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  1. frank808

    PR earthquakes have any effect on St Thomas?

    Just left St. THOMAS yesterday and all was fine as before. No effect from earthquake we could see. Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
  2. frank808

    New HGV Maui Resort in Kihei

    Hope this opens on time. Now I can use my hgvc points for Maui also. Dont have to use MVC dp points or trade for kaanapali anymore. Love these options. Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
  3. frank808

    [2011] Does anyone have a Ko Olina 3BR floorplan?

    1br, 2br and 3br units at MKO have a full kitchen. Only the studio has a kitchenette. Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
  4. frank808

    [2011] Does anyone have a Ko Olina 3BR floorplan?

    OV or MV at MKO the MF is the same. MF is computed by square footage. Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
  5. frank808

    Bonvoy 75 night choice award

    Had no difficulty but we usually hit the 75 nights early in the year. I believe by the end of march we chose our award. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. frank808

    Suite Night Awards

    Got upgraded yesterday on a one night stay at WESTIN Ft Lauderdale this Thursday. Got upgraded to 1br corner ocean view suite [emoji2956][emoji2956]. FIRST match of SNA since Marriott started this program. Glad we got to use one SNA. Maybe will be lucky this year and use at least 3 of 10 SNA...
  7. frank808

    Please help me decide which credit card to use for m/f's

    I'm still using the Amex and Chase card for 6x points. Haven't gotten the Sapphire yet because Sapphire duplicates much of what I already have with other cards. Just can't justify the $150 fee yet. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. frank808

    Cheapest Average cost for DC points ?

    Usually each quartershare requires a purchase of 5000 trust points. So buying two quartershares will require 10000 trust points plus $10,000 enrollment fee. Although I was able to enroll two quartershares by purchasing 5000 trust points. That might have been a one off from a new just opened...
  9. frank808

    Free Night Award

    The Bonvoy Brilliant is not really $450. More like $150 after the $300 Marriott credit for paying anything Marriott like annual maintenance fee. Also comes with free global entry every 4 years so brings my cost down to $125. For my calculations, I pay $30 more to get a 50k certificate instead of...
  10. frank808

    Free Night Award

    You can stay at any hotel that requires 35k points or less a night. It is not possible to add points to stay at a hotel that requires more points. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. frank808

    Most optimal way to reach Chairman status

    Just read this thread here and 2 people were able to buy a st Kitts week and enroll their GRC quartershares. One actually did it a couple weeks before I did. Missed this thread entirely as I was on vacation for a month. Here is the link...
  12. frank808

    Most optimal way to reach Chairman status

    Sorry if my post made it seem I did not enroll my weeks. I did enroll my quarter shares and 2 post 2010 weeks. I asked about the hybrid purchase instead but was told I had to buy the 5000 trust points only. Like I mentioned, I was not going to push it as the manager enrolled 28 weeks for my...
  13. frank808

    Most optimal way to reach Chairman status

    I paid $10.43 or $10.34 per point. I know I did not pay $56k for those trust points. How much was the equivalent St. Kitts week? Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
  14. frank808

    Most optimal way to reach Chairman status

    What was the cost of a week that was equivalent to at least 5k trust points? I know the mf are less with the deeded plat weeks. I paid about $52k with closing costs for the 5k trust points. This is just a what if conversation as it has been almost 6 months since transaction. Also was not...
  15. frank808

    Most optimal way to reach Chairman status

    I talked to the manager at the SF Pulse location where I bought the points. Asked about the hybrid purchase of a St Kitts or Aruba week instead of the 5k trust points. I would have paid about the same price for the week as the trust points purchase and he told me no. To enroll the 26 grand...
  16. frank808

    Most optimal way to reach Chairman status

    I was told that it was no longer an option to buy a St. Kitts or Aruba week at the end of July. Now that might have been the sales manager because he didn't want to. With the manager being hungry and enrolling my two quarter shares and two unenrolled weeks I was not going to push it. Also...
  17. frank808

    Mariott Ko Olina Studio

    Stay in a studio at Westin Kaanapali and you will see a very big studio. The Westins at Kaanapali have full kitchen with stove but no oven. Also there is a washer and dryer in the studio. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  18. frank808

    Mariott Ko Olina Studio

    Confirm also that there is a toaster. It is basically listed as a kitchenette. Just microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker and toaster. Utensils, plates, cups and coffee mugs provided. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  19. frank808

    II Reservation or Booking with Destination Points

    I would just book the 2 days using 2VC since you are not going to use the other 5 days with the AC certificate. The extra 7500 bonvoy points for paid stay equals another $60 in value. I have gotten the titanium elite 1k points on all II exchanges and reward stays. You should get elite nights...
  20. frank808

    [2018] Deed Holder Being Cheated out of our PlatPlus Aruba

    Ok will probably not be back. Since almost everyone has said Marriott has lived up to their end of the contract and given him what he bought, a presidents day week that checks out on Presidents day is his platinum plus week. OP has not been back for over 15 months since the answers did not...
  21. frank808

    Latest blurbs from our update

    The 5 night travel packages are not really a good value as before. About twice a year, there has been a bonus to turn Bonvoy points for UAL FF miles. We just turned in 360k bonvoy points for 214500 UAL FF miles. Not bad, as we get about 5 round trip tickets from HNL to MCO (we usually pay...
  22. frank808

    View from the HGVC or bHC Balcony

    Merry Christmas to all. This is our view for the next 11 nights. Lagoon tower unit 2067. Only thing that we do not enjoy about the unit is that it is an accessible unit with low counters, closets and only shower in master. Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
  23. frank808

    Ko'alina advice

    You can get to resort by uber, lyft, taxi or Speedi Shuttle. They have a shuttle from HNL to MKO that runs about $24 a person each way. There is a discount if you are going to be using them round trip. Enterprise rent a car is on site and you can rent a vehicle daily or there is an evening...
  24. frank808

    Latest blurbs from our update

    The $300 is an annual benefit for paying anything marriott charged to your room including room rates. The $100 credit is only valid at Ritz Carlton or St. Regis stays using the booking code for a minimum of 2 consecutive days. Also the price per night using the qualifying rate is usually...
  25. frank808

    New DVC Members

    VGC is sold direct for sure. The wait list is so long that it was closed for new additions for years. I dont know if they have opened it since. I was on the waitlist years ago and finally got the points I was waiting for. I bought direct twice after the resort was officially "sold out"...
  26. frank808

    Latest blurbs from our update

    Not Doug but my experience has been that it worked for anything at vacation club that were charged to room. Also credit was applied for paying MF. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  27. frank808

    Suite Night Awards

    That has been my experience with SNA expirations these past 2 years. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  28. frank808

    Suite Night Awards

    The SNA awards I earned in 2019 are good till 12/31/2020. Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
  29. frank808

    Marriott Lifetime Platinum is worthless (sort of) - DUH moment

    Neither wife nor I received a lifetime platinum card. I actually didn't even get a Titanium card this year. While my wife got 3. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  30. frank808

    Latest blurbs from our update

    You know what they day when a timeshare salesperson lips are moving. I didn't know that there was a price jump to $14.45 a point since Aug. I paid a little over $10 a point this past July. It started at $12 and some change and went down to a little over $10 when 5k or more was purchased...