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Sticky - Please post your GREAT (current) exchanges here.

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by lgreenspan, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. littlestar

    littlestar TUG Member

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    2 HGVC 1 bedroom's at Kalia Suites for same check in date using my Wyndham points through RCI.
     
  2. mauitraveler

    mauitraveler TUG Member

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    Traded: Vacation Internationale points (1 bedroom).
    Received: Marriott's Ko'Olina 2-bedrooms for November 2017.
     
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  3. Bill4728

    Bill4728 Moderator

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    We made two outstanding trades this spring

    A> Traded a labor day , 1 bd at the mountainside lodge in Whistler Received second week of July in a 1 bd at the Hyatt Highlands inn in Carmel

    B> Traded an October week in a 1 bd at Club Intrawest in Whistler Received second week of July in a 1 bd at the Hyatt Highlands inn in Carmel

    YES we got two units at the Hyatt in Carmel for mid July!!
     
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  4. icydog

    icydog TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I exchanged a Silver (winter week) three bedroom at Marriott's Surfwatch in Hilton Head for a two bedroom at Marriott's Maui Lahaina and Nepali towers high season July 8-15, 2018
    I exchanged 40,000 RCI points for a two bedroom HGVC's Kingsland Resort in October 2018.
    I exchanged a summer Gold week at Marriott's Oceana Palms for a week 7 February 10-17 Platinum Oceana Palms.
    I exchanged (2) one bedroom villas at Marriott's Willow Ridge for a Platinum two bedroom at Marriott Fairway Villas for June 24-July 1 and the other one for the following week July 1 -July 8, 2018
     
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  5. K2Quick

    K2Quick TUG Member

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    My ongoing request came through this morning Worldmark for Marriott's Maui Ocean Club (MMO) 2 BR checking in 11/26. It didn't have the best chance to succeed because I had narrowed my request down to that specific date but it came through. I would have preferred either MM1 or WKORV, but I'll take it.
     
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  6. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I just booked a week on the Tradewinds French Polynesia sailing. (29 TPU's plus the exchange fee or $339 to rent. How do they price these things, lol?) It will be pricey but since I'm getting rid of RCI I figured that now was the time.
     
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  7. mauitraveler

    mauitraveler TUG Member

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    Traded: Vacation Internationale points (1 bedroom)
    Received: Westin's Nanea 2 bedrooms for 12/2/17
     
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  8. winger

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    Traded: Marriott Manor Club 2BD Platinum Summer 2018 week
    Received: Marriott Ko Olina 2BD for 11/16/2018 (which I refused) then 11/18/2018 (which I am keeping)
     
  9. WyldSmurf

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    Marriott Aruba Surf Club
    Marriott Destination Points
    Traded: Marriott's Legends Edge Gold Season (week 8)
    Received: Thanksgiving week Marriott's Ocean Point (Sun to Sun the day I wanted)
     
  10. DaveHenry

    DaveHenry Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    Traded: RCI Points
    Received: Late September 1 BR Clubhouse Cortina (Vienna, Austria)
     
  11. mdurette

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    Wow - just sitting there for the taking. Marriott Ocean Club, Aruba 1BR - thanksgiving week! Nov 19-26th!
    Snagged it with a non Marriott non rated trade!
     
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  12. dominidude

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    If you have exchanges you are happy about this year, let us know. I'll start.

    These are my exchanges so far this year:

    II
    deposit W'burg plantation (high season) exchange into Marriott Barony HHI (high season)

    RCI
    Deposit Branson's nantucket (high season) exchange into The quarter Ocean City (high season)

    SFX
    Deposit 1bdr Kings Creek (high season) exchange into 2bdr Grand Bliss Vidanta Rivera Maya (high season)

    What would have made it better is if I could have made these through TUG timeshare exchange, that way I could have saved on the exchange fee as well.

    For the trip to Rivera Maya, I'm using a bunch of Southwest points I've been religiously amassing for the past year, so I'm really looking forward to that trip.
     
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  13. VacationForever

    VacationForever Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    Happy with my exchanges in II for this year:

    1BR Sheraton Desert Oasis (Platinum Plus season) to 1BR Westin Mission Hills (Platinum Plus season)
    Studio Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I (Red season) to 1BR Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II (Red season)
    1BR Sheraton Desert Oasis (Platinum Plus season) to 1BR Marriott's Canyon Villas (Platinum season)
    Studio Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I (Red Season) to 2BR Marriott's Newport Coast (Platinum season)
     
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  14. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I'm happy too - in fact I've never been unhappy with our trades over the past seven years. Btw, fun thread idea!

    II
    1 bedroom SDO (A) into Northstar Lodge (Truckee) - summer 2018
    1 bed DSVII into Northstar Lodge (Truckee) - summer 2018 (two concurrent units for a mini-family reunion)
    1 bedroom SDO (B) into Sedona Summit 2 bedroom for a holiday week - 2018

    RCI weeks
    8 TPU's into Explorean Cozumel - spring 2018
    39 TPU's for a 2 bedroom at Kohala Suites in June 2018
    Not an exchange but paid $339 for a week on a Tradewinds cruise in French Polynesia in the fall. We're so excited about this trip!

    RCI via HGVC
    Back to back weeks in France (Paris/Normandy) next fall using HGVC points, and I still have enough leftover to book a long weekend somewhere.

