Timeshare Users Group Forums
TUG Links external to TUG BBS:    TUG Home| TUG Resort Databases| Marketplace | TUG Help | Advice | Join TUG  

Timeshare Users Group Bulletin Board
Go Back   Timeshare Users Group Forums > Timeshare Resort Systems > Wyndham Resorts > Worldmark Timeshare Resorts
Log into the TUG BBS:

Worldmark Timeshare Resorts Forum for discussion of all Worldmark Timeshares and related topics!

GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
TUG Turns 20 Years Old! Read More

Free Timeshare Exchanges on TUG! View current exchanges!

Free TUG Newsletter! Sign up today!

TUG Banner Travels the World! Follow the Banner!

 
Forum Jump


Reply « Previous Thread | Next Thread »
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old January 31, 2008, 03:47 PM   #1
CalifasGirl
 
CalifasGirl's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jul 2, 05
Location: Royal Oaks, California
Posts: 205

Resorts: WorldMark
Worldmark Owners Sales Presentation

I have been trying to educate myself on the "new programs" that Worldmark is trying to sell on their owners. I went to the sales pitch at Wolf Creek in which the salesman was talking about RCI membership was now provided free to the owners, but we had to upgrade to a certain amount of points.

I had just renewed my RCI membership, so I was confused as to what he was talking about. Do we have free RCI membership as Worldmark owners? What was all that stuff he was talking about? I tend to glaze over on sales pitches, so I usually forget most of the stuff unless I were to write it down. I was reading stuff about Wyndham on TUG, but then I realized the owners were Fairfield owners, and I didn't think it applied to Worldmark.

Geez, I go to graduate school for a few years and stop reading TUG and the Worldmark forums, and now I'm totally LOST! Should I go to an owner's education workshop again since so much has changed?
CalifasGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31, 2008, 04:29 PM   #2
Cathyb
 
Cathyb's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 4,935

Resorts: Marriott DSV I & Newport Coast; Westin Mission Hills; The Whaler/Maui July 4; Pono Kai/Kauai /Wk 52; Worldmark; Carlsbad
Yes, you get a lot of good info at those workshops and also new developments.
__________________
TUG member since it started and proud of it!
Cathyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 31, 2008, 05:30 PM   #3
RichM
 
RichM's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Location: The O.C.
Posts: 711

Resorts: WorldMark owner since 2000
TravelShare is the new sales gimmick that has separate fees and separate, non-guaranteed benefits provided by Wyndham. They force you to buy a minimum of 5-6K additional credits to become TravelShare eligible. Part of the TravelShare benefits package is a free RCI membership. You can still join RCI and/or II on your own without TravelShare.

There's an entire section devoted just to TravelShare, its benefits, costs, etc. over on the WM Owners forum at www.wmowners.com/forum/

__________________
WorldMark Owners' Community - - www.wmowners.com
RichM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1, 2008, 12:16 AM   #4
CalifasGirl
 
CalifasGirl's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jul 2, 05
Location: Royal Oaks, California
Posts: 205

Resorts: WorldMark
thanks!

Thanks, RichM. Maybe I should book an owner's workshop, too, to see if they explain the new programs. I remember making a comment that they needed to explain how RCI exchanges work a long time ago, so I was delighted to see that they did indeed have a workshop exclusively on exchanging.
CalifasGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1, 2008, 07:11 AM   #5
PerryM
 
PerryM's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Posts: 4,282
Exclamation Ask a simple question...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalifasGirl View Post
Thanks, RichM. Maybe I should book an owner's workshop, too, to see if they explain the new programs. I remember making a comment that they needed to explain how RCI exchanges work a long time ago, so I was delighted to see that they did indeed have a workshop exclusively on exchanging.
Just remember that there is the "Wyndham way of doing things" and the "WM owner way of doing things" - the two are sometimes 180 degrees apart.

Be careful that you don't get:
1) Lies
2) Wrong information
3) Slanted information
4) One sided information
5) Old information

Personally I'd never attend one of their seminars - we did once about 5 years ago and the list I compiled above was from that seminar.


I'd start off the seminar asking the simple question of the person presenting:
"Are you a WM owner and if so did you pay $1.98 for WM credits or 65 cents for the same exact credits?"

That should get the seminar off to a rousing start...

P.S.
The second question should be:
"How many here paid less than $1.00 for their WM credits?"

You can then apologize to the presenter and turn the rest of the seminar over to them. Be prepared to field a lot of questions when its time for a break, you will be mobbed with them.

P.P.S.
I've been tempted to ask the question "How much did everyone pay for their airline tickets?" on a flight just before they lock the doors for take off. That would get folks in the mood when the flight attendant says "Thanks for flying with us".

P.P.P.S.
To anyone listening to my advice of selling resale WM credits from your own account, this is the place to hire someone to walk around the front of the hotel with the sign:

"Buy my WM credits for 1/2 price"

Great way to get WM owners who would like to add credits to their account. You can also buy credits too.

