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Good or bad idea to reserve with points pending exchange?

Discussion in 'Marriott Vacation Club' started by Gemini Chica, Oct 9, 2018.

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    Yes, for Playa the 3 bed does indeed lock off for a 2 bed and a studio.
    We have many times successfully exchanged our studio there for a 2 bed unit elsewhere, but that has tended to be in low season and mostly to resorts with minimum 2 bed units.
    Looking for a 1 bed will certainly give you the best chance.
     
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    I believe they are $99/bedroom upgrade, so, studio to 2BR would be $99 x 2. If you have II Gold, subtract $79 per br, Platinum subtract $59 per br.
     
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    Thanks have II Platinum


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    Here in Europe, we pay these unit size upgrade fees in local currency, not in $.
    I am not sure about a € charge when living in Spain, but for the UK it is
    “Interval's unit-size upgrade fee is £69 per step-up in unit size. However, a reduced price of £49 per step-up is available to Interval Gold members, and £39 per step-up for Interval Platinum members.”
    I don’t believe this has changed since its introduction, so the relative cost for us has varied with the $ exchange rate.
     
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