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Old 09-06-2008, 05:33 AM   #1
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Strategy for 7 month window at non-home resort

I am not a DVC member but I was thinking this might help other who are...

As the points cost are far higher for Friday and Saturday, many people will probably book Sun - Thurs only, particularly U.S. based guests who have less travel costs.

So, you could book at 7 months out exactly from the Friday (when not many people will be booking at the higher points) for, say, 7 nights. Then, you could always cancel the first two (Fri / Sat) nights if you later decide the points are too high.

Is this possible?
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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Possible, and unfortunately, quite common practice. The Points were made higher at the weekends to discourage Floridians from using DVC as a weekend retreat.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:02 AM   #3
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I think it's fairly safe to say that, if it's possible, someone somewhere will have come up with a way of 'working the system'!

The old way of being able to make reservations 7 or 11 months from your check-out date was supposed to prevent anyone with enough points booking as far ahead as possible of their check-in date, and then cancelling the dates they didn't need. I guess that inevitably led to people calling for day-to-day bookings and tying up Member Services, and that's why we now have the new system.
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