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Conversion to RCI Points

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Are the RCI weeks to RCI points conversion (in resorts which are affiliated to the RCI Points program) done by the resorts or by RCI?

I believe there are some specific resorts where this conversion is done by RCI? Does someone know the names of these? Is there a list available somewhere?

By the way, what is the range of cost a resort charges to convert weeks to points?

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Following is a list of resorts for which RCI handles the conversion processing:

0450-Vistana
0936-Wapato Point
1325 The Mountainside at Silvercreek (as of 1/7/05)
1775-Clover Ridge
2339-San Luis Bay Club
4068-Cliffs Club at Snowbird
5148-Sandstone Creek Club

This list is dated 2/28/05
 

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I was under the impression there were one or 2 others in Washington state and one or 2 others in BC that did it? One of the ones that sticks in my mind in Washington state had Snow in the name of the timeshare, like snowwater or something. No?
 

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Madge, any more resorts?

boyblue thank you for response.

Madge, are there any more? Your help is appreciated.

I am asking this because when the resorts do the conversions they charge huge fees. Which I think are unreasonable and RCI should question the RCI points resorts and see to it that they refrain from using it as an opportunity to fleece their existing customers
 

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Is anyone aware what RCI charges to convert a timeshare week at The Mountainside at Silvercreek from Weeks to RCI Points?
 
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There have been 2 posts in the last 6 months about this.

Following is a list of resorts for which RCI handles the conversion processing:
0450-Vistana
0936-Wapato Point
1325 The Mountainside at Silvercreek (as of 1/7/05)
1775-Clover Ridge
2339-San Luis Bay Club
4068-Cliffs Club at Snowbird
5148-Sandstone Creek Club

It likely varies by resort. However, to request that a member of our Points staff call you, leave a message at 888/909-4633. These folks will have specific information about the conversion offers.

Madge

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Vistana 2153
Westgate 0899
Oak Plantation 4070
Sea Pines Plantation 0049
Spicebush 0147

20,000 bonus points are added to the first year's points as part of the $499 package
 

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jailives said:
boyblue thank you for response.

Madge, are there any more? Your help is appreciated.

I am asking this because when the resorts do the conversions they charge huge fees. Which I think are unreasonable and RCI should question the RCI points resorts and see to it that they refrain from using it as an opportunity to fleece their existing customers
jailives,

Most resorts choose to do the conversions themselves. RCI does offer suggestions about pricing; however, the decision ultimately lies with the resorts.

The list provided in this thread is the most current.
 

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I converted my Vistana week to Points four years ago for $499. That also included one year's RCI Points fees ($99). Points has worked very well for me.

Anyway, after seeing this post a couple weeks ago, I checked with Vistana, who then directed me to RCI, and asked how much it would cost to convert a second Vistana (resale) week, if I dedided to buy one.

RCI said the cost was $100 - which is rather reasonable.
 

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Mountainside conversion

jailives said:
Is anyone aware what RCI charges to convert a timeshare week at The Mountainside at Silvercreek from Weeks to RCI Points?
I converted today for $699, and got 25,000 bonus points.

I could have paid $399 for a trial three year conversion, and then would have paid an additional $300 at the end of the three years. (still totalling $699) For this option, I would have received 12,000 bonus points.
 
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Question variation in cost for conversion

We are considering purchasing a weeks unit at Breezy Point in Minnesota. I would like to convert it to points because we have been pleased with the points system, but Breezy Point charges $ 2,195 for the conversion! That really lowers the value of the weeks units. Can't RCI or Breezy Point owners do anything to persuade the resort to be more reasonable ?
 

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jailives said:
By the way, what is the range of cost a resort charges to convert weeks to points?
When I converted my Champions' Run week, I was charged $1 (yes, one dollar) plus RCI's $199 fee. This is because Champions' Run is managed by ORE (Owners' Resorts and Exchange) and they have a policy of keeping fees down. (Although I supposed the HOA could have set a higher conversion fee if they wished.)

One of ORE's staff members told me that she had gone through RCI's training for resorts who want to sell RCI Points, and that $1000 was the conversion price that was suggested by RCI in the seminar she attended.

Presumably, there are some new costs when a resort decides to join RCI Points, especially if the resort goes from weekly to daily bookings. Still, once the resort has set up its Points system, there really is very little cost to "converting" an individual owner to points. As far as I can tell, the resort (or whoever is the conversion broker) just fills out a two-page form. This is why some resorts set their conversion price very low.

BRW said:
We are considering purchasing a weeks unit at Breezy Point in Minnesota. I would like to convert it to points because we have been pleased with the points system, but Breezy Point charges $ 2,195 for the conversion! That really lowers the value of the weeks units. Can't RCI or Breezy Point owners do anything to persuade the resort to be more reasonable ?
BRW, is Breezy Point managed by an HOA or by the developer? If it's HOA-controlled, they could look for a cheaper conversion broker. If it's the developer, I don't think there's much you can do.

By the way, many of the VRI resorts charge $2900 to convert even though they are all HOA controlled, so in some cases it seems the HOA hasn't negotiated a lower conversion cost.
 

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BRW said:
We are considering purchasing a weeks unit at Breezy Point in Minnesota. I would like to convert it to points because we have been pleased with the points system, but Breezy Point charges $ 2,195 for the conversion! That really lowers the value of the weeks units. Can't RCI or Breezy Point owners do anything to persuade the resort to be more reasonable ?
BRW,

RCI doesn't have authority over Points conversion pricing. We can make suggestions, but the resort ultimately decides. The price you were quoted is not the highest conversion price I've heard of; however, I can appreciate how important a factor cost would be to your decision to convert.
 

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Anyone know whether RCI or Vistana Beach Club (RCI 2153) handles conversion to points and what the cost would be? Thank you.
 

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JimS,

I believe so, but I'll check to be sure and follow up with you when I return from my vacation on July 3rd.
 

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Scott,

how many points do you get to convert your Vistana? I've been seriously thinking about converting. My week has been good with exchanges but can you tell me the pros & cons with points for your Vistana week? We never go to our home resort, always exchange our week.
 
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