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Old 10-07-2017, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default So I just got a call from DVC...

I just got a random call from DVC. They said they're calling because I have a DEC UY and they've got a great deal going to give me DOUBLE points!!! Asked if I was interested in hearing more, and I said yes, so they transferred me to my actual guide.

As you guessed, the double points is nothing new. Just the normal thing they always do. And they were specifically pushing CCV and POLY.

Now the important part and why I'm posting...

I asked about adding on to my BCV and he said it'd be next to impossible right now, but I'd have a much better chance come December. He confirmed that your best bet to get direct from VGC, VGF, and BCV is to call on the first day of your UY because the contracts they acquired during ROFR that were stripped get their points.

I know some people have had similar luck, but my guide actually confirmed it.

So bottom line, while you lose out on some value, if you really want the points, calling on the first day of your UY will give you the greatest chance of success.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:24 PM   #2
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Good to know! Thanks for reporting.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:33 PM   #3
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Wow! Most excellent information. Thank you for sharing!!
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:39 PM   #4
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Great information. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:44 PM   #5
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I just got a random call from DVC. They said they're calling because I have a DEC UY and they've got a great deal going to give me DOUBLE points!!! Asked if I was interested in hearing more, and I said yes, so they transferred me to my actual guide.

As you guessed, the double points is nothing new. Just the normal thing they always do. And they were specifically pushing CCV and POLY.

Now the important part and why I'm posting...

I asked about adding on to my BCV and he said it'd be next to impossible right now, but I'd have a much better chance come December. He confirmed that your best bet to get direct from VGC, VGF, and BCV is to call on the first day of your UY because the contracts they acquired during ROFR that were stripped get their points.

I know some people have had similar luck, but my guide actually confirmed it.

So bottom line, while you lose out on some value, if you really want the points, calling on the first day of your UY will give you the greatest chance of success.

I think you're right because we were on waitlists for both BoardWalk and Grand Floridian for about six weeks. Sure enough, earlier this week our guide called and both were available. We already have BWV October use year and opted for VGF so we'll have two 11-month booking windows.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:09 PM   #6
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Intriguing... Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:48 PM   #7
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I just got a random call from DVC. They said they're calling because I have a DEC UY and they've got a great deal going to give me DOUBLE points!!! Asked if I was interested in hearing more, and I said yes, so they transferred me to my actual guide.

As you guessed, the double points is nothing new. Just the normal thing they always do. And they were specifically pushing CCV and POLY.

Now the important part and why I'm posting...

I asked about adding on to my BCV and he said it'd be next to impossible right now, but I'd have a much better chance come December. He confirmed that your best bet to get direct from VGC, VGF, and BCV is to call on the first day of your UY because the contracts they acquired during ROFR that were stripped get their points.

I know some people have had similar luck, but my guide actually confirmed it.

So bottom line, while you lose out on some value, if you really want the points, calling on the first day of your UY will give you the greatest chance of success.
BS on the BCV points...I have until tonight to tell my guide if I want to take the 55 add-on points at $165 per point! Yikes!!
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:59 PM   #8
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BS on the BCV points...I have until tonight to tell my guide if I want to take the 55 add-on points at $165 per point! Yikes!!
I should probably clarify...we've been on a waitlist for months for these BCV points and they just became available. My guide gave me until tonight to make up my mind. I'm thinking we will wait for the new Riviera or whatever is is called.
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:11 PM   #9
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Good to know.

It's funny that they're pushing the Dec UY points for Poly and CCV. When I called a few weeks back (after Poly was fully declared) asking about a Dec UY for Poly my guide said there weren't any. There were only March, if I remember correctly - maybe April if he tried really hard. I guess they called Santa Claus and got some more points.
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:38 PM   #10
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Good to know.

It's funny that they're pushing the Dec UY points for Poly and CCV. When I called a few weeks back (after Poly was fully declared) asking about a Dec UY for Poly my guide said there weren't any. There were only March, if I remember correctly - maybe April if he tried really hard. I guess they called Santa Claus and got some more points.
Okay, that's weird. Because they called me for both my Oct and Dec UY contracts. When I asked about adding on to my BLT acct, as first they said it would be hard and pushed Poly and CCV. Now that they called for Dec, Poly was still available. Why would they tell you it isn't available, but for me it was?
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