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  1. D

    Returned mail from WA address

    Hello, My grandpa is a timeshare holder and has been unable to contact WorldMark The Club about exchanging points. He's almost 90 years old and doesn't have internet, so I'm trying to help him find some answers or get in touch with someone at WorldMark by letter or phone. I apologize for...
  2. A

    Club Regina rain tree exchange points to RCI

    Hello, Looking to take over a family members timeshare who is going through a divorce, but trying to figure out if it will be worth it for us. Don’t have access to the login members page so thought I would ask here have an r7 membership with 100,000 bi-yearly points. Looking to exchange the...
  3. RNCollins

    Logging on to both RCI Weeks & Points at the same time?

    For those of you who have both RCI Weeks and RCI Points accounts, are you able to be logged into both accounts at the same time? It doesn’t let me - I can only log into one account at a time.
  4. prajora

    HGV West coast group

    HGV West coast owners: The # of HGV properties are lower esp in Northern California. Like some good trip ideas to use HGV points or RCI points from experienced HGV owners on West Coast please. Thanks
  5. L

    My Survey - Help! What should I buy? (or should I even buy?)

    THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! First, let me just say Thank You for creating this, and to all members for keeping it alive. When we first moved to Rhode Island I couldn’t find anyone who knew a thing about steam heat and found a website called Heating Help that taught me all I needed to know. This seems...
  6. RNCollins

    American Airlines’ Newest Caribbean Destination

    American Airlines’ Newest Caribbean Destination https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/07/06/american-airlines-san-andres-colombia-caribbean-destination/ Kitesurfing competition, San Andres, Colombia Photo by: Tarek G / www.shutterstock.com RCI Resort #6337: Aquarium Superdecámeron Isla de...
  7. 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...
  8. M

    New Owner Looking to Purchase

    I’m interested in purchasing timeshare points as a means to rent days/weeks as a side income. I’m familiar with Wyndham and done a lot of research on their properties and ownership. Recently, I was told about an owner who owns through RCI. She said that she doesn’t have to pay monthly...
  9. M

    Free giveaway! Grandview Las Vegas

    Grandview Las Vegas 49,000 annual RCI points deeded as week 17 in a one bedroom unit and is mortgage/loan free. 2020 maintenance fees of $417.50 USD have been paid. Next due in November 2021. LT Transfers fee of approximately $215 USD to be paid by Me (Seller) Resort Transfer fee of $250 USD...
  10. mayamart

    Has anyone been able to change a check in day on a Wyndham RCI exchange?

    An RCI exchange has come up for the resort we would like to visit. Problem is, the exchange check in date is 1 day after we arrive. Has anyone ever had success in booking an RCI exchange and been able to move the check in day by one day??
  11. prajora

    Best way to book HGVC, RCI, Hilton

    Are there some good ways to book your vacations as HGVC member. Here are some observations : 1. Mobile app for HGVC offers limited view only. You need to use HGVC website to see much more info. So big diff in mobil App and website. Correct? 2.Mobile App does not allow RCI bookings. HGVC...
  12. prajora

    Share your TS portfolio- starting with HGVC

    Let’s share your HGVC and other TS portfolio(RCI, Wyndham etc). For each holding it will be nice if you can share Points, annual, bienial, MF approx, TS location, Buying price. Just a short summary to tie it all together. Say your best holding and why. Any big regrets and why. Purpose is just...
  13. prajora

    RCI vs HGVC ownership

    Does it make sense to have both HGVC and RCI ownership for wider reach to resorts? 1. HGVC properties may be higher level than many RCI properties. But RCI has many resorts. Correct? 2. If the goal is more choices, can that be achieved by just HGVC to RCI selection or have RCI ownership. More...
  14. prajora

    Hilton points converted to RCI

    Dear TUB members, I am relatively new to Timeshares. I am owner of Hilton Grandvacation TS. I recently converted my Hilton point to RCI. I am living in Northern California- Bay area and do not see much of RCI properties to use my points. Q1: Seems the RCI properties bookable thru Hilton is not...
  15. J

    Elkhorn timeshares with 65000 RCI points

    I have a timeshare with Elkhorn in Canmore (2 resorts in Canmore), Elkhorn Resort in Onanole amd Orange Tree Golf Resorts in Scottsdale. These are the home resorts, you can use the 65000 RCI points anywhere in the world. Paying about $140 per month for maintenance fees plus $139 per year in RCI...
  16. RNCollins

    RCI Exchange Getaways now on sale! As low as 3 TPU / 4,000 POINTS

    **Can someone verify if this promotion is not just for RCI Platinum members? RCI Exchange Getaways now on sale! As low as 3 TPU / 4,000 POINTS Exchange Getaways On Sale Now! Book By 1/29/21 To Enjoy Travel Through 5/16/21.
  17. R

    HGVC RCI 2-year rental program...good deal?

