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Step by step instructions on how to search II with your Marriott (in pictures)

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Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do a search or an exchange on the Interval International (II) website. This is also how to do a imaginary search to see what is currently available.


  • Sign in to your II account
  • Click the “exchange” tab – upper left
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  • Enter a destination, a resort, or “all” destinations
  • Enter a date range
  • Click the “continue” button
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  • Pick unit to search with & click “exchange” button
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    Please note that I have switched to MGR - a resort that can be locked off
  • Enter your 8 digit reservation number (real or phony) – it must begin with “8”
  • Enter “Unit No” that works with your resort – examples: ZZAA or TOVI
    (this step will not be necessary if you do not own a lock-off)
  • Choose the number of bedrooms
    (this step will not be necessary if you do not own a lock-off)
  • Enter or choose the reservation date
  • Click the “continue” button

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  • Select the number of bedrooms to search with
    (this step will not be necessary if you do not own a lock-off)
  • Click the “continue” button
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Please see posts 2 & 3 below for more images.
(Tug will only allow 5 images per post.)
 
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  • Here are the results of your search
  • Click a destination – I clicked "Hawaii, Kauai"
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  • Click “see more dates” – I clicked Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club
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  • Pick a date and click “exchange”– I picked May 8-15, 2009
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  • The unit is now on hold for 18 minutes
  • Review the information and click “continue” on the bottom of the page
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  • Next page: Click “ I accept the terms…” and click “continue”
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  • Choose options then click “continue”
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  • Review your transaction and click “continue”
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  • Enter your credit card information – THIS IS WHERE I STOPPED!
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I hope this helps.
 
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Wow, that is very helpful!
Thanks!
 

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You went above and beyond to help all TUGgers, especially new members who don't quite understand the whole searching process on II.

Well done!:clap:
 

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I cannot thank you enough. I have tried numerous times and couldn't quite get it right. This is so very helpful...above and beyond! :banana:

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Terrific ... for newbies and old timers alike. You should illustrate text books. :) Nice work.

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Kudos for a great job! I agree this should be added to the stickies.
 

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Wow Terry that is super. Good use of the screen shots copy and paste and whatever program you used to do that.
 

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Thank you for the pictures with the instructions. It will be very helpful to many.
 

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Excellent job Terry. To the powers that be...can we make this a sticky? Please !
 

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Terry,

Thanks for the great details! I have a few follow-up questions:

  • Using your procedures with a phoney reservation number and unit number, you will see potential exchanges. But when a real reservation number is used (and other inputs remain the same), won't the results differ based on the strength of the actual week being given up? (Or am I confusing strength-of-week with depositing your unit in II?)
  • How does one know a valid Unit Number to input for a given resort?
  • Also, if I use an actual reservation number as input, how do I know the correct unit number to enter also?
TIA
 

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Terry,

Thanks for the great details! I have a few follow-up questions:

  • Using your procedures with a phoney reservation number and unit number, you will see potential exchanges. But when a real reservation number is used (and other inputs remain the same), won't the results differ based on the strength of the actual week being given up? (Or am I confusing strength-of-week with depositing your unit in II?)
  • How does one know a valid Unit Number to input for a given resort?
  • Also, if I use an actual reservation number as input, how do I know the correct unit number to enter also?
TIA
The reservation number has nothing to do with trading strength, only the reservation date you enter will change that.

For Marriott the Unit No. is the same as unit type. It is NOT like the unit number you are assigned at check-in.

After you click the first "exchange" tab, you can then click "view my units". The next page will show your units and should already have a unit type listed. This unit type will work as the Unit No for your seach purposes on the next page. If it is not indicated call II and ask. I did this for my CL unit once. For CL I have to enter "3bed" as the unit no. The unit type / unit no. will always be the same for your full unit at your resort.
 
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This may differ a little for those that are not using a lock off unit. They won't be asked for number of bedrooms. I also don't think unit number shows up for those not using a Florida Club unit?

I also don't know why they ask for Unit No and Bedrooms on the page where you enter the confirmation number when you just have to tell it again on the next screen.
 

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Thanks for a remarkable job of illustration "how to" but can you please tell me where we find our real reservation number?

Thank you.
 

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Thanks for a remarkable job of illustration "how to" but can you please tell me where we find our real reservation number?

Thank you.
Corky, you should have received an email from Marriott with an 8 digit number that starts with 8 (once you have choosen you week). Contact your rep, or have an Interval rep call them when you are ready to deposit. I just did that today, that's how I know:) had no idea about this 8 digit number until I got to tug:)
 

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Very helpful, Terry. A sticky would be nice so we can find it again, when needed. I have done very few exchanges but have always used the telephone with II and RCI too. :eek: I just read this week that RCI is charging more for telephone reservations now. Is II doing this too today or not yet?
 

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This may differ a little for those that are not using a lock off unit. They won't be asked for number of bedrooms. I also don't think unit number shows up for those not using a Florida Club unit?

I also don't know why they ask for Unit No and Bedrooms on the page where you enter the confirmation number when you just have to tell it again on the next screen.
I have added a few comments (in bold) to reflect your observations. :)
 

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I knew all that stuff but it sure is helpful to have your thread handy to review. It'll be great for my kids who are not that familiar with the system when they use a lockoff I've given them. Now I don't have to exercise the patience of Job when I explain the system to them. Great job and thank you for the time and effort!
 

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Awesome... this is a great tool for newbies, too..
 
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