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RCI Membership Questions - Last Call and Extra Vacations

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I need help. I appreciate any assistance.

My wife and I really do last minute travel (within 45 days) since we have no kids, I earn frequent flier miles and we can travel off season if we want.

We are looking at purchasing a resale bi-annual blue week (less than $500 including all closing costs) with low maintenance fees (around $200 every other year).

We are looking to have this for the last minute trades and/or being able to use the "Last Call Vacations" weeks with RCI for $199 and the discounted "Extra Vacations Getaways" as well.

If I have a bi-annual week, which obviously allows me to "trade" every other year, will I still have constant access to puchase RCI's "Last Call Vacations" and "Extra Vacations Getaways" as much as I want?

To be honest, I really only want to own a timeshare so I can have access to these deals. The year that I am able to use it at the 45 day window, I will trade it - the other years I want to be able to book the Last Call, etc.

In addition, can I buy one of these "Last Call Vacations" or "Extra Vacations Getaways" and give to a family member to use? Is there an additional charge to give to a family member?
 
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I'm pretty sure that once you become a member of RCI you'll have access to as many Extra Vacations and Last Call Vacations as you care to purchase. I think you can buy them for family and friends, too.

But, just to be on the safe side, just give RCI a call and I'm sure they'll answer all your questions.
 

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You might want to checkout the "Guest Pass Membership" described in the "sticky" above. Could that accomplish your needs?
 

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Additional Users On R. C. I. Points Account.

In addition, can I buy one of these "Last Call Vacations" or "Extra Vacations Getaways" and give to a family member to use? Is there an additional charge to give to a family member?
It's $149 or so for an RCI Guest Certificate, required each time you make an RCI reservation for someone else.

With RCI Points ( -- don't know about RCI Weeks -- ), members are allowed to name up to 5 Additional Users on their RCI Points account -- meaning Guest Certificates for those official Additional Users are el freebo.

On our RCI Points account, as Additional Users we named our 2 sons, our nephew, my brother, & The Chief Of Staff's sister. 

If you do call up RCI, ask'm if you can establish family members as official Additional Users with RCI Weeks, same as with RCI Points.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​

 

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It's $149 or so for an RCI Guest Certificate, required each time you make an RCI reservation for someone else.
-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​

When did the guest fee go up to $149?!?!?:eek: Last I remember they were somewhere around $60.
 

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We Get'm Free, So I Don't Know What The Actual Charge Is.

When did the guest fee go up to $149?!?!?:eek: Last I remember they were somewhere around $60.
$149 is just the amount that came to mind -- could be entirely wrong, I don't know. (Wouldn't be all that hard to look up, I suppose.)

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​

 

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With RCI Points ( -- don't know about RCI Weeks -- ), members are allowed to name up to 5 Additional Users on their RCI Points account -- meaning Guest Certificates for those official Additional Users are el freebo.
I think it's a different policy between Weeks and Points. I have our three kids (all adults now) listed on our Points account. Last year I got a week with points for my daughter and her husband and didn't have to pay for a guest certificate for them.

This year I got a week for her and her husband with my Weeks account and had to pay for a guest certificate. I argued with the guide and told her I had our three kids on our account so that we wouldn't have to pay for guest certificates. The guide said on a Weeks account you couldn't list more than two users of the account and that I needed to pay for the guest certificate.

I think it's a pretty stupid not have the same rules for both Weeks and Points with regard to this guest certificate stuff. As I recall, the guest certificate was $59.
 

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Good timeshare prices on EBAY

If yo don't have that inexpensive timeshare yet, be sure to check EBAY. There are Gold Crowns there all the time and at a great price.
 

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I think you can find some great last-minute deals without owning a timeshare. there are cheap rentals all over the place. including this bulletin board.
 

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It is perfect, but...

You might want to checkout the "Guest Pass Membership" described in the "sticky" above. Could that accomplish your needs?
Wow - the Guest Pass program is perfect for me!

The only problem is not having a family member or friend that is a RCI member so I can be a part of the Guest Pass program. :(

Oh well...
 

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I recently joined RCI Weeks and was only allowed to list two owners. I listed my daughter and myself because RCI rep told me they would recognize spouses even if they are not listed. Hope this helps.

Melody
 

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I recently joined RCI Weeks and was only allowed to list two owners.
Same here when we joined (2003 or so), even though our son & daughter-in-law are on all our timeshare deeds with us, JTWROS.

However that may be, our son is also 1 of our RCI Points Additional Users, so it all works out OK.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 
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