Effective 2/25/2018, you need at least 75 direct points to qualify for Membership Extras

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  1. southerngirl528

    southerngirl528 Dreamin' of Maui

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    A DVC member can add on for as little as 25 points EXCEPT at CCVC. The add-on minimum for members there is 50 points.
     
  2. TexasChick123

    TexasChick123 Always Dreaming of Our Next Vacation

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    Once Disney reacquires points, they can repackage any way they want combining or splitting. We, as purchasers cannot split them up, but they can.
     
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  4. 116EV

    116EV Earning My Ears

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    I don’t think the minimum will be 75 to purchase. Just to receive benefits. DVC member benefits are not guaranteed and can go away at any time. But this increase seems like an incentive to probably keep them around. So glad about the grandfathering too. We just bought direct in January! Whew!
     
  5. Wakey

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    On the positive side, as DVC grows, 25 point contracts will become a smaller and smaller pot proportionately and may attract higher resale values in say 20 years.
     
  6. pkrieger2287

    pkrieger2287 Disney Dreamer

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    On the phone purchasing $50 points at the moment to receive full member benefits. Apparently we would have needed to waitlist for the 25pt. option and would only have gotten member benefits on them if our resale closed before end of February. They were very nice but it does seem they are extremely busy with people calling today regarding this option.
     
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  7. Ben E N

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    Glad you're able to get in with the 50 at least. You will make use of the 25 extra points, and can appreciate not having to spend the few thousand extra to get 75.
     
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  8. AceVac

    AceVac Disney Connoisseur

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    Only thing left is Copper Creek with minimum of 50 points.Everything else is waitlist. That went fast lol.
     
  9. LauraLea

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    This also sets things up for tiered perks. Those with less than 75 direct points being in the bottom tier.

    Laura
     
  10. southerngirl528

    southerngirl528 Dreamin' of Maui

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    With the massive size of the membership, I can only IMAGINE how crazy busy there are today! My advice for anyone trying to add-on directly purchases points before the deadline is to LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE for your guide if you do not get them live when you call. Your call will have a date/time stamp and the DVC guides try to return calls in order received. Let them know what you are looking for in your message. Good luck all!
     
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  11. pkrieger2287

    pkrieger2287 Disney Dreamer

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    Thanks for the suggestion! Your breakdown of the $260 savings per person per year on the AP is really what sole the deal for me... That will make these 50 points more than pay for themselves for my wife and I over the life of the contract.
     
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  12. TexasChick123

    TexasChick123 Always Dreaming of Our Next Vacation

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    No Aulani? That surprises me, but I haven’t called.
     
  13. 116EV

    116EV Earning My Ears

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    Perhaps. Time will tell. It took awhile to change this policy and with the amount of people grandfathered in, tiered perks could get messy.
     
  14. Ben E N

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    That possibility has always been around, though, and doesn't have to be limited to 75 points. They could have 250+ point moonlight magic events, etc, all they want. The thing about it is that will not help them sell many more points. By making 75 the new minimum going forward, it makes people who were in my buying position last summer take a look at buying 75 points up front. I went into the purchasing process knowing I could add on only 25, and did just that. If at the time 75 was the minimum, I would have planned for that. It would have gotten Disney an extra $3000 or so once they bought a resale via ROFR and then resold it to me.
    They will now be able to do this going forward, and will probably drive a lot more people into just buying all of their points direct as opposed to piecing a contract together.
     
  15. 4luv2cdisney

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    Small contracts are already barely cheaper than direct. I can't really think of a reason why I'd want a 25 point contract via resale at all if I can buy it direct for nearly the same price. I can only see that if they increase the 50 point as a new buyer rule or if they stop allowing members to buy 25 points as an add-on.
     
  16. CarolMN

    CarolMN DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    I suspect Aulani, HH & VB are available, too. CCV is probably the only WDW on-site resort left. (VGC hasn't really been available for some time).
     
  17. Ben E N

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    And I really doubt they would do that. Why drive people to the resale market when you can just as easily make money off of them yourself?
     
  18. Pluto80

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    This is also worth noting, got this from a Facebook group I’m in, so thought it’d be worth sharing.


    This is what a new document says that every direct owner has to sign beginning Feb 25th.

    The incidental benefits described in this Statement are offered to prospective purchasers of the vacation ownership plan. These benefits are available for your use a period of 3 years or less after the first date that the vacation ownership plan is available for your use. The availability of the incidental benefits may or may not be renewed or extended. You should not purchase an interest in the vacation ownership plan in reliance upon the continued availability or renewal or extension of these benefits.
     
  19. hlhlaw07

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    Which resort did you get? I tried calling to buy 50 and couldn’t get anywhere.
     
  20. pkrieger2287

    pkrieger2287 Disney Dreamer

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    When we called a little bit ago all they had for AKV was February UY. Everything else for AKV was waitlisted. Luckily that is what we needed.

    I agree with being patient and leaving messages for reps today. Ours was extremely polite and patient but you could tell it was crazy and he was trying to move through the process as quickly as possible.
     
  21. Wakey

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    It's already tiered- those with less than 75 get nowt as we say in Yorkshire.
    This hasn't changed- the 3 years is in the statute.
     

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