Mary thank you so much for all your advice. Its been very helpful. If she reserved something where would she deposit it? If not RCi that is? She thinks she'll make money doing a rental. But those days are over. I can't even rent out my Beach club villas from DVC.. I never had a problem doing that before!
The NYC thing is so unfair. That used to be the most lucrative rentals using RHC, right?
I don't know about NYC rentals since both the reservations I got from Affinia Dumont we used .. I used one with my Mom and my sister used one with her family. We had to pay the city taxes at that point but Affinia was worth the points plus the city tax since it was large and had a kitchette.
I had popped some weeks into SFX but they only take prime weeks and most of the US ones and some of the international ones are gone.. I am depositing a couple there since I had some weeks that expired so are trying to unexpire them. You can get some of their lifestyle weeks even for mid season deposits up to end of March.
I think Platinum interchange will offer their 3 for 1 till Mar 15 on some of the weeks but you need to talk to them regarding which ones qualifies for that. On TS4MS there is a platinum interchange rep there. Don't think she is here on TUG.
I had deposited 1 week into RCI the year I bought since I could not use all the points but found it a little hard to use .. Had to extend it twice before i could use it but got a good last minute exchange out of it. Don't think you can this day since you do not control the deposit so the TPUs would likely suck.
To be honest, some people rented a lot but I think I only rented 1 or 2 weeks out and gave a few weekends away to friends when I had issues using up all my points and could not book full weeks.. Too much work to make it happen.