One of the great reluctances that many have in using the popular Priceline site, where travelers can bid for hotel rooms in hopes of scoring one at an upscale establishment for a bargain price, is the fear of finding themselves completely in the dark regarding what sorts of bids are actually smart to make. BetterBidding.com and BiddingForTravel.com are websites...forums, really…where consumers share their experiences in bidding at Priceline, and so visitors to those sites have been able to glean useful information from them; however, there’s a lot of searching and scrolling involved at these sites, which makes them far less than perfect.
A big improvement in the effort to create wiser Priceline bidders now comes to us in the form of a website called BiddingTraveler.com. With Bidding Traveler, the user inputs information (city, and check-in/check-out dates) into an online form that returns a cogently-assembled and categorized list of the hotels in that city, as well as information about each that includes recent winning bids for rooms. Bidding Traveler even comes with an “auto-bid” feature that allows the consumer to have the site bid for him at Priceline. Jim Paris, ever the bargain traveler himself, and someone who has scored numerous great deals on quality hotel rooms over the years…speaks at length about Bidding Traveler in the latest edition of the Christian Money Plus members-only podcast.
To listen to Jim’s complete thoughts on Bidding Traveler, as well as to hear Jim and Bob Yetman discuss a variety of other topics, including whether the glory days associated with going to law school are now just a memory, you have to listen to the latest Christian Money Plus podcast, available only to members.
Membership in Christian Money Plus always comes with an array of valuable standard features, including access to The James L. Paris Report monthly newsletter (including all past issues), all of the podcasts, personal finance webinar workshops, unlimited email-based Q&A with Jim and his staff, and lots more! You can receive all of this great stuff for an upfront fee of $37 and $9.95 per month (cancelable at any time), or, if you want to realize a substantial savings over the monthly plan and purchase an annual subscription outright, you can do so for just $119. Plus, for a limited time, all annual subscribers will receive will receive, as bonus gifts, the following books on money-saving: 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire a Millionaire by Devin Thorpe; The Minimalist Budget by Simeon Lindstrom; and How to Save Money - A 21-Day Challenge to Save $500/Month by Bob Lotich. How about more? OK. In addition to these great books on saving money, handpicked by Jim Paris, new annual subscribers will also receive a signed copy of Jim’s bestselling book on finances and prayer, How to Pray for a Financial Miracle.