We are taking a trip in early May with DS and family. Last trip with them, we did a few days at BLT and a few at AKL. DDIL asked that we not move again. Too much packing and unpacking with the kids. Ok, so at 11 months we booked 8 nights at BLT standard studio for them. And one night for us. That’s all the BLT points we had even with borrowing from next year. We figured DH and I can stay wherever. Even if we need to move a time or two, we’ll deal with it.
7 months is almost upon us. BLT has a day here and there. No way in the world will this work out. I could get a lake view studio for more points and at least be in the same resort, but would rather not. The difference in points means a couple nights more on another trip.
The day arrivals…waiting , waiting for 8 am to arrive. I got a few nights standard studio…yeah, happy day. I have to wait a couple of days to see what else I can book. Next day, there are a few more days open but I can’t book online because it’s outside the 7 month window. I call up MS, they said the can link the days with the reservation I already have. Whoo hoo.
I don’t have the whole week, but a good chunk of it. But with almost constant checking and a waitlist, within days I was able to get the whole 8 nights standard studio at BLT using SSR points.
Not as great as winning a 300 million lottery, but pretty close.