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Banking a Week = 110,000 Points?

DaveK2000

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When banking a week for points, is the point value always 110,000 points?

It doesn't makes sense that a 40k & 15k timeshare have the same point value when banking. Or does it?
 
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point Bank option

No not all weeks are woth 110,000 points.
Platinum 2 bdr units can range from 110,000 to I think 150,000.
Aruba 125,000 ,Palm Desert 125,000 ,Kauai Beach 150,000 OF and 125,000 OS ,Barony beach and Grande Ocean 125,000 ,Mountianside and Summit Watch 125,000, and my favorite point value that is if I used points is Monarch at 130,000 .
Platinum Plus weeks are about 200,000 points
Gold weeks are about 80,000 or 90,000
silver and bronze are about 40,000

Jim Breslin
 

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Hawaii - Ko' Olina

Thanks for the info....I want to buy at the Ko' Olina. (2BR Ocean View)

42k from the Developer
28K Resale

14k more for the option to bank ONLY 110,000 points doesn't seem like a good deal. Unless I'm missing something. . .
 

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DaveK2000 said:
Thanks for the info....I want to buy at the Ko' Olina. (2BR Ocean View)

42k from the Developer
28K Resale

14k more for the option to bank ONLY 110,000 points doesn't seem like a good deal. Unless I'm missing something. . .
You have it right.

If you don't buy at Marriott's price, you don't get the option to turn in your week (along with a fee) for Marriott Rewards points. But that's the only thing you lose.
 

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DaveK2000

Don't forget if you purchase thru Marriott you will usually get points for the purchase.

Also by purchasing thru Marriott in the not so distant future you won't be blocked from getting the 24 day priority exchange.

I am not promoting buying from Marriott and not resale although rumor has it there are going to be some differences in the near future between a week purchased from Marriott and one resale.

Kathy
 

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kkep said:
DaveK2000

Don't forget if you purchase thru Marriott you will usually get points for the purchase.

Also by purchasing thru Marriott in the not so distant future you won't be blocked from getting the 24 day priority exchange.

I am not promoting buying from Marriott and not resale although rumor has it there are going to be some differences in the near future between a week purchased from Marriott and one resale.

Kathy

Any word as to whether those changes will affect those who have already bought resale units? I bought my week direct but I've been looking into adding a second week from the resale market.
 

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remember your life may change

points aren't a bad thing.....just bought 2 weeks at shadow ridge with 480,000 points .... after lots discussions.... calling Orlando, using the Marriott advisor for the property, and Marriott throwing in a free week we pulled the trigger......i travel to hong kong 1-2x's time a year.....if life changes my trip is free....plus you have the option to sale your unit through Marriott with the points program and re- coop most of you investment....I have a feeling in the future there going to protect there direct marriott buyers....just a feeling
 

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Whare are the points for?

. . .14k more for the option to bank ONLY 110,000 points doesn't seem like a good deal. Unless I'm missing something. . .

DaveK2000,

You actually raise a very good question about TS ownership. What are the MR points for?

To answer that question, one should keep in mind that one does not buy a TS for the points. The overwhelming majority of folks purchase TS for occupancy or trades ( and for a smaller number of folks, to rent ). And this is indeed how things should be.

The MR points option is simply an additional strategy of ownership which might be an attractive alternative especially for those owning multiple weeks. One can indeed use the MR points for travel packages which expand the value of their travel options.

But all TS weeks and all resorts are not created equal. There are indeed instances in which it is not to one's advantage to trade for points.

IMO it is not prudent to exhange Hawaii weeks for MR points because the annual MFs for Hawaii resorts are much more expensive. Even if you receive 125K MR points for your Hawaii week, the relative cost to do so is measured against your $1200 to $1600 annual MF. Compare this to someone who owns in Florida and pays $800 to $900 annual MF and receives 110K MR points. The points are just a relative measure of the value.

So the key here is analyze your annual MF costs against the relative value of the MR points you receive. There are lots of resorts and seasons in which the MR can indeed work for you as an alternative strategy of ownership. But there are also resorts whose MF costs outweigh any advantage that MR points might confer.

It's nothing slippery or misleading on Marriott's part. It all comes down to establishing clear goals and objectives of ownership and then applying whatever techniques and options fit those goals.

Hope that this helps.

Barry
 
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kkep said:
DaveK2000

Don't forget if you purchase thru Marriott you will usually get points for the purchase.

Also by purchasing thru Marriott in the not so distant future you won't be blocked from getting the 24 day priority exchange.

I am not promoting buying from Marriott and not resale although rumor has it there are going to be some differences in the near future between a week purchased from Marriott and one resale.

Kathy

Kathy,

I don't know where you're getting your information from, but it doesn't sound correct.

First of all, the 24 day Marriott priority window is an II thing and II has no idea nor do they care how one acquired their week.

There are some rumors that Marriott is thinking about internalizing the Marriott to Marriott exchanges in the future. There was an earlier thread going on about that possibility and DaveM (whom I trust the most on these boards and whom seems to have at least some reliable inside Marriott knowledge) confirmed Marriott is indeed thinking of that and evaluating things. However, DaveM squashed the idea that Marriott would treat resale owners any differently from non-resale owners when it came to their possible future internal exchange policies.
 

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Have you considered buying EOY? That way you don't have to go every year and you can save a bundle.
 

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EOY -- Good Option.

EOY might be good advise. If we love it, we can always buy the other half.

My conclusion:
Banking for Points in Hawaii should be the VERY LAST OPTION. It would be a nice option to have. But in my case, it's not worth 14k.
 
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