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Old Apr 10, 2008, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by WillTravel
I've only ever sent a screenshot when I've had a rate refused, and I am arguing the point.

I create a Word document, with the screenshots, with step by step instructions, showing how to get to the rate page with the lower rate.

Few weeks ago i've found through kayak a cheaper rate on reservetravel. i booked, put a claim and was denied. I went to reserve travel to see if the rate is there and it was not! I checked through kayak again and it was there. Some kind of special deal for kayak? Then i have emailed them how to find this rate through kayak, sent screenshot and was approved.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 4:57 pm
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screen shot

I do power point presentations utilizing the screenshots and point to the pertinent parts then they have all been approved.
btw my next trip I am paying for one night out of 8 the rest are brg, the night I pay for is in Denver so if anyone has an idea for Denver .....

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Old Apr 10, 2008, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by al613
Few weeks ago i've found through kayak a cheaper rate on reservetravel. i booked, put a claim and was denied. I went to reserve travel to see if the rate is there and it was not! I checked through kayak again and it was there. Some kind of special deal for kayak? Then i have emailed them how to find this rate through kayak, sent screenshot and was approved.
Yes, I've noticed this too - Kayak has access to a lot more rooms than the average web surfer. For example, on Skoosh.com, it will show the tax amount, and if you surf the site directly, it will only show the all-in price. But, skoosh.com is permanently dead so its a non issue.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by darben
I do power point presentations utilizing the screenshots and point to the pertinent parts then they have all been approved.
btw my next trip I am paying for one night out of 8 the rest are brg, the night I pay for is in Denver so if anyone has an idea for Denver .....
I haven't seen a BRG opportunity in Denver in a long time.
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Old Apr 10, 2008, 9:55 pm
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You Made Fatwallet Today

The BRG blog got a mention today on FW. That will increase your visitor count.

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Old Apr 12, 2008, 8:35 pm
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Quick question from a triprewards BRG newbie-

I used OPs advice and booked - the BRG was approved. However Iam not able to pull up the reservation on the daysinn website. Should I be worried?

Thanks!
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Old Apr 12, 2008, 9:00 pm
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No, don't be worried.

This can happen sometimes when the hotel "takes control" of the reservation. It's usually just a way for the hotel to put you ina "special case" category on their end.

If you have the Triprewards' confirmation email (from the claims department) you are set. If you call the hotel itself, they'll be able to confirm your stay for you. If you want another email confirmation (or if you need to cancel for whatever reason) call Days Inn Customer Service (not Triprewards) and they will be able to provide you that.

This has happened to me at least 10 times, and I've checked in/out successfully in all cases. So worry not!




Originally Posted by bertie_jeeves
Quick question from a triprewards BRG newbie-

I used OPs advice and booked - the BRG was approved. However Iam not able to pull up the reservation on the daysinn website. Should I be worried?

Thanks!
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 2:48 pm
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DID YOU EVER GOT SUCH RESPONCE?

The Guarantee applies only to published rates available to the general
public. This excludes private rates, packaged rates, rates involving a
prepaid voucher program, hotel rooms sold as part of a travel package,
corporate discount rates, group rates, meeting rates, any rates
requiring membership in a club such as AAA rates or AARP rates, affinity
program, or other organization where the rates are targeted toward a
specific group of individuals and not intended for the general public.

The rate you are viewing on Skoosh.com is a prepaid voucher rate. The
voucher is required upon check in to obtain your reservation. This
information is listed on the final booking page.
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 3:06 pm
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DID YOU EVER GOT SUCH RESPONCE?
Yes, Skoosh.com is NOT a valid site for BRGs as it uses prepaid vouchers that you must print off and bring to the hotel. This goes against Triprewards BRG Terms and conditions.

If you are wondering more about Skoosh, there is lengthy talk about it and why exactly it will not work for you, on my blog. Also, there is quite a few articles about how to form proper claims and ensure they get approved each time.

http://bestrateguarantee.blogspot.com

Google search for "Skoosh" on the blog.
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Old Apr 14, 2008, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by roadtripman

http://bestrateguarantee.blogspot.com

Google search for "Skoosh" on the blog.

Thanks a lot!
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by roadtripman
Yes, Skoosh.com is NOT a valid site for BRGs as it uses prepaid vouchers that you must print off and bring to the hotel. This goes against Triprewards BRG Terms and conditions.
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Interesting reply today. i asked for a supervisor.

Thank you for providing these PDF's from ReserveTravel.com. I am
showing the rate of $152.10 plus taxes is a Buy Now Advance Purchase
rate. This rate cannot be compared to the rate you booked as it is
prepaid and non-cancellable, and the rate you booked isn't prepaid and
can be cancelled up to 4:00 PM on the day of arrival without penalty. I
apologize for this inconvenience.
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by al613
Interesting reply today. i asked for a supervisor.
That is about ReserveTravel, which is hit or miss, not about Skoosh.

You should know that anything that says "ADVANCE PURCHASE RATE" cannot be compared to a triprewards best rate.
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by roadtripman
That is about ReserveTravel, which is hit or miss, not about Skoosh.

You should know that anything that says "ADVANCE PURCHASE RATE" cannot be compared to a triprewards best rate.
I got it about Scoosh. now tried reservetravel. Seems not to work also
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by al613
I got it about Scoosh. now tried reservetravel. Seems not to work also
It works sometimes, but usually it just refers you to a list of that hotel's current rates. Only 2 of my over 200 free rooms has been using ReserveTravel
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by roadtripman
It works sometimes, but usually it just refers you to a list of that hotel's current rates. Only 2 of my over 200 free rooms has been using ReserveTravel
Strange. Whats the difference between reservetravel and expedia?
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