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I should probably know the answer to this, but I don't, so I will ask the TUG brain trust.

I have been searching for a brief stay recently. When I search the Marriott website (hotel site) I see the exact vacation club I want is available the exact dates I want it for cash. But when I search the MVCI website, the identical property is unavailable to book with MVCI points?

Why?
 

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Different inventories. The unit available on the hotel site maybe marriott owned inventory, or it could be inventory from an owner than converted to Bonvoy points or used for a cruise, etc.

Remember as an owner you can use the MVC discount codes to book a cash rate at an MVC location- 2VC, 6VC, 7VC depending on your ownership level.
 

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Different inventories. The unit available on the hotel site maybe marriott owned inventory, or it could be inventory from an owner than converted to Bonvoy points or used for a cruise, etc.

Remember as an owner you can use the MVC discount codes to book a cash rate at an MVC location- 2VC, 6VC, 7VC depending on your ownership level.
Do any of those codes ever work? I've never gotten any of them to work, including on this search.
 

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Do any of those codes ever work? I've never gotten any of them to work, including on this search.

Yes- I was actually just searching to add an extra night at Beachplace Towers for next week and the 2VC code is over a $200 discount for one night!

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According to MVC the codes are "subject to availability" even if the room is available for cash. In other words, maybe we'll let you use it, maybe we won't.
 

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Is discount code 7VC only available to non-enrolled owners? I am a mere resale owner. I was able to make a booking using the 7VC code (appeared to give me about $200 off and made reservation cancellable). However, I want to be sure this will not be an issue when I check-in.
 

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Is discount code 7VC only available to non-enrolled owners? I am a mere resale owner. I was able to make a booking using the 7VC code (appeared to give me about $200 off and made reservation cancellable). However, I want to be sure this will not be an issue when I check-in.

I have never been asked to prove I booked under the correct code, but yes the 7VC is for all weeks owners, even resale.
 

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I should probably know the answer to this, but I don't, so I will ask the TUG brain trust.

I have been searching for a brief stay recently. When I search the Marriott website (hotel site) I see the exact vacation club I want is available the exact dates I want it for cash. But when I search the MVCI website, the identical property is unavailable to book with MVCI points?

Why?
I agree, they are totally separate inventories. Another possible explanation for no points inventory is the resort is requiring a minimum stay. Have you tried searching for additional days up to a week?
 

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Did you keep the names and numbers of any of your sales reps? I just met a TUGger recently who said there are different types of inventories. He told me we could call one of our contacts and sometimes they can get the inventory for you. I haven’t tried that yet but will if I’m in a similar situation.
 

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Did you keep the names and numbers of any of your sales reps? I just met a TUGger recently who said there are different types of inventories. He told me we could call one of our contacts and sometimes they can get the inventory for you. I haven’t tried that yet but will if I’m in a similar situation.

I've got some beachfront property to sell you in Arizona too... Sounds like total Sales BS to me.
 

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Did you keep the names and numbers of any of your sales reps? I just met a TUGger recently who said there are different types of inventories. He told me we could call one of our contacts and sometimes they can get the inventory for you. I haven’t tried that yet but will if I’m in a similar situation.
It may be possible, when you first purchase, to dip into the developer inventory on a case by case basis, but that’s it.
 

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I've got some beachfront property to sell you in Arizona too... Sounds like total Sales BS to me.
Doesn’t hurt to try. The worse that can happen is they’ll say NO.

[Moderator Note: Political comments deleted.] <-- SueDonJ
 
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Doesn’t hurt to try. The worse that can happen is they’ll say NO.

[Moderator Note: Political comments deleted.] <-- SueDonJ
Oops! Sorry. Didn’t really think about it as I posted.
 

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Lol now I’m curious what it said! I didn’t see it in time before it got moderated. :)
It had something to do with when AZ would become waterfront. I didn’t think it was political but I guess the moderator thought otherwise.
 

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Yes- I was actually just searching to add an extra night at Beachplace Towers for next week and the 2VC code is over a $200 discount for one night!

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Where can I get information on those discount codes. I am a select points owner and I frequently stay at MVC properties when I am out on business, paying cash like any other hotel accommodation. I have found the MVC resorts nicer and many times cheaper.

Thank You!
 

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Where can I get information on those discount codes. I am a select points owner and I frequently stay at MVC properties when I am out on business, paying cash like any other hotel accommodation. I have found the MVC resorts nicer and many times cheaper.

Thank You!
From the Marriott Abound (formerly Destination Club) Points-System FAQ & Guide Sticky at the top of this forum...

***All discount rates are based on availability. There is no guarantee that any certain inventory or discount component will be available.***

Discounts for cash stays
at the MVCI resorts (and very infrequently, at certain of the Marriott hotels/resorts) are capacity-controlled and based on ownership status:
  • Presidential and Chairman's Club DC Members - 35% off (code "2VC")
  • Executive DC Members - 30% off (code "6VC")
  • Select and Owner DC Members and Weeks Owners not affiliated with the DC - 25% off (code "7VC")
 
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