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Hotels vie for your business on BackBid.com

Instead of using Priceline to place a bid and try to get a great hotel deal on Cape Cod next weekend, what if the tables were turned and hotels bid for your business instead?

That’s the premise of a Montreal-based start-up, BackBid.com. You make a hotel reservation for anywhere in the United States on the Web, or even over the phone, forward your confirmation to BackBid, and then competing hotels entice you to change your reservation with sometimes substantial discounts, and upgraded rooms and services.

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