Bonus Times is suppose to be offered to owners from a pool of availability units that their owners did not use, did not reserve on time or for whatever reason they did not use. Those weeks had been paid for by the owners with their maintenance fees. Just like all timeshare owners use their owned weeks. Therefore there should not be additional expenses on bonus weeks.
That is the part that never made sense to me - because no owner was "losing" the right to use their interval with the unused units - aka there was no balancing between the pool you describe and weeks available. Other owners still retained the interval they had paid for.
In order to allow Silverleaf Club to determine which accommodations will be available for the BonusTime Program, Members must notify Silverleaf Club either in writing addressed to Silverleaf Club, 9395
S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819, or by phone at (800) 613-0310, whether or not a Member
will be occupying his or her Timeshare Period. Such notification must be received by the Silverleaf Clubat least thirty (30) days before the check-in day for the Member’s Timeshare Period and if suchtimely notification is not received by Silverleaf Club, then the Member’s Timeshare Period will be automatically placed into the Bonus Time Program and will not be available for the Member’s use.Any Timeshare Periods placed into the Bonus Time Program which are not used for Reservations inthe Bonus Time Program shall remain unused for that year.