vlog titled "days in the life of a new nurse + fdoe" you can really tell how much she has changed for the worst.
This version of Holley was relatable and fun to watch. Now she is a completely different person and not in a good way. Money and "fame" have ruined her.
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2023.05.20 22:12 AdventurousTackle648 Has Anyone Used HotelWhales or Reservervation Lodge to Book Hotels?

My friend would like to stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Anaheim for a night, and she asked about 3rd party companies for booking a room. I'm only familiar with and, but they say that the Great Wolf Lodge isn't accepting reservations through them. I did a Google search, and it listed a bunch of 3rd party companies. I recognized a few of them like Expedia, Travelocity, and Orbitz. I read reviews on them, and I wasn't so sure about any of them. I saw many others that I never heard of. I read reviews on all of them, except for 2 of them, and none of them were that great. and had either very little or no reviews at all. Has anyone used either to book hotels?
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2023.05.20 15:20 Ignite25 USB Altitude Reserve - questions re travel category and RTR

Hi everybody,
I recently got the USB AR and I'm note quite clear about some things concerning their travel category and RTR. It would be great if someone could give some insight into these:
  1. Only travel purchases booked directly from the airline, car rental company, hotel chain etc get the 3% (and of course booking through their portal gets 5%). Online Travel Agencies like, priceline etc do not count as travel. That's a shame since I usually always book cars and hotels via booking and priceline. However, I found that if I don't pre-pay the rental via priceline, then the car rental company (eg Hertz) charges my credit card. They usually reserve the total amount at the beginning of the rental and charge the full amount only at the end of the rental. Consequently it shows up as charge from Budget, Hertz etc. I guess this would then count as travel and get the 3%, correct? Meaning, I would get the better deal via Priceline plus 3% on my USBAR? Similar with reservations: If I select "pay at the hotel", then the BestWestern, EconoLodge etc charge my credit card, which should also trigger the 3%, no? I guess the overall question is: Will purchases qualify for the 3% travel category as long as they are charged directly from the company and not OTAs like Booking/Expedia?
  2. I read into RTR and the minimum amounts for redeeming for airfare, hotels, rentals. However, when I signed up for RTR on USBank's website, the RTR page gives me a lot of categories to choose from, not just travel. Since I'm only interested in getting the RTR texts for purchases that qualify for 1.5x redemption, should I de-select all the non-travel categories to not get text messages for every purchase over $10 – or will the AR only get texts for travel purchases anyways?
  3. Out of curiosity: I read that US Bank FlexPerks card points can be sent to the AR. Does that mean I could get the FlexPerks AmEx and use the card for gas and dining purchases where they don't accept ApplePay, and send these points to my AR for the 1.5x redemption? That would boost the FlexPerks card up to 4.5% on dining and 3% on gas stations (why I found often Apple Pay and/or contactless doesn't work).
Thank you for any experience or information you can share on these!
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2023.05.19 22:16 MariaKudos Another Week, Another Credit Card News Update: Week of May 15, 2023

