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Promissory Note - Inc. and Daniel H. Schulman

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                              PROMISSORY NOTE

$3,000,000.00                                                      May 18, 2000
                                                           Norwalk, Connecticut

         FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned, DANIEL H. SCHULMAN, an
individual residing at 27 Valleyview Road, Warren, New Jersey 07059 (the
"Borrower"), hereby promises to pay to the order of PRICELINE.COM
INCORPORATED, a Delaware corporation with an office located at 800
Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854 (the "Company"), the
aggregate principal amount of THREE MILLION and 00/100 DOLLARS
($3,000,000.00), together with interest on the unpaid principal amount
hereunder accruing annually at 6.4%. Subject to any prepayment obligations
hereunder, interest shall be payable in full on the Maturity Date (as
defined below). The unpaid principal amount hereunder, together with all
accrued but unpaid interest, shall be due and payable in full on July 2,
2004 (the "Maturity Date"). Payment of principal and interest shall be made
to the Company at the address indicated above, or at such other address as
the Company may specify in writing to the Borrower.

         The Borrower shall pay to the Company a mandatory prepayment of
accrued interest hereunder and principal upon the exercise, at any time on
or prior to July 2, 2004, of one or more Company stock options granted
pursuant to the Employment Agreement dated June 14, 1999, by and between
the Company and Borrower (the "Employment Agreement") or granted to the
Borrower thereafter under the Company's 1999 Omnibus Plan, or any options
granted in exchange, replacement or substitution therefor, in an amount
equal to fifty percent (50%) of Borrower's pretax profits. Within ten (10)
Business Days (as hereinafter defined) following each date that the
Borrower shall exercise options referred to above, Borrower shall deliver a
mandatory prepayment in reduction of the accrued interest and outstanding
principal balance of this Note in an amount required by the first sentence
of this paragraph. Each prepayment, as provided herein, shall be applied
first against accrued but unpaid interest under this Note and then in
reduction of the outstanding principal amount hereof until the indebtedness
of this Note is paid in full. "Business Day" shall mean any day on which
NASDAQ is not authorized or required to close and trading of securities is

         The Borrower shall have the right to prepay this Note in whole or
in part at any time, without premium or penalty, but with interest accrued
on the principal being paid to the date of such prepayment.

         Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, the
Borrower shall be released of the outstanding debt evidenced by this Note,
including all accrued but unpaid interest, and the same shall be forgiven
and extinguished upon a "Change in Control", or the death, "Termination for
Disability", "Termination without Cause", or "Termination for Good Reason"
of the Borrower (each such term being used as defined and used in the
Employment Agreement), or immediately following expiration of the Maturity
Date provided that the Borrower's employment with the Company has not been
terminated for "Cause" or by the Borrower without "Good Reason" prior
thereto (each such term being used as defined in the Employment Agreement).

         The Borrower shall be obligated to prepay this Note in whole, plus
accrued interest, on the date 30 days following the termination of
Borrower's employment by the Company for "Cause" or by the Borrower
voluntarily without "Good Reason".

         In the event of the default in the payment of principal or
interest due hereunder when the same shall be due and payable and such
default shall continue for thirty (30) days after receipt by the Borrower
of written notice thereof (a "Default"), then, the Company or any
subsequent holder of this Note, at its option, may, by written notice to
the borrower, declare the entire then unpaid principal amount of this Note
and the interest accrued and unpaid thereon to be immediately due and

         If a Default occurs, the Company or any subsequent holder of this
Note, may proceed to protect and enforce its rights either by suit in
equity and/or by action at law, or by other appropriate proceedings.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in the Employment
Agreement and provided that no issue is present as to the basis of any
termination of employment by the Borrower with the Company, the Borrower
promises to pay the Company's reasonable attorneys' fees and other costs of
collection of this Note or any portion thereof, including the costs of suit
if a suit shall be instituted upon this Note and the Company shall prevail
in such suit.

         No delay or omission of the Company or any subsequent holder of
this Note, to exercise any right hereunder, whether before or after the
happening of a Default, shall impair any such right or shall operate as a
waiver thereof or of a Default hereunder nor shall any single or partial
exercise thereof preclude any other or further exercise thereof, or the
exercise of any other right.

         The Borrower hereby waives presentment, demand, notice, protest
and all other demands and notices in connection with the delivery,
acceptance, performance, default or enforcement hereof and consents that no
indulgence, and no substitution, release or surrender of collateral, and no
discharge or release of any other party primarily or secondarily liable
hereon, shall discharge or otherwise affect the liability of the Borrower.

         Anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, the
maximum rate of interest payable with respect to the unpaid principal
amount hereof shall not exceed the maximum rate allowable under such
provisions of applicable law.

         The rights and benefits of the Company hereunder shall inure to
the benefit of its successors and assigns. This Note shall be construed and
interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware. Except as
otherwise provided in this Note, any dispute arising under this Note shall
be resolved in accordance with the terms and procedures set forth in
Section 15 of the Employment Agreement.

                                                      /s/ Daniel H. Schulman
                                                      DANIEL H. SCHULMAN