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Old 10-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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If you added on points...

If you added on points, what was your biggest reason for doing so?
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A Magic Kingdom Ultimate Tour Adventure http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...92&postcount=1
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Our first purchase was a resale for 25 points. I figured 75 points was enough to visit every three years buuut......we enjoyed it so much that we wanted to go more often. Added on two 50 point contracts and feel quite happy with our total, at least for now.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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Wanted to go more often.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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We bougt in 1997 and have added on five times for the following reasons...

#1 - wanted more points at OKW (1998)
#2 - wanted home resort advantage at Hilton Head (1998)
#3 - wanted home resort advantage at BWV for the F&WF (recent via resale)
#4 - wanted more points at OKW (recent via resale)
#5 - wanted more points at HH (recent via resale)

Our kids are now adults and our increased points allow us to give them a week each year so they can go with friends. When we travel as a family we like to get larger units so we can brind my parents or friends.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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For us, we simply found out that we did not have enough points for how we wanted to use our DVC ownership. We purchased in Oct 2008. We bought enough points for an annual 7 night stay in a 1BR savanna view during Magic season. What we quickly found out was that we liked the idea of 8-10 nights. We also realized that we needed 2BR villas some of the time. This summer we found out that we like AKV-concierge!

We have done 3 small add-ons via resale. The first contract was 50 points with a different UY than our original contract, which was done hastily in March of 2011 in order to get the points grandfathered into the program before the resale restrictions (a mistake in hind-sight). We then found a similar size add-on with the same UY as our original contract in May 2011. Just this year, we did another small add-on with the same UY as the original contract.

We now have enough points to do an annual trip in a 2BR for 7-9 nights or a 1BR for 9-12 nights if we choose. We travel from Indiana and flights keep getting more expensive so we like to maximize our time at WDW which also allows us to slow down a little and enjoy the resort.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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If you added on points, what was your biggest reason for doing so?
We knew, even when signing for our initial purchase, that we were buying fewer points than we would "need." We intended to use DVC for an annual Business Conference and required a full week at BWV in January (~200 pts for 1BR) but only purchased 150 pts at first. We've done two add-ons since. We are now a bit higher than our initial goal but not complaining! ;-)
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #7
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Bought 100 points at AKV in 2008 with no real intention of buying more. The plan was to travel in June and then again the following April, using AP's and 150 points each trip, then taking a year off.

In 2010, we added on 50 points at HHI with the intention of going every three years (in our WDW "off" year) using 150 points. We want to travel in April (Spring break/Easter) and, as we confirmed this year, we *NEED* the home resort advantage there to get one of the 21 1BR's.

So, to answer the OP's question, we did our add-on because we needed the home resort advantage at HHI.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:26 AM   #8
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We added on an additional 75 points to be able to stay in a 1 BR instead of a studio.

With the point restructuring, we would need to add more points. Nope, not going to do that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #9
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We purchased 170 in 2001......decided we needed more points in 2002 so added on 50 at BWL...then another 100 there in 2003
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #10
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We originally bought in at 160 pts. thinking that we would be fine with a studio. It was what we were used to and we were fine with it. That was until we saw the 1 BR AKV unit at the DVC sales center. We were instantly sold on 1 BR units and yes I will admit it was the bathroom that did it for us! Added another 100 pts. as soon as we got home.

I do have to say that we have recently gotten into the bad habit of borrowing so I think another add-on will come at some time but we are waiting a year or two before we make the decision.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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We originally bought 200 points at AKV in 2007. We have added on 9 times since. Our main reasons for adding on:

1) Wanted home resort advantage at the Beach Club (this was our first add on)
2) Longer stays (we typically stay 9-10 days per trip)
3) We wanted to stay in a 2 bedroom (family of five with 3 teenage boys)
4) We wanted to stay more often

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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We originally bought 225 points at BCV when it opened; we added another 75 at BCV as our children got older. We then added 200 at SSR in 2003 when our first son got married (and the other 2 did soon after) because our family got so much bigger.

My husband and I go every year and we take the extended family (kids/grandkids) every other year. We also let our sons take their wives' families on our points

I was actually getting tired of Disney until I just returned from Aulani and now I'm thinking about how I'm going to go about getting the entire family over there next year. I may need more points!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:24 PM   #13
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Wanted to own at BWV and wanted to spend more time at WDW when we retire.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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We currently own 160 points at AKV. While we haven't added on yet, I think my biggest drivers will be being able to afford a 1 bdr in something other than the value season. Right now while my son is little we can travel in September and January, but in three years we may need more points for a more expensive season. Especially since our chances of ALWAYS getting a value room are probably pretty slim.
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Plus our Anniversary Vacation: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2954701
Trip report with a potty training toddler: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2987412
I survived a trip with MIL: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3040750
A Magic Kingdom Ultimate Tour Adventure http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...92&postcount=1
First trip with Magic Bands http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3170056
Post Holiday Trip Report http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3201404
Sept '03 (All Star Sports, DH's first trip) || March '04 (Travelodge) || March '05 (Star Island) || XMAS '06 (All Star Vacation Home) || March '07 (POP, Deluxe Dining Plan) || March '09 (POP) || June '09 Disney Land || April '11 (All Star Vacation Home, DS's first trip-14m) || January '12 (OKW, first DVC trip) || July '12 (Boardwalk, Anniversary Trip) || Sept '12 (AKV) || Jan '13 (AKV) || July '13 (SSR, Anniversary Trip) || September '13 (SSR) || January '14 (Boardwalk, AKV)
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #15
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To be able to stay in 1 BRs for my 2 trips per year whenever I go.
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