Buying different UY's.

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by kstorms27, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. kstorms27

    kstorms27 Mouseketeer

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    Good morning everyone!

    I am looking to add on some points but I'm wondering if I should stick to the UY and resort I already have, to keep things simple, or just look for a good deal and pursue it? Can anybody tell me the pros and cons of picking up points that are maybe at a different resort or a different use year? I know the whole 11 month, 7 month deal for booking. I'm more concerned with the use of the points with different UY's and trying to make 1 reservation. TIA for your help and advice!
     
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  3. erionm

    erionm DIS Veteran

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    With different UY's, you will get different member accounts. To make a single reservation using those points you would need to one of two things. You could either transfer the points from one membership to the other, or book separate reservations with each membership and have them them 'linked' my MS to make a 'continuing stay'.

    With the same UY (resort doesn't matter), as long as the contracts are titled the same they can be added to your existing membership as a sub-contract.
     
  4. chalee94

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

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    *technical answer*

    if you "add-on", you would have to stay with the same UY ("add-on" means "add-on" to the current membership.)

    you can "add" additional points by buying a different UY but it's not technically an add-on. it's a different membership.

    so if DVC is enforcing a 160 pt limit on new memberships, you would have to buy a 160 pt contract to get a different UY directly. you could get a 25 pt add-on by staying with the same UY.

    different UYs give you different memberships and different banking windows. that might be good if you are organized and travel at different times in the year. it might be bad if you are not organized and lose track of which pts relate to which contract and miss a banking window and have pts go to waste...
     
  5. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

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    Personally, unless there is a compelling reason for you to want different use years, I would really keep it simple and buy the same use year.
     
  6. kstorms27

    kstorms27 Mouseketeer

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    Really, thats whats at the heart of the question. I would like to try and keep things simple. Its enough trying to make vacation plans and look for airfare, on top of juggling multiple memberships and points.
     
  7. Missyrose

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    I went into my search for a second contract (different resort from the first) hoping to find the same UY, but when a contract came along that was loaded and the exact small-ish size I was looking for, I pounced even though it was a different UY from my first contract.
     
  8. kstorms27

    kstorms27 Mouseketeer

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    So if I understand what your saying, in order to stick with one membership #, I can buy at any resort as long as its deeded the same and has the same use year? Correct?
     
  9. kstorms27

    kstorms27 Mouseketeer

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    Have you booked using the 2 seperate memberships yet? If so, was it a pain? Im just trying to avoid a big ordeal when I try to book a reservation.
     
  10. erionm

    erionm DIS Veteran

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    Correct. If purchasing resale, let the agent know you are already a member. They should have a form for some additional information that will be passed on to the closing company and then to DVC to ensure that everyone has all the information they need to tie the purchase to your existing membership.
     
  11. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Two UYs means that you will have two different member accounts, twice the documents, mailings, and dates to keep track of for reservations, banking and borrowing.

    Two UYs means twice the work. Can it be done, yes, do others do it yes, should you do it, not unless you have a good reason.

    :earsboy: Bill
     
  12. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

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    Yep. I have one log-in and I can see both contracts in my account. I did switch to a different resort at my seven month window and the CM transferred the points from one contract to the other and made the new reservation. Very easy (I definitely lucked out and got an awesome CM at MS). :thumbsup2
     
  13. wcpamotm

    wcpamotm It's never too late to have a happy childhood

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    We have three periods during the year when we can plan vacations a long time (>8 months) out, and they are spaced 3-5 months apart. Therefore, when searching for an add-on contract we deliberately looked for a different but complementary UY.

    I like the analogy somebody made to checking accounts. Having two different UYs is something like having a personal checking account along with a household one. It does add some complexity to your life; it depends on you and your unique situation whether it's worth while.

    But I think adding a third UY though is like having a third eye; it doesn't really add any value. For that, the only reason to buy would be a super-attractive price on a desired resort.
     
  14. oktracy

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    I own vgc aug use year. How can I combine points if I buy another contract different resort with a June UY. We travel during spring break, summer and early fall.
     
  15. erionm

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    You would need to either call and have the points transfered into one account. The points that are transfered will retain their original home resort and UY. Or you can book separate reservations from each membership. If the reservations are for the exact same resort/room size/view, etc, MS can flag them as a continuing stay so you would not need to change rooms.
     
  16. a742246

    a742246 And, and, and I caught a fish this big!

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    I have two UY it really is not hard to manage them. But if all things are equal I would buy the same use year. However, if you can save yourself several hundred dollars by buying another contract with a different UY, I would go with the cheaper contract (Unless that UY was out of wack with my vacation planning).
     

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