RCI Points: The How To Use Guide
March 15th 2018 Posted by: smtnwordpress Category: For Buyers, For Owners

RCI Points: The How To Use Guide

Want to travel the world? Want to do it flexibly and affordably?

The answer is, of course you do! Who doesn’t? And if you’re a timeshare owner, you can do this through the world’s leading external exchange company, RCI.

With the evolution of the timeshare industry working to accommodate today’s vacationer, RCI makes travel exchange easy through their points-based exchange system. We’d like to take this opportunity to offer a comprehensive view of RCI Points, how they work, and how to use them to maximize your vacation experience.

About RCI Points

RCI Points are like currency you use to exchange your vacations. Points are essentially like a type of ownership at any given RCI affiliated resort.

RCI itself doesn’t actually own any resorts. Rather, it choose resorts to be affiliated with. The company has a strict set of standards that resorts must meet before they become affiliates. And certain outstanding resorts receive higher ratings for outstanding amenities, accommodations, and services. These include Hospitality awards, as well as Gold and Silver Crown ratings.

Fast Facts

  • You can use RCI Points to vacation at RCI Weeks resorts
  • RCI Points let you get more than just one week of vacation per year
  • Points carry over into a second year, but not a third
  • RCI assigns a points-value for every unit and week number

How to Use RCI Points

Once you have RCI Points, you’ll certainly want to use them. RCI Points exchange can be done one of two ways:

  • Logging onto the RCI website utilizing your account information
  • Calling the RCI 800 number

Our 2018 RCI membership fees blog explains in detail what costs come with each exchange method. This includes the basic points subscription fees, RCI Platinum points fees, RCI Points Protection Program, and the RCI Points exchange fees.

RCI Platinum Points provides you with additional benefits to further enhance your vacation experience including extra discounts on RCI programs and priority privileges such as a Travel Concierge, 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance, and first access to exchange vacations and Extra Vacations.

You’ll also find that it is cheaper to reserve shorter vacations. This comes in handy if you wish to take multiple trips per year and enjoy quick getaways in different locations.

The more points you have, the more options you’ll have for exchanging. If you want more flexibility, more points can be purchased to ensure you have more options when booking your vacations.

Using RCI Points for Other Products

As a member, you get to enjoy a great selection of additional RCI membership benefits. Use your points as currency to go towards perks such as:

  • RCI Points Partners – Have access to products like flights, rental cars, entertainment, golf, and more
  • Mini-Vacations – Book shorter stays at RCI-affiliated properties using your points
  • RCI Cruises – Exchange your RCI Points for a cruise vacation

How to Buy RCI Points for Less

At SellMyTimeshareNow.com, we love saving you money. So we highly suggest that you buy RCI points on the resale market.

How does this work?

Shop our RCI timeshares for sale to find a selection of resorts that are affiliated with RCI. Buying at an RCI-affiliated resort allows you to access RCI’s comprehensive exchange services. After you find the perfect timeshare at the perfect price, you can become an RCI member.

Purchasing an affordable annual RCI membership allows you to exchange your timeshare week or points for RCI Points and engage in their exchange program and take advantage of the other member benefits.

While you’ll save thousands shopping resale, it’s important to note that the better, more desirable your home resort timeshare is, the more it will be worth utilizing RCI Points exchange. For example, an Aruba timeshare is going to be worth more RCI points than an off-season week in the Wisconsin Dells.

For help finding the ideal RCI timeshare for you, contact us today by calling 1-877-815-4227.


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