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Another UY Question

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by glamdring269, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. glamdring269

    glamdring269 Mouseketeer

    Feb 7, 2013
    We're still at least a year away from purchasing anything, and plan to do some resort touring in October, but I wanted to ask a question to confirm my understanding of UY. Our limiting factor in terms of travel revolves around the life of a teacher, which basically means our travel is limited to school breaks. I doubt we would ever do Spring Break so our possible travel periods (in order of preference) are as follows:

    1a) Last week of May
    1b) First week of June
    1c) First week of October
    2) December (Christmas period)
    3) June/July

    Honestly the 1st 3 are basically a tie for me. I prefer 2 over 3 only due to the weather as I have no desire to be in Florida in June/July!

    So based on this I'd really like to have a May UY (I think?) but of course it appears there is no May UY so I'm leaning towards April since it covers us through October in the 8 month period before needing to bank.

    Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov | Must bank | Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar

    What do you all think? The only other month I can think of would be June as it covers the Christmas period within banking but does leave the last week of May vulnerable.
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  3. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

    Aug 14, 2006
    i agree that may is your best choice.
  4. glamdring269

    glamdring269 Mouseketeer

    Feb 7, 2013
    Unfortunately I can't find May to be an option anywhere. So it looks like April or June. Does it even really matter that much given the wide range of travel we're likely to have?
  5. LisaS

    LisaS DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2005
    There are only eight Use Years: Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct and Dec.

    As you already discovered, there is no May UY or Jan, Jul or Nov either.
  6. Kidanifan08

    Kidanifan08 DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2011
    April would probably be good. April UY points need to be banked by the end of Nov. You likely will know by Nov if you have to cancel a Dec trip. April will nicely cover the rest of your travel dates.

    We have a Dec UY and now will be traveling primarily Jun - Aug. The Dec UY points need to be banked by the end of July, so we have little risk with a late cancellation. We also go in December once in awhile, which works well with a Dec UY, too. Hey . . . maybe you could consider Dec as well! Of course, that would not be great for your Oct trips.
  7. Dean

    Dean DIS Veteran<br><a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis

    Aug 19, 1999
    April is likely best as posted, June maybe second if you won't be too heavy in May and March 3rd. Assuming you'd be about equal for all it wouldn't matter too much but since it appears you'd be mostly May, June & Oct so I do think it matters though doesn't have to be the only factor.

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