How to Bid on Priceline aka Name Your Own Price

How to Bid on Priceline aka Name Your Own Price


Have you ever bid successfully on Priceline Hotels and “Named Your Own Price”? I do this all the time. In fact, it is one of my favorite websites to book travel through.

I often use this to book hotels and occasionally I use it for flights. Here are a few of the deals I have gotten.

  • $45 a night at Courtyard Marriott in Jackson Mississippi
  • $33 a night at Hilton Garden in near Sea World, Orlando
  • $40 a night at Holiday Inn in Tallahassee


How to Bid on Priceline aka Name Your Own Price

When you are bidding on the first page it will pop up a box that tells you if there is next to no chance of that bid being accepted. So, if for a $30 bid it says this, I bump it up in $5 increments until it takes that box away. So, lets say at $45 it took the box away, now I am going to start reducing it by $1 until it pops up again. Now I am at $42 when the warning pops back up, so I bid $43 and I usually get it.

It’s that easy!

For a while they took away the option to Name your own Price, but they quickly added it back. I guess they realized that was a mistake.

Do you have any tips for naming your own price on Priceline? I would love to hear your tips!


By | 2017-07-21T09:38:28-07:00 June 24th, 2009|Travel Tips|1 Comment

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Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.

One Comment

  1. Charles McCool May 11, 2016 at 10:18 am - Reply

    I feel like I have been very successful with Priceline in the past. Have not used it in years. Paid as low as $16 for a night in Kissimmee and $24 for a few nights in Ft. Lauderdale. Paid $45 for a 5* place in Tampa and then got free drinks and a meal when my room was not ready. Sweet.

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