How will you handle Wyndhams new policy of instant upgrades? We reserved Bonnet creek for new years (4bdrm)and I'm worried we wont be able to get our discount/upgrades. If Wyndhams system is auto upgrading reservations that means if I cancel to get point discount and possible upgrade, I will definitely lose my reservation because "someone" chked the "instant upgrade" option. If I can't get my discounts, we will be doing more staycations! Not happy with that I guess we have 2 wait 2 see how it plays out.. I wish there was a voting system to allow owners 2 veto policies we dont agree with...
The best way to handle this is either pay full price for the 4 bedroom presidential or during the ARP / standard reservation window, book two one bedroom deluxe/presidential units.
At the time you book the reservations, check the box for the instant upgrade on both units and hope that both reservations are upgraded to two bedroom deluxe units (but understand that if you only book one bedroom deluxe units, there's a small chance that one or both reservations may get upgraded to one bedroom presidential units).
And understand that if you choose to cancel and rebook the one bedroom units within the 60 day VIP window, you may lose your place in line when it comes time to upgrade. This is speculation on my part, but many on TUG think the line will form based upon the date you booked the reservation and your VIP status. Platinum owners will get first crack at upgrades between 46-60 days from the reservation check in date.
If you're Gold or Silver VIP, depending on when you prefer to vacation, upgrades may be difficult to get.