Economists believe that bidding is the most efficient way to price stocks, fine art, and Alan Greenspan's ashtray collection. Bid on something worthy with today's Groupon to Priceline.com. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 toward a bid on any three-star or better hotel on Priceline.com
- For $40, you get $80 toward a bid on any three-star or better hotel on Priceline.com
Priceline is a full-service travel website best known for letting thrifty globetrotters make low-priced bids on high-end services at every phase of their voyages. Today's deal lets travelers vocalize vacation dreams into Priceline's Internet ears by bidding on its wide variety of hotel options. Eager explorers simply name the price they're willing to pay, then set their minimum hotel rating at three, 3.5, or four stars. Destination decisions can be fine-tuned by location. Priceline will then find a willing hotelier to accept the bid. The hotel, like an insolvent superhero, remains anonymous until a deal is struck, at which point its identity is revealed and the trip is set. The Priceline process lets you book an opulent overnight or a wondrous walkabout, at a rate of your choosing, anywhere in the United Federation of the Planet.