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Wyndham Point Question...again

danrucker3

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Hello my fellow TUGgers!

I have recently acquired EOY 105K Wyndham contract (From fellow TUGger). I picked it for access to RCI (with a "bonus" Wyndham vacation) and their Last Call vacations. :whoopie:

So now I'm looking for the most efficient way to utilize those 105K.

Here is my hypothetical question. Say I'm looking at Bonnet Creek (Orlando, FL) during a Value week for 84K. What can I do with the remaining 21K? What should I do with the remaining points? :ponder:

I look forward to the responses and ideas.
 
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Deposit it in RCI or find a two night stay somewhere
 

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I think you should credit pool your points, which will allow you to build up a big enough pile of points to make additional reservations.
 

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I think you should credit pool your points, which will allow you to build up a big enough pile of points to make additional reservations.

I only own 1 Wyndham property, could you better explain. Do you mean I could pool those 24K points over a couple of years? Pooled points are good for three years right? Isn't there a fee for doing this?
 

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The minimum number to pool is 27,000, so dumping them in RCI won't work.

You would have to probably add a day to the Bonnet Creek stay to come as close to 105,000 as you can. Remember if you are short one day or less in points, you can "rent" the points from Wyndham. So say you needed (totally made up numbers here) 99,000 points for an 8 day stay or 112,000 points for a 9 day stay. You could rent the 7,000 points needed to complete the last (ninth) day of the stay.
 

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Forget RCI,,,your points in RCI wont do any more for you any more using the points in the Wyndham system...You will still find yourself in a use it or lose it situation there

assuming your use year hasnt yet started, Use Wyndhams points credit pool

Before the begining of your use year, deposit all your points into the points credit pool...They will be good for 3 years from the date of deposit. and do the same thing every year

That way you can take your 84000 point vacation, will still have 3 years to use the left over 21000 points. Add them your next issue of 105000 points..If there are left overs, They will be combined with your next issue...and so on and so on
 
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Forget RCI,,,your points in RCI wont with the management of your points any more using the points in the Wyndham system...You will still find yourself in a use it or lose it situation there

assuming your use year hasnt yet started, Use Wyndhams points credit pool

Before the begining of your use year, deposit all your points into the points credit pool...They will be good for 3 years from the date of deposit. and do the same thing every year

That way you can take your 84000 point vacation, will still have 3 years to use the left over 21000 points. Add them your next issue of 105000 points..If there are left overs, They will be combined with your next issue...and so on and so on

Agree. The scenario Ron outlines will work if the use year for the points hasn't started. If it has started and you aren't able to use them this year, you CAN stil deposit them to RCI, but you will have to put some points from a later use year in along with them in order to meet the minimum 27K deposit requirement.
 

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Yes, there is a fee to credit pool. However I have never done it and cannot remember the cost (which has probably changed as do all things Wyndham...)
 

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Forget RCI,,,your points in RCI wont do any more for you any more using the points in the Wyndham system...You will still find yourself in a use it or lose it situation there

assuming your use year hasnt yet started, Use Wyndhams points credit pool

Before the begining of your use year, deposit all your points into the points credit pool...They will be good for 3 years from the date of deposit. and do the same thing every year

That way you can take your 84000 point vacation, will still have 3 years to use the left over 21000 points. Add them your next issue of 105000 points..If there are left overs, They will be combined with your next issue...and so on and so on

Ron; my current points are: 2012 Travel
From.................Expiration.........Points Available...HK
Jan 1, 2012 thru Dec 31, 2012....105,000.............106

I just want to make sure I have this right: I should deposit them into the Wyndham system, use the 84K and then I have 21K left over for the next deposit. I have up to three years to add more points and use them; correct?
 

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Ron; my current points are: 2012 Travel
From.................Expiration.........Points Available...HK
Jan 1, 2012 thru Dec 31, 2012....105,000.............106

I just want to make sure I have this right: I should deposit them into the Wyndham system, use the 84K and then I have 21K left over for the next deposit. I have up to three years to add more points and use them; correct?

I know this was for Ron, but, you are close. If you deposit your 105,000 points into the credit pool then use 84,000 points leaviing a balance, unlike RCI, you do not need to deposit more points into the credit pool. Just call reservations and make a reservation telling them to use your remaining credit pool points first. Works like a charm. You do not have to pay a second fee for the credit pool that way.
 

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rrlongwell: Thanks..you answered my questions...whoo hoo I love TUG!!
I hope everyone has a good day,
Dan
 
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