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Hello! I am a newbie to this timeshare thing but do know where and what I want to buy.....just need to do some SERIOUS research into it before I purchase. I am looking at Glacier Canyon at the Dells and saw a post that said to see if you need to purchase ARP? Ok so what is ARP? hehe
 

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Also I looked up the Points needed for each night in the Member guide which has now REALLY confused me.

We just visited the Dells via someone elses timeshare and the paperwork I got said Points:12000 (we stayed 3 nights)

The member guide dosen't list our room at less than 18,000 points per night. This is much higher than I was expecting. Anyone know why there is such a big difference?

Thank you!
 

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Also I looked up the Points needed for each night in the Member guide which has now REALLY confused me.

We just visited the Dells via someone elses timeshare and the paperwork I got said Points:12000 (we stayed 3 nights)

The member guide dosen't list our room at less than 18,000 points per night. This is much higher than I was expecting. Anyone know why there is such a big difference?

Thank you!

ARP is advanced reservation priority. If you purchase a UDI contract, it normally is at the 10-13 month out point. If it is a converted week, then the underlying week. If it is a week or floating week contract, then it is that week (ARP is not applicable). Look at all major timeshare providers before you buy and then make your decision on where to buy.

Here is a sample (VIP Discounts range from 25-50 percent off the figures listed below if the reservation is made within 60 days of going)(I have not tracked the discount for this resort for non-VIP members (under 300,000 VIP eligable points or bought re-sale at the 45 day and under point):

SEPTEMBER
09/07/2012 7 nights 1 Bedroom 94,500
09/07/2012 7 nights 1 Bedroom Deluxe 126,000
09/07/2012 7 nights 2 Bedroom Deluxe 154,000
09/07/2012 7 nights 2 Bedroom Deluxe 189,000
09/07/2012 7 nights 2 Bedroom Deluxe 154,000
09/07/2012 7 nights 2 Bedroom Lockoff 220,500

47,250 points for a 7 night stay in a 2 bedroom at the same resort if it was made March 9, 2012. Did not check other dates. This I think answers your question. If not post what else is needed. Within Wyndham Vacation Resorts a Wyndham point is not just a Wyndham point. If you have access to the member's directory, you may want to read up on the various programs, options, limitations and restrictions.
 
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Did you rent last minute?

Mega renters that own a million plus points get a last minute discount on the points cost. So where the chart shows 18K, they might get a 40% off inside 45 days to start.

Greg

Also I looked up the Points needed for each night in the Member guide which has now REALLY confused me.

We just visited the Dells via someone elses timeshare and the paperwork I got said Points:12000 (we stayed 3 nights)

The member guide dosen't list our room at less than 18,000 points per night. This is much higher than I was expecting. Anyone know why there is such a big difference?

Thank you!
 

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Thank you thank you thank you! I am sure that is where the discount came in as I bought it from the guy 2 weeks out from the date we wanted to go. I can't wait to learn so much here :))
 

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I am looking at Glacier Canyon at the Dells and saw a post that said to see if you need to purchase ARP? Ok so what is ARP? hehe
ARP gives those who own at any given resort an advantage of a couple months to reserve before those who don't own there. T

This means that if you can only vacation during the highest demand times at your resort, you would need that extra ARP advantage to make sure you can use your resort when you want it.

This might be the 4th of July one year or New Years eve on another, but you have to reserve over a year in advance of those dates to get what you need and Wyndham's system keeps others (who don't own at your resort) from getting in your way during that time.

There are a few resorts with such high demand for various holidays that one must reserve at exactly 13 months and others where demand is so low that it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference. You need to study your resort's demand record to know if you need ARP for when you want to use it. Sometimes it's hard to know until you try to get a certain date. Demand records are not easy to come by.
 
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