Quick RCI Points Guide
Quick RCI Points Guide – Maximize your holiday options with RCI Points! If you are a first-time RCI Points Timeshare buyer and want to go straight into RCI Points, leading timeshare exchange system, nothing could be simpler. Let Holiday Max know what your vacation requirements or budget are and we will show you the most suitable RCI Points Timeshare to own, tailored to your own specific needs.
When you become an RCI Points Timeshare Member you are a part of a Worldwide network of timeshare holiday-makers, who like you, want to make the most of their vacation and leisure time.
With RCI Points, you have the flexibility to use your Points to reserve accommodation at a quality, world-class resorts AND to book an increasing selection of non-timeshare travel and worldwide leisure services.
Quick RCI Points Guide – What can I use RCI Points for?
- Return to your own week, vacation at your resort at any time of year, any size
- Holiday at RCI Points resorts
- Holiday at RCI Weeks resorts (formerly the RCI Exchange Program)
- Borrow from next year to use this year
- Save from this year to next year
- Rent extra points for a reservation with RCI (currently 3¢ a point)
- Make RCI Points Partner reservations (Hotels, Cottages, Cruises, car hire, etc)
- Any size and type of accommodation (From hotel rooms to 3 bedrooms)
- The duration of your stay, whether it’s a whole week or a few days*.
- The luxury rating of the resort and individual accommodation.
- The time of year you wish to travel.
Membership runs on an Anniversary rather than a Calendar basis. This means that your annual Membership runs for a full 12 months from the date you join rather than until the end of the year in which you join. The date your membership goes live is the date you get issued a new batch of points every year.
Quick RCI Points Guide – Booking your vacations with RCI Points
When you feel like getting away Just look online in the RCI Points Resort Directory.
You’ll find all kinds of fantastic resorts listed geographically or by the search of your preferences. All you have to do is pick your destination, decide when you want to travel and then look up the Points value for that location. You can make your reservation up to 10 months in advance of the desired start date of your holiday.
Our Holiday Max RCI points memberships have a full look and book live online facility. When you are logged in to your RCI points membership in the RCI website you can browse availability around the world and see what is available and how many points you need to make a reservation.
Quick RCI Points Guide – RCI Timeshare Resort Gradings.
RCI Timeshare Resort Gradings. Resorts are graded on key factors ranging from 1 key to 5 key then 5L key, within each factor are the unit sizes, kitchen types, number of bathrooms and privacy and the week numbers. Out of season, low key numbers are lower in point value than top key resorts in the largest units in peak demand times. This leaves you in full control of how many points you wish to budget for each type of holiday.
Generally a 4 key resort and above are Gold Crown awarded so you have full control over how you spend your points, more weeks for fewer points in a standard resort or use more points for a special high-quality Gold Crown stay.
Quick RCI Points Guide – RCI Points Weekend breaks and midweek breaks
RCI Points Weekend breaks and midweek breaks have a separate point value for full weeks, all these values are in your RCI Points online version of the Resort Directory.
Quick RCI Points Guide – RCI Points Timeshare Reservations
Regular RCI Points Reservation Bookable 10 months in advance of the desired start date of your holiday.
Week Priority Reservation If you convert a fixed week of timeshare ownership into RCI Points and would like to reserve that particular week, call your RCI Travel Consultant 13 — 12 months before the desired start date of your vacation. This way, they can ensure that you have priority in booking your own week. No booking charge
Resort Priority Reservation If you have converted a fixed week into RCI Points and wish to vacation at your Resort, please call your RCI Travel Consultant 11/12 months before the desired start date of your vacation. This way they can ensure that you have priority in booking your holiday reservation along with other members who own at your own Resort.
Group Priority Reservation If your Resort is part of a larger group of properties, you have priority over all other members (except those who also own within your Group) when you call us is 11 – 10 months before the desired start date of your holiday.
RCI Weeks Reservation If the resort you wish to travel to is not featured in the RCI Points Timeshare Directory, just look inside the RCI Weeks’ Directory ‘RCI Holiday Directory of Timeshare Resorts’ for access to RCI’s 6357 affiliated Timeshare Resorts around the world. Bookings can be made up to 24 months in advance of the desired start date of your holiday.
Quick RCI Points Guide – Yearly membership to RCI Points
Your use year. Your Use Year is the yearly recurring 12 month period during which you can use your RCI Points. Points are assigned to you based on the date your Holiday Max membership in RCI Points begins. For example, if your membership begins in May, your Points membership runs from May each year. If you buy additional Points from Holiday Max at a later date, your Use Year date remains the same.
Saving RCI Points If you find you can’t use all of your RCI Points in any one year, your unused Points will automatically be saved for the next Use Year. Unused points can be saved to a third and final year however it is not automatic, you will need to contact RCI. RCI Points can be saved for a maximum of two years
Borrowing RCI Points If you do not have enough RCI Points to book the holiday you really want, you can always borrow Points from the following year’s annual entitlement. At any time during a given Use Year, you can borrow Points from the following Use Year. If your reservation was made with borrowed Points and you decide to cancel, your Points are automatically returned to the Use Year from which they were borrowed.
Transferring RCI Points You may transfer your RCI Points to another RCI Points member any time during your Use Year. You can also purchase a Guest Certificate that enables you to share your holiday with non-member friends and family.
RCI Points Partner Reservations In addition to the fantastic accommodation choice, you can also use your RCI Points to pay for travel and leisure services through RCI Points Partners.