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[EXPIRED] LastMinuteTravel.com Offers 15,000 Hotels for $1 Per Night

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Old Jan 9, 09, 1:36 pm
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[EXPIRED] LastMinuteTravel.com Offers 15,000 Hotels for $1 Per Night

Search but couldn't find it here.
http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/t...tml?id=2806959

http://www.lastminutetravel.com/world-for-a-dollar.aspx

If this has been posted, please point it out and move this one.

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Old Jan 9, 09, 2:04 pm
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Unusual promo....

The $1 room rates can only be obtained if you book on Mondays through Fridays during a certain 15-minute window—and which 15 minutes of each day is a mystery. However, LastMinuteTravel will email you clues hinting at the right time to book if you sign up on the website for a hints newsletter.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 2:46 pm
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I signed up and soon got an email....

"LastMinuteTravel.com will soon sell for $1 per night for 15 minutes each day but when exactly? Watch your email because your first hint is coming soon! "

now holding my breath.....
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Old Jan 9, 09, 7:53 pm
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Anyone know if you can use international (australian) cards with them?
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Old Jan 11, 09, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by milemission View Post
Search but couldn't find it here.
http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/t...tml?id=2806959

http://www.lastminutetravel.com/world-for-a-dollar.aspx

If this has been posted, please point it out and move this one.

Thank you!
For those who may not be aware this site also sells opaque hotels (hotel identity not revealed until after purchase). And when you click the link above it indicates the site will soon (before Feburary) go to an all-opaque system which they call "undercover hotels." From their site:

Originally Posted by LastMinuteTravel.com
All hotels are going Undercover on LastMinuteTravel.com before February. By keeping the name of the hotel quiet until after you book, we are able to dramatically drop the rates across our 15,000 hotels - so you can now get even better last minute prices... in advance.
I wouldn't be surprised if the hotels they are planning to sell during this promo are all opaque, meaning there will be an added degree of guesswork in addition to figuring out when the 15-minute booking window will occur. Copying and pasting the hotel's description into Google, however, will often reveal the identity of the hotel.
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Old Jan 11, 09, 10:30 am
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Post as soon as you learn the 15 minute period

We really are NOT in competition with other Flyertalkers on this (with 15,000 hotel rooms, there are plenty to go around) so as soon as anyone knows when the 15 minute period is on any given day, I suggest they post it in this thread.
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Old Jan 11, 09, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by LegalEagle View Post
We really are NOT in competition with other Flyertalkers on this (with 15,000 hotel rooms, there are plenty to go around) so as soon as anyone knows when the 15 minute period is on any given day, I suggest they post it in this thread.
I'll be happy to post if/when I'm able to determine the 15-minute window.

Let's just hope this doesn't become another Leading Hotels fiasco with their site becoming bombarded with traffic, all to the utter shock of their IT folks, of course....
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Old Jan 11, 09, 9:53 pm
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FYI here is (rather, whois) some info on the domain owner (travelholdings.com ?):
http://whois.domaintools.com/lastminutetravel.com

Registrant:
LastMinuteTravel.com
220 East Central Parkway
Suite 4000
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
US

Domain Name: LASTMINUTETRAVEL.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
LastMinuteTravel.com
220 East Central Parkway
Suite 4000
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
US
407-620-0528 fax: 321-441-1552

Record expires on 16-Sep-2013.
Record created on 17-Sep-1998.
Database last updated on 11-Jan-2009 23:46:21 EST.

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Old Jan 11, 09, 10:54 pm
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Anyone been sent a clue yet?
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Old Jan 12, 09, 2:57 am
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The hints better be good or there's little point to this promo, which I assume is trying to drive up bookings.

Wondering if there's anyway to set up an alert for this? RSS or something like that?
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Old Jan 12, 09, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by davem4 View Post
Anyone been sent a clue yet?
Nothing yet here, however do we know the sale will start this Monday (Jan 12)? The info on their website says:

Originally Posted by LastMinuteTravel.com
Starting in January, you will have 15 minutes,
Monday - Friday for 2 weeks to buy any hotel for $1 per night
Monday-Friday for 2 weeks in January could mean:

Jan 19-23 and Jan 26-30, and not necessarily Jan 12-16.

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Old Jan 12, 09, 6:27 am
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No clues for me yet, I signed up for the newsletters last night.
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Old Jan 12, 09, 8:52 am
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Does anyone have a link to the full terms and conditions? I can't seem to find it on their site.

You can interpret their offer several ways. Some possible interpretations are:

a) Once the 15 minutes start, every hotel is displayed at $1.00 and you can book up to 7 nights.

b) We give you hints and you book your hotel rooms. Afterward, we tell you if you booked it during the 15 minutes and lower your rate to $1.00.
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Old Jan 12, 09, 9:13 am
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Does anyone have a link to the full terms and conditions? I can't seem to find it on their site.

You can interpret their offer several ways. Some possible interpretations are:

a) Once the 15 minutes start, every hotel is displayed at $1.00 and you can book up to 7 nights.

b) We give you hints and you book your hotel rooms. Afterward, we tell you if you booked it during the 15 minutes and lower your rate to $1.00.
I can't locate any further info, either.

If after purchase you were notified you didn't make the 15 minute window, I'd want to make sure I bought a room that's refundable.
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Old Jan 12, 09, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by JeffB View Post
Some possible interpretations are:

a) Once the 15 minutes start, every hotel is displayed at $1.00 and you can book up to 7 nights.

b) We give you hints and you book your hotel rooms. Afterward, we tell you if you booked it during the 15 minutes and lower your rate to $1.00.
OK, I will take door a) or not at all....

I set up an account in advance to speed things up if this ever happens.

Also subscribed to the RSS link on their front page,
don't know if that will do anything other than advertising...
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