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RCI Guest Certificate or Transfer?

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Hello all,

I am very new to trying to figure out RCI Exchanges so hopefully someone can help enlighten me. I have a friend of mine with 2 weeks banked but they do not plan on using them. They want to just give them to me, but I want to use them the most economical way possible. RCI will transfer the weeks into my account for $98 each I believe. Is there a better way? Could we book under their account in my name? Would I need a guest certificate? I really don't want to bug my friend to look for, search and book an exchange for me since they are literally just giving me the weeks. I called RCI and tried the chat on their website but kept getting the run around. Any advice????
 

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Would your friend feel comfortable giving you access to their RCI account by giving their user name and password so that you can deal with his weeks yourself? Then just use them as you see fit and get guest certificates?

I think that would be the least complicated way but some folks aren't comfortable with giving access to their account. It's how I would deal with it if I was the giving party to a friend.

Or you've pretty much got the other options outlined. Either pay to have the weeks transferred at 100 a pop or have your friends get the exchange and pay for a guest certificate, which is the same price at the option above, but more hassle for both you and your friend.
 

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Would your friend feel comfortable giving you access to their RCI account by giving their user name and password so that you can deal with his weeks yourself? Then just use them as you see fit and get guest certificates?

I think that would be the least complicated way but some folks aren't comfortable with giving access to their account. It's how I would deal with it if I was the giving party to a friend.

Or you've pretty much got the other options outlined. Either pay to have the weeks transferred at 100 a pop or have your friends get the exchange and pay for a guest certificate, which is the same price at the option above, but more hassle for both you and your friend.

Yea I know they would let me book through their account, but if it is more hassle for both of us I might as well just pay the 100 to transfer and find something at my leisure. Thanks for your help, I guess I was hoping for some loophole i wasn't aware of to book and vacation without RCI making extra money lol
 

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I think it is $109 or $119 per week these days. If you plan on combining the two pay to have them combine first and then only one transfer fee. Otherwise you pay for 2 transfers plus the exchange fee.
 

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Do you just get the weeks or the TPUs? If you get the TPUs for the two weeks, you may be able to book more than one week per...

I didn't know it was only $100 to transfer a week to someone else. That's really not too bad a price for a weeks vacation, $100+$209 exchange fee...

And maybe more vacation weeks if you get the TPUs
 

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Do you just get the weeks or the TPUs? If you get the TPUs for the two weeks, you may be able to book more than one week per...

I didn't know it was only $100 to transfer a week to someone else. That's really not too bad a price for a weeks vacation, $100+$209 exchange fee...

And maybe more vacation weeks if you get the TPUs

Wow it's been so long since I got a guest certificate, I thought they were $50.00?
 

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I thought is was the same amount to transfer the weeks inthe account. they used to offer a five year guest certificate unlimited for a set amount and if they are going to give you the weeks int he future this is the way to go.
 
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