Using Timeshare Bonus Time


Bonus timeshare is a benefit offered by most timeshare resort companies. Bonus timeshare can be a valuable asset to owners because using it has no effect on your deeded or right-to-use week. With bonus time, owners have the ability to rent time on a daily basis at their home resort at an extremely low rate. These discounted rates usually end up being about 50% cheaper than what the general public pays for the same resort and unit. Resorts are able to offer discounted bonus time because it allows them to fill otherwise vacant units with revenue that will... Read the rest of this entry »

RCI Timeshare Trading Power


RCI does use a trading power rating scale for its resorts. RCI takes into account a number of factors when determining trading power including:

  • Number of requests for a particular location.
  • Ease of access to the resort location.
  • Resort's popularity amongst RCI owners and non-owners.
  • Amount of competition in the area.
  • Type of unit.

These four RCI criteria play a major role in determining what kind of trading power you will have if you decide to exchange your week. First we will look at 'number of requests' and its effect on timeshare trading power. You... Read the rest of this entry »

Timeshare Points vs. Vacation Clubs


Both timeshare points programs and vacation clubs are sold as deeded and right to use agreements, but it is important to know the differences between the two systems to make an informed decision when buying timeshare and when reselling timeshare

The points system is relatively new within the timeshare community and has gained popularity because of the amount of flexibility they offer the timeshare owner. Each timeshare company has a unique way of assigning and utilizing points, but in this article we will look at RCI and their points system. Points are described by RCI as a... Read the rest of this entry »