Made a reservation awhile back for the Golden Nugget for next week at their web site, but being the cheap b*stard I am I always keep my eye out for a better deal. There were a lot of Memorial Day weekend sales from third-party booking sites, one of which, Hotels.com , offered a savings of almost 20% over my GN direct rate. I booked that and was going to cancel my other reservation when it occurred to me that maybe the GN has a rate guarantee. I figured why not let them have the whole pie instead of giving Hotels.com a slice? So I Googled it, and sure enough they offer a guarantee that if you find a better rate they will give you 10% off that rate if you fill out a one-page form and email it with proof of your better deal. So I do that, figuring it's likely they will cite some fine-print and not do it, but would probably at least match the Hotels.com deal (which I can cancel with full refund). As I suspect, I get an email response the next day saying that because the Hotels.com offer is a special promotion the guarantee doesn't apply, but that the GN currently has a better direct rate than I booked, and they are pleased to inform me that they have lowered my rate to the new direct pricing. It is 10% higher than my Hotels.com rate, which of course they know since I have sent them all the details of the Hotels.com booking. Now I am really confused. Why would I keep that reservation (which offers no perks over the Hotels.com one) when it is 10% higher? So I respond saying that if they will at least match the Hotels.com rate I'll keep the direct reservation, which I assume will net them more than the one through Hotels.com. Two days later, no response. I need to cancel one of them by tomorrow night. I'd really prefer that they get the whole amount. Go figure. I am assuming the woman who has handled this probably made a note to give us the dungeon room next to the garbage dumpsters for being so demanding. I'll post once known.