RCI Membership Fees 2017
April 11th 2017 Posted by: SellMyTimeshareNow SMTN Category: For Buyers, For Owners

The world’s leading external exchange company, Resort Condominiums International (RCI) allows its members to travel the world through their comprehensive exchange program. To become a member, you must first own an RCI affiliated timeshare. Then, you have the opportunity to buy an annual membership that allows you to exchange your timeshare for a vacation within their extensive network of affiliated resorts. With thousands of resort affiliates and a vast network that is ever-expanding, members have virtually endless resorts and destinations to explore. With RCI, you get much more value out of the vacation ownership experience.

RCI Membership Fees 2017

If you are interested in purchasing an RCI membership, you’ll want to fully understand the annual fees and other charges involved for the membership and for the exchanging process. RCI membership fees change each year, so you’ll want to keep that in mind before buying. As we’ve done in year’s prior with the RCI membership fees 2016 and the 2015 RCI membership fees, we want to keep you updated on how the membership and prices change each year. So here is a comprehensive look at the RCI membership cost and the RCI membership fees effective December 4, 2016.

RCI Weeks Subscription Fees

The RCI basic membership costs $99. The basic membership gives you access to RCI’s exchange program. Simply deposit your timeshare week at your home resort for a week at another resort within their network of affiliated resorts. If you know you are going to want to be an RCI member for more than just one year, you have the opportunity to save by paying upfront for a multi year membership.

Number of Years Total Cost Cost Per Year Savings
1 $99
2 $179 $90 10%
3 $249 $83 16%
5 $399 $80 19%

Annual RCI Weeks Platinum Fees

Your RCI Weeks membership can also be upgraded to an RCI Weeks Platinum membership. This membership comes with additional member perks such as room upgrades, priority access to high demand resorts, platinum rebates, and more. Unsurprisingly, it also comes with an additional fee. Like the basic membership, you can pay in advance for a multi-year Weeks Platinum membership and enjoy savings. Below depicts the fee you pay in addition to your basic RCI Weeks Subscription fee.

Number of Years Total Cost Cost Per Year Savings
1 $69
2 $120 $60 7%
3 $171 $57 14%
4 $216 $54 21%
5 $250 $50 26%

RCI Weeks Deposit Extensions

With so much uncertainty in life, RCI offers a program that allows you pay a small fee to extend your deposit in case you are unable to go on your vacation. It keeps you from losing your deposit and the money you paid for the exchange.

1 Month Extension $29
3 Month Extension $69
6 Month Extension $99
12 Month Extension $119

Additionally, you are able to combine your deposit or your deposit credits for $119. This fee lets you extend your travel window of your newly combined deposit up to two years from the combination date.

Trading Power Protection

For peace of mind when planning your vacation, you can purchase Trading Power Protection. If anything should come up where you’re not able to travel, you can change or cancel your vacation so it doesn’t go to waste.

  • Trading Power Protection (within 30 days of booking): $59
  • Trading Power Protection (more than 30 days of booking): $99
  • Trading Power Protection (within 14 days of the the date of travel): $99

RCI Points Subscription Fees

The other type of RCI membership is RCI Points. With points, you have more options to customize your vacations with the ability to choose when and how long you book your getaways. Additionally, a points subscription also gets you a free RCI Weeks account. You can also upgrade to RCI Platinum points to enjoy more exchange opportunities including unit upgrades, rebates, and a selection of other discounts.

Number of Years Points Subscription Fee Additional Points Platinum Fee
1 $124 $69
2 $229 $120
3 $321 $171
4 $409 $216
5 $499 $250

Save and Extend RCI Points

With an RCI membership, you can also save your points and even extend them for more flexibility with your vacations. Saving points carries them over from their Use Year into the following Use Year. Saving points allows you to take a longer vacation or more trips per year. The Points Saving Fee is $26.

By extending Points, you carry them into a third year. With less than 30,000 Points, the Points Extension Fee is $75. With more than 30,000 Points, the Points Extension Fee is $115.

RCI Points Protection

If you want to ensure you don’t lose your points if you aren’t able to go on your vacation for any reason, RCI offers Points Protection. The price for this service varies depending on the length of your anticipated vacation.

  • Points Protection 1-2 nights: $39
  • Points Protection 3-4 nights: $49
  • Points Protection 5+ nights: $59

RCI Exchange Fees

When it comes to exchanging, you are able to do so through RCI.com or through their Call Center. Fees are based off of whether you have a Weeks or Points membership. With Weeks, an exchange using the Call Center or RCI.com is $230. With Points, there is more variation in cost for exchanging varies because you have the opportunity to vacation for different lengths of time.

Call Center/RCI.com
Home Week Reservation (7 nights) No charge
Home Resort Reservation (7 nights) $50
RCI Points Reservation: 14+ nights $278
RCI Points Reservation: 7+ nights $189
RCI Points Reservation: 6 nights $179
RCI Points Reservation: 5 nights $159
RCI Points Reservation: 4 nights $119
RCI Points Reservation: 3 nights $99
RCI Points Reservation: 2 nights $69
RCI Points Reservation: 1 night $49

Miscellaneous RCI Membership Fees

RCI offers other ownership benefits that can be utilized for a small fee.

  • Guest Certificates let you to send your friend or family on an Extra Vacations getaway. It costs $69.
  • A Guest Pass lets you give the same family member or friend a vacation for the next five years for the price $149. This is only available to RCI Weeks members.
  • A membership or deposit transfer (MTA) for both Points and Weeks Subscriptions is $98.
  • A duplicate copy of your RCI Weeks affiliated resorts or a Points directory can be sent to you for $6.95 (covers shipping and handling).

If you are interested in learning more about RCI, RCI membership fees, or how to buy an RCI affiliated timeshare for less, call us at 1-877-815-4227.

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