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Leisure Getaways offer

Discussion in 'Wyndham Vacation Resorts' started by OutSkiing, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. OutSkiing

    OutSkiing TUG Member

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    We attended an update in our home town in Ohio from a company called Leisure Getaways. My wife always goes for these freebies and a free dinner was worth the while.

    They claim to offer 100,000 RCI Platinum Points in return for our 1.2 million Wyndham points and a one time $22,370 payment. The $22,370 would be financed at 0% interest over 100 months or $220 per month. The RCI points don't have maintenance fees but instead have an annual $1099 fee. They claim they would get us out of the Wyndham ownership (which I believe we could do as well) and also a small Saphire Resorts Jockey Club ownership we have as well.

    Other interesting facts:
    - RCI membership costs $124 per year compared to something higher baked into our Wyndham program fees
    - RCI reservation fee ranges from $59 to $284 per reservation compared to our $239 (or so)
    - Supposedly RCI Platinum can make reservations with confirmation 2 years out on inventory in most major resorts that is in a reserve for this program
    - for an extra $99 per year, you get access to II as well but with a fee ranging from $299-599 to make a reservation in this program.

    We did not go for it but wonder if anyone else has heard of this?

    Bob
     
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    100,000 rci platinum points will get you fewer reservations than 300,000 Wyndham points. Availability is virtually the same as you see through Wyndham. The exchange fees through RCI are exactly the same as when you book through Wyndham. The $59 reservation would be for a 1 or 2 night rci points stay which you have access through nightly stays.

    You could look into Wyndham Ovations Limited edition and get 3 years of points usage with no MF and then if you so desire purchase an RCI points membership for under $1000 with MF of $1000 or under plus rci fees.
     
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    There are a lot of these companies out there and none of them are offering anything worth having.
     
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    A rose by any other name is still a rose.

    What they are not disclosing is that you have no assurance that they can get you out on better terms than what you can get on your own. Anyone can get out of their ownership if they are willing to ruin their credit. After you have bought in, what is to prevent them from telling you that you should just stop paying.


    Except for the last part everything here has lot of caveats.

    This is jumping from the frying pan into the fire. It is a bait and switch. They are not selling RCI Points as much as points in their vacation club. Lots of promises and faith required.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. We have no interest in getting rid of our Wyndham contracts except for one which I may put up on eBay. The answers you have provided confirm our belief that this was not a good deal. Yes, they spent zero time discussing how they would unload our contracts .. and I know plenty of ways if ever we want to.

    Bob
     

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