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Using Bonus Weeks for exchanges

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:rolleyes: I have 2 bonus weeks each year as part of the incentive to purchase my last timeshare. I called RCI to ask about activating them and the vp I spoke with said that I could not search on the website using them but that I could search for Extra Vacations and that if I found something I wanted there that I could call RCI and that I would then be able to book it through them and only at the exchange rate for a studio,1 bdm etc depending on what I was getting.

Am I clear on this? I would not have to pay the listed extra vacation price?

I hope I have made clear what I mean/for just the external exchange fee is what I mean?

Thanks Madge

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The bonus weeks I have will only cost me $149 to use. I look in extra vacations and mine will work for anything that cost $500 or less. (IT may be $550...not sure). So when I find something whether it is a studio or a three bedroom I only pay $149. I just did this yesterday. I got Oct.14-21 at Holiday Shores at Lake of the Ozarks for $149 for a 3 BR. We will only be able to stay till the 19th but that is an inexpensive vacation!! I have to call a VC to book them but that was easy. They quickly took care of me.
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Bonus weeks and searches

Dear Deer Path,

I just called RCI and the VP said that if I found an extra vacation that I probably could not use my bonus week for the exchange. She also said that perhaps with last call if I found one that I could use it for that because I need to search with 45 days in order to use the bonus week. I really would like clarity on this. I am sure the RCI rep I previously spoke with was stating exactly what you said in your reply, that I could search Extra Vacations and apply my bonus week toward it. I noticed your exchange is within 45 days.

I had hoped when I first posted that the RCI Moderator here would reply and clarify this. Any further thoughts on the situation? :confused:

Sylvia
 
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Sylvia,

The first RCI Guide you spoke to and Deer Path gave you the most accurate answers to this question. Use Extra Vacations as a tool to search online, but look for the weeks priced under $500 USD with several units available. Those are the most likely to be available using your bonus weeks.
 
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