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Old 02-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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multiple contracts strategy

Is there a certain strategy when one has multiple contracts?

I have two contracts at SSR (250 and 120) and one contract at AKL (100 points). I assume that if I am within the 7 month window, then using SSR would be best? Also, is it best to draw down the 120 contract before the 250 contract first or does that even matter?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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The only time it really matters is if you want the 11 month booking in the future. If you are planning something at AKL next year, for example, I would use the SSR (which one doesn't matter at all). I would even borrow against the SSR and bank the AKL if you need those points.
If you only book non AKL and SSR at 7 months then the contracts are all the same.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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We have four contracts and I always try to use the largest one last. Mostly we do cruises, concierge collection, a day or two at WDW, same for DL. So for most of what we do, all the contracts are equivalent in terms of booking window, but I still try to keep from using the biggest (170 at BLT) until last. For me, it I have points left, it just makes it easier to bank if I only have to bank points from one contract, and having a larger block of points remaining at one resort makes it logistically easier to plan as opposed to having a few points at several different resorts. I also recommend some sort of Point Tracker excel sheet to keep track of everything. I use two, a basic one that I made myself and another really good one called "DVC Point Calculator" that was out on the internet in the late 1990's early 2000's. I do not know if it is still available or not.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips!
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