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Old 09-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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Using points from your second home resort.

If I have 100 points in AKL and 25 in SSR and want to book at SSR, do I have to have enough just for SSR to book there at 11 months, or do they take the combined points? Do you have to have them in your account to book or can you book knowing they will be added in the next 11 months before your trip? Thank you so much!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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You cannot combine points from different home resorts until the 7 month booking window opens.

With 25 SSR points, at 11 months you have a maximum of 75 points to use at SSR, by banking the previous years points, using current years points and borrowing the following years points.

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Old 09-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #3
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So what you are saying is if I wanted to stay at SSR and book at 11 months, I would have to have the points available to do the booking. Otherwise, I wait until 7 months, combine my SSR and AKL and book at one of them at that time. Right? Thanks!
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So what you are saying is if I wanted to stay at SSR and book at 11 months, I would have to have the points available to do the booking.
Correct. You can only use SSR points to book SSR at 11 months.

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Otherwise, I wait until 7 months, combine my SSR and AKL and book at one of them at that time. Right? Thanks!
Yes. You could actually use the SSR points to book as many nights as possible at 11 months, and then book the remaining nights using the AKV points at 7 months. But if you use the all-or-nothing approach, you could not book the entire stay until 7 months.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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I assume then ppl must book at home resort at 11 months and then at the 7 month, try to change the ressie?
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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I assume then ppl must book at home resort at 11 months and then at the 7 month, try to change the ressie?
If you want to stay somewhere besides your home resort for a given trip, then yes.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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I assume then ppl must book at home resort at 11 months and then at the 7 month, try to change the ressie?
We never change our minds on where we stay so it's just a matter of reservations @ the 7 month mark ASAP! We do this ALL the time!! We have so far ONLY stayed at BCV, VGC or just recently Aulani & getting reservations @ 7 months of the latter 2 resorts has not been a problem. We are like most everyone who needs to reserve during school vacation time but because we live SO close to DLR we can work around this issue! We have only had to schedule home resort BCV for our 2 week winter breaks so just 11 months out is all that's needed. Majority of DVC points is with BCV in 2 different UY (Purchased resale 2008) then bought VGC direct through Disney placed in 1 of the BCV UY. At this time we are lucky to be "grand fathered" in to still use The Disney Collection & sometimes is needed for 1 night stay in DL Hotels.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #8
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I assume then ppl must book at home resort at 11 months and then at the 7 month, try to change the ressie?
This is how a lot of members use their points. We always book rooms at the 11-month point using our home resort(s) to ensure we'll have someplace to stay for the trip. This allows us to arrange for vacation time from work and start looking for airline tickets. When we get to the 7-month point, we'll think about whether we want to try for a different resort. When we were new DVC members, we did an awful lot of banking and borrowing, because we didn't like to do spit stays. We'd always try to have enough points at one resort to do the full trip. Now, we've pretty much changed our way of thinking, and like doing at least two different resorts for our two-week summer trips. That's made using our home resort priorities a little easier.

One thing you have to be careful with is the fact that different resorts and different views require different points. If, for example, you own at BLT and book a one-bedroom at the 11 month point, then want to change to say OKW at the 7-month point, you're going to have a bunch of points left over after you swap out the reservations. You need to be mindful of whether you'll be able to use or bank those leftover points. How many points from which use years did you use for the original reservation? How many points will the new reservation use? How does that number of points match up with any banking and borrowing you've already done? Where does the 7-month booking window fall in relation to your current use year's banking deadline?
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