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New to the MVC DESTINATIONS Points Program

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I’m just shocked that they can enroll your week to points but not give you the same amount of points it takes to book your unit in the week you own..

I can assume that when they announce the new common currency program, things like “skim” will occur. Doesn’t seem very owner friendly or easy to use. Star options is much easier to understand.
 

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I’m just shocked that they can enroll your week to points but not give you the same amount of points it takes to book your unit in the week you own..

I can assume that when they announce the new common currency program, things like “skim” will occur. Doesn’t seem very owner friendly or easy to use. Star options is much easier to understand.

Remember, in MVC, enrollment of a week and then annual election of that week for DC points is an overlay or option, even for developer-purchased weeks, whereas StarOptions were included with all weeks from the beginning. MVC chose to account for orphan days from their legacy weeks and things like that caused by short stays by creating what we call skim. The skim doesn't take away any rights to use or trade your owned week. As I said above, think of it as the Exchange Fee for a DC reservation.
 

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Remember, in MVC, enrollment of a week and then annual election of that week for DC points is an overlay or option, even for developer-purchased weeks, whereas StarOptions were included with all weeks from the beginning. MVC chose to account for orphan days from their legacy weeks and things like that caused by short stays by creating what we call skim. The skim doesn't take away any rights to use or trade your owned week. As I said above, think of it as the Exchange Fee for a DC reservation.
Ahh ok that makes sense. Was questioning why it would be worth less points than it is to book the same unit in the same week you own. But that makes sense.

any thoughts on the supposed announcement of a common currency combined program mid to end of year?
 

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I agree my point that Marriott didn’t do a good job marketing the DC to me stands without mention of the skim.
Sorry I seem to have caused your post to get off track lydlady.

No problem. Actually, now that you mention it, it was the “skim” that initially turned me off to the DC. But since I never trade back into my home resort, I realized it didn’t matter. Plus understanding that I can still trade my weeks helped to convince me to join.
 

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any thoughts on the supposed announcement of a common currency combined program mid to end of year?

Nothing more has been said since the October 4 Investor Day when they mentioned it and said it would be second half of 2020. They announce earnings after market close on Wednesday 2/26, so they will have an analysts earnings call at 8:30am on Thursday, Feb 27. We'll have to see if they have any updates then. I doubt it, but you never know.
 

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I’m just shocked that they can enroll your week to points but not give you the same amount of points it takes to book your unit in the week you own..

I can assume that when they announce the new common currency program, things like “skim” will occur. Doesn’t seem very owner friendly or easy to use. Star options is much easier to understand.
Remember that a flexible points system is inherently inefficient compared to the weeks system. Also, the seasons for points and weeks don't always line up so they have to average the points over the weeks that match up with the seasons. These 2 issues con't completely explain the difference but it is part of it. One loses nothing over owning the week, as Jim notes, it's just an additional add on option. There are situations where one can use points and get more than they give up. We stayed at Ocean Pointe a few years ago with a large group and the cost for 10 rooms was a lot less than those 10 rooms cost at our main home resort (Grande Ocean) and a lot less than the points we get at GO on a per 2 BR basis. It gives flexibility but at a "cost" and it's still cheaper than owning trust points in many cases.
 
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