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  1. Jesse6283

    RCI 1 in 4 Rule - 5 names on RCI account - can I book more?

    Trying too plan a big family trip. When I purchased an RCI Points timeshare, put 5 names on the Deed and that was also the max amount of names I was allowed too put on the RCI Account. Very confused about the RCI 1 in 4 Rule - does that mean 1 exchange per RCI account, or 1 exchange per Owner...
  2. A

    Can someone please help me understand the real cost of an RCI week long vaca?

    Hello! I have done a lot of research and am strongly considering buying a free timeshare and then using it to trade for RCI points. I'm considering a EOY Grandview timeshare so I'll get roughly 20k RCI points for roughly $200MF. You guys here on TUGs seem so knowledgeable, I've read every...
  3. T

    Gaslamp Plaza Suites - San Diego - FREE

    520 E Street San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-9500 www.gaslampplaza.com Associated with www.vriresorts.com 1 Float week, 2Br Hotel unit / Studio with King (called both terms) Maintenance Fees - Paid up to 2023, will pay 2024 $625 Weeks deposited into RCI - > 60 points available for trade
  4. S

    30-something timeshare owner - MAJOR regrets

    Hi, TUG! Recent follower, first-time poster. I've really admired the wonderful community and advice I see here, especially the "we don't blast" policy - which I'm going to lead with, because I feel very much like an idiot, and I'm hoping I won't be treated as such (i.e., please be gentle with...
  5. M

    FREE 2br lockout for Vacation Village at Bonaventure - Free Closing / 2024 MF prepaid!

    Vacation Village at Bonaventure (weeks deposited from RCI. 2 bedroom lockout Week 50 Check In Day: Saturday Building code: Phase 3 Frequency Annual Gold Crown resort 2024 maintenance fees and taxes already paid ($1115 + $144). Seller (me) pays closing. RCI has thousands of locations to choose...
  6. prajora

    HGVC to RCI points value

    HGVC to RCI points questions: - RCI points value in Cents/Point? -Can you sell your RCI points? - Websites to sell these points? Thanks much
  7. prajora

    HGVC point to RCI points

    When you convert HGVC point to RCI points, the RCI properties you get access are limited. Could someone explain how to get access to more RCI properties? Also seems the access to RCI properties one has access is harder to book. I am in Northern California and do see limited RCI locations and...
  8. prajora

    Guest certificates for HGVC

    How many people can you add to your HGVC account, so they don’t need pay for “ Guest Certificates”? How long it takes to add someone as a guest? Thanks
  9. prajora

    Complimenting HGVC with other Timeshares

    Is there a good Timeshare system to compliment HGVC? Couple of ideas which come to my mind are: . -Wyndham. - RCI point only membership. - RCI with points and MF Goal is more resort locations especially in West coast. HGVC has limited locations. Ownership not be expensive and low MF. Looking...
  10. K

    RCI Exchange - Newbie

    Hi - I just signed up for a timeshare. The agent who sold it mentioned that it would cost me $819 to exchange an rent a week in RCI. However when I look at the terms in the documentation, it is not clear on this. I am still in cancellation window and this is one of the key reason for my...
  11. T

    Selling 1 of 2 timeshares how to handle RCI portion

    If i sell one of my 2 timeshares that is linked to RCI how does this work? Do i fill out the rci transfer form and specify i'm keeping my account and list only the timeshare i'm selling? Do I even need to do a transfer with RCI? Does the buyer just contact RCI for the ability to deposit? I'm not...
  12. W

    Vidanta time share advice

    Hi I need some help. I am currently staying at Vidanta Riviera Maya. I attended their sales presentation today. I was offered 2 weeks 1 bedroom studio at vidanta resorts + 4 weeks via sfx exchange at $ 13,000 usd + 150,000 points holiday inn club vacation(hicv) valued at $38,000. I am supposed...
  13. Naria2004

    Multiple Hawaii units for same week in June of 2024?

    What's the likelihood of me getting multiple units at the same place for the same week in June of 2024? I'm trying to get my family of 12 to Hawaii using my points in summer of 2024. I have RCI TPU.
  14. I

    Just bought Vidanta Kingdom of the Sun Timeshare & got II membership, had RCI for a year now frm a H10 timeshare bought 2022. Need advice, is II good?

