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Any RCI Benefits to owning Wyndham points?

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Ok i know if you own a Wyndham points account, you get a 'free' RCI weeks account...

BUT, is there anything else?
Wyndham Priority?
Discount on exchange fees?
Discount on Extra Vacation/Last Calls?
Do the point values of RCI exchanges go down as they get close to expiration, or is it 224,000 for a 2br from the day it appears to the day it expires?

How about RCI Platinum?
Can you BE RCI Platinum with a Wyndham/RCI 'Free' Account?

When you deposit points into RCI from Wyndham, they all go in one big bucket?
How does the Expiration date work when they are all in one bucket?
Do you ever have to 'combine' deposits with an Wyndham points account?
Is it better to SpaceBank or deposit in RCI?

Just noticed a VERY low point(21,000) wyndham account for sale and was wonder if maybe it would be worth it...I'd be paying $144 a year instead of just $89, but i would also be accumulating points with that money...I'm just not sure if its worth it
 
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Ok i know if you own a Wyndham points account, you get a 'free' RCI weeks account...

BUT, is there anything else?
Wyndham Priority? NO
Discount on exchange fees? No
Discount on Extra Vacation/Last Calls? No
Do the point values of RCI exchanges go down as they get close to expiration, or is it 224,000 for a 2br from the day it appears to the day it expires? Point values do not go down close in. The grid is fixed.

How about RCI Platinum?[/COLOR]
Can you BE RCI Platinum with a Wyndham/RCI 'Free' Account?No. Drives me nuts. I would pay the upgrade fee but it isn't possible.

When you deposit points into RCI from Wyndham, they all go in one big bucket?
How does the Expiration date work when they are all in one bucket? They are all in one bucket but they retain their own expiration dates...think of several envelopes inside your bucket.
Do you ever have to 'combine' deposits with an Wyndham points account?No.
Is it better to SpaceBank or deposit in RCI?

Just noticed a VERY low point(21,000) wyndham account for sale and was wonder if maybe it would be worth it...I'd be paying $144 a year instead of just $89, but i would also be accumulating points with that money...I'm just not sure if its worth it

Ride, I answered your questions in red above.
 

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I can't see any benefit to owning this tiny account. You might as well pay for the regular account and upgrade it to platinum for those MF prices. Wyndham is a nice program but you'll spend those 21K points in one night at most places so why bother.

If you don't want to overcommit then consider a biennial with enough points to at least get you a week at your favorite resort every other year. Then maybe it would be worth your while although you'd still pay Wyndham an $89 fee to be in the club every year. :rolleyes: There is no free LUNCH.
 

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I can't see any benefit to owning this tiny account. You might as well pay for the regular account and upgrade it to platinum for those MF prices. Wyndham is a nice program but you'll spend those 21K points in one night at most places so why bother.

If you don't want to overcommit then consider a biennial with enough points to at least get you a week at your favorite resort every other year. Then maybe it would be worth your while although you'd still pay Wyndham an $89 fee to be in the club every year. :rolleyes: There is no free LUNCH.

haha, thats exactly what i'm trying to do, get a free lunch :D With my current ownership, i'm able to get all the vacations i need, so i wouldn't buy this to vacation with, haha, it would take 10years to build up enough points to vacation with this, no reason to buy it for that...this would have just been a 'take advantage' of the Wyndham/RCI connection...

But it looks like isn't any benefit....so i'm going to pass...now if only i could find a 1,000 point Wyndham points membership!
 

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Can Not upgrade to Platimum on RCI account with account paid by Wyndham.

Have my RCI Platimum account as I have RCI Points at a nonWyndham resort.
 

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Ok i know if you own a Wyndham points account, you get a 'free' RCI weeks account...

BUT, is there anything else?
Wyndham Priority? NO
Discount on exchange fees? NO
Discount on Extra Vacation/Last Calls? NO
Do the point values of RCI exchanges go down as they get close to expiration, or is it 224,000 for a 2br from the day it appears to the day it expires? no discounts
How about RCI Platinum? Dont Know, Dont Care
Can you BE RCI Platinum with a Wyndham/RCI 'Free' Account? Dont Know, Dont Care
When you deposit points into RCI from Wyndham, they all go in one big bucket? Yes (but with different expirations)
How does the Expiration date work when they are all in one bucket? They will take the oldest first
Do you ever have to 'combine' deposits with an Wyndham points account? I dont understand the question
Is it better to SpaceBank or deposit in RCI? Credit Pool?..I think yes

Just noticed a VERY low point(21,000) wyndham account for sale and was wonder if maybe it would be worth it...I'd be paying $144 a year instead of just $89, but i would also be accumulating points with that money...I'm just not sure if its worth it

The problem with a very small account like this is that the minimum deposit to RCI is 27000 points...so to even get these points into RCI will be tricky...You will have to credit pool your points, but since you cant deposit credit pooled points you will have to make a reservation and cancel it then deposit the cancelled points....if we are counting the dollars, it will take $39 to credit pool and the deposit to RCI is a transaction and will take another $30....Seems like you are spending too much to save the $89

However if you had a use for those few points within the Wyndham system, like adding on a few nights in Williamsburg to you fixed week there...perhaps

If you didnt already own fixed weeks and have an account with RCI and if your purpose was only to get access to the Last Call reservations in RCI, Id say go for it. I would use the Wyndham points for a one or two night get away, or instead of a motel on my drive to one of my last call reservations
 

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Just noticed a VERY low point(21,000) wyndham account for sale and was wonder if maybe it would be worth it...I'd be paying $144 a year instead of just $89, but i would also be accumulating points with that money...I'm just not sure if its worth it

Even if you thought it a good deal, I don't think you'd only be paying $144. The RCI membership is not free. It's paid for by the "program fee" that's on top of the MF. Program fees for 2012 are $0.51 per 1,000 points or a minimum Program Fee charge of $98.00 per year per Wyndham account, whichever is greater.

So you'd be looking at $98 PLUS whatever the underlying MF is. Let's assume $ 5/thousand MF, multiply that by 21 = $105, plus the $98 minimum program fee and you're at $203 a year. That's way different than $144.
 
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