Less than 48 hours after The BRG Blog debuted on the web, Triprewards must have been swamped with requests for the Seattle Days Inn BRG, so much that they seem to have negotiated with Skoosh.com to prevent the pre-tax rate being shown on that site. I do not think this is a coincidence, being a long time user of Skoosh.com and having it always show taxes before this moment. For those who are unaware, sending a BRG request based on "total" rates is a guaranteed no-no. Rates must be pre tax for a BRG to even be considered by the kind folks over at head office in Aberdeen, SD.
But there is light at the end of this tunnel. Fortunately, the referral link from Kayak.com seems to still be showing the pre-tax rates. I've contacted Skoosh.com for an exact explanation of what seems to be the problem here, after all, it may just be a bad change for Skoosh.com that coincided with this BRG opportunity. For those who are claiming this BRG, try not to mention you are accessing Skoosh via Kayak, as this may negate all future claims based on Skoosh.com rates and would make this blog much less exciting in the future.
Please do your part and email Skoosh.com asking for the "pre tax rates" to be shown to all users of their site. Public pressure is key here.