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edk35
09-02-2011, 12:41 PM
I keep looking at small contracts and it is so hard to come across one with my UY of Oct. Is it difficult to manage a different UY? Does anyone here have more than one UY? Thanks

Granny
09-02-2011, 12:48 PM
I have two UY's at two different resorts (Feb & Oct). Easy to manage, but mostly because I have almost the same number of points at each resort. So I bank one, borrow on the other and make all reservations that way.

If I were getting a small number of points as an add-on, I wouldn't want 2 UY's.

disneynutz
09-02-2011, 01:28 PM
We made the mistake of 2 UY's and to me it's a pain in the butt.

:earsboy: Bill

ShuisFan584
09-02-2011, 01:32 PM
I personally have the same use year for both, but different account numbers. That in itself is annoying enough. I wouldn't want them to be two different use years on top of that. It's much easier to just remember one banking deadline.

KAT4DISNEY
09-02-2011, 02:20 PM
We also have 2 UY's and I don't think it's that difficult but neither has only a small amount of points. I would not recommend a different UY that would only have a small contract. It wouldn't be impossible to deal with but kind of a pain.

bobbiwoz
09-02-2011, 02:30 PM
A few years ago, I almost bought a small contract with a different UY. I made an offer which was countered and then I simply said, OK. The broker was suprised that I didn't counter, but in the end I decided it would be too much hassle and went with a direct purchase.

Sandisw
09-02-2011, 02:44 PM
I think if the contract is big enough it will work out okay. But, if it is too small, it could pose an issue.

We just bought BWV with a different UY, but went with 150 points instead of 100 so that we had the flexibility to book whole nights the way we wanted each year without issue.

Basically, we were looking to book 2 nights in the summer and then a long weekend for F & W. For the most part, this will work without having to worry about mixing it with points from the BLT contract.

edk35
09-02-2011, 04:14 PM
A few years ago, I almost bought a small contract with a different UY. I made an offer which was countered and then I simply said, OK. The broker was suprised that I didn't counter, but in the end I decided it would be too much hassle and went with a direct purchase.

We did that with our first add on but the prices on these resales are sooooooooooo much lower in price. I know it is so easy to just call and buy some from Disney though.

taaren
09-02-2011, 04:33 PM
We are okay w 2 UY. Our main contract was direct, we wanted 60 more points, found anther contract resale at our home resort for 75 different UY (they were and are still sold out at our home resort). We just make reservations for a few nights on each contract and link them but we only do 1 big trip per year on our points wich is set well in advance so its easy for us. I guess it depends on how you're planning on using it...

twinklebug
09-02-2011, 04:41 PM
We made the mistake of 2 UY's and to me it's a pain in the butt.

:earsboy: Bill

:lmao:

Shuffling points I could handle, but I tend to forget those dated-obligations, such as birthdays and banking unless I have them in a calendar screaming at me. I'm thinking my add-on will have to be the same use year as what I currently own.

donaldbuzz&minnie
09-02-2011, 08:36 PM
We have two use years and I wish I hadn't done it. Much more complicated IMO than just managing different resorts with the same UY.

Kidanifan08
09-02-2011, 08:51 PM
We have a 50 point contract that is a different UY than the rest of our points. We generally use all of our points for 1 or 2 trips per year. We simply transfer the 50 points to our other contract and use all the points as a single contract. I am considering buying a contract at a different resort and, although I would like to find a contract that is the same as one of my other two UY's, I would not be opposed to a 3rd UY if the price was right. Smart phones have made remembering banking deadline less of an issue. With the contract that I am looking for, I do not plan to transfer the point to either of the other contracts. I would either use them on their own or for a split stay with my current home resort.

edk35
09-02-2011, 09:38 PM
We have a 50 point contract that is a different UY than the rest of our points. We generally use all of our points for 1 or 2 trips per year. We simply transfer the 50 points to our other contract and use all the points as a single contract. I am considering buying a contract at a different resort and, although I would like to find a contract that is the same as one of my other two UY's, I would not be opposed to a 3rd UY if the price was right. Smart phones have made remembering banking deadline less of an issue. With the contract that I am looking for, I do not plan to transfer the point to either of the other contracts. I would either use them on their own or for a split stay with my current home resort.

See I think transferring is a good idea since we get one per UY right? Also I think if we did get a small contract with a different UY I would try to get either a month or two on either side of our Oct. UY. I think that might be easier to keep up with. :confused:

PSC
09-03-2011, 07:30 AM
We have 2 different use years at two different resorts. We kept buying small add on contracts for our second resort / use year until we now have about 250 points in each resort. We think of them as two separate timeshares. Keeping track of banking deadlines for two use years isn't any harder than remembering the banking deadline for 1 use year. Just look at your points on dvcmember.com from time to time and you'll see the deadlines coming up.

Good luck!

ssawka
09-03-2011, 08:37 AM
We are considering doing 2 UYs as well, but one for WDW and one for HHI. We currently have an October UY, which works great because we usually travel to WDW in late Fall or in the Winter. However, I'm not sure that an October UY would work for HHI since we plan on visiting there in the summer and if we had to cancel after June 1, we would not have the option to bank those points.

