The Priceline Group
Sep 19, 2012's Express Deals(sm) Goes Mobile - New No-Bid Hotel Booking Option Now Available for iPhone, Android and Mobile Web

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (Nasdaq: PCLN) announced today that its money-saving, no-bidding Express Deals(sm) hotel booking option is now available for travelers with iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices, and those who access the mobile version of's website.  Express Deals, which was introduced earlier this year, is designed for families and other guests who need specific amenities, like a pool or certain bed type, along with that famous discount of up to 45%.

The Express Deals option is now automatically included in the Priceline Negotiator app that can be downloaded for free from the Android market  It also can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store  Travelers with other devices can access's mobile-friendly website at

Express Deals offers deals at thousands of hotels around the globe without having to bid.  Customers view a page that includes amenities (pool, gym, on-site restaurant, etc.), star level (including luxurious 4- and 5-star properties and resorts), neighborhood, guest satisfaction scores on a 1-10 scale, and a special sale price that's been discounted up to 45%.  In many cases, customers can choose their bedding type (1 king, 2 doubles, etc.).  After booking at the discounted price, the name of the specific hotel is revealed.  Express Deals is covered by's Big Deal Guarantee. If a customer books an Express Deals hotel reservation and finds a better price any time up until the day before check-in, will match that price and give the customer $25.*

Express Deals is the second major enhancement this month for the Priceline Negotiator app.  Last week, announced the expansion of its Tonight-Only Deals® last-minute hotel service - another highly popular (and free) app feature - to cover 150 destinations. Tonight-Only Deals® requires no bidding and gives mobile device-equipped travelers access to an exclusive inventory of top-quality hotel rooms at discounts of up to 40% or more off's regular published hotel prices.  Unlike Express Deals, Tonight-Only Deals are only available for stays starting that same night.  Stays can last from one to four nights.  Tonight-Only Deals® will be posted on the service at 11:00 a.m. local time.  Room reservations can be instantly booked up until 11:00 p.m. local time, or until they sell out.  The app shows the names of all the available Tonight-Only Deals® hotels with descriptions, maps and photos, along with the rates and the percentage discounts.  Tonight-Only Deals® also will display each hotel's customer satisfaction score and reviews generated by guests who have stayed there. Tonight-Only Deals also is covered by's Big Deal Guarantee.

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*Priceline's Big Deal Guarantee covers hotels of at least two stars or higher.  The $25 will be paid as a refund to the customer's credit card.  For full details and restrictions, visit

About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 260,000 participating hotels worldwide.  The Group is composed of four primary brands —,, and — and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 180 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 235,000 hotels (as of August 7, 2012), and is available in 41 languages.  More recent hotel counts are available on the website. gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals(SM), where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding. is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 37 languages. is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations.  Customer support is provided in 38 languages.


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