We’ve recently released some revisions to the site based on feedback from users that we’d like to tell you about.
The first is that we’ve made it much easier to see a list of hotels for a given area. You’ll notice on the homepage, once you select a city where we have information, you’ll have a “Just Looking” option.
That will bring you to a new page we call the “research” page where you can clearly see the hotels you might end up winning. We’ve also displayed the retail price next to these hotels so you can see how much money you save from Priceline bidding.
There’s another feature that’s somewhat related to this research page. Users have long asked us for a method to add their own past Priceline bids to the site. Previously, we had been collecting these through email and through regular usage of the site. But we’ve introduced the “My Trips” page where you can add your past history, and we’ll even calculate the approximate savings off the retail price for you.
The best part about this is that you don’t have to provide your email address or sign up for an account. We’ve always hated this aspect about other sites that force you through a cumbersome signup process and then smack you on the hand for writing your posts a certain way. Try it out and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
You can also personalize your account by giving it a name, after which point it’ll show up in the search results.