We just bought AKV and opted for the 320 point bonus instead of the $8/point incentive . The catch is, you have to use the 320 points by January (7 months from purchase). We will only be going to Orlando in September, so we had to find a way to use all those points! (I know, you feel horrible for us). So, we decided to stay 5 nights in a 1BR at BWV, then take a 3 day cruise!! I know cruises aren't a good use of points, but we would never have used all those points anyway so we decided, better to "waste" them on a cruise then for them not to be used at all! We are going to book the lowest category (11) to use the least amount of points; my question is: can you pay cash for an upgrade either before we leave or when we get there? I checked on Travelocity and the difference between a category 11 and category 10 is only $30 total, but it would cost us 44 additonal points!! TIA for your advice!