Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Sorry fella. Can you list the hotel on Craigslist to try to sell it?
Originally Posted by CalTex
social engineering? make up a story and get them to give you credit at least. Did you pay with Amex?
Originally Posted by gort
Call, reschedule a few days later, then cancel outside of the time limit window. Voila.
Thanks for the suggestions (especially gort's trick), but my experience when you book with priceline/hotwire is that you pay next to nothing for the room, but there really are no modifications. Only you (or someone with your photo id) can check in to the room, and there are no adjustments/cancellations ever (even with plenty of advance notice).
I think I can bill the client for it though...