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  1. J

    Bluegreen bonus time at multiple resorts

    We're considering buying Bluegreen points and are trying to plan the most efficient use of our money and points. We live about 2 hours from Big Cedar and are interested in both the Wilderness Club and the Cliffs at Long Creek. My question is about purchasing 2 deeds. If I bought a 4000 point...
  2. G

    Free Welk Platinum Ownership 120,000 Points Yearly

    Welk Platinum ownership of 120,000 points a year. We currently have 240,000 points accrued to be used upon transfer but 120,000 of those expire 12/21/2021. The maintenance fees are yearly due January 1stand have been paid for this year. 2021 fees were $1180 to give an idea for 2022. Just...
  3. D

    The Cliffs at Peace Canyon in Las Vegas (FREE)

    Week 23 Annual 43,000 RCI Points One Bedroom and One Bathroom Nice, quiet place off the strip and gets great reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g45963-d530410-Reviews-The_Cliffs_at_Peace_Canyon-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html Just not getting use out of it any longer. Also, we have...
  4. N

    MVC DP owner looking at buying more points

    We are new-ish Marriott vacation club point owners, prior to the pandemic. I have been a immersing myself in all the forums and groups I can to try and overcome The steep learning curve. After transferring points to II and booking trips through Marriott it is clear that I need to purchase about...
  5. wballoni

    Need just a few more points...

    What is the typical way to handle the need for just a few more points to complete a reservation? As background, I am about to take possession of a single Grande Ocean Platinum week. I see that I can get 5025 points for this week. Let’s say I want to use points for a non-home resort, but I am...
  6. A

    Interval International exchange cancelled due to COVID, Resort Certificate given.

    Hi all, I am new to this group and I am guess this may have been answered before. I own a week through Vistana (67,100 points) I was scheduled to vacation in Hawaii in June 2020. I waited until the last minute to cancel hoping the resort would open, it didn't. I was not offered the...
  7. T

    Newbie. Wondering if I should rescind. Help appreciated!

    Hi, new member here! Currently staying at Vistana Villages in Orlando and was invited to a presentation yesterday. Long story short, purchased Sheraton Flex deeded ownership w/25,800 star options/points annually starting in 2022 and a bonus of 50K points this year. Unlimited getaway weeks and...
  8. Clifbell

    My Favorite Travel credit cards

    Leveraging the use of travel credit cards can greatly enhance your timeshare travel experiences. I have created a video that list the credit cards I carry and why I carry them. I have created the list of credit cards in the order of the value I believe I get from them. I also include the...
  9. M

    What do I do with my 55k points?

    I am new to forums so hopefully this is the correct place to ask this? My Sister and I inherited 55,000 Worldmark points, we are diamond club members and our anniversary is 2/28/21. This means we will have another 55,000 points in March. It took us a year to get the title transferred to our...
  10. B

    FREE Cliffs at Peace Canyon 61,500 points RCI points week

    We have had this since 2005 or so and have enjoyed it very much with our kids. Our vacation plans/travel are changing now and no longer need the timeshare. 61,500 points week at The Cliffs at Peace Canyon Week 32 Two bedroom Two Bathroom unit Use year dates 2020 and future years Points...
  11. M

    Converting Parents Timeshare to Points - Should I do it?

    Hi all, My parents own a traditional week at OLCC, and I went to the presentation to learn about the points system because my parents no longer use it and want to get rid of it. They told me that if I bought the lowest package of points (30,000 for $6,000) they would convert my parents to the...
  12. P

    300 pts, what can i do with them?

    Hi. I am hoping there is an expert on here that can provide some advice. I have 300 VC points that expire this year. I do not know how to put them to use? Any suggestions? I called MVC and they were only interested in selling more points. thank you, Pete
  13. J

    Not sure if I'm getting a deal

    Discovered this forum today and new to T/S. I own a deeded timeshare/vacation club with very low points (5k) that I bought a couple of years ago. It's paid off and the maintenance is minimal (approx $150/year). It came with access to RCI and I've used it multiple times to book "extra vacations"...
  14. simpsontruckdriver

    Staycaytions in COVID-19

    I decided to take my wife out for a night away, seeing as how we live outside Orlando. Hotels nationwide are throwing out incentives like crazy! For instance, Best Western (where we are staying) is throwing out plenty of bonus points for any stay. Maybe a timeshare, if you find one nearby in the...
  15. P

    Bluegreen 6000 EOEY Points Free to good home!

