TUG Review Crew: Veteran
- Jan 10, 2010
- Reaction score
- Fairfax County, Virginia
- Resorts Owned
- Wyndham VIPF & PresRes, DRI (Gold), Quarter House (4), Resort on Cocoa Beach (4), HGVC Tuscany Village, HGVC South Beach-McAlpin, HGVC Parc Soleil
I've read the entire 9 pages. There is a ton of collective great information here. Lots of acronyms here and I am a newbie to the site, but I have been to a few presentations.
Here's the scenario:
I have legit access (transferring deeds) to convert deeded weeks from Shell to points at Wyndham. If I do the conversion, I will be at the Founder's level. The weeks were bought as resale, I think, but during the last presentations they shared that everything would convert and I would be at the Founders level. Several sales people had 'jaw dropping' responses to the points I would have. I assumed that was a sales tactic, but I do believe them when they said I would be at founders level.
Question/Confirmation 1: What is the cheapest way I can buy the points I need to convert these weeks to gain these VIP benefits? Is the only way via retail at one of the presentations? It seems there are other ways which might be cheaper but result in all of the same bonus things. I think I read about HitchHiker71 saying she'd user her "insert the program here" to try to get a spot at the new Grandy CO resort. And that "insert the program here" was only available if purchased at Wyndham directly. (And I would love to go to that Granby resort, too!) I didn't understand the Piggy back thing, but is it worth it to travel to the one place that is doing that?
Question 2: Once I have all these points, can I reserve specific weeks, then 'sell' them myself on a site like TUG2? Is that what the guest check in is? I know I have to report the revenue - no problem there.
I am learning a ton here. Thanks everyone!
Thanks in advance.
By "sell," I presume you mean "rent." Yes, technically you can do that but you run the very great risk of getting on Wyndham's list of owners who are engaged in "commercial use." Several of us here have been fingered by Wyndam for "commercial use." I reduced my ownership by about 50% as a result and may dispose of additional contracts later in 2023.
I don't think anyone here would recommend acquiring a bunch of Wyndham points with the idea of booking and renting reservations. In that respect, we may have a different view than the typical Wyndham salesperson. I don't know what a "jaw dropping" number of points is and salespersons are pretty good at feigning a reaction. Anything to make a sale!
However, acquiring sufficient developer points to put you into the VIP Platinum or VIP Founders level can make family vacations much cheaper than otherwise. But if you go much above those levels, you may find it difficult to use all your points, depending on your particular situation.