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How to use Points for Deposit

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Madge: I have a couple of questions on how to use PFD. I am currently a Points Member and am buying a 3 br lockout in Branson that is a GC weeks Resort and is not in the points program. The week I am buying is a red floating (11 thru 52) and a specific week has not yet been reserved for 2006.

It is not yet banked with RCI Weeks. If I want to use it for PFD, should I first contact the resort and reserve a specific week then contact RCI, or should I bank it into RCI weeks first then go PFD?

Another question. If in future years, I reserve a week a year ahead directly with the resort and later find out I can't use it, how far ahead must I contact RCI to request it be used for PFD.

Hope my questions aren't to confusing. Have a nice day.

Mike Smalley
 

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Mike-Eventually Madge will answer. In the meantime, I call my resort and book the most demanded week available (unless it's within the next 60 day period?)and tell them to deposit it with RCI. The resort does it for me but it can take a couple of weeks before it posts to your account. Plus, isn't there that nasty PFD fee (to convert weeks to PFD)? Hmm, maybe you should just reserve it and call - if they're going to require mo money.
 

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MichaelSmalley,

Much depends on how your resort handles reservations. Many resorts do the depositing for their owners. If this is true of your resort, you'll need to contact them and have your week deposited into your RCI Weeks account first - then contact an RCI Points Guide at 877/968-7476 to request Points-for-Deposit.

You receive full Points grid value when you deposit your week at least 90 days in advance. Under 90 days, you will receive a percentage of the grid value, and we cannot process a Points-for-Deposit request under 30 days.

If your resort allows you to deposit your weeks directly with RCI, you'll still need to contact them first to get your reservation. When you have that, contact the number above and the Points Guide will submit the Weeks deposit and process your Points-for-Deposit request at the same time.
 

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expiration date of points for deposit...

Just wondering if they have the same 2 year expiration date from reservation date or is it just 1 year?
 

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Does anyone know if points for deposit expires in 2 years from check-in date or 1 year???
 

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I believe that once you convert the week to points, the points expire in one year unless they are saved into the next use year.
 

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TUG101,

Jeff V is correct. You have effectively two years to use the points since they can be saved for an additional Use Year.
 
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