RCI Weeks vs. RCI Points
In general, RCI Points and RCI Weeks memberships will be
similar, and from SmartShare.com they are generally priced 50% or
more below retail.
Weeks and RCI Points have comparable maintenance fees because both are
tied to a given unit in your home resort which, by the way, you never
have to visit if you don't want to.
Weeks Timeshare owners can use their own units each year or
Deposit their Week into RCI (or other exchanges)
Points Purchases and Weeks Exchanges:
Most weeks owners must use an entire week each year, or roll a week
over to the following year. RCI Week Exchanges and RCI Points
Purchases can be done by phone or online, and the process is
relatively easy either way. RCI Points members have the added
flexibility of booking a single night or a month, or even using their
points for other vacation items.
RCI Points members can choose any size unit, as long as they have
enough points, and a unit is available. Weeks owners typically have a
set unit size to choose from when arranging their travel.
Points members can reserve a week in any season as long as they have
enough points, but availability is first-come first-served. You may
find less availability during peak seasons. As a weeks member, your
week is typically reserved for a set season or week every year, but
you can deposit it and exchange it for a different week.
These weeks are available to both RCI exchange members (weeks
owners) and RCI Points members, But RCI Points members may use as
little as 9500 points to book within a 45 day window.
Many Timeshare owners rely on timeshares for a 'forced' vacation.
Since they have paid for the timeshare and its annual fees, they need
to use it or lose it. RCI Points are by nature more flexible. For some
this is a drawback.
As you can see, RCI Points have more flexibility than RCI Weeks, but
if you find a resort you want to use most of the time, then the
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