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Here are a few questions that I am not quite understand how the RCI points works. Appreciate for any answers.

1. In term of trading power, which one matters more: the points you get or the home resort?

2. If you don't get enough point to trade for a resort that you want, can you rent points from other owner or RCI?

3. Is there an exchange fee for each exchange like the RCI weeks? Is that fee different depends on the length that you book?

4. Can RCI points make reservation on RCI weeks resorts? If so, how many points needed?
 

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Here are a few questions that I am not quite understand how the RCI points works. Appreciate for any answers.

1. In term of trading power, which one matters more: the points you get or the home resort?

2. If you don't get enough point to trade for a resort that you want, can you rent points from other owner or RCI?

3. Is there an exchange fee for each exchange like the RCI weeks? Is that fee different depends on the length that you book?

4. Can RCI points make reservation on RCI weeks resorts? If so, how many points needed?
Are you looking to buy/lease a new RCI Points property/account ... or join RCI Points through Worldmark? I ask because the WM/RCI relationship, if it still exists, operated under different rules than a straight-up, normal RCI Points membership.
 

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Here are a few questions that I am not quite understand how the RCI points works. Appreciate for any answers.

1. In term of trading power, which one matters more: the points you get or the home resort?

2. If you don't get enough point to trade for a resort that you want, can you rent points from other owner or RCI?

3. Is there an exchange fee for each exchange like the RCI weeks? Is that fee different depends on the length that you book?

4. Can RCI points make reservation on RCI weeks resorts? If so, how many points needed?


1. Points are points. They all have the same value, independent of home resort.

2. If you follow the rules, you can only rent from RCI (2 cents/point)

3. Yes, with RCI, there is a fee for anything and everything. Here are the latest RCI Points fees.

4. Yes. Points required depends on resort classification (Gold, Silver, Nada), unit size, season, and location. There is a "crossover" grid that defines point requirements. I think this is the most current grid available.

HTH
 

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2. If you follow the rules, you can only rent from RCI (2 cents/point)
HTH

So that means, there is no points transfer allowed between owners. What happen if you have some points that you won't use? Would they just have to let to expire?
 

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Are you looking to buy/lease a new RCI Points property/account ... or join RCI Points through Worldmark? I ask because the WM/RCI relationship, if it still exists, operated under different rules than a straight-up, normal RCI Points membership.

I didn't know that WM have different rules for RCI points. I thought that WM is just RCI weeks. Do you mean the TravelShare program?
 

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So that means, there is no points transfer allowed between owners. What happen if you have some points that you won't use? Would they just have to let to expire?

Transfers between accounts are allowed.
 

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I didn't know that WM have different rules for RCI points. I thought that WM is just RCI weeks. Do you mean the TravelShare program?
I joined RCI Points through WM long before TravelShare was introduced. Dropped it a few weeks later after reviewing the materials. A few highlights from memory:
  • Sign up cost was ~$325; $99/year renewal. Account membership covered both RCI Points and Weeks.
  • Conversion rate was 5 RCI Points for each WM credit.
  • Whereas "normal" RCI Points accounts are offered "last minute" weeks exchanges for 9000 RCI Points ... WM owners were charged 15000 RCI points for same exchange. (Based on the old 3000 WM credit instant exchange multiplied by 5 using the conversion rate. Not sure if that would now be 20000 RCI Points based on WM's increased 4000 credit instant exchange?)
  • Unlike normal RCI Points accounts, WM RCI Points accounts were not qualified for "PDF."
  • Exchange fees matched current RCI Points fees of that time. (Link posted by Pit would be appropriate.)
 

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I joined RCI Points through WM long before TravelShare was introduced. Dropped it a few weeks later after reviewing the materials. A few highlights from memory:
  • Sign up cost was ~$325; $99/year renewal. Account membership covered both RCI Points and Weeks.
  • Conversion rate was 5 RCI Points for each WM credit.
  • Whereas "normal" RCI Points accounts are offered "last minute" weeks exchanges for 9000 RCI Points ... WM owners were charged 15000 RCI points for same exchange. (Based on the old 3000 WM credit instant exchange multiplied by 5 using the conversion rate. Not sure if that would now be 20000 RCI Points based on WM's increased 4000 credit instant exchange?)
  • Unlike normal RCI Points accounts, WM RCI Points accounts were not qualified for "PDF."
  • Exchange fees matched current RCI Points fees of that time. (Link posted by Pit would be appropriate.)

I called owner service this morning. The RCI points option is no longer valid for WM owners. They encourage owner to join TravelShare program instead.
 

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Transfers between accounts are allowed.
Transfers are allowed, but technically you cannot "sell" them to another member. Of course, there's nothing wrong with giving the person a really nice birthday gift in exchange for the points. :)

You can also carry over remaining points from the current year or borrow points from you next year's allotment.
 
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Janna,

Are you're interested in RCI points because you want to buy a RCI points resorts?

OR

Are you're interested in RCI points because you want to use your WM pts with RCI ?

If you want to use your WM poiints with RCI points, IMHO you should forget it. To use WM with RCI points you must buy more points from the developer and get into travelshare. You'll pay 3 times more for the points for the only reward of being able to use RCI points. A VERY BAD DEAL.

If you interested in RCI points, There are hundreds of cheap weeks at RCI point resorts, making sure to buy a week which have already been converted to RCI points.
 

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Janna,

Are you're interested in RCI points because you want to buy a RCI points resorts?

OR

Are you're interested in RCI points because you want to use your WM pts with RCI ?

If you want to use your WM poiints with RCI points, IMHO you should forget it. To use WM with RCI points you must buy more points from the developer and get into travelshare. You'll pay 3 times more for the points for the only reward of being able to use RCI points. A VERY BAD DEAL.

If you interested in RCI points, There are hundreds of cheap weeks at RCI point resorts, making sure to buy a week which have already been converted to RCI points.

Does WM points convert directly to RCI points? When you say TravelShare do you mean being able to use RCI nightly stay?

Vincent.
 

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Does WM points convert directly to RCI points?
Vincent.

No. Not any more as the way that rhonda metioned earlier. I called owner service this morning to clarify.

When you say TravelShare do you mean being able to use RCI nightly stay?

With TravelShare, you can use RCI nightly stay. You can't get TravelShare from resale, only from developer.
 

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Janna,

Are you're interested in RCI points because you want to buy a RCI points resorts?

OR

Are you're interested in RCI points because you want to use your WM pts with RCI ?

If you want to use your WM poiints with RCI points, IMHO you should forget it. To use WM with RCI points you must buy more points from the developer and get into travelshare. You'll pay 3 times more for the points for the only reward of being able to use RCI points. A VERY BAD DEAL.

If you interested in RCI points, There are hundreds of cheap weeks at RCI point resorts, making sure to buy a week which have already been converted to RCI points.

Bill,

I was interesting in buying RCI points resort. Since rhonda metioned that WM may able to get to RCI points. So I called WM owner service to ask about it. Turn out the way that rhonda metioned no longer work. And as what you said, they push me to get into Travelshare which I don't interest in it. I agree with you that it is better and cheaper to buy a converted RCI points resort.

Thanks, Janna
 
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