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$25 off saving points between October 1 and October 7.

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by GT75, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. GT75

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    I received an email today from HGVC with offer of saving 2018 points between October 1 and October 7, 2018 and you'll receive a $25 discount on your save points transaction fee.
     
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    Woo-Hoo.
    Now, if only I had some points that needed saving...
     
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    I hear ya. Borrower here. But this really is a good deal.

    Cheers.
     
  4. dougp26364

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    Thanks for posting this. I usually have around a thousand points to save and hate paying full freight on that one
     
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    GT75,

    Was this a general email applying to all? Was there a code to use? I need to save some points for use in 2019 and then hopefully start being a point borrower instead of a saver.

    Thanks!
     
  6. GT75

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    It was a general email concerning Club Navigator with a week long email series of trips and tricks. I don't see a coupon. It did say "Stay tuned for more details!"
     
  7. Denise L

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    So if I have 3975 points left in 2018, and I know I am going to use some, but not all of them before the end of the year, should I just save them all with the discount on October 1? And I can still use them to book whatever I need in 2018 by borrowing them back? I may just end up using them for RCI reservations, so who knows. And after that, I hope to be a borrower, too.
     
  8. PigsDad

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    Yes, if you are not going to use all of your 2018 points this year, it would be best to save them on Oct 1 to take advantage of the discounted fee. When / if you do make your 2018 reservation, the system will automatically use the saved points first.

    Kurt
     
  9. Denise L

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    Thanks! I might be using 3150 of them, which would leave me a very small amount to save, but I might need them for an RCI reservation, so have to save them.
     
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    BTW, you do not need to save points if, in this year, you book an RCI stay for next year.
    The system draws current-year points for a future-year booking, w/o saving them first.
    I booked two RCI stays for next year, using up this year's points and some of next year's.
    .
     
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    That is good to know.
     
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    OK I have used all my 2018 points, and I have booked all the vacations that I will for 2019 using points. I have some 2019 points left. The $25 discount is only for saving 2018 points. I guess I will need to wait until October 2019 to save these 2019 points.
     
  13. Talent312

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    You could convert them to HHonors now, instead... He-he. o_O
     
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    You can joke with me about it since we both realize how ridiculous it is to convert and get 1 or 2 nights in a hotel instead of 7 nights in a timeshare.
     
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    And yet the weasels keep touting this as an advantage to the HGVC program...

    Cheers.
     
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    The sad thing is that it works. On the Facebook groups that I read, I would say that most people think that converting to Honors points is a good use of their points! The Facebook members tend to be much less experienced timeshare owners in general, but it is amazing at how many of them boast about not only converting, but even buying / upgrading additional HGVC weeks with the intention of converting to Honors most of the time. Sad and crazy, IMO!

    Kurt
     
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    And this is why I love all y'all and don't have a Facebook account :)

    Cheers.
     
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    I just went to another presentation at the HGVC on the boulevard. It seems that in Las Vegas you can go to a presentation again and again even if you are a resale owner and have been to about 10 HGVC presentations before. They again tried to sell me on the greatness of using HGVC points to convert to Honors. Perhaps that is why the people on Facebook toot it as a great deal. THEY WERE TOLD IT WAS.
    Instead of figuring it out, they just took the salesman's word!!
     
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    Thanks. I don't think my RCI reservation will use all 3975 points, so I guess I will have to save. I'm glad, at least, that HGVC doesn't charge to borrow back. Although, will I need to prepay any MFs to borrow back some for a HGVC reservation? I'm assuming not.
     
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    You are correct. You will not need to pay MFs until they are due for HGVC.
     
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    [What GT75 said.]
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    As others replied, you don't need to prepay. In fact, right now we can borrow 2020 points for a 2019 reservation made in 2018! :)

    Kurt
     
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    I have never figured out why they spend so much time selling the advantages of converting your points to hotels, HGVC has nice resorts in many popular locations you would expect they would promote that. Even when i would state at the beginning of the update that i don't want to hear about converting to honors, they still insist on going over why i am wrong... Then they just end up annoying and insulting me...
     
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    Thanks for the tips. Hypothetically speaking, what if I close on a contract before the end of the year and it has points to save? Will I need to pay another fee to save those? If I had the contract now, would one save fee cover both contracts?
     
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    HGVC treats all the points, no matter how many weeks you own, as a single bucket of points when it comes to fees for saving, depositing to RCI, etc. So yes, one fee would cover all of your points.

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