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Can you upgrade RCI benefits to get better access?

suraimcfly

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A tripadvisor RCI member posted a review implying that you can pay to improve your exchange experience. Please read below about " value-added" fee. Can someone tell me more about it or send me a link from the RCI website. I'm considering buying a points resort for exchange purchases exclusively.

--- Review from tripadvisor.com---

Over the years we've owned our unit, our general impression is that the quality and availability of some RCI exchanges, especially the very most popular ones, has declined... prompting them to institute a value-added-for-extra-cost Program whereby for an additional fee you can buy improved access to high-demand locations
 

BevL

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DeniseM

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tschwa2

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The only improved access you receive with Platinum RCI is some additional hotel inventory in a few cities (for week long stays) and additional off season non timeshare wyndham managed vacation properties. On average there are about 12 additional properties in the US for platinum members only.

You also get access to sales one day early.
 
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