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Explorer Package - Making it a good deal

margolism

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Anyone have any thoughts about the WLR 1BR Explorer pakckage?

$2,720 for six nights in a 1BR plus 70,000 SPG points.

Extra nights in the 1BR are $199 per night inclusive of taxes.

We are owners here and come every February (President’s Week.)

Assuming a value of a SPG point at .02275 per point, it comes with $1592.50 worth of points.

Since we typically stay for 11 or 12 nights, the $199 per extra night brings the average cost per night down quite a bit. For a six night stay the nights are $453.33 per night, for 11 nights it comes down to $337.73 per night, not including the value of the SPG points. Renting our unit for a prime week recoups our annual maintenance x3.

Anyone do a similar analysis?
 

DavidnRobin

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I know little about WLR - but in general ExpPkg should only be used in conjunction with a VSE purchase in conjunction with a requalification if a resale. And this should usually only be done if the desire is to get to 5* as inexpensively as possible.

So... IMO - unless 5* is your objective then ‘No’
There are usually cheaper ways to stay, or obtain SPs
YMMV and IMO
 

vacationtime1

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The StarPoints are worth $1600, but only if you know what you are going to do with them. Otherwise, you have merely exchanged a very liquid currency (dollars) into a less liquid currency (StarPoints).

The room is an okay value, but not an outstanding one. We stayed at Lagunamar last year in a one bedroom unit on a getaway for about $750.

I would say "no" for a different reason: I hate doing sales presentations. Especially on vacations.
 

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I typically get 9c or more value with SPG points (FF transfer for business class and first class long haul flights), so the SPG points have lots of appeal.
 

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You really can rent your WLR for 3x MF? In the past I’ve had no luck renting for even break for prime weeks.


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