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Old 10-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Buying points with a different UY than current points

We currently have points at 2 different resorts but both are august UY. We are considering purchasing more points and wanted opinions on whether it's a good idea to get the same UY as our current points or not?

What do you guys think?

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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Most of the time it's better to match your use years. If you don't, you essentially have to manage two memberships. To use points from both memberships to book one trip, you either have to book part of the trip with one membership and the other part with the other membership (which will mean you'll have to re-check in and get new room keys at the changeover point), or you have to transfer points from one membership to the other, which can only be done on the phone.

Transferred points won't show up online, so you'd need to do all your multi-membership booking on the phone.

About the only time I've heard where it makes sense to have two memberships is if you have two completely different travel patterns where you go to one resort at one time of year and a different resort at another time of year, and you keep the two memberships separate for the two kinds of trips.
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I would keep the same use year to make it convenient.
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Can be done but don't do it unless you have to. Twice as much work and twice as much to keep track of.


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We prefer 2 different UY and made sure they were staggered by at least 4 months. Depending on when we go, it gives us the opportunity to book what we want without having to worry about banking and UY deadlines.

We have April and December UY. So, if we want to go in March, we use our December UY points. If we want to go in November, we use the April UY.

It's really not complicated keeping track of 2 UY. It's a lot easier than using FastPass+.
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