Points vs Home Resorts

swaysui

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Oct 27, 2021
For someone looking for 1-bedrooms and occasional 2-bedrooms stays, including cabins, is having total number of points to use more important or having home resort advantage more important? Are there certain resorts that have all rooms sold out most of the time? Thanks.
 

Stargazer65

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Aug 13, 2020
If you want a specific resort, you should buy there typically. The small resorts get filled up quicker in general, especially the studios. If you don't care where you stay and just want "1-bedrooms and occasional 2-bedrooms stays, including cabins" and figure you'll often book at 7 months, I would say total number of points is more important.

Keep in mind that every room fills up eventually as you get closer to the date you plan to go. But I generally have had no problems booking at 7 months since I'm flexible about where I stay, and don't mind going to any available resort. Most of the points I have bought are SAPs (Sleep Around Points), meaning I bought them because they were cheap and will often use them in the 7 month window for whatever resort I want and can get.
 
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swaysui

Earning My Ears
Joined
Oct 27, 2021
If you want a specific resort, you should buy there typically. The small resorts get filled up quicker in general, especially the studios. If you don't care where you stay and just want "1-bedrooms and occasional 2-bedrooms stays, including cabins" and figure you'll often book at 7 months, I would say total number of points is more important.

Keep in mind that every room fills up eventually as you get closer to the date you plan to go. But I generally have had no problems booking at 7 months since I'm flexible about where I stay, and don't mind going to any available resort. Most of the points I have bought are SAPs (Sleep Around Points), meaning I bought them because they were cheap and will often use them in the 7 month window for whatever resort I want and can get.
That's what SAP means. Thanks! And thanks for the advice too.
 

DVCSunDevil

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Mar 1, 2020
For someone looking for 1-bedrooms and occasional 2-bedrooms stays, including cabins, is having total number of points to use more important or having home resort advantage more important? Are there certain resorts that have all rooms sold out most of the time? Thanks.
Studios go the fastest and, from what I understand, 1 and 2 bedrooms can usually be had at 7 months. If you were planning studio stays I would say absolutely get where you want to stay. If you are planning two bedroom stays then the points are probably more important, because two bedrooms have a good chance of being available at 7 months. Even then, there is no worse feeling than being locked out of where you want to truly stay. So I am always a proponent of buying where you see yourself wanting to stay.
 

davidl81

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Aug 12, 2008
Studios go the fastest and, from what I understand, 1 and 2 bedrooms can usually be had at 7 months. If you were planning studio stays I would say absolutely get where you want to stay. If you are planning two bedroom stays then the points are probably more important, because two bedrooms have a good chance of being available at 7 months. Even then, there is no worse feeling than being locked out of where you want to truly stay. So I am always a proponent of buying where you see yourself wanting to stay.
The 2BR will depend on what resort. BWV for instance does not have dedicated 2BR, they share a studio and a 1BR to make a 2BR. So once all of the studios rent out, the 2BR also rent out.
1BR are almost always the last to go.
 



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