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What were your best trades using the HGVC RCI portal?

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by Panina, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    For those who use the HGVC RCI portal to trade, except for Disney, what have been your best trades, places and times?

    Just curious as with my private RCI tpu account I rarely had success. Hoping it is better through HGVC.
     
  2. klpca

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    I'm happy with my trades, although I suspect that they aren't that big of a deal. We have back to back weeks in France - Royal Regency in Vincennes (3400 pts) and La Residence Normande in Normandy (2400 pts) for next October. We had points that had to be used and my husband requested France. With the leftover points plus a few from next year, we booked three nights in Maui at Kahana Beach Resort to tack onto a Kauai week and turn it into a 10 day trip. These were free points with my Bay Club purchase so no complaints here (with the exception of the exchange fees).
     
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  3. CalGalTraveler

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    Great question! My best trades were larger units during event weeks.

    Week 52 Peacock Suites 2 bdrm Anaheim 4800 pts
    July 4th week Maui Hill 2 bdrm Kihei 4800 pts
     
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    My best trades except for Disney, was for HGVC in NYC. Since I’m a new owner at NyC it’s likely not gonna happen anymore but that is also due to the need of a 1Br and RCI trades is only for studios.

    For everything else I’ve used my regular RCI points account.

    I’m unlikely to again trade into any hgvc resorts in rci as hgvc now charges a daily resort fee of $25 at most locations.
     
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    I've only used RCI 6 times (had OGS for other things but after almost a year and nothing, I cancelled the OGS)
    First time wasn't necessarily a "good" trade, it was using bonus points to stay at HGVC in Orlando (this was when I was stupid and bought direct).

    2nd time was for Grand Mayan (and then I got hooked on Vidanta--haha)
    3rd time was a Grand Bliss for my sister's friends in June (low season) 2 BR (I had an SFX one as well for my sister, but they didn't have 2 units available).
    4th time was probably the "best", IMO, and that was a 1 BR Galleon Key West over the July 4th week last year via OGS. Yes, it was HOT, but now I'm hooked on Key West and the Galleon was very nice, we thought.
     
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    1st - Worldmark's Angels Camp, California - foothills of Sierra Nevadas.
    ... The unit was huge w-gas fireplace and balcony with deer walking by.

    2nd - Manhattan Club, NYC - high fees, but perfect location.
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    1. Meadow Lake resort near Glacier National Park.
    2.Manhattan Club
     
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    Snagged a Studio Comic con week at Gaslamp a couple years ago. Currently residing at Carlsbad Inn Labor Day weeeknd
     
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    Traded into
    ☆Disney x6, once into a Savannah view at animal kingdom resort
    ☆ Manhattan Club
    ☆ 2 weeks in Malaga, Spain
    ☆ Whistler
    ☆ Vancouver x3
    ☆ Cabo San Lucas
    ☆ Lake Tahoe North Shore & South Shore resorts x10



    Sent from my SM-T377V using Tapatalk
     
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    RCI pts at VVParkway
    Enchanted Isle resort.
    I got a 1 bedroom for Manhattan Club for New Years Eve in 2012.
    That's the only time I ever used my HGVC points in RCI points and feel it was good value.
     
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    1 bedroom at the Bay Club on the Big Island during the summer. We considered it a bargain for only 3400 points.

    We also use RCI to book short stays (less than 3 days) at Grand Pacific resorts (MarBrisa, Seapointe, Grand Pacific Palisades) because we own at a GP resort so that waives the 1-in-4 rule for all GP resorts.
     
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    It has taken a lot of work, but ...

    San Fran - Donatello 3 nights ST 720 points
    Del Mar - Villa La'Berge 1br 7 nights 1BR 3400 points
    Maui - Ka'anipali Beach Club 7 nights 1BR 3400 points
    Avila CA - San Luis Bay Inn 7 nights ST 2400 points
    Marathon - Hammocks at Marathon 4 nights 1100 points
     
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    Nice trades. How were you able to reserve Donatello for only 3 nights? I thought they were only weeks?
     
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    2 Weeks at Ka'anipali Beach Resort, 1 week at the Maui Lea, 2 weeks at the Galleon in Key West at different times, Donatello in San Francisco, Gaslamp in San Diego, Smuggler's Notch in Vermont
     
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    I just thought of 2 more, Lawai Beach Resort in Kauai, Kingsland on Hawaii
     
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    Full weeks are all that is available through HGVC. You can get shorter stays through RCI and that is what I suspect happened here. It's challenging to find them though.
     

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