Last edited by PerryM; February 1, 2008 at 07:23 AM.
PerryM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1, 2008, 07:38 AM   #6
Cathyb
 
Cathyb's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 4,935

Resorts: Marriott DSV I & Newport Coast; Westin Mission Hills; The Whaler/Maui July 4; Pono Kai/Kauai /Wk 52; Worldmark; Carlsbad
Califas: A meeting on RCI exchanging? Where do they hold those?
__________________
TUG member since it started and proud of it!
Cathyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1, 2008, 09:11 AM   #7
kapish
 
kapish's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 524

Resorts: WorldMark
Exclamation Learn vacation exchanging tips & tricks from other WM owners!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathyb View Post
Califas: A meeting on RCI exchanging? Where do they hold those?
Selected owner education sessions include training on exchanges using RCI (and my be II as well.)

Details at the WorldMark site.

From what I heard from members who had attended these sessions, one learns more about exchanging from fellow WorldMark owners at sites like TUG and www.wmowners.com than from the under-qualified trainers at these events!

More information on exchanging with your WorldMark weeks can be found at this link
__________________
__________________________________________________ ___________
Free TUG Ads |WorldMark Owners Community | email me
kapish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 1, 2008, 09:14 PM   #8
CalifasGirl
 
CalifasGirl's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jul 2, 05
Location: Royal Oaks, California
Posts: 205

Resorts: WorldMark
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathyb View Post
Califas: A meeting on RCI exchanging? Where do they hold those?
As Kapish said, it's the classes with the "E" next to them.

I made the mistake of buying developer credits. I looked at a no-housekeeping account, but couldn't see paying $2 per credit for one after looking at the prices for a regular account. Still balking at the idea of the Travel Share program. The more I read, the less I like. At least I'm using the account more often now. I'm usually in the negative, borrowing credits from the following year.

I used to read the WM forums like an addict, but then graduate school happened, and now I have barely enough time to do anything. I should be reading right now, but it's the weekend...
CalifasGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2, 2008, 01:50 PM   #9
Bill4728
Moderator
 
Bill4728's Avatar
TUG Lifetime Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Location: Lake Tapps, WA
Posts: 9,379

Resorts: Club Intrawest, DRI-Monarch Grand Vacations, Mountainside Lodge, Marriott Newport Coast
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalifasGirl View Post
At least I'm using the account more often now. I'm usually in the negative, borrowing credits from the following year.
One option to borrowing credits from next year is rent credits from other WM owners for a small rental fee.

There are several thread about how to do this but I understand there is a forum on WMowners for this purpose.

Good Luck
__________________
Bill
All my posts should be considered my personal opinion or experience unless otherwise noted.
Bill4728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2, 2008, 05:38 PM   #10
cotraveller
 
cotraveller's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,064

Resorts: WorldMark
There is a credit rental board on the WorldMark Vacation Forum. You need to be registered as a WorldMark owner to access that section of the forum to either post credits that you have available to rent out or to view the current listings of available credits. It normally takes a few days from the time you register until the time you are approved to access the rental board.
__________________
Fred in Colorado

WorldMark Timeshare Information - Owner Education, Resort Information, Photos, and more.
cotraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3, 2008, 06:27 PM   #11
spatenfloot
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Oct 11, 05
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichM View Post
Part of the TravelShare benefits package is a free RCI membership.
The RCI membership is NOT free. You pay for it every month as part of the Travelshare dues.
spatenfloot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5, 2008, 01:06 AM   #12
cruisin
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Oct 16, 06
Posts: 425
The Worldmark vacation forum is a great place to rent credits, Many of the owners renting credits there do not have a clue about what goes on with Wyndham, and it is easy to get cheap credits.
cruisin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24, 2008, 01:08 AM   #13
CalifasGirl
 
CalifasGirl's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jul 2, 05
Location: Royal Oaks, California
Posts: 205

Resorts: WorldMark
Question Travelshare dues?

Quote:
Originally Posted by spatenfloot View Post
The RCI membership is NOT free. You pay for it every month as part of the Travelshare dues.
Wait, there's additional dues as part of being a Travelshare member? This is apart from the regular maintenance fees?
CalifasGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24, 2008, 07:53 PM   #14
spatenfloot
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Oct 11, 05
Posts: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalifasGirl View Post
Wait, there's additional dues as part of being a Travelshare member? This is apart from the regular maintenance fees?
It is rolled into your MF and paid together, but yes, TS owners are paying for it as long as they own whether they use it or not.
spatenfloot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 28, 2008, 11:39 PM   #15
melschey
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jun 6, 05
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalifasGirl View Post
Wait, there's additional dues as part of being a Travelshare member? This is apart from the regular maintenance fees?
Yes, on top of your regular MFS there are Travelshare dues that the amount varies depending on the size of your account. So RCI membership is not exactly free.
melschey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11, 2008, 04:59 PM   #16
CalifasGirl
 
CalifasGirl's Avatar
TUG Member
 
BBS Reg. Date: Jul 2, 05
Location: Royal Oaks, California
Posts: 205

Resorts: WorldMark
Question decided to buy another account instead

Well, I decided to buy another account resale and add it to my current account. How long does this process take to add two accounts into one?
Or should I keep two accounts? Is it really worth the maintenance fees to keep them separate?
CalifasGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.7
BBS Software Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Editorial Content Copyright ©1993 - 2014, Timeshare Users Group
Customized for TUG by Makai Guy.