    I still have six weeks on deposit at various places that all expire in 2019. I will be scrambling for a little while longer to get these weeks used. Not quite sure how, although I expect to use eplus to extend the II deposits, and perhaps the free SFX extension available with a new deposit.
     
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  15. Eric B

    Eric B TUG Member

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    RCI points
    Part of a Massanutten Woodstone 2 BR week for a 2 BR Grand Mayan Riviera Maya week in January - got upgraded to a Jungle Luxxe!

    1 free week at Vacation Village at Weston for their anniversary in February

    SFX
    Massanutten Summit 2 BR for a Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya in April

    RCI points
    The other half of my Woodstone lockout for a week at Bay Club at Waikoloa and a week at Kauai Beach Resort

    SFX
    Bonus week at Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta, plus 5 free days at Buganvilias for depositing last year with them

    Plus a few weeks I own without exchanging. Not a bad year!
     
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  16. classiclincoln

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    We've also never been unhappy with our exchanges. We've been very fortunate to get some really great trades with our units (which I'm hoping will make it easier to sell them). Here are the trades we've gotten in 2017 and 2018:

    2017
    Week 21 3 BR Grande Vista to week 2 studio SVC @Waikiki Marina @ the Ilikai
    Week 14 2 BR Grand Chateau to week 6 2 BR Acoya Private Residences in Curacao
    Week 49 1 BR Renaissance Aruba to week 50 studio Bluebeard's Castle in St. Thomas (cancelled hurricane)

    2018
    Week 21 3 BR Grande Vista to week 43 2 BR Marriott's Ocean Watch Villas @ Grand Dunes, Myrtle Beach
    Week 12 BR Grand Chateau to week 5 BR Marriott's St. Kitt's Beach Club
    Week 49 1 BR Renaissance Aruba to week 18 1 BR Bluewater Resort & Marina, Hilton Head

    We also just got (pending confirmation) a week 52 1 BR unit at the RIU in Aruba (non AI) with our 2019 Renaissance Aruba week 49!!!

    Yay!
     
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  17. Egret1986

    Egret1986 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Agree also. I've been exchanging through one timeshare exchange company for 33 years. I am very happy about all of my exchanges this year, as I am every year.

    Two exchanges are taking us to areas we've never been (Cancun and Santa Fe), one is taking us back to a much loved timeshare cottage that we enjoyed previously on beautiful Hilton Head, and two are trades back into resorts where I own in areas I never grow tired of (Virginia Beach oceanfront and North Carolina's Outer Banks).

    I will not be extending my membership in 2019 with RCI. While I've always enjoyed every exchange, it's time to head in a new direction!

    Agreed!
     
  18. rboesl

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    In 2017 I was able to use points from my February Aruba studio to book a studio at Morritt's Tortuga on Grand Cayman and a studio at MVC at Melia Caribe Tropical in Dominican Republic (both also in February). Then sold the Morritt's to cover better than half my Aruba maintenance fees.
     
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  19. mdurette

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    I’m super excited about the unit I just found sitting in inventory yesterday!
    Traded 1BR coconut palms II new Smyrna winter week for 1BR at Marriott ocean club Aruba for thanksgiviing week. With a Monday start, perfect for us!
     
  20. eschjw

    eschjw TUG Member

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    I deposited my 1 bedroom deluxe HICV Las Vegas Desert Club 2017 NYE week with DAE. I got 2 exchanges for the 1 deposit. I booked a 1 bedroom Imperial Hawaii Vacation Club for April 2018 and a 2 bedroom Bella Vista Village Greens II June 2018.

    I have posted my 2018 NYE 1 bedroom deluxe HICV Las Vegas Desert Club week in the Owner Exchange Forum looking for Yellowstone area 2019 or Santa Fe early Oct. 2019.
     
  21. Bailey#1

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    Basically, I got these two for my one deposit with RCI.
    Traded my Avenue Plaza 1BR NOLA for 1 week in Sedona at Arroyo Roble resort 2BR in March, and 1 week at HGVC at Tuscany Orlando 2 BR in November.
     
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    kherbold TUG Member

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    I exchange quite a bit.
    Since I live a lot of the year in Baja Sur
    I find it easy to exchange into the resorts in a and near Cabo... just for a getaway.

    My timeshare is the Kuhio Banyan... never been there.... just use it as a trader thru RCI
    My one week at the Banyan gets me 4 or 5 weeks in Mexico... so that's a great deal for me.
     
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    Hi, Vacation Forever: Is this because you paid $199 upgrade fee so you can exchange into a 1/2 bedroom units?

    Studio Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I (Red season) to 1BR Marriott's Desert Springs Villas II (Red season)

    Studio Marriott's Desert Springs Villas I (Red Season) to 2BR Marriott's Newport Coast (Platinum season)

    Thank you for helping in advance!!
     
  24. NYFLTRAVELER

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    4000 Marriott DC points exchanged for 3 units at Vidanta Grand Luxxe Rivera Maya (2 one BR & 1 studio) for group of 8 traveling.
     
  25. Sugarcubesea

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    My 2 bedroom Quarter House for a 2 bedroom at SPINNAKER AT SHIPYARD for this summer. This was a $125 direct trade thru the Quarter House...
     
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