    I would like to give away my POINTS timeshare. I have had this for years and do not use it. It is deeded for a 2 weeks in Hollister, MO at the Paradise Points lodge, weeks 22 and 48, unit #7102. These points can be used anywhere in the Bluegreen network or converted via RCI if you have it...
  16. charlja

    Points deposit fees and coronavirus?

    I got the email this morning from Wyndham. Are they cancelling fees for points deposit, pushing our 2020 usage into 2021? I did not see that topic mentioned. I tried to do it as a test on my smart phone but no luck. Thanks in advance!
  17. H

    Free HGVC Timeshare - Anderson Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach - Comes with 5,000 free points!!

    Haven't taken to the timeshare experience and looking to transfer ownership. New owner to cover any transfer/title fees/closing costs. No current HOA or maintenance fees due - just paid for 2020. Currently have timeshare for: Hilton Grand Vacations Club Anderson Ocean Club - 2BR Season: Gold...
  18. L

    FREE Vacation Village at Parkway Timeshare in Kissimmee, FL

    I have an RCI Vacation Village at Parkway deeded timeshare that I can't use. My loss is your gain! Week #5, Unit #12704, every other even year use. 74,000 RCI points every other year, with additional 74,000 points that expire April 30, 2020. RCI membership paid until April 30, 2021...
  19. B

    Question about points when booking through Club Wyndham

    Hi, When I look at the Wyndham web site today and see a unit available in Hawaii for 154k points during a specific week in November 2020, will it remain 154k points if I look again in January 2020 or is it likely to go up? When I called, they said that the 2020-2021 directory is not available...
  20. M

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  21. controller1

    Earning Bonvoy Points for ALL Activities Booked??

    We've discussed in the past how some activities booked through a Vistana timeshare resort's concierge or pool group do not earn Marriott Bonvoy points and we've surmised this is due to the fact those activities are not owned/operated by the Vistana timeshare itself. This afternoon I received an...
  22. A

    How to rent out/sell left over points?

    Hello. I have a points timeshare (not a fixed week) with Holiday Inn Club Vacations (IHG) and often have leftover points that will expire. Is there a way to rent or sell points to someone else? I have about 40K points that will expire at the end of this year. Thanks!
  23. H

    When to start Ongoing RCI Search in Hawaii for Spring Break 2020?

    Hi All, I have 300K RCI Points (clearly I'm not using this Timeshare enough) and my son is in his Senior Year of high school. Rather than some Spring Break party, I offered for the family to go to Hawaii, which he thought was awesome. So I created an ongoing search for either Maui or Oahu...
  24. N

    How to get out of a Diamond Resorts travel club

    I am looking for a way to give away or get out of a Diamond Resorts points membership that we paid over $30,000.00 for. We are not using it and just want out of it. We tried writing and calling Diamond Resorts and since we upgraded the membership in the past year they will not let us out of it...
  25. JudyS

    Having trouble setting up OGS (Ongoing Search) in RCI Points

    I cannot figure out how to set up an ongoing search in RCI. If I put in a specific resort that has no availability, an option for an ongoing search shows up briefly, but won't let me click on it. Instead, the website defaults to showing me all availability worldwide. This is very...
  26. E

    Wyndham Resale Points + RCI Membership - Not included?

    I am currently in the process of purchasing resale points for Wyndham club... discussing with the broker and other sales agent attempts, I was told that I would automatically get a RCI membership for becoming a Wyndham member and will have access to last call, etc... However, today I called...
  27. K

    Giving away free RCI 55,500 biennial points

    We are no longer using our timeshare points and would like to give the whole contract to someone else who can. It is through RCI and Daily Management Resorts. 55,500 every two years The membership is currently paid through July 31, 2020. There is 7,000 points until July 31, 2019. 55,500 will...
  28. K

    Keep or Cancel?

    Hello. I know NOTHING about timeshares, but travel internationally and domestically within the US often. My fiance and I went to a presentation and....guess what signed up! It is an every other year timeshare valued at 10500 pts with RCI (double pts and rci fee waived every year), we paid 6200...
  29. G

    Bought a timeshare and have company possibly scamming

    Hello all, New here, but I will get to the point. I purchased points via a spot in Mexico for 9k around 4 years ago. I posted to sell it 2 years ago on couple sites, but nothing came of it. Fast forward to last week. Got a call from all services travel saying they want to make me an offer and...
  30. Rachman

    Rescinded! Now just a couple of questions...

    Thank you TUG family for talking me into rescinding. Sent the letter this morning. Just a couple of questions on the right timeshare on eBay/classified's. 1) As I am not sure how far RCI points go since we are not RCI members yet - due to our work schedule, we're looking to do 3 two-evening...
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