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RCI Travel Packages membership - is this a good deal or not?

lauelliott

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I received an offer for an RCI Travel Package. It came as a 'card' when I renewed my RCI membership. the off:
$500 savings dollars
50% discount on package purchases
no blackout dates
additional booking discounts in Feb, May, Aug & Nov
2 vacations as follows:
1) 7 nights worldwide -book within 2 years use up to 1 more yr later
2) 7 night cruise for 2 to Caribbean or Mexico-book within 18mos use within 18mos later

Cost for 2yr membership - $1999 or $199down with $150/mo for 12 mos
If I call back today get an era $400 cash vouchers to use for excursions etc.

Renewal fee $49/yr for yrs 3, 4, &5.

Is this worth it?
On face value it is because 2 vacations alone cost more than $2000 and with the savings it only costs $1100 ($2000-500-400) But will I really be able to book when wanted? Are the $500 savings dollars worth it...sometimes its not really for anything you would buy? $400 cash back in excursions sounds ok?

Thanks for your help.
Laurie
 

taterhed

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Virginia
Resorts Owned
Westin WKORV OFD
Marriott's Grande Vista
Worldmark x2
SVV Bella 81k
Sounds like Ad fodder to me.
 

Free2Roam

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Club Wyndham, Quarter House, a handful of East Coast beach resorts
If the $500 savings dollars are the same as what you get as an RCI Platinum member, they're pretty worthless in my opinion.
 

Ann-Marie

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The Summit @ Massunetten, Sheraton Desert Oasis
Oh dear! I called and this gentleman was so pushy. He is telling me the activation fee is $2999.00. I'm done!
 
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