Best way to use/redeem Priceline rewards points

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nvtech
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Best way to use/redeem Priceline rewards points

Postby nvtech » Fri May 24, 2013 9:38 am

Guys,

I was recently approved for Priceline visa and before applying I read couple of posts in Fatwallet forums about the point redemption for Priceline NYOP was a little better than the redemption for a normal purchase.
I have attached the jpeg pictures of the redeem points options for a regular purchase and a Priceline NYOP purchase.

For a $80 regular purchase, the redeem option will use 8000 points.
Here the point value is 1c /point

For a $87.10 NYOP purchase, the redeem option will use 7919 points.

Here the points value is 1.09c/point.

I have read somewhere that the more the value of your priceline NYOP price, the better the point value.
For a much higher purchases, the point value will be more than 3c/point.

This is all on top of earning 5x points which you earn on NYOP purchases and 2x on all other purchases.
I use NYOP purchases only on car rentals and Hotels.

Let me know if you have found any redeem values for some bigger priceline purchases.


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Postby nishant » Sat May 25, 2013 1:03 pm

I did not find "Name Your Own Price" competitive enough when I booked my hotel.

I use Priceline for general purchases all the time especially when the amount is between $ 25 & $30. That way whenever my reward exceeds $25, I can get quick credit in statement rather wait to accumulate the rewards.

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Postby nvtech » Sat May 25, 2013 4:08 pm

nishant wrote:I did not find "Name Your Own Price" competitive enough when I booked my hotel..


I did have some good luck in getting a 4 star hotel @ Chicago and SFO with NYOP bidding.
Also some good discount on car rentals.

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Postby DavidNY » Sat May 25, 2013 4:18 pm

Hotwire and Priceline are both good for bidding.

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Postby nvtech » Sun May 26, 2013 10:27 pm

DavidNY wrote:Hotwire and Priceline are both good for bidding.


I usually see the lowest hidden property price in hotline and ensure that as an estimate for the NYOP price.



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