• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 29 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG started 29 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Come check it out for a chance to win a Free TUG membership (or renewal) just for helping out!

    Read more here
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $19,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $19 Million dollars
  • Our 2022 Timeshare Survey is now complete and the full results as well as our expert and witty analysis of each question is available here: Here We hope you enjoy reading the results as much as we did!
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! 50,000+ subscribers! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

DRI Platinum 30/30 Maintenance Fees

Watertown

newbie
Joined
Jan 28, 2017
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
11
Resorts Owned
Diamond Resorts
Does anyone know if DRI Platinum owners can use 30% of their points to pay their maintenance fees at $.30 a point? Is that available for all Platinums?
 

awa

TUG Member
Joined
May 13, 2012
Messages
137
Reaction score
37
Points
238
Location
Northern VA
For a non-refundable processing fee of $100 platinum members may exchange as few as 2,500 points or up to their annual allotment with a maximum redemption limit of 50,000 points for fee payments. I think the rate is 8 cents per point, but I couldn't find it explicitly stated on the website. What a deal.
 

awa

TUG Member
Joined
May 13, 2012
Messages
137
Reaction score
37
Points
238
Location
Northern VA
I just don't understand how this subspecies of humans called "timeshare salespeople" can sleep at night. As I'm thinking about it, they purposely mislead you into believing that garbage about applying points to your MFs at a reasonable rate and quote just enough of a real program they have to make it seem like it was YOUR misunderstanding. "Oh we have so many great and flexible programs, I'm not surprised you got a little confused." The 30/30 program is where you can apply your points to a portion of the cost of a cruise. So up to 30% of the cost of the cruise can be paid for with your points at a rate of 30 cents per point. I round to a cost per point of 20 cents. So that's essentially a 10% discount on a cruise. I'm not a cruise person, so I'm not sure if that's an appealing deal or not. Maybe if they offer it on lines that don't go on sale elsewhere. But then you confuse it with another "great" program where you can pay $100 to lose 16 cents per point. If it's not literally criminal, it should be.
 

chemteach

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
1,384
Reaction score
416
Points
444
Location
Los Angeles, CA
The DR salespeople are just about the worst liars I've met. On the other hand, I love staying at the resorts. Just beware of the salespeople!!
 
Top