• 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 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 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 $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • 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!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Eplus didn't work out for me this time

sun starved Gayle

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
2,209
Reaction score
1,288
Points
523
Location
Washington State
We are leaving for Hawaii tomorrow and I was hoping to up size our studio using Eplus. No luck. I tried last year and did not have any luck either.
But I know that Hawaii in January is a busy time, so I have not given up on the idea of using Eplus again.

The Eplus expired at 9:00 PM Pacific time, and I was no longer able to search using my confirmed resort. I thought I could keep on trying till midnight, but that was not the case. Apparently the Eplus expires at midnight, east coast time the day before check in.
 

Sugarcubesea

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2014
Messages
4,081
Reaction score
2,997
Points
449
Location
Novi, Michigan
Resorts Owned
QH, HBC, VBHC, & Pinestead Reef
Thanks for the eplus info… I'm hoping to up trade for an August 2016 vacation that I have eplus on, I hope I will be able to trade up… I appreciate having the knowledge that this benefit of Eplus expires at midnight.


We are leaving for Hawaii tomorrow and I was hoping to up size our studio using Eplus. No luck. I tried last year and did not have any luck either.
But I know that Hawaii in January is a busy time, so I have not given up on the idea of using Eplus again.

The Eplus expired at 9:00 PM Pacific time, and I was no longer able to search using my confirmed resort. I thought I could keep on trying till midnight, but that was not the case. Apparently the Eplus expires at midnight, east coast time the day before check in.
 

taterhed

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2011
Messages
4,536
Reaction score
1,902
Points
399
Location
Virginia
Resorts Owned
Westin WKORV OFD
Marriott's Grande Vista
Worldmark x2
SVV Bella 81k
I was wondering what the deal on expiration time was.
Thanks for posting. sorry it didn't work out.

You could always call the resort and ask about a 'paid upgrade'
Don't know what resort, but couldn't hurt.
 

Ron98GT

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2010
Messages
2,299
Reaction score
15
Points
38
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Resorts Owned
HGVC (7k Hawaii), Marriott (2-Bdrm L/O), & RCI Points (80k Grand View)
We are leaving for Hawaii tomorrow and I was hoping to up size our studio using Eplus. No luck. I tried last year and did not have any luck either.
But I know that Hawaii in January is a busy time, so I have not given up on the idea of using Eplus again.

The Eplus expired at 9:00 PM Pacific time, and I was no longer able to search using my confirmed resort. I thought I could keep on trying till midnight, but that was not the case. Apparently the Eplus expires at midnight, east coast time the day before check in.

I was wondering how often you checked EpLus? I'm always relentless, checking multiple times per hour. I'd have my wife checking in between. The good stuff pops-up and is gone just as fast, because someone grabs it. Also, I usually do Marriot-to-Marriott exchanges which helps.
 

DebBrown

TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
2,548
Reaction score
171
Points
548
We're also leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. My eplus is apparently good through the rest of today. We are staying on Kauai and haven't found an upgrade that was workable for us but I have seen a number of Marriott 2br units on other islands and for other weeks.

Deb
 

dioxide45

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
May 20, 2006
Messages
48,347
Reaction score
19,812
Points
1,399
Location
NE Florida
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grande Vista
Marriott Harbour Lake
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Club Wyndham CWA
We are leaving for Hawaii tomorrow and I was hoping to up size our studio using Eplus. No luck. I tried last year and did not have any luck either.
But I know that Hawaii in January is a busy time, so I have not given up on the idea of using Eplus again.

The Eplus expired at 9:00 PM Pacific time, and I was no longer able to search using my confirmed resort. I thought I could keep on trying till midnight, but that was not the case. Apparently the Eplus expires at midnight, east coast time the day before check in.

I posted last night, we are leaving today. I think yours will expire at midnight eastern time today. Good luck.

It kind of makes sense that it is midnight eastern time since II is located in Miami. I wouldn't really expect them to program in the expiration based on the time zone that the member lives in. Simply too much effort. Easier just to use the system time.
 

pchung6

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2015
Messages
1,126
Reaction score
576
Points
223
Location
Carlsbad, CA
Resorts Owned
WKORVN-OF, SVVx3, SBP, MKO-OV, MWR
We're also leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. My eplus is apparently good through the rest of today. We are staying on Kauai and haven't found an upgrade that was workable for us but I have seen a number of Marriott 2br units on other islands and for other weeks.

Deb

Westin Maui and Westin Princeville just got bulk deposited last night. I was able to use eplus to retrade 1 bedroom Westin Maui. I always check Interval everyday morning, few times during the day, and before the bed, everyday in last 3 months.
 

taterhed

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2011
Messages
4,536
Reaction score
1,902
Points
399
Location
Virginia
Resorts Owned
Westin WKORV OFD
Marriott's Grande Vista
Worldmark x2
SVV Bella 81k
Lot less demand for April/May. There have not been a lot of WPOVR the last few months. There was some around 59 days.
Good for you though! Takes a lot of careful checking.
 

MichaelColey

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 4, 2010
Messages
4,924
Reaction score
112
Points
299
Location
Mansfield, TX
Resorts Owned
Palace View Branson (4 Lockouts), Grandview (Points), CMV (UDI), DVC (SSR 25)
Also, I usually do Marriot-to-Marriott exchanges which helps.
It helps tremendously in advance, but for last minute E-Plus, I think EVERYONE can see everything. I know I've got some fabulous last minute E-Plus upgrades.

E-Plus doesn't always work out, but it's great when it does. We had two 3+ week trips to Hawaii last year, and we did them almost entirely with last minute Flex exchanges and E-Plus. With diligent searching (plus TUG alerts), we eventually got what we wanted for almost every exchange. Over a total of about 7 weeks, we spent about 6 weeks in nice 2BR timeshares (mostly MKO), 4 or 5 days in a lesser 1BR Waikiki timeshare, and 3 days in hotels using hotel points (our backup plan). These were mostly all during low season, but also included Christmas, which is busier.
 

travelplanner70

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2005
Messages
893
Reaction score
4
Points
378
I just bought the EPlus option for the first time. I was wondering if calling Interval directly to see if there is availability is any better than just looking on line. Do they see the same units we are seeing? The II rep I called a few days ago indicated that she could see more units than what I am able to see. Not sure if that is correct.

Thanks in advance.
 
Top