Another Week, Another Credit Card News Update: Week of May 15, 2023
Happy Friday, everyone! 🎉
We're back with another week of credit card rewards and news.
Accor Becomes Citi’s 17th Transfer Partner
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, Canada
Do you have a Citi card that earns ThankYou points? We’re looking at you, Citi Premier and Citi Prestige cardholders! You now have another loyalty program where you can transfer your ThankYou points, this time at a 2:1 ratio.
On May 14, 2023, Accor Live Limitless became Citi’s 17th transfer partner, joining other hotel transfer partners, Choice Privileges and Wyndham Rewards.
With this addition, here is the list of all of Citi’s partners, along with the transfer ratio:
  • Aeromexico Club Premier - 1:1
  • Air France-KLM Flying Blue - 1:1
  • Avianca LifeMiles - 1:1
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles - 1:1
  • Emirates Skywards - 1:1
  • Etihad Guest - 1:1
  • EVA Air Infinity MileageLands - 1:1
  • Jet Airways JetPrivilege (now InterMiles) - 1:1
  • JetBlue TrueBlue - 1:1
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer - 1:1
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club - 1:1
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer - 1:1
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus - 1:1
  • Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles - 1:1
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club - 1:1
  • Choice Privileges - 1:2
  • Wyndham Rewards - 1:1
  • Accor Live Limitless - 2:1
Accor is comprised of 45 different hotel brands - including the Fairmont, Raffles, Sofitel, and Ibis - but has less than 50 hotels in the US. Accor redemptions are simple — 2,000 points are worth 40 euros (roughly ~$43 USD). That means each Accor point is valued at around 2.15 cents. You can redeem it for your whole hotel stay or just a portion of it - it’s up to you!
Bottom line: though this won’t be great for folks who are traveling stateside, more transfer partners is never bad news, and opens up more possibilities for hotel redemptions abroad, especially in Europe.
Major Devaluation from United Airlines
This week, United raised award rates to Europe by at least 33%. Before, you could book a seat in United Economy to Europe for 30,000 miles each way or 60,000 miles in United Polaris business class. That’s not the case anymore, sadly.
  • United economy awards at the old saver award rates have increased from 30,000 miles to ~40,000 miles each way
  • Flying United business class to Europe jumped from 60,000 miles to 80,000 miles each way
  • SWISS business class redemptions went from 75,000 miles each way to at least 97,100 miles each way
  • Flying economy or business class with Lufthansa, Turkish, TAP Air Portugal, and other Star Alliance partners requires 33% more miles
Bottom line: though we only know about award redemptions to Europe, United will likely announce further devaluations soon. If you’ve been stockpiling your miles or points, make sure to earn and redeem them often! Life is short and devaluations are all but a certainty in this industry.
Chase Sapphire Preferred 80K Bonus Ending Next Week
Rated one of the very best credit cards for travel, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is also one of the most popular cards in Kudos’ users’ wallets. It’s easy to see why.
It earns:
  • 5x points on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • 3x points on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout, and dining out
  • 3x points on select streaming services
  • 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs)
  • 2x points on other travel
  • 1x point per dollar on everything else
Cardholders also get up to $50 in statement credits each account anniversary year for hotel stays purchased through Ultimate Rewards. To sweeten the deal, Chase increased the signup bonus to 80,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of having your account open. Those Ultimate Rewards are worth $800 when redeemed for cash or $1,000 when booking travel through the Chase travel portal.
Bottom Line: If you’ve been thinking about this card, now is the time to act! This increased signup bonus ends May 25, 2023.
Priceline Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 25 Days of Deals
To celebrate its quarter-century birthday, Priceline will be offering deals now through June 9, 2023.
Deals include:
  • $25 off on any hotel, rental car, or flight: use code BDAY25 at checkout; valid through 5/22/23
  • Up to 99% off mystery coupons: Priceline email subscribers will receive a mystery coupon on May 29th for up to 99% off. You just need to become an Email Insider (free to join)
  • Priceline VIP customers with Member or Blue Status who book a hotel, flight, or vacation package will be upgraded to VIP Gold status for the rest of 2023
  • Current Gold and Platinum members are eligible for a $25 coupon on hotel, rental car, or flight deals. Just use code VIP25 betweenM - 6/5/2023
  • Win a Free Cruise: one winner will receive a free cruise to the Caribbean valued at $2,500. To enter, just visit June 6 - 8, 2023
Bottom Line: it certainly doesn’t hurt to have these promo codes, deals, and contests. If you are already shopping on Priceline, don’t forget that we will double your credit card rewards there, as Priceline is a Boost merchant!
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2023.05.18 23:37 VerifiedPromoCodes Best Hopper Promo Code Reddit, Best Possible Referral Offer, 2023

Best Hopper Promo Code Reddit, Best Possible Referral Offer, 2023

📷 PROMO CODE:: $25 off hotel!
How to Get a FREE Vacation From Hopper App:
  1. Download the Hopper App: or you can download the app and use my code in the friends section. CODE: brandonm4rf
  2. You'll get $25 for downloading.
  3. Share your link with friends and family. Each person that signs up will get $25. 10 people = $250!! 20 people = $500!! You can achieve up to $5000 worth of credits to use on hotels!!
Deals like this don't last very long! You need to get on this today and get your hotel booked!
I've checked the prices of Hopper against Priceline, Booking and and HOPPER is the same price or cheaper! Plus HOPPER has cool features like Freeze price and you get rewards for every booking that you can use on future hotel stays.
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2023.05.16 06:36 mani_dhaliwal Priceline Promo Code & Deals 40%-90% OFF

