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Grand Desert

ba2471

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Wyndham
Just got back from the Grand Desert. I really enjoy the property but I have never seen as many folks in the middle of the sales process than I did there. I was asked to attend an educational update, and the gift was 2 tickets to Cirque. The process was mildly difficult once they realized I originally bought resale, but not too bad. What is the best gift you have rec'd at Grand Desert.? Just in case I return......
 

Jan M.

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Wyndham Presidential Reserve at Panama City Beach
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Grandview Las Vegas and Discovery Beach Resort - Both in RCI Points
Woodstone and Summit at Massanutten - Both in RCI weeks used as Wyndham PICs
Which Cirque and how much are those tickets worth realistically? They are likely worth way more than you would have gotten in a gift card. Most people can usually get $100-$125 but sometimes you can get more. Asking is that the best you can do will get them to up what they are offering.

At a different resort, not Wyndham, we did a presentation in 2018 that gave us 2 tickets to Cirque Mystere and 2 buffets at Treasure Island. We could have had a gift card and instead paid $30 to get the show and buffet tickets. That was my choice because we would never have spent the money on tickets for the show because my husband didn't think he cared about seeing a Cirque show nor do we do the buffets. I can't eat enough to make a buffet worth the cost and my husband will but shouldn't. Lol. We had amazing seats, both loved the show and really enjoyed the buffet. I later calculated that the value of the tickets for those seats and the buffets to be at least $200 before tax and that was checking multiple sites for the cheapest tickets the same area we were seated in.
 
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bestpal38

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Just got back from the Grand Desert. I really enjoy the property but I have never seen as many folks in the middle of the sales process than I did there. I was asked to attend an educational update, and the gift was 2 tickets to Cirque. The process was mildly difficult once they realized I originally bought resale, but not too bad. What is the best gift you have rec'd at Grand Desert.? Just in case I return......
I don't go for less than $150 american express. I'm not interested much in the shows. I did once take a meal card, and had dinner for 2 at Bacchanal Buffet at Ceasars. The $150 is still a better deal by far, and spend it where you like. In California I got $125 and 21,000 Wyndham reward points.
 
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