TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.

*ads are disabled when logged in*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 24 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Note that the "About the rest of TUG" and "About TUGBBS" forums have been moved further down the list under the lounge area. just in case anyone was wondering where they disappeared to!
    Dismiss Notice
  6. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice
  7. TUG started 24 years ago this month in 1993 as a group of owners on prodigy! Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
    Dismiss Notice
  8. The TUG forums have been upgraded this evening to now utilize https as a more secure way to connect and browse the site (Especially for those logged in). please let us know if you experience any issues or errors while on the site so we can correct them! it is our hope that this is a completely seamless change/upgrade! Forum upgrade thread
    Dismiss Notice

Club Combination DRI

Discussion in 'Exchanging' started by bradfordHI, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. bradfordHI

    bradfordHI TUG Member

    Dec 9, 2016
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Resorts Owned:
    DRI Hawaii Collection 74,000 points

    Westin 2 Bedroom Maui; selling it now.
    2 bedroom ocean Front Hyatt week 51. We Rent it on VRBO only.
    had owners update today and Found out about this. Are other doing this. I was gonna sell mine for 1 dollar but what am I missing.

    Did I pass on a good deal. $21,000 for 5,000 US points and 10,000 points annually for my resale week at Vistana.
    MF 1,300 renting for 553.

    Seems like a no brainer. My wife said no. Anyone else seen this.

    See photo I took while sales agent was away. I think I should have done it.

    I would 10,000 points for my 3 bedroom every year.

    Anyone have any experience doing this program.


    Attached Files:

  2. dougp26364

    dougp26364 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Your wife is the smart one IMHO. We had 19,500 points between 2 contracts. THE Club fee's alone were $550 PLUS we had to pay MF. It's DRI's exobident trust fees and THE Club membership fees in addition to the MF's that make DRI one of the worst timeshare deals out there.

    $1,300 MF for 5,000 points? Think about the fact 5,000 points won't get you a full week anywhere in the system except for the lowliest of resorts or off season weeks. Plus, you have to pay THE Club dues to be part of their point system. You can buy a resale HGVC week for less money, pay lower MF's and get a FULL week at most of their resorts AND, HGVC has considerably better quality resorts. I'm sure there are dozens of examples of better deals out there than buying developer prices from DRI.

    BTW, DRI has a deed back program. For $250 you can transfer your deed back to DRI directly. Easier and quicker than trying to find someone to take over your timeshare.

    And who wants to pay $21,000 up front PLUS $1,300/year for the right to rent an Augustus or September week in Orlando for over $500? My bet is you can do about as good using II getaways. Even if an II getaway was $1,000 for a week you'd STILL save $300/year on the current MF's you've quoted, not to mention kept $21,000 in your pocket.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  3. pedro47

    pedro47 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Jun 6, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    East Coast
    Sounds liked some excellent advice to me. Plus, the solid advice from your spouse. Save your money.
  4. youppi

    youppi TUG Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Montreal, Canada
    If you like the DRI system then the Club Combo is the cheapest way to increase your number of point in term of MF per year if your non DRI deeded weeks have cheap MF.
    The only problem is that you have to buy 50% trust points from DRI (in your case 5,000 pts @ $21,000).
    Your Vistana will give you 10,000 pts per year but don't forget that you need to pay THE Club fee on those points too.
    10,000 trust points MF + Collection Fee + THE Club Fee is more expensive than $1300 + THE Club Fee on 10,000 pts.
    So, at the end, you will have 15,000 pts for $21,000 + what you have paid for your Vistana.
    This is cheaper than buying 15,000 pts from DRI but it is still expensive compare to many other TS brands.

Share This Page