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Booking Staroptions during use year

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by heckp, May 19, 2017 at 6:12 PM.

  1. heckp

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    If my SO use year is 2018, can I use my SO in any VSE resort 12 months out? For example my HRA use in in 2018 and I want to go to WKOR in June 2018 can I use my SOs from HRA to book WKOR for June 2018 booking June 2017?
     
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    8 months out, not June 2017. Oct 2017.
     
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    So it's the same as booking a banked SO? Do I need to bank it and use it or wait 8 months out when booking same year
     
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    12 months out is only for booking at the resort and season/week that you own. Anything else is called SO reservation and it is 8 months out. No difference between banked SOs or same use year SOs. You can use banked 2017 SOs or 2018 SOs to book June 2018 week in Oct 2017.
     
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    One thing to note, you may be better to use banked SOs before you use the pure use year SOs. SInce banked SOs are good for two years, it may prevent you from having to pay an additional bank fee for the 2018 SOs.

    Example, You have 81,000 SOs each year. YOu bank your 2017 SOs in to 2018. So now you have 162,000 SOs in 2018 that you can use. You book something that is for 148,100 SOs. Use your 81,000 SOs from 2018 and then the remaining 67,100 that you need from the banked SOs. THis leaves you with 0 that need to be banked forward from 2018 and 13,900 banked SOs that you can use through the end of 2019. If you used your banked SOs first, you would then have to bank 13,900 2018 SOs in to 2019 and pay the fee again.

    Depending on how you use the SOs, you should only really have to pay the banking fee every other year.
     
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    Thank you! So clearly explained. My other question is if I wanted to use my banked SO, for example banked my 2018 SOs and want to use it in September 2019 to WKOR how do I go about booking it? Do I search myself or request to use it for the week I want
     
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    You can use the Villa Finder to search yourself, 8 mos. before check-in.
     
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