Chunkygal:I find it interesting that Marriott appears to be the only ones hosting an online forum about their hotels (and MVCI people participate). If anybody knows of forums for Hyatt, Starwood, Disney, etc. please post the links! In an attempt to learn more about other programs I try to talk with other owners when we are at a time share. I will also go through the sales presentations offered by the timeshare. You should get cash/coupons in return for your time. (Be prepared to say NO, or it becomes an expensive lessson) Also, sometimes when you say no they suddenly have other things to offer.