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WKORV - current incentive for “owner update”

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by luv_maui, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. luv_maui

    luv_maui TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    current incentive for “owner update” is:

    1) 15,000 points (but was offered special 20,000 pets)
    2) $100 resort credit
    3) sunset sail for 2 on Teralani
    4) Photo package credit at Blink Photography
    5) $100 spa credit + additional day pass
    6) Mauna makai dining experience for two
    7) $100 credit towards golf
    8) 2 for 1 helicopter adventure
     
  2. Denise L

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    20,000 pets, wow! Ha ha ha :whooopie:.

    Which option did you get? We will be there this month and wondering if we should schedule the update or not.
     
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    We'll be there in March/April. That 15,000 points offer is not going to do it. That's the equivalent of 5,000 SPG Starpoints. My last two Vistana offers were 15,000 Starpoints in March 2018, and 12,000 Starpoints in July 2018.
     
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    We are not going. We shall see what the Marriott incentive is tomorrow
     
  5. jmhpsu93

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    My last three experiences at MVCI and Westin:

    July 2018 @ Manor Club (Williamsburg), $150 Amex card or 15,000 MRP. It was a "meh" weather day so we went. Out of there in about an hour.

    August 2018: Westin Cancun, 6,500 SPG points (pre-conversion so basically 20K points) plus 25% off all resort purchases, which would up being about $100 as we ate there a few times. We really wanted to hear the perspective of Vistana re: the merger...they really didn't have any clue but were really honest about it. This was probably the best timeshare presentation experience we've had.

    December 2018 @ Grande Vista (Orlando), $250 Amex card. Definitely bit at this one, out in 75 minutes.

    Going forward, less than $200 worth of value isn't worth my time unless the weather is terrible.
     
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    +1
     
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    Took the 20,000 points and did an owner's update at Nanea last week. Nothing much to report - we said up front we were only interested in information about the combined programs, and had no intention of buying. They still pitched the "flex" program, but gave up pretty easily after we said "no". After that, we had the gentleman who comes in to "survey" us to see how we were treated during the update process, and to see if he could interest us in buying a package to come back to Nanea. Two packages - one was $1,495 and came with 100K points and was for 6 days/7 nights, the other was $995 and came with 50K points and was for 4 days/5 nights. Told him that we were not interested, and at the 3:1 devalued rate for points, the 100K was not really worth that much. He somewhat condescendingly said that "those days are behind us now and we would all be better off letting go". So we did - we left!
     
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    Question for clarification. You say they pitched the "flex" program. Are you saying they pitched Nanea or the Westin Flex program? I was under the impression they still weren't licensed to pitch the Westin Flex program in Hawaii.
     
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    I'd do it for the resort credit. We spend that much on meals. Some places maybe not, but here we do.
     
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    Just left Lagunamar. Offering $100 hotel credit but will go to $125 if you say no first.

    Same for the Westin hotel conversion.

    At Westin hotel/timeshare your concierge has a new offer. Stay at any Mexico Adventuras resort for 4 days/5 nights plus 15000 Marriott points for $399. You must attend a 90 minute presentation. Small down payment with balance due at time reservation is made. I think it was good for 12 months but might have been 18 months. I thought it was a reasonable offer. Owners are included for the offer I was told. They start selling 2/21/19.

    I didn’t ask if Laguna Mar will have it too.
     
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    I'd consider living through that somehow. Just remember the 15,000 points is really only 1/3 of what it was only months ago. The 2-for-1 helicopter ride is absolutely worth it!!! A must do!
     
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    There is nothing new with Vistana, same old stuff, just trying to get you to buy points now.
     
  13. Denise L

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    We sat through the owner update for $100 resort credit yesterday, but I doubt we will do it again in future years. I really wanted to hear the pitch on Flex, and we told the salesperson that we had no intention of buying and only wanted to learn about Flex. She said she had to keep us there for 90 minutes anyway, and sure enough, she did. It was a rare day of sun, so I should have said no and been done. We were in a windowless room with no Internet. Oh well, live and learn. I usually enjoy these updates and try to learn something, but this one was not very educational.
     

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