Keep in mind I'm trying to do this on a small budget. I'm looking at some options here...

There's a SBP 2BR Gold+ EY (67,100 SO's) that I could probably buy for under $1000. I could use that to upgrade to another unit at SBP that has a higher SO value (maybe 2BR LO Plat 95,700 SO's). Then I could find another resale SBP with a value of 67,100 SO's to requalify. That would give me a total of 162,800 SO's - which is enough for 3*. The MF for both would be a total of $1752 per year. I would also get 120,000 SO's for upgrading to the 2BR LO. I can also use my Explorer package towards the purchase which would yield me another 75,000 SP's.

The net $$$ difference when doing the upgrade at SBP should be around $15-18k at the most. I can probably get the other resale to requalify for under $1000.

So, the big picture would be:

2 X 67,100 SO's bought for $1000 each

1 upgraded to 95,700 SO's with a net selling price of say $17,000, minus my explorer package cost of $1700 - giving me a true net cost of $15,300. The other requalified to give me all of the SVN benefits.

Total cost would be $17,300 for 162,800 SO's with all of the benefits available (including 3*, Gold SPG, etc...) and 205,000 bonus SP's!

SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF MY MATH OR LOGIC IS FLAWED HERE IN ANY WAY!!!! I've been looking at numbers for far too long today!

~Josh