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 as a member*
  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. TUG started 25 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $10,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $10Million dollars
    Dismiss Notice
  5. 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
  6. TUG is trying out a new program that will trade you a TUG membership for a Timeshare resort review if you are an expired member, or even just a guest here on the forums!

    Read more here
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
    Dismiss Notice
  8. 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
  9. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice

Just cancelled my RCI membership

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by klpca, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,132
    Likes Received:
    1,269
    Trophy Points:
    399
    Location:
    CA
    Resorts Owned:
    SDO, Quarter House, Seapointe, Coronado Beach, HGVC Bay Club
    Not a big surprise, but I finally got around to cancelling. I have requested a refund, which is better than nothing.

    It's not as drastic as it seems as I still have access through HGVC and I can get a discounted membership any time I want through my Grand Pacific properties, so I can still access the inventory when I need to. But at the moment, I can do better using other companies so there is no need to maintain this account. It was very fun while it lasted!
     
    mpumilia and AwayWeGo like this.
  2. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Messages:
    3,657
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Resorts Owned:
    Orange Lake, Holly Tree,Calini Beach, Fitzpatrick's Castle Holiday Homes, The Pines At Aspen East
    Our RCI account expires January 2020. We have 1TPU left. Used our TPUs to take vacations in 2019.
    Will wait til last minute to decide to renew or not.
     
    AwayWeGo likes this.
  3. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    Messages:
    3,657
    Likes Received:
    1,014
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Resorts Owned:
    Orange Lake, Holly Tree,Calini Beach, Fitzpatrick's Castle Holiday Homes, The Pines At Aspen East
    Hanging in with 1 TPU
     
    AwayWeGo and klpca like this.
  4. Magic1962

    Magic1962 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Fostoria, OH
    Resorts Owned:
    The Grandview at Las Vegas 122000 points annually....
    I just paid my RCI for another 5 years... everything in life goes up.... and we want to be able to trade into nice places and can only do it through RCI.... and with owning the Grandview at Las Vegas we already have really low MF's life is good RCI works for us.... :)
     
    Eric B, Egret1986, Jan M. and 3 others like this.
  5. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,132
    Likes Received:
    1,269
    Trophy Points:
    399
    Location:
    CA
    Resorts Owned:
    SDO, Quarter House, Seapointe, Coronado Beach, HGVC Bay Club
    Is this in points? Because my HGVC RCI account sees points inventory which (imo) is much better than what I see in my weeks account. I'm am truly glad that it works for you because when it works, it's lots of fun.

    And I agree that our happiness depends on what we own to trade and where we want to go. Try as I might, I just couldn't find inventory that worked for us, but I can make good trades in II all day long for about $200 - including eplus (or ~$150 without). In fact I had to let 11 TPU's expire, even though I was searching right up until their expiration date. It didn't help that they were 5 tpu's and 6 tpu's and it wasn't worth it to pay to combine. All of the west coast inventory was either much more expensive in TPU's and I would have had to make another deposit and then pay to combine plus the exchange fee - so in the neighborhood of $350+ or it was just places that I wasn't interested in. I used to be fine with RCI, but the last two years weren't so good.
     
    mpumilia, kwelty, Egret1986 and 2 others like this.
  6. jehb2

    jehb2 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,376
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    texas
    For me it's been the last 3 1/2 years. I get my membership free through HGVC otherwise I know I would cancel. But it was really fun while it lasted.
     
    mpumilia, Egret1986, AwayWeGo and 2 others like this.
  7. Sandy VDH

    Sandy VDH TUG Review Crew: Elite TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    6,042
    Likes Received:
    761
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Resorts Owned:
    Wynd VIP Plat, HGVC Elite, HICV, + few others
    I have over 250 TPUs in RCI and am now actively looking for other options. I like the Global Choice option that HICV has where eligible deposits I make in RCI can for $75 be converted to HICV points. Given the RCI $239 and increasing exchange fee, I am better off moving it to HICV. Sure I pay the $75 fee to transfer and a $64 fee to Book in HICV, but I have access to some TX properties that are closer to home and the combined fee to book is $139 with NO guest fees to pay.

    I will never cancel my account as my weeks account if included in my Wyndham membership. So because I do not may an annual fee, I do not need it to go away.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018
    mpumilia, silentg and klpca like this.
  8. Magic1962

    Magic1962 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Fostoria, OH
    Resorts Owned:
    The Grandview at Las Vegas 122000 points annually....

    Yeah it must make a difference with point inventory and not TPU’s, if we didn’t have RCI we would only be able to trade in the Timeshares offered by Grandview and would not be able to have gone to Hawaii... and to Hilton Head every year.... it doesn’t seem fair you don’t have all the exchanges I have... it’s like a lower class.... we also have Platinum so we have got last minute trades into Hilton Head that we wouldn’t be able to do with out RCI.... Good luck in your trading!!! Dave
     
    klpca likes this.
  9. mpumilia

    mpumilia TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    6,590
    Likes Received:
    2,178
    Trophy Points:
    399
    Location:
    Pine Bush, New York
    Resorts Owned:
    Smugglers Notch Resort
    Innseason Pollard Brook
    Weeks owner. Haven't belonged in many years now and don't miss it.
     
