New option offers alternative to borrowing vacation points

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  1. wickesy

    wickesy <font color=royalblue>Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love y

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    I just saw this in an email from DVC:

    More details here

    It's expensive when the going rate here is around $10 per point but I suppose as it's official it offers more peace of mind. :confused3 So would anybody here consider 'buying' points to make up a lack of points for one stay? What about an option to 'sell' points back to Disney if you're not using them.
     
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  3. lynnemcb

    lynnemcb Mouseketeer

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    ::yes::i would buy the extra points - in fact if theyd brought this out earlier - would have had a savannah view at AKL for one more night as was 4 points too few and were already borrowed out. Doesnt seem to matter how much you have always need more
     
  4. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

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    We just got the email too. I think it's a great idea as it saves you having to pay for a cash night if you are just a few point short as we sometimes have been. Additionally, it can be very difficult to get a transfer for a very small number of points due to the restrictions over transfers.

    I'm all for it and can see us making good use of this over the years :thumbsup2
     
  5. suzycute

    suzycute DIS Veteran

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    I agree that it's a good idea and also agree that maybe it's a tad expensive - but I have been pointing up what I need for January and this will make a huge difference as I was just a few points short of what I wanted (and this was by borrowing from 2011 too!!) to stay at BCV / BWV for the whole holiday rather than stay somewhere cheaper for the first few days to save my points.

    So it's back to the drawing board to see if this might help! :banana:
     
  6. tink too

    tink too DIS Veteran

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    This is a great option - I'm sure we'll use this a few times over the years. :goodvibes
     
  7. UKDEB

    UKDEB <font color=CC33FF>Found the Tag Fairy's hangout<b Moderator

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    It may be more expensive than renting from another member, but it's hassle free. I think it's an excellent option for acquiring precisely the number of points you need to make up a small shortfall.
     
  8. Wedgeh

    Wedgeh Mouseketeer

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    If I was a few points short, I could definitely see myself taking advantage of this.
     
  9. Constant

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    A great idea for those small shortfalls. We have run short a couple of times where we have moved or made compromises rather than rent points for a <15 point shortfall.
     
  10. MadScouser

    MadScouser DIS Veteran

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    sounds like a good idea. Especially if you are only a few points shy of the required total.
     
  11. CrazyAboutWDW

    CrazyAboutWDW Earning My Ears

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    Did everyone get this email? I don't remember it, but it's a nice option to add for our use. We have added cash nights before and I think this would be more economical.
     
  12. crabbie1

    crabbie1 DIS Veteran

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    Another vote from us:thumbsup2Not used our points yet but the way its going may need to buy afew next year so a good idea we thinks
     
  13. jen_uk

    jen_uk <font color=6666cc>Eurovision Nut !!<font color=33

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    I used this when I booked this years trip, I was about 4 points short so worked out nicely :thumbsup2
     
  14. DisFanJen

    DisFanJen Disney Phreak

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    Started booking my vacation yesterday and it was perfect timing as I'll be 7 points short of getting the last day on my vacation.

    Now I could stay off site for a little less but I'd not stay in less than a $99 room so to me an extra $6 to be able to stay at OKW is great!
     
  15. CrazyAboutWDW

    CrazyAboutWDW Earning My Ears

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    Yes, I think it is a super convenient option if you are short only a few points. The $15/point is a small premium for the added convenience.
     
  16. DisFanJen

    DisFanJen Disney Phreak

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    Just bought a few points to get the last day of my vacation so I thought you'd like to know how it went.

    I went through MS as normal, checked the availability of the room I wanted and then said I'd like to buy 7 points to complete my reservation.

    Steve at MS transferred me to someone in 'support' which took a while (about 5 mins) I must admit but once we got through it was pretty straight forward, give them the card details, wait while they tell me the spiel about it being a final transaction, etc. the points were added to my current use year then Steve took over the call again and finished the reservation.

    Apart from the wait for someone to take the money it was pretty painless with no real faffing around.

    Of course your mileage may vary but as we don't pay for the call a bit of a wait to get the points isn't a biggie.
     
  17. CrazyAboutWDW

    CrazyAboutWDW Earning My Ears

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    That is great to know! Thanks for the reply and we hope that you have a great vacation!
     

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