Can I split direct points and still be considered “direct member”?

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Mia Kylie and Co, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Mia Kylie and Co

    Mia Kylie and Co Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    55
    Apologies if this has been asked before. But if I purchase the minimum points (75) direct from Disney but would like to split those direct points into 3 separate smaller contracts. Would we still be considered DVC direct members to receive any offered benefits? We would like to eventually pass the small contracts down to one of each of our daughters. Thanks!
     
  2. Spartan86

    Spartan86 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    649
    Total direct points is what counts. Yes.
     
    Mia Kylie and Co likes this.
  3. Avatar

    DIS Sponsor Disney Vacation Club Resales www.dvcstore.com


  4. Ben E N

    Ben E N DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2017
    Messages:
    2,666
    Yes, but each of those separate 25 point contracts would not be good for member benefits once they moved on to new owners and were no longer linked together as 75 total.
     
    Mia Kylie and Co likes this.
  5. Mia Kylie and Co

    Mia Kylie and Co Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    55
    Thanks!
     
  6. Mia Kylie and Co

    Mia Kylie and Co Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    55
    Thank you! That’s what I was thinking, too.
     
  7. 4luv2cdisney

    4luv2cdisney DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,605
    I don't think they will let you break it down that small initially. I think you r "master" has to meet minimum point requirements as a new member. If you're an existing member, yes. You can add on 3 25s and get direct benefits.
     
    Mia Kylie and Co and CarolMN like this.
  8. ScubaCat

    ScubaCat DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,923
    Exactly. The key words DVD uses in the incidental benefits document are accumulate and maintain.
     
  9. Bruin_mouse

    Bruin_mouse Mouseketeer DVC Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2018
    Messages:
    216
    Agree 100%. This is the common sense reading, but Member Administration told me it had to be one contract right after the change was made. You should confirm with Member Administration to see whether this has been officially clarified.
     
    Mia Kylie and Co likes this.
  10. Mia Kylie and Co

    Mia Kylie and Co Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    55
    Thanks for the info! We actually are currently “direct” owners with 50 points direct and additional points through resale. However, we were thinking we may want to purchase an additional 75 direct and then sale our 50 points. So, this definitely adds to my scenario. I’ll contact DVC to get confirmation, as I wouldn’t keep our original direct points after we close on the 75. Hopefully this makes some sense.
     
    4luv2cdisney likes this.
  11. rg35

    rg35 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,137
    I wouldn't bother structuring contracts around how you might want to leave them to your children. They may not want DVC, they may be unable to pay the dues, they may not like Disney as adults. Heck, you might decide to sell before that point even comes if your financial situation changes.
     
    Madame likes this.
  12. Bruin_mouse

    Bruin_mouse Mouseketeer DVC Gold

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2018
    Messages:
    216
    Great advice. Also, I think you pay closing costs for each 25 point contract versus one. Not a huge deal, but if it’s similar to BLT that’s around $200-$400 more.
     
    Mia Kylie and Co likes this.
  13. mustinjourney

    mustinjourney DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Messages:
    2,254
    One thing to think about is that leaving 25 point contracts is somewhat worthless. I bought a separate 25 point contract at BCV and as of 2020, I can only book 3 or 4 days every three years.

    And I’ll end up with stranded points as well.

    It sounds nice to split them up, but the headache might not be worth the hassle.
     
    Mia Kylie and Co likes this.
  14. Dean

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

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 1999
    Messages:
    38,777
    Historically they have been willing to, I'm not sure after the change to 75 points minimum for services. Even if they did, I believe they'll require 3 closings. I don't see any real reason to do this at this point.
     
    Mia Kylie and Co likes this.

Share This Page