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RCI deposit weeks vs. points

fieroman

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I have both rci weeks & points.I noticed that when I deposit one of my weeks only t/s into points I don't have as much to choose from in points that I have when I deposit into my weeks acct.Anyone else have this problem?
 

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I don't think I understand your question, but perhaps this will help. Note that I don't actually own Points, so some of this might be wrong, but I do have access to a Points account for searching, etc.

RCI has two distinct pools of inventory, Weeks and Points. If you are an RCI member, each of your RCI-affiliated timeshares is enrolled in either the Weeks program or the Points program. Those who have one or more weeks enrolled in the Points program also have access to the Weeks inventory, but not vice versa. So, if you own a Points-enrolled timeshare, you can exchange it for timeshares in either pool, Weeks or Points.

However, by default, any Weeks-enrolled timeshares you own can only be exchanged for Weeks inventory. If you also own a Points-enrolled timeshare, there is a way around this, called "Points for Deposit" which allows you to convert your Weeks-enrolled timeshares into a credit to your Points account. This uses a grid that converts area/season/size into a Points value. Sometimes this is a good deal. Other times it is not.

On balance, it seems that the areas in which Points are a big advantage in terms of inventory is pretty modest. Most active-sales timeshares are now mini-systems in their own right, and while developer-purchsed mini-system timeshares have access to Points, they seem to place the majority of their inventory in Weeks.
 

fieroman

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What I'm saying is when I use my week to deposit into points (PFD -points for deposit) the points they give me do not give me as much to trade for as when I deposit it into my weeks acct.I can get better trades with weeks deposit
 

tschwa2

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Then don't PFD and keep it in weeks. You have to decide if you get better value using the tpu's or the points you get.

I often think I do better with my weeks account but there is some inventory that is easier to get with points (at 10 months) and sometimes it works out cheaper (comparing the tpu's and rci points to the MF) to use one or the other.
 
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