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What did you exchange for this coming year?

Discussion in 'Exchanging' started by Panina, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I am always curious what is out there and what we were lucky to trade for.

    What confirmed trades will you be taking this coming year? Which exchange company did you get each from and was it from an ongoing search or from open inventory? I was surprised that all except one I found in open inventory.

    Interval International
    Marriott's OceanWatch Villas@Grand Dunes
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    2 bedroom
    late summer
    Open inventory

    Interval International
    The Residences at 84 Main
    Kenneport, Maine
    3 bedroom penthouse
    2 consecutive weeks late spring
    Open inventory

    Interval International
    South Seas Club/South Seas Resort,
    Captiva, Fl
    2 bedroom
    Prime winter
    Ongoing search

    Interval International
    Marriott's Crystal Shores
    Marco Island, FL
    3 bedroom
    Late fall
    Open inventory

    RCI
    Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
    Orlando, FL
    1 bedroom
    2 weeks different times winter
    Open inventory
     
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  2. JudyH

    JudyH TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    HGVC. Two separate places in Orlando
    Oct 2019
    Dec 2018
     
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  3. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Grand Pacific Exchange
    Hanalei Bay Resort 2 bedroom
    Late Spring
    Open inventory

    HGCV/RCI
    Kahana Beach Resort studio
    added three days to the above trip
    Open inventory

    HGVC/RCI
    Royal Regency - Vincennes France
    La Residence Normande - Connelles France
    Oct
    OGS (matched quickly)

    Interval International
    Embarc Palm Desert
    Nov
    Open inventory

    We haven't decided what to do in the summer. We have summer weeks in coastal California and have an expiring Marriott 5 nt cert to use. Plus two expiring deposits in II and an expiring deposit in SFX. We will probably be extending most of those deposits using eplus and by making another deposit in SFX. Someday we'll clear the backlog.
     
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  4. SmithOp

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    HGVC King's Land 2BR Premier 14.4K Points.
    I traded my HGVC Phase One 2br premier week at Kingsland for 17 days in Phase Two 2br standard unit. Brings my cost down to $600/week in a slightly smaller unit.


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  5. vacationtime1

    vacationtime1 TUG Member

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    We traded our one bedroom Westin Kierland unit (small side; shoulder season) for a two bedroom at Westin Nanea for this December.

    We traded our one bedroom Westin Kierland unit (small side; shoulder season) for a one bedroom at Westin Princeville for next June.
     
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  6. heathpack

    heathpack Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    Disney’s Grand Californian and Hilton Head Island
    Marriott Barony Beach and Mountainside
    Sheraton Broadway Plantation
    So far for us all we’ve done is spent some of our 2018 Hyatt High Sierra points for a 4 night stay at Hyatt Highlands Inn in Carmel CA. We’re going to combine it with 4 free hotel nights in Santa Cruz. Carmel will be road biking and Santa Cruz will be mountain biking.

    We’re considering looking for a Sept week in Tahoe but I kind of want to go to Bend OR. Still thinking.

    Well I guess maybe this one counts: Traded our 1BR SBP for a 2BR Hyatt Piñon Pointe, checking in the Sat after Thanksgiving. Mountain biking!
     
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  7. VacationForever

    VacationForever Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    We have 2 weeks of 2BR at Marriott's Desert Springs II and I in Palm Desert in Jan and Feb using a 1BR SDO and 1BR Desert Springs I in II.

    Other than that, we haven't really put anything else for ongoing request. I have 3 weeks sitting in II, one expiring March of 2020 and the other 2 in Dec 2021.

    We have many other travels planned/booked (Collette land tour, Transatlantic cruise) and trying to figure out how to fit timesharing into the remainder of the year.
     
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  8. mjm1

    mjm1 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Westin Kierland Villas- Annual & EOY
    Only one trade via II so far. Traded Marriott Desert Springs Villas I Guest Room (Platinum season) for a 2BR over Christmas week at the same resort. That was a retrade in open inventory. We also have an ongoing search with our 1BR side trying to get into Hawaii next November.

    We aren’t using II as much since we stay in our units or make internal exchanges (DC or SO’s).

    Mike
     
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  9. missyrcrews

    missyrcrews TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    We traded for the Kaatskill Mountain Club for July 2018. We haven't done any exploring in that area, and so are looking forward to it. (RCI)

    Not an exchange, but we got an Extra Vacation week into Attitash for Feb vacation week for less than $500. Excited about that...my kids ski, and we can literally walk to the mountain. Still looking for just the right EV week for April break. :) (RCI)
     
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  10. mpumilia

    mpumilia TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Innseason Pollard Brook
    We, as is always the case, are not exchanging our Smuggs or Pollard Brook summer weeks. We might have considered exchanging the floater, but it happens to fall during Thanksgiving week, so we are going to keep it and hope my husband can get the week off. It is closer for our son to visit rather than coming home, and well- it's our second home anyway! Last time it fell during Thanksgiving week was 2005, and my dad was very ill in the hospital (and eventually passed in December of that year) so we could not use it.

