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Old 10-05-2012, 10:09 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by jstarcze View Post
To be able to stay in 1 BRs for my 2 trips per year whenever I go.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:58 PM   #17
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When we first purchased (Feb 2011 just before the restrictions) we bought 100 resale points to be able to stay in a MKV studio at BLT for 3 nights during Christmas. This is what we had done on cash ressies and we were fine with the idea.

While waiting for ROFR I started getting nervous that we would not be able to get the studio for our time period and we decided to buy another 160 points so that I would have some flexibility at the 9 month mark for a very very busy season.

As it turned out, by the time we passed ROFR on both contracts, all I could get MKV (my husband insists on MKV) was a 2 bedroom. As we had the extra space anyhow my 16 year old daughter brought a friend. Boy did we fall in love with that unit. We booked it again for this year and I must admit that we are borrowing points to do so. My brother-in-law and his wife will be joining us this year.

Looks like we may add on again in a couple of years unless we end up skipping a year. Either way, I know we will need more points in the future but I hope to wait as long as possible to allow prices to drop some more.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by com_op_2000 View Post
Wanted to go more often.

However, we are planning on adding on more points sometime in the coming year so that we can enjoy 1-bedroom villas more, right now we are only staying in Studios and our kids are getting bigger therefore the room is getting smaller and smaller.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #19
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Disneyregular, take them out pf school. I was taken out, my wife, its not a big deal. The amount of class they miss is nothing.

As for adding on. We havent yet. We didnt go first year as we had newborn DS. Then had tons of points to manage with 2 bedroom lock offs at BLT. I would add on to get to 200. But i want home resort privleges at BWV. I know that 40 there is enoigh for a night. I dont want to wait 7 months to use my NLT points to ffinish booking trip so ill buy enough for 5 nights there.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #20
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We just didn't have enough points to take the vacations we wanted. Eventually I will add on again to be able to divide the contracts evenly between the kids someday.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:38 AM   #21
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We added on to have the home resort advantage for the resorts we want to stay at with the whole family. This includes HHI & VB!

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by GrumpyBelle View Post
Eventually I will add on again to be able to divide the contracts evenly between the kids someday.
We added on twice to be able to afford a 1 or 2 bedroom during Spring Break (the season that requires most amount of points).

Like GrumpyBelle, we will add on in the future so both my kids have an even number of points... but it will be awhile!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:05 PM   #23
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If you added on points, what was your biggest reason for doing so?
It's an addiction......
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #24
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We added on due the point chart reallocation. I was mad....I would have initially bought more points to begin with if I knew the trip we liked to take was going to go up by 20 points the following year. So eventually we added on.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:33 PM   #25
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It's an addiction......
so i've been told. can't help but drink the kool-aid.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #26
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It's an addiction......
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #27
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Reason #1 - we stay in 1 bedrooms and we know that as DD gets older and when we invite family and friends along, we'll make use of 2 bedrooms more often. We just didn't have the points available to do that.

Reason #2 - we wanted to own at BWV.

Reason #3 - we want to make our trips longer than they are now.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #28
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We bought back in 2000. At that time a smaller room was just right. But as the kids have grown, we needed a larger room. That and the fact that we usually go when schools are on vacation thus peak times, we wanted more points.
We originally had 210 then we added two 50 point contracts. So now we have much more flexibility and we can save our points and bring the entire family. Something that we have really enjoyed!!

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #29
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I think the others have pretty well summed it up for me.

We wanted to upgrade our villa options.
We wanted to stay more often.
We wanted the home resort advantage and multiple resorts.

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Old 10-14-2012, 08:09 AM   #30
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Wanted to own at BWV and wanted to spend more time at WDW when we retire.
This is why we added on. We originally had 200 points and were a family of three. We figured that would get us down there for a six night and a four-five night trip each year. Then we had twins and needed more space. We also like longer trips with the bigger family (getting there is quite a feat). We now have 700 points. It will be enough for us to spend Jan/Feb in a studio when we retire. We rarely have any extra and if we do, we rent them to family and friends and if helps cover the maintenance fees. Heading down this week for a 40th birthday celebration.
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