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Let's say you bid on a price for a 4 star hotel on Priceline and you get a hotel that you don't want to stay in. I know you can't cancel the bid but Priceline has a 5.00 insurance. If I buy that could I cancel the hotel and get my money back?

NO - the insurance covers you for certian emergencies, not because you don't like the hotel choice.

From their FAQs:

Buy Priceline's optional Travel Insurance while you're making your hotel offer and protect yourself against unforeseen illness and injury.

Priceline reservations cannot be cancelled, changed or refunded. However, with Travel Insurance provided by American Home Assurance Company, if you have to cancel or interrupt your trip for a covered reason, the cost of your reservation will be reimbursed.

Some examples of covered emergencies include illness and injury or death of yourself, traveling companions and/or immediate family members. For a complete list of covered emergencies, see our Description of Coverage.

Travel Insurance does not protect you in the event of unforeseen business or personal obligations, changes in your travel plans after your offer is accepted or dissatisfaction with your itinerary. Travel Insurance also does not cover pre-existing conditions, meaning injury, sickness, disease or other conditions that, within 60 days preceding the date of purchase;


First manifested itself, worsened, became acute or exhibited systems;
Required taking new or changed prescription drugs or medicine; or
Required treatment or treatment was recommended by a physician.

Travel Insurance coverage from American Home Assurance Company must be purchased on our website at the same time you Name Your Own Price SM for your hotel reservation.

Trip cancellation coverage begins the moment you purchase your reservation and insurance package. Coverage for this trip is limited to the first 30 consecutive days of travel and, like your Priceline reservation, cannot be cancelled once it is purchased.

Priceline's optional Travel Insurance comes with certain exclusions and limitations that you should be aware of. For a complete list, click here to view our Description of Coverage.

If you have additional questions about Travel Insurance, American Home Assurance Company representatives can be reached at:

Domestic Trips - 1-877-399-7765 (Toll Free)

International Trips - 1-713-267-3365 (Feel free to call collect)


I read that but If I cancel it the week before saying that I have to get surgery

Got a feeling, you're going to need to send in some proof. That's the way most travel insurance works, they usually don't just take your word.

I unfortuately had to use it, my Dad died and I called and they refunded all my money but they took his name and the funeral home and called them to verify. It seemed a little grotesque but I can understand why they did it. So I'm sure they would get some type of info from a doc or something about surgery.

Kenika

This reminds me of that Sienfeld episode where George tries to get the 'death in the family' rate on his airfare.

I'm sure they will ask for some sort of proof.

tantuti said: [Q]I read that but If I cancel it the week before saying that I have to get surgery

your family doctor will need to be the type that is willing to write a letter to this effect. Not sure if they will ask for other proof.

tantuti said: [Q]Let's say you bid on a price for a 4 star hotel on Priceline and you get a hotel that you don't want to stay in. I know you can't cancel the bid but Priceline has a 5.00 insurance. If I buy that could I cancel the hotel and get my money back?\\\\

Lets say you pay for the hotel, and move on. Thats the downside to using pl, but the upside is you can save a ton of money.

Rack said: [Q]tantuti said: [Q]Let's say you bid on a price for a 4 star hotel on Priceline and you get a hotel that you don't want to stay in. I know you can't cancel the bid but Priceline has a 5.00 insurance. If I buy that could I cancel the hotel and get my money back?\\\\\\\\

Lets say you pay for the hotel, and move on. Thats the downside to using pl, but the upside is you can save a ton of money.


i still think its cheaper to live and use the official hotel websites in conjunction with coupons

DrummerJoe said: [Q]

i still think its cheaper to live and use the official hotel websites in conjunction with coupons

The only place I have seen cheaper than Priceline rates is in las vegas, otherwise I typically save $80 per night at 4*+ hotels. If your staying at a hotel like the holiday inn, you may be able to compete elsewhere.

I just bid on a hotel for 4 nights in Vegas for $475 total. Anyways I got stuck in Henderson and I wanted the strip. I didn't think any 4star hotels were there. What happens if I cancel my credit card? Any other ideas?

you mean cancel it for good? The charge is probably already there and you will have to pay.

If you mean dispute the charges and ask for a chargeback through the CC company, you can try that, but I think you'll lose the dispute.

I was able to get out of Las Vegas Hyatt Resort when I complained about the $10 per night resort fee that Hyatt charges. I told PL that for that $10 extra I could have found a 4* on the strip. They did cancel it and gave me a full refund. see my note on biddingfortravel.com. Give it a shot. YMMV.

It actually lookls like they are going to raise the rate to $15 starting Septemeber 6th. What is the point of this fee? Are you sure its not included in the price?
Thanks

I tried twice to try and cancel arguing the extra fee, but they claim that it was stated on the website when I initialed the page. They have noted on my account that I called so I don't think I can try anymore. Anyone want to stay at Hyatt Lake Las Vegas Sep10-13th for cheap? Any other ideas?

That why I don't like Priceline. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif" border=0>

The Resort fees are not included in the Price, check out the Hotel Review on Priceline. I guess I got lucky. If you can get the same hotel cheaper from somewhere else then maybe you can get some money back.



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