    Has anyone bought Kingdom of the Sun, in Vidanta. Just used our first RCI week, it worked out ok. Is II better that RCI, if we choose to only keep 1, which should we keep? What are the major differences/benefits? Thanks for the advise so happy I found this forum!
  15. R

    InnSeason Points Based Vacation Club *Free*

    Looking to sell my InnSeason Resorts Points Vacation Club. The points are deposited in RCI for 2023. 65,000 points per year, which if transferred this year will still have 65,000 available to book by 12/31/2023 and can be rolled over to 2024 (for a total of 130,000). Maintenance fee is $669.91...
  16. R

    Question about units at Vacation Village Bonaventure

    Looking at an RCI exchange at Bonaventure. When looking for a 2-bedroom, I see two options: a unit that sleeps 6 (6/6) and one that sleeps 8 (8/8), however the resort info on both RCI and VV websites only mentions a 2-bedroom that sleeps 8. Wondering what the deal is here?
  17. N

    RCI expiring points

    I have wyndham timeshare and previously I have transferred the points to RCI as I wasn't able to travel. 105K points are expiring on May 31, 2023 and I have no plans to travel. Can you please advise what I can do with the points ? Thanks in advance.
  18. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 128... RCI Exchange expands your choices

    Another way to extend your points is with the use of RCI. With RCI you can deposit your points into RCI and they will have an additional two years to be used within the RCI network. Hilton Grand Vacations and Worldmark / Wyndham come with RCI connections when purchased from the developer. In...
  19. R

    Question(s) about RCI Last Call - .....and other stuff

    In the process of purchasing 2 units at Grandview, which will give me a boatload of annual RCI points. I've been digging around, and there are some things which are still confusing me. Please enlighten me if you can :p I've seen different info regarding Last Call. Based on what RCI has on their...
  20. R

    Rookie question about RCI points

    Hi all. Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm still pretty new to this stuff. Currently exploring resale ads on TUG, and I'm looking at a few which would include 90k+ points EOY. Am I missing something, or is that a really nice amount of points to work with? Upon first glance at the RCI exchange...
  21. V

    Update Meeting incentive Ripoff

    After the whole Covid year debacle I was happy to be able to burn up all my excess points that had accumulated from the previous year. I booked at Club Wyndham Smoky Mountains, Sieverville, Tn in October. I have finally started getting good to going to the "Update Meeting" invitation but I was...
  22. J

    FREE: Vacation Village at Weston, Florida

    Vacation Village at Weston Resort - Weston, Florida This timeshare is being offered for free. This is a "Gold Crown Awarded Resort" with RCI, located in beautiful southern Florida with day trip access to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys. Also located near two PGA...
  23. A

    How important is the Redweek verified? RCI

    Hi, I am an owner of 2 weeks, week 52 and 1 of a resort in Aruba and so far if I haven't gone there myself, I have been using the Redweek for renting my units. Up until now, I haven't had any issues and because these are popular weeks, I have always had it rented if I posted it myself, with no...
  24. B

    TAFER/RCI vs VDP/II

    Hello I’ve been to both presentations (GB Cabo in March and currently am in flamingos in puerto Vallarta) and what seems appealing is the ability to exchange and also use these “Extra week” vacations via RCI or II anywhere from $199-599 (studio to 1 bedroom). We are possibly interested in...
  25. R

    Free InnSeason Resorts Points Vacation Club

    Looking to sell my InnSeason Resorts Points Vacation Club. The points are deposited in RCI for 2023. 65,000 points per year, which if transferred this year still has an additional 65,000 available to book by 12/31/2022 (total of 130,000). Maintenance fee is $669.91 Closing and transfer fee to...
  26. mcsteve

    Marriott in RCI or II

    I currently use RCI and have been looking to trade into a few different Marriott’s. The RCI catalogue shows a variety of Marriott locations but I have yet to be able to see any inventory. Specifically I am looking at the Southeastern Atlantic coastal region (SC, NE FL) I have seen references to...
  27. A

    RCI points program change and Legacy Resorts

    For the past 10 years that I’ve had my Orlando and Reno Legacy weeks in the RCI Points program, I have always been able to use the upcoming year points as long as my current year is paid in full. It always is. This is critical because the resorts worth going to in the RCI system are always...
  28. jojuvan

    Exchange Interval for DVC

    We have owned a nice Wyndham resale contract for about 2 years. A big selling point for that was being able to exchange into RCI for DVC. Now that DVC is partnering with II, we are wanting to purchase another resale contact that will allow us to exchange into Interval. So my questions are...
  29. rboesl

    RCI Sale on Vidanta

    Just received an email from RCI. They are having a sale on beach resort reservations with reduced exchange and Extra Vacation prices. They've really emphasized Vidanta as a destination:
  30. F

    free 1 week, 1 bedroom, Grandview, Las Vegas + 61K RCI

    We have owned week 43 of a 1 bedroom deeded timeshare in Grandview at Las Vegas since 2011. Unfortunately we have never been able to use it and so we would like to give it away. We'll pay for transfer fees using LTT transfers. Maintenance fees for 2022 have been payed and were 438.50$. We had...
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