I'm still hoping for a few more tips on who to approach and how to nudge my points up to 300,000 for VIP status. Do I call someone at Wyndham corporate? Someone at the Kingsgate or Patriots' Place resorts? Someone at a different property?
I am assuming that the general approach is to say "If I can't get VIP status out of this conversion to points for a $2395+995 conversion fee, I'd rather sell these weeks on eBay and get something cheaper on eBay [that also would not have VIP, but presumably would have lower maintenance fees?]."
Does that sound like something that would work? Do they have any leeway in the points conversion?
I dont think Wyndham will let resale fixed weeks convert to VIP eligible points no matter what you say. Although some say that weeks in Hawaii may be an exception with certain Hawaii salesmen
I have tried to bargain with my fixed weeks and they wont budge..I they were bought on the secondary market, they will not count toward VIP
I do think you can do what Wyndham calls an equity trade with your points,,,trade in one or several contracts with the purchase of some new points and get a new deed at a new resort for the total number of points...as has been said probably a $15000 deal
The cheapest way to add VIP eligible points is I think to own a 3 bedroom red week at an RCI affiliated resort (not points) and PIC it in with a 50000 point new purchase...This would add just over 300000 VIP eligible points. You can PIC in a maximum of 2 contracts ... for 600000 points...If you already own VIP eligible points you could go to Gold or Platinum with a fairly small number of dollars...but remember the new VIP bar that sets in October
The question that remains is...just because you can; should you?
Im having trouble justifying a move up the VIP ladder, unless you plan to add a ton of resale points and become a mega renter, and this only makes sense if you are willing to play the cancel and rebook for a discount game...(which some speculate is coming to an end)