[QUOTE=TaraRae82;1066627]We’re planning a trip for the week after Thanksgiving 2011. I got a pin for 40% off rack room rate but I’m curious to see what the cost difference would be to rent points. I recently discovered I could still get Park Hoppers, ME, and DDP with renting points. (True, yes?)
Anyone have points available? And how many points would it be for 7 nights at Beach Club? TIA![/QUOTE]
Looks like around 107 points for a BCV studio. Points generally rent between $10 and $14 with the commercial renters being at the higher end. [I](I charge $11 and have a refundable policy - some are no refund)[/I] So that would be $1070 to $1498 or $153 to $214 per night. Room only rack rate for that time is $2914 so with 40% discount pin it would be $1750 ($250 p/n.)
Several dining plans are available at same - not free but the savings in renting points most often covers even the “free” dining deals. ME is available at no charge also when staying on points. Park tickets can be purchased online or added to your room key - no discount prices for DVC members or guests.
Like Steph said, this is a busy time for DVC members to book. I’m booked 2nd weekend in Dec @ BLT and booked 11 months in advance. Called back day later to add a day for a guest and couldn’t - booked solid.
DVC members who are owners at BCV can book your trip now, and all other members can book at 7 months which would be end of April.
You may want to book using the code you have, then check and see if you can book with points either now with a BCV owner or later in a couple of months with any other DVC member who has points available. (I will probably have points available but don’t have any BCV points.) Another option is to book someplace else with points then try to switch to BCV at 7 months. For example I have points at both BLT and SSR that I can book now.