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RCI COMING SOON… MEMBER APPRECIATION EVENT Check back 8/7 for more details.

Discussion in 'Exchanging' started by Panina, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    saw on RCI sign in page

    COMING SOON…

    MEMBER APPRECIATION EVENT

    Check back 8/7 for more details.

    Wonder what?
     
  2. mdurette

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    The email states "Big savings are coming your way! "
     
  3. VanillaXtracts

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    Likely discounted membership extension for 3-5 years. They seem to be on about extending and getting customers to pay up front for membership years after recently raising the transaction rates.
     
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    A raising of fees? RCI would appreciate the customers more. A little cynical I know. I have been marketed to so much that the red flag goes up every time I hear about those great opportunities and new and improved.
     
  5. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Sadly, you are probably right. They will offer us something good and then charge us more later. I have a few trips booked with RCI and after them I am out of RCI except thru the hgvc portal. I had enough of their high fees, tpu unfairness, and competing against everyone when they combine their weeks and I deposited a highly desirable week.
     
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    i think that they will fly all members to their favorite resort for a complimentary lobster dinner
     
  7. silentg

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    Not even close! May offer a free exchange if you bank a week?
     
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    I don’t think so..., I received the email as well and have no weeks to bank - only Points for our RCI account.

    Membership is universal to all so it’s likely the issue at hand for the deal.
     
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    Depends on the offer if I will renew or not.
     
  10. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Whatever it is, my guess is they are offering whatever because their revenue is hurting and their goal is to make it better.
     
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    Big deal......exchange fee reduced to $199.

    At first I thought it was select EV for $199 - that wouldn't have been bad. This isn't enough to get me excited.
     
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    Especially since I won't have another week to deposit/exchange until October. Bah, humbug. :)
     
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    RCI "over promise, under deliver"
     
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    Telling though that perhaps they are beginning to realize that their fees are just too high. We can only hope. I think that it would have been a bit more meaningful if they gave everyone a "coupon" for the discount that was good for a month or two.
     
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    If I am reading it right, you have to deposit and trade within a few days which means you only have open inventory. I give them a FAIL, not excited or moved, well maybe even a step further back.
     
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    Wasn't it $199 like a year ago?
     
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    Every time RCI sends a comment card when we return from a vacation (which is 4-6 X/yr) I complain about their rates. On the question about recommending RCI to family or friends I give a low rating and say it is largely due to their exorbitant rates for membership and exchanges. I really think there should be a much larger discount (maybe 50%) for booking vacations ourselves through their website, with absolutely no involvement of a VC at all, and I tell them that too!

    I am another one who is unimpressed with their special offer and the short time in which to use it.


    ~Diane
     
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    Only good for two days. Did anyone do this?
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    I did. And since you mentioned it I'm going to take another look to see if there is anything else I want to book before the sale ends.
     
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    Did you get a nice exchange Jan?
     
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    Yes I did. I may have to give up one of them. I have the week of August 19th at The Resort on Cocoa Beach in a two bedroom unit. My husband is saying since we will already be gone for two weeks and only home a full day before we leave again he thinks we should just stay home. We've stayed at this resort several times and really like it. I'm going to send you a pm. If you can use the week you are welcome to it for what it cost me.
     
  22. Polly Metallic

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    I don’t know what other deals they’ve had running, but the last two exchanges I’ve made have been discounted. The most recent was a couple days ago. $60 off. The previous one was months ago, and I think that was $60 off also.
     
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    I think that might have been developer specific. What were you trading from and to?
     
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    There was a notice on my RCI home page when I logged in that said I might be eligible for an exchange fee discount, but it didn't explain the terms. Most recently, I used a combination of leftover TPUs to book a unit at The Eastern Slope Inn in NH. I theorized the discount could have to do with booking another resort recently. I exchanged into Mauna Loa Village on the Big Island for next March. The discounted exchange fee from a few months ago occurred when I booked weeks at two different resorts in Florida the same day, so I theorized the timing could be a factor.
     
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    That statement has been showing up on my page for a long time - I still haven't figured it out.
     
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