If you’re looking for a great way to save money when booking your next flight, hotel, or rental car, be sure to take advantage of a Priceline Promo Code. A Priceline Promo Code is a special code that you can use when booking your travel to receive a discount on the cost of your trip.
When it comes to using a Priceline Promo Code, the process is simple. All you need to do is visit the Priceline website, enter in your destination and desired travel dates, and then enter in the Promo Code at checkout. You’ll instantly receive a discount on the cost of your trip.
Priceline Promo Code updated june 2023. follow the link below
There are a variety of different types of Priceline Promo Codes available, so it’s important to do your research to find one that will work best for you. You can find Promo Codes that offer discounts on flights, hotels, and rental cars, as well as ones that offer discounts for specific destinations or for particular dates.
It’s also important to note that some Promo Codes may only be valid for a specific time period, so it’s important to read the terms and conditions before using a Promo Code. This will ensure that you don’t miss out on the savings that the Promo Code offers.
When it comes to saving money on your next trip, a Priceline Promo Code can be a great way to do so. Be sure to take advantage of these codes to get the most out of your travel budget.
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2023.05.14 16:23 Affectionate-Ad-9292 I just want to understand

It just doesn’t make sense to me. We really had such a history. Dated over a decade ago, went no contact for five years, only for life to bring us back together.
No we weren’t the same people anymore but our cores were the same. The good times were as good and better than before.
We’ve been through hell. Her stay at the mental hospital, her losing her job and apartment, us both having to live at our parents for a while. But we were planning on moving in together- looking at apartments etc.
When I lost my job, everything changed. It was the darkest time of my life but she was there by my side. It’s when we both got jobs that we ended up hating everything changed. She texted and called less, our schedules were not lining up and made it hard to hang out.
But to me, that was all temporary. I have another job lined up in less than two months and things would pick back up as far as our plans. But it was beginning to be difficult to even see her. Felt like she was avoiding me. She was only working part time and, while I was full time, I had three days off in a row every week. That shouldn’t be too difficult to work around. But apparently it was. We finally made plans to meet after she got off work (instead of at either of our houses) and that’s when I knew what was happening.
She said things weren’t progressing the way she wanted and at the speed she had hoped. That we were in arrested development both living at home. And I get all that. And if anything, I was the one making things progress faster by working full time and planning a new job. She swore there was no one else and I’m trying really hard to believe her. But I have baggage in that department.
She wanted to keep talking and seeing each other. It seemed like maybe just a consolation prize but when I declined, she kept pushing- saying to call her or text her if I change my mind and she kept saying she hoped I would. I wasn’t asking her to change her mind, why is she asking me to change mine? And while I didn’t ask her to, she said ti me “can I call you if I change my mind?” That didn’t seem fair. Of course she can. But why even say that? Just giving me false hope?
We went to a bar and proceeded to have a great night. Sure, we had some hard conversations but also just had fun playing games and laughing. Like old times. Coincidentally it was the same bar we met at over ten years ago for our first date. So it was fun but painful. Partially because we were having such a good time that it made the breakup make even less sense to me.
We parted ways and I got in my car before I started ugly crying in front of her. I tried my best to commit to no contact but after a week I texted her. After all she wanted to stay in contact. All I sent was a picture of a plant, albeit a plant with significance. She never responded. Knowing her, she probably saw the significance and didn’t know what to say. She’s also never been a big tester.
It’s been a week since then and I haven’t attempted further contact. That’s not an accomplishment but it feels like one. “I hope you change your mind and call me. You can always call me” she said. Hard not to take her up on that.
So I took the weekend to myself. Booked a hotel on Priceline (where you agree to a price but can’t see the hotel, just the rating and general location). Got a big ass notebook, some pens and have spent the weekend writing. What I didn’t account for is the fact that the hotel could be the same hotel where she and I were first intimate. And it was. It’s like everywhere I look, I’m reminded of her.
It just doesn’t make sense to me. All of the reasons she had for ending it were either things with simple short term solutions or concerns that she never brought up in the first place. If it was bothering her to this point, why not express it and if we can’t fix it, THEN break up. I feel like there’s part of this I’m not being told. And I’d rather be told and it hurt than not be told only to find out later and be more hurt. Which is why I want to call.
I know life isn’t fair, but relationships should be relatively fair. I stuck by her side through all of the mental health issues, seeing her at her lowest, being there for her no matter what. And it feels like when I lose my dream job and have the hardest couple months of my life, she’s suddenly out.
Thanks for listening and I’m sorry for the length.
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