As an aside, it would be nice if dvcmembers.com an a feature that would email you a banking reminder.

horselover
09-03-2011, 09:33 AM
I did an add-on in Jan. for BWV. I couldn't find exactly what I wanted with my Feb. UY, but I did find exactly what I wanted in an April UY so I went for it. I haven't had any issues with it. I did confirm with MS that as long as I own both contracts (Feb. & April) I can do unlimited transfers between the two. The one transfer per year rule does not apply in this situation. I haven't done any transfers but at least I know I can. I just had an offer accepted yesterday on a new contract to add to my April UY so for me having 2 different UYs has not been an issue. I usually bank any remaining points I have long before the banking window anyway.

magicaldisney
09-03-2011, 09:33 AM
I keep looking at small contracts and it is so hard to come across one with my UY of Oct.

Right there with you. We also have an Oct. UY and there aren't many Oct. resales. :sad2:

dmoore22
09-03-2011, 12:56 PM
We have two UYs, 300 pt February UY and a 100 pt add-on with a December UY. We've not had any issues yet. When we purchased the add-on it was a deal we felt we couldn't refuse. If we had more than 2 UYs I could see where that could be very challenging.

edk35
09-04-2011, 10:46 AM
Well we shall see. My husband COULD NOT resist a 100 point contract at VWL. So we went for it. Our current UY on our contract is Oct. This one is Sept.

Dynaguy
09-04-2011, 11:36 AM
Funny, we have an OCT use year also.

It started with a resale at Boardwalk. When we tried to buy at other resorts, we were advised to keep it all one use year. Adding some smaller contracts to fit our points to the seasons we prefer for each lodge has made me glad that we're all in the same use year.

It seems to me that it's better to choose one resort or one use year.

edk35
09-04-2011, 12:33 PM
Funny, we have an OCT use year also.

It started with a resale at Boardwalk. When we tried to buy at other resorts, we were advised to keep it all one use year. Adding some smaller contracts to fit our points to the seasons we prefer for each lodge has made me glad that we're all in the same use year.

It seems to me that it's better to choose one resort or one use year.

I think what I will do is do the bank/borrow thing for this new contract when making ressies. I think because the UY are a month from each other...we will be okay. I HOPE!!!

RDP
09-04-2011, 02:45 PM
We plan to add on but would not consider a different use year, it sounds like too much hassle!

Buckeye Fan
09-04-2011, 03:29 PM
Hey, Denise! I posted on one of your other threads, but I personally would not do it again. It's definitely not horrible, but things to consider:
- You will have two different banking dates
- If you bank points, they will expire at different times of the year (this can sometimes work to your advantage if you travel more than once a year)
- You can't combine points between UYs unless you transfer, but you can book whole nights (for example, five nights on one UY and 2 nights on the other) and link the reservation.
- If you do want to combine points (e.g., using 15 points out of one UY and 15 points out of another UY to book one night for 30 points) you have to transfer. You're only allowed one transfer in/out of a contract per UY.

With all of that said, there are things you can do to make it easier. For example, every year, I started moving all of my Aug UY points into my Dec UY. At least at the 7 month mark, it was one big pool of points. I still had to pay attention to banked point expiration dates and all of that good stuff, and the Aug points still kept all of the Aug "rules" (e.g., deadline to bank, end of July expiration on banked points, etc.), but that was really not a big deal.

With two UYs, you are truly two separate people to Disney. Their current system does not make it easy for them to toggle between your two contracts, and you have to pretty much know exactly what you want to do when you call MS. In other words, I got really good at calling in, giving them member id #1, telling them exactly what nights I wanted to book (sometimes they weren't consecutive nights) and then giving them member id #2, doing the exact same thing, and then telling them I wanted to link everything I just booked so I didn't have to change rooms since I'm the same member. Otherwise, if they miss that, and you do, too, those reservations aren't linked (remember, you're two separate people in the system) and you could find yourself having to move rooms in the middle of your stay.

Again, not horrible, I just wouldn't do it again. I would pay more per point if I had to. Good luck with your decision. :flower3:

edk35
09-04-2011, 07:01 PM
Hey, Denise! I posted on one of your other threads, but I personally would not do it again. It's definitely not horrible, but things to consider:
- You will have two different banking dates
- If you bank points, they will expire at different times of the year (this can sometimes work to your advantage if you travel more than once a year)
- You can't combine points between UYs unless you transfer, but you can book whole nights (for example, five nights on one UY and 2 nights on the other) and link the reservation.
- If you do want to combine points (e.g., using 15 points out of one UY and 15 points out of another UY to book one night for 30 points) you have to transfer. You're only allowed one transfer in/out of a contract per UY.

With all of that said, there are things you can do to make it easier. For example, every year, I started moving all of my Aug UY points into my Dec UY. At least at the 7 month mark, it was one big pool of points. I still had to pay attention to banked point expiration dates and all of that good stuff, and the Aug points still kept all of the Aug "rules" (e.g., deadline to bank, end of July expiration on banked points, etc.), but that was really not a big deal.

With two UYs, you are truly two separate people to Disney. Their current system does not make it easy for them to toggle between your two contracts, and you have to pretty much know exactly what you want to do when you call MS. In other words, I got really good at calling in, giving them member id #1, telling them exactly what nights I wanted to book (sometimes they weren't consecutive nights) and then giving them member id #2, doing the exact same thing, and then telling them I wanted to link everything I just booked so I didn't have to change rooms since I'm the same member. Otherwise, if they miss that, and you do, too, those reservations aren't linked (remember, you're two separate people in the system) and you could find yourself having to move rooms in the middle of your stay.

Again, not horrible, I just wouldn't do it again. I would pay more per point if I had to. Good luck with your decision. :flower3:


A few people have said that you can transfer between your accts. as long as you own both memberships. I have not called about this, but other people have posted that it does not count against your 1 transfer a year. I will have to check on this. :)