Priceline Bidding for Non-US Bidders

List of countries Priceline currently accept credit cards from when booking a published fare reservation.

The list of countries Priceline currently accept credit cards from when booking a published fare reservation.

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom (Great Britain)
  4. Mexico
  5. Australia
  6. France
  7. Spain
  8. Netherlands
  9. Italy
  10. Brazil
  11. Germany
  12. Ireland
  13. Switzerland
  14. Israel
  15. Sweden
  16. Japan
  17. New Zealand

 

Exchange rates

When trying to get the best deals on hotels using Priceline bidding options, keep in mind that all transactions are made in US Dollars.  Priceline takes no responsibility for exchange rates!  Pretty much this means that Priceline will give you an estimate of what the value is in your own currency, but if that fluctuates by the time you are charged, you may end up spending a little bit more than this estimate (or sometimes a little bit less!). 

Will American Style details have problems signing into the hotel

Previous customers who tried it, reported that the check-in was smooth. Priceline doesn't hand over any of your specific billing information (other than credit card number) to the hotel, and when you provide an ID for check-in, so long as the name matches you're fine.

International credit cards

Some credit cards from abroad might not be accepted.  Most international credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc) are fine, but not in every case.  To be on the safe side, American Express is usually the safe bet.

How to get around the US style address and phone number

Previous users reported that all they needed to do in order to book is to make their address look American.

Four fields are usually problematic for foreign addresses: The “country” field, "state" field, the phone number and the Zip-code. People from Canada that have alpha-numeric ZIP-codes may also encounter problems with that field as well.

Your name, email, city and street address can obviously be used without any transformation.

The state and country are in dropdown-fields, just choose your favorite among the options, for example United States and Washington DC

The American zip code, looks like 12345, or 20020, etc .

Regarding the American phone number, all American phone numbers have a 3 digits area code and 7 digits phone number. For example, a Washington D.C phone number is 202-xxx-xxxx since 202 is a Washington D.C area code and all American phone numbers have 7 digits. 
You can just "adapt" your phone number to fit the format.

Pretty much all you need to keep in mind is that the chances of Priceline using your address or phone number  are slim to none.  Since all confirmation details and other information are sent via e-mail, Priceline doesn't use your address for any regular mail, and will try to reach you via e-mail whenever possible.