RCI Membership Fees 2018
January 9th 2018 Posted by: smtnwordpress Category: For Buyers, For Owners

Resort Condominiums International (RCI) is the global leader in external exchange. With a network comprised of thousands of affiliated resorts, RCI members enjoy virtually endless travel and exchange opportunities. As a member, there are fees affiliated with various opportunities within RCI. External exchange is one of the most versatile and exciting parts of vacation ownership, making it easy for you to travel the world.

RCI Membership Fees 2018

If you own at an RCI affiliated resort and are interested in purchasing an RCI membership, you’ll first want to take a look at the fees and costs associated with all things external exchange. RCI membership fees change each year, so you’ll want to keep that in mind before buying. As we’ve done the past couple of years with RCI membership fees 2017, RCI membership fees 2016 and the 2015 RCI membership fees, we want to keep you updated on price changes each year. Here is your annual comprehensive look at the RCI membership cost and the RCI membership fees effective September 25, 2017.

RCI Weeks Subscription Fees

Buying an RCI basic membership costs you $99. The basic membership allows you access to RCI’s exchange program. To exchange, all you have to do is deposit your timeshare week at your home resort for a week at another resort within RCI’s network of resort affiliates. You are able to save money on your annual membership if you are willing to pay upfront for multiple years.

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

Additionally, you have the opportunity to upgrade your RCI Weeks membership to an RCI Weeks Platinum membership. The Platinum membership comes with extra benefits such as room upgrades, priority access to high demand resorts, platinum rebates, and more. There is an additional fee if you want to enjoy these benefits. Like the basic membership, you can pay in advance for a multi-year Weeks Platinum membership and take advantage of a percentage of annual savings. Below, you can see the fee that you will have to pay in addition to your basic RCI Weeks Subscription fee.

Number of Years Total Cost Cost Per Year Savings
1 $89
2 $155 $77.50 13%
3 $221 $73.67 17%
4 $279 $69.75 22%
5 $322 $64.40 28%

Gold Membership Fees

The newest tier of RCI membership is RCI Gold. This membership offers a higher level of service, additional savings on RCI programs, additional flexibility, more and much more. Privileges of note include 5% discount on Extra Vacations and Last Call Vacations, free on-hold vacations, Guided Vacations, and savings on Cruise exchange. The annual fees are as follows:

Number of Years Total Cost Cost Per Year Savings
1 $49
2 $86 $43 12%
3 $123 $41 16%
4 $156 $39 20%
5 $180 $36 27%

RCI Weeks Deposit Extensions

For those who like to prepare for the unexpected, RCI has a convenient program that lets you pay a nominal fee to extend your deposit in the event you can’t go on your vacation. This fee keeps you from losing your deposit and the additional money you paid for the exchange.

1 Month Extension $39
3 Month Extension $79
6 Month Extension $109
12 Month Extension $129
Combine Deposit Fee $129
Vacation Time Transfer Fee $98
Deposit Restore $69
Unit Upgrades and Changes $49

RCI Points Subscription Fees

RCI Points is the second type of membership you can purchase though RCI. Points give you more opportunities to fully customize your vacations, as you can determine when and how long you want to travel each time. An RCI Points subscription comes with a complimentary RCI Weeks account. Like RCI Weeks, you can upgrade to RCI Platinum points to take advantage of discounts, upgrades, and more.

Number of Years     Points Subscription Fee                                                      Additional Points Platinum Fee

1 $124 $89
2 $229 $155
3 $321 $221
4 $409 $279
5 $499 $322

Save and Extend RCI Points

If you are unable to vacation one year or want to save up your points for a longer or more upgraded vacation, you have the opportunities to save you points. This carries them over from their original Use Year into the next Use Year. The Points Saving Fee is $26.

If you choose to extend your Points, this carries them into a third year. With less than 30,000 Points, the Points Extension Fee is $85. With more than 30,000 Points, the Points Extension Fee is $125.

RCI Points Protection

For added peace of mind, you can take advantage of the RCI Points Protection Program so that you don’t lose your points if you are unable to travel. The price of this program varies based on the length of your planned vacation.

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

If you purchased 31 days or more from the date of the vacation confirmation or 14 days or less from check-in date, the fees are:

  • 1-2 nights: $79
  • 3-4 nights: $89
  • 5+ nights: $99

RCI Exchange Fees

Exchange through RCI can be made through their Call Center or right on RCI.com, depending on your preference. With a Weeks membership, an exchange using the Call Center or RCI.com costs $239. With a Points membership, there is more variation in cost for exchanging. This is because you can exchange different lengths of getaways.

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 $199
RCI Points Reservation: 6 nights $189
RCI Points Reservation: 5 nights $169
RCI Points Reservation: 4 nights $129
RCI Points Reservation: 3 nights $99
RCI Points Reservation: 2 nights $69
RCI Points Reservation: 1 night $49

Miscellaneous RCI Membership Fees

There are other ownership perks that RCI offers. You can take advantage of these benefits for a specific fee.

  • Guest Certificates give you the special opportunities to send a friend or family on an Extra Vacations getaway. It costs $79.
  • A Guest Pass lets you give the same family member or friend a vacation for the next five years for the price $179. 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).

To find out more about RCI, RCI membership fees, or how you can buy an RCI affiliated timeshare for for up to 70% off retail, give us a call today at 1-877-815-4227.


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