  10. VegasBella

    VegasBella TUG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Messages:
    2,701
    Likes Received:
    345
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Location:
    Vegas
    Resorts Owned:
    Carlsbad Inn
    Avenue Plaza
    Riviera Beach & Spa
    I had planned to cancel and made arrangements to use up my TPU but then...
    plans changed and I still have 32 TPU to use AND
    my husband went and bought another timeshare off eBay!

    So we're back to having 4 ownerships, 3 of which can trade in RCI. We plan to use most of the time but I foresee plenty of need to deposit and exchange, thus I renewed and even upgraded to Platinum. OMG what am I doing??
     
    Panina and Jan M. like this.
  11. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Messages:
    2,901
    Likes Received:
    2,714
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Location:
    USA
    Resorts Owned:
    Hgvc Eagles Nest, Hgvc Surf Club, Hgvc Indian River, Hgvc Anderson, Sunrise Bay & Club, Chetola, Gulf Tides, Jade Tree Cove, Banyan Resort, Blue Ridge Village
    It’s called the Timeshare Syndrome. We just can’t help ourselves. You are in good company. I have it too. :eek::eek:
     
    RNCollins, mpumilia and VegasBella like this.
  12. jbiza

    jbiza TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    228
    +1

    I look at dealing with RCI that way also as RCi works for how I need to use it. :)

    Also, I can easily rationalize the annual membership fee by just going to a presentation/tour to get resort updates, listen for any new T/S info from the resort perspective & get an incentive/gift card ($$) that offsets the RCI fee. :cool:
     
    Magic1962 likes this.
  13. bbodb1

    bbodb1 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    756
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Northern Hemisphere
    Resorts Owned:
    RCI Weeks: LaCosta Beach Club (Pompano Beach, FL), RCI Points: Oakmont Resort (Pigeon Forge, TN), Vacation Village at Parkway
    Wyndham: CWA and La Belle Maison
    William Wallace moment?
     
  14. mdurette

    mdurette TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,545
    Likes Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Location:
    New England

    Ya...I wasn't going to deposit anymore, but I'm keeping my account for EV and LC. The only thing I would want/need to exchange into with RCI is DVC....but heck no not at 50-60 TPUs, I will go stay at a Marriott in Orlando instead. BUT....now they have been consistently at 30 TPUs....

    I will have a decision next time my EOY that is dual comes up for deposit time again.....
     
    Panina likes this.
  15. mpumilia

    mpumilia TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    6,590
    Likes Received:
    2,178
    Trophy Points:
    399
    Location:
    Pine Bush, New York
    Resorts Owned:
    Smugglers Notch Resort
    Innseason Pollard Brook
    Another reason I am not a points owner- you are tied into using the exchange company- unless you convert back to weeks.
     
  16. PamMo

    PamMo Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    3,055
    Likes Received:
    515
    Trophy Points:
    348
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trading through exchange companies makes little sense to us anymore. Maintenance fees + annual membership fees + exchange fees + upgrade fees + resort fees have gotten crazy high. Thankfully, we have lots of flexibility, so we still get great use out of RCI and Interval for Extra Vacations, Getaways, and Last Minute Deals (way cheaper than exchanging). We love spending a week in a great resort for a few hundred dollars!
     
    mpumilia, mdurette and kwelty like this.
  17. tschwa2

    tschwa2 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    10,417
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    448
    Location:
    Maryland
    Resorts Owned:
    A few in SC, VA and FL, a single resort in NC, MD, PA, NY, UT, ME, WI, and TN plus Jamaica and the Bahamas
    Have you used global choice/access yet? A member on the HICV forum said they called and was told that regardless of tpu a deposit would only get 60,000 HICV points. I know this is contrary to your post a while back that indicated the points received were based on how many tpu's a week received.
     
  18. Sandy VDH

    Sandy VDH TUG Review Crew: Elite TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    6,042
    Likes Received:
    761
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Resorts Owned:
    Wynd VIP Plat, HGVC Elite, HICV, + few others
    I have, but the TPU mapped to 60K. I am trying to locate the Global Choice documentation. PM me if you want me to send you info.

    I called, and there is still a mapping, not just a single point value you obtain in HICV. (They are going to send me an email with this information.) These are the levels I would be depositing, so these are the only levels I wrote down, if you have higher TPUs then higher HICV Points would apply.

    TPUs HICV Received.
    24-28 100K
    19-23 90K
    16-18 80K
    01-15 60K
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Share This Page