    We also have a deposit at Cable Mountain Lodge at Zion National Park in Utah for the week after Labor Day week.

    God willing we will all have a great year and happy travel experiences!
     
  11. Sugarcubesea

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    I’m using 2 of my timeshares this year, so I’ve only used one to trade into. I traded a 2 bedroom SDO for a 3 bedroom Waterside in Hilton Head for no extra upcharge on the 3 bedroom. I’m going in early October 2019.
     
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  12. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Nice trade! How did you get it with no upcharge?
     
  13. Sugarcubesea

    Sugarcubesea TUG Member

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    I hav no idea. I placed an OGS and stated the resorts I wanted in HILTON HEAD and they matched me to this and no extra charge was applied.
     
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    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Happy mistake!
     
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    I used wyndham points deposited into RCI to grab a 2 week stay at Hono Koa on Maui in March.
     
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  16. bizaro86

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    II doesn't seem to up charge if the sleeping capacity is the same. An SDO 2 bedroom sleeps 8, so if the waterside does as well they won't up charge. I've seem 3 bedroom trades with my sdo 2 bedroom with no up charge frequently.
     
  17. Successful4life

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    I deposited HGVC points into RCI for . . . 1 week @waterside, Hilton Head, SC & 1 week@Playa Linda in beautiful Aruba. For 2019, I have snagged a week in Aruba @Divi Phoenix for week of July 7th. Each of these were in RCI inventory with cost of exchange fee.
     
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    I have a studio in Atlantic City that I exchanged in II for a one bedroom unit in Maui. The Ka'anapali Beach Club in 2019. I also own a week there and therefore I will be going next year for 2 weeks. I just hope I can stay in a Oceanview room which is what I own.

    I also hope to stay on the big island the week after or the week before as long as I can get one. I am able to use my every other year week there next year too. Hopefully I can line everything up and get airfare and such. We normally take Alaska but with Southwest going there we may see what they have to offer.
     
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    It not a big change for me but we traded our every other year one bedroom Maui Schooner for a two bedroom Maui Schooner. Our good friends that have come to Kauai twice with us are making their first Maui trip. We’ll be there for the whales 01-19-19 to 01-26-19. Then off to our new condo on Molokai the next week. :)
     
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    I traded a 1-br SDO for a same sized unit at Westin Kaanapali in June of 2019. My biggest score is using my Marriott Willow Ridge studio to trade into a 4-br Grand Luxxe RM and I’ll be bringing friends there next Labor Day.
     
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    We traded a 2BR FoxRun for a 2BR Marriott Grande Vista in January (II) and a 1 BR Quarter House for a 1BR at Morritt's Tortuga at Easter week (also II). They had a Morritt's Grand sitting there for awhile but I hemmed and hawed too long and they were gone by the time I pulled the trigger. I was waiting for the airfare to open up.
    We are using our 3BR Presidential Villas at Plantation Resort in July for a week with the kids and grands. That is the one I'm most excited about.
     
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    In the next year we have:

    2 weeks in a 4 bedroom at Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta (II) open inventory

    2 weeks in a 2 bedroom at HGVC Kings Land (RCI) on going search

    1 week in a 2 bedroom at HGVC Marbrisa (RCI) open inventory

    1 week in a 3 bedroom at Panorama, BC. (RCI) open inventory
     
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  23. JohnPaul

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    Same old, same old. Used my low MF fee RCI point for a 2 bedroom loft in February for the Swan Mountain Resort which is only 2 miles from Keystone ski resort. (Also easy drive to Breckenridge, Vail, Copper and Beaver Creek.) Best equipped timeshares we have ever stayed at.

    Also Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge on the north end of Lake Tahoe in March. Great for skiing Northstar. Although a bit small, the units are great and a few actually have lake views.
     
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    HGVC Tuscany Orlando late fall 2018
    Edgewater in Provincetown MA Labor Day week 2019
    Cameron Cove, St Petersburg Florida late fall 2019

    All thru open inventory!
     
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    Have had an older Marriott Newport Coast deposit sitting in II, which will expire on 06/23. Been waiting to find something which felt like an equivalent trade. Think I found it! Crystal Shores Marriott. Jan 4-11, 2019. It is a long flight across the country -- hope it is worth it.
     
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