    Still a newbie owner here. Just got a call from HGVC RCI agent asking if I want to join the 2-year Rental Option program through RCI/HGVC. Can someone please tell me what the downside is? It's kind of like when we bought our property...everything sounded too good to be true. I only have 24...
  18. T

    RCI Offering No Options To Extend Points Expiring In 2020

    Long-time timeshare owner with Hilton Grand Vacation Club. Mixed feelings. New to TUG. Is anyone else about to lose RCI converted points for 2020? Despite the Covid pandemic, they are offering no options to extend points that were due to expire in 2020. Would appreciate a courtesy...
  19. Clifbell

    A week’s stay at a timeshare for under $400 with RCI or Interval International

    In order to keep my costs down living in timeshares all year round, I use both RCI and Interval international for special deals. Usually this means that I book timeshares within two months of my stay. This is when timeshares that have excess capacity lower their prices. I will be doing a...
  20. D

    Wyndham - RCI

    Hi everyone. We just attended a Wyndham sales presentation (but didn't buy ;) ) however we may be interested in buying after market points. What we were very interested in was the ability to access the Wyndham portal to book flights and all-inclusive resorts as well as the getaways for...
  21. W

    phone calls to rent points.....most likely a scam, don't be a victim

    FYI....received call from VPR with the "we will rent out your last call from RCI" they even gave a very convincing website (link removed) and Ryan even gave his phone number of 689-208-2227.....when reviewing the website it was pretty clear it was fake. google style random ads and only 2 blog...
  22. J

    FREE Bluegreen Timeshare PAID

    3,000 biannual (Odd year) points through Bluegreen. Purchased 8/2013. It is paid for! Property is Parkside, Williamsburg, VA 3bd/3ba week #50 Unit P4L/50E Annual fee 2020: Maintenance $551.80, RE Tax $13.50, Club Dues $139 We used this timeshare twice every year and the last 2 years we've had...
  23. J

    [How to rent RCI points]

    As the title says, I have amassed quite a bunch of points through RCI. We just had a baby, and with COVID, we haven't been using them. Whats the best way to get renters? Ideally, I could book anything available though RCI - and for a great deal. Just looking to cover some of my costs.
  24. prajora

    Needing advice on RCI points

    Hello All, I am new to Timeshares. I do own HGVC 7000 every other year. Bought at retail so not smart. Now I have used couple of HGVC resorts and enjoyed it. We are in San Francisco Bay area (Northern California). Since my first wrong purchase, I have learnt to buy dirt cheap on resale. I...
  25. gnorth16

    RCI Inventory November 2021 & Forward Removed

    Disregard. I guess this is the first time I haven't had multiple weeks to exchange. My last deposit expires October 2021.
  26. Naria2004

    RCI Inventory Updates?

    How often does RCI update inventory availability? Is there a best time (certain hour of the day) to search to try to get something? We've made a last minute decision to try to go somewhere this July with some expiring points, and we are specifically interested in North Carolina mountain area...
  27. T

    What's considered a Good Deal on Points in the Various Timeshare Groups?

    I'm sorry for the newbie question here which has probably been answered many times, but I I have been trying to find this information for weeks and I just can't. I don't know how to evaluate how many points I should aim for if I want to buy into a points based system. If I want to spend a week...
  28. bankr63

    NOTHING about COVID-19 on RCI or II?

    We are leaving for the US tomorrow from Canada for a stay in HHI. I was surprised this morning the neither RCI or II have ANY statements visible on their sites about the (now) pandemic. With the travel restrictions announced yesterday by POTUS, there must be hundreds of Europeans who can no...
  29. C

    RCI for Disney Resort

    Complete newbie here in regards to the timeshare realm so be gentle. My mother in law is the owner/member of RCI and wants to take us and the grand kids to Disney World next year and stay at a Disney property. SHe has both weeks and points available to use and is a Platinum member. We are...
  30. C

    Using HGVC to stay at Disney Resort

    Hello! I was very close to signing up for HGVC two weeks ago, but have been doing a bunch of research and can't find an answer to my question. I hope you can help me! A friend's family does Disney Vacation Club and I hesitate with that timeshare because you are limited to Disney locations. What...