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Value of Wyndham pts versa DRI Club pts

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We don't GO enough & roll lots of Wyn pts into RCI. That's another $199 for each RCI week when we do the exchange. For 2012, that will be 9 times if we use them all ($1800).

Does it make sense to trade in 217k Wyndham points and obtain 3k from The CLUB. DRI wants $12 grand (upfront) for 3k. There's another $850 in annual fees. This will allow paying out $654 less in total annual fees. I presently pay $2345 to Wyndham annually.

I will then have 154k Wyndham points rather than 371k.

I do wonder: why would I pay $12,000 to own less. I know we would have less RCI exchanges to pay-out.

How difficult is it to stay at CLUB places with only 3000 points? I do understand that 3000 will obtain several stays if booked less than 59 days from check-in. We do similar with Wyn points, but I experience little availability. Is there any difficulty in this regard with the Club.

Spouting here, but I do hope to learn a bit.
Hopefully there are experienced members here who can compare.

Robert
 

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does not make sense and would cost you dollars.
 

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Can't you just give away the Wyndham points you don't want anymore? :shrug:

I'm sure there would be a taker. :)

Makes no sense to pay 12K to do something you could do for free.
I don't know anything about DRI but couldn't you then buy those points resale for less than 12K? :confused:
 

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We don't GO enough & roll lots of Wyn pts into RCI. That's another $199 for each RCI week when we do the exchange. For 2012, that will be 9 times if we use them all ($1800).

Does it make sense to trade in 217k Wyndham points and obtain 3k from The CLUB. DRI wants $12 grand (upfront) for 3k. There's another $850 in annual fees. This will allow paying out $654 less in total annual fees. I presently pay $2345 to Wyndham annually.

I will then have 154k Wyndham points rather than 371k.

I do wonder: why would I pay $12,000 to own less. I know we would have less RCI exchanges to pay-out.

How difficult is it to stay at CLUB places with only 3000 points? I do understand that 3000 will obtain several stays if booked less than 59 days from check-in. We do similar with Wyn points, but I experience little availability. Is there any difficulty in this regard with the Club.

Spouting here, but I do hope to learn a bit.
Hopefully there are experienced members here who can compare.

Robert
What is the name of the DRI resort you are looking at ?
 

RDB

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What is the name of the DRI resort you are looking at ?
No resort in mind. Was checking with the Diamond RI reps at Williamsburg about their programs. They offerred to take 2 of my Wyn properties (amounting to 217k points) toward 3000 DRI points. The cost to me, with the trade-in= $13000.

Pretty expensive sounding to me.

I was trying to get some idea of what I can get with 3000 DRI points compared against 217000 Wyndham pts.

I have no knowledge of the DRI system other then what The Sellers are pointing out.
 

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... I have no knowledge of the DRI system other then what The Sellers are pointing out.
I do not know anything about them either, however, I went to their web page. It appears the stays are for 7 nights. I know your preference appears to be for non-Wynhdam resorts, however, between keeping your points and running with a group that does not appear to have less then 7 night stays, I would stay with Wynhdam. Not use RCI, and get used to the Wyndham Resorts. Actually, I think they are pretty good resorts.
 

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