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Finally purchased RCI points! Question about membership

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by chemteach, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. chemteach

    chemteach TUG Member

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    I have been timesharing for over a decade now, and I finally jumped into RCI points to test out the waters. I am wondering if there are ever renewal deals with points. My weeks membership often has specials, but all I could see on the website was 2 years for $229, saving $19.
    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    RCI Points accounts are more expensive, but you are supposed to get a weeks account included. That is the difference in price. I don't think I get a free weeks' account anymore because my expiration dates don't match my points' account.
     
  3. Cyberc

    Cyberc TUG Member

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    True. You can ask to get your points and week membership combined.
     
  4. tschwa2

    tschwa2 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    There are almost never specials for points memberships. I think in 10+ years the only one was an extra $35 off for RCI's 35 anniversary. Unlike weeks were people can come and go you kind of stuck with points and paying the points membership as long as you want points.
     
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  5. Passepartout

    Passepartout TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Yep. A Points membership includes your 'Weeks' membership, but is more expensive, and seldom (if ever) discounted.
     
  6. Jan M.

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    RCI® Points Fees United States effective September 25, 2017
    As an RCI Points Subscribing Member, you have access to many member-only benefits! The following information details the various fees that are associated with your membership benefits, and shows if the fee is lower online, compared to if you book via an RCI Guide.

    Usually on an annual basis, you will also pay a maintenance fee, which is used toward the operation and upkeep of the resort at which you own. This is not a fee which is collected by RCI - you pay your resort directly.



    Annual RCI Points® Subscription Fees USD
    1 YR $124
    2 YRS $229
    3 YRS $321
    4 YRS $409
    5 YRS $499
    Annual RCI Points Platinum Fees Total Cost (USD) Price Per
    Year (USD)

    RCI Points Platinum® 1 Yr $89
    RCI Points Platinum® 2 Yrs $155 $77.50
    RCI Points Platinum® 3 Yrs $221 $73.67
    RCI Points Platinum® 4 Yrs $279 $69.75
    RCI Points Platinum® 5 Yrs $322 $64.40
    Gold Membership Fees Total Cost (USD) Price Per
    Year (USD)

    1 YR $49
    2 YRS $86 $43
    3 YRS $123 $41
    4 YRS $156 $39
    5 YRS $180 $36
    Exchange Vacations USD (Call Center/RCI.com)
    Home Week Reservation (7 nights) No Charge
    Home Resort Reservation (7 nights) $50
    RCI Points Reservation 14 nights + $278
    RCI Points Reservation: 7+ Nights $199
    RCI Points Reservation 6 nights $189
    RCI Points Reservation: 5 Nights $169
    RCI Points Reservation 4 nights $129
    RCI Points Reservation: 3 Nights $99
    RCI Points Reservation 2 nights $69
    RCI Points Reservation: 1 Nights $49
    RCI Weeks Reservation (7 nights) $239
    Last CallSM Vacations and RCI Cruise USD (H/S) USD (1BR) USD (2BR)
    Cruise Exchange - 20,000 Points $139
    Cruise Exchange - 40,000 Points $239
    Last Call - Call Center/RCI.com $269 $294 $319
    RCI Points Partner Program USD (RCI.com) USD (call center)
    Air (per ticket) $25 $52
    Car (per car) $25 $52
    Entertainment (per ticket/pass) $25 $39
    Hotels (per room) $25 $52
    Managing Your Points USD
    Points Saving Fee $26
    Points Extension -
    Less than or Equal to 30,000 Points $85
    Points Extension -
    30,001 Points or more $125
    Points Extension Fee - WVO
    Flat rate $109
    Points Rental Fee (Per Point) $0.03
    Points for Deposit Fee $26
    RCI Points Protection
    Purchased 30 days or less from the date of vacation confirmation AND 15 days or more before check-in date
    USD
    1-2 nights $39
    3-4 nights $49
    5+ nights $59
    Purchased 31 days or more from the date of vacation confirmation OR 14 days or less from check-in date USD
    1-2 nights $79
    3-4 nights $89
    5+ nights $99
    Miscellaneous Fees
    USD
    Guest Certificates $79
    Membership Transfer Application (MTA) $98
    Duplicate Points Directory (S&H) $6.95


    RCI fees are subject to change at RCI's sole discretion. For complete details of RCI subscribing membership, including RCI's cancellation policy, please consult the Terms and Conditions of RCI Points® Subscribing Membership.

    *These services for RCI subscribing members residing in Canada are provided by RCI Canada ULC. The listed fees for Canadian members include GST/HST as applicable to such member's Province of residence. The GST/HST rate for each Canadian Province, effective July 1, 2010 is as follows: BC - 12%; ON, NB and NF - 13%; NS - 15%; All other Provinces and Territories - 5%.

    † Network Dues and/or an enrollment fee may be required in addition to the MTA processing fee.
     
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  7. Tech97

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    I would avoid RCI points like the plague!!
    They charge $279 to do an exchange! They charge you $175 to extend your points if you book a vacation 10 months in advance or they use your newest points so your oldest expire. Not sure what the membership fee is supposed to cover, not much though. A few years ago an exchange was $75. I just tried to book and 8 tries later it still hasn't gone through. In my opinion RCI has gone in the dumps!!!
     
  8. JohnPaul

    JohnPaul TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    An RCI Points 7 night reservation is a $199 NOT $279.

    If you have left over points in 2018 and want to book a 2019 reservation using those points you need to call and have them move the 2018 points to 2019. There is no charge.
     
  9. Eric B

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    Actually, every time I’ve made an exchange in RCI points, I’ve been able to select which year the points come from. Typically it defaults to the older points for me, with a potential for RCI charging to extend some depending on the timing, but has an button to “view other options” and fill in which year to use points from. Took me a little bit to figure it out, but it’s helpful when you’re booking out 12+ months, which is possible for developer deposits.
     
  10. Tech97

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    I just tried booking a vacation for Feb 2019 and they would NOT let me use my current points unless I paid $175 (CAD) to extend them, they automatically come out of my 2018 points. Even Platinum members are expected to pay to extend points. I was told (live chat)that my current points expire 12/01/2018 therefore I cannot use them Now for a 2019 vacation. I like to vacation with my family so need multiple units and have to pay $279 (CAD) for each unit. Each unit must be booked separately. Really not worth it to own Timeshares anymore, thanks to RCI!
     

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