Re: Re: Happy to find Marriott Points friends
Thanks Everyone!I have been learning a lot from all of you. The answers from Fasttr and Greg have been so helpful. I purchased 3500 points in July. I am looking to book a vacation for my husband and myself with our two children and their families. That would be 8 people. If I am understanding correctly, I would need to bank my points within 6 months of the closing so that I would have 7000 points in order to have 3 bedrooms at most vacation club locations. Then I would be able to use the 7000 points in 2014??? We live in NY and would appreciate some guidance as to which vacation clubs would be good o take our 5 & 7 year old grandchildren to. Should I be posting in another area now?
Pam:If you purchased in July or so, I would assume your use year will start around Sept or so. Lets assume 9/1/13 - 8/31/14 will be your initial use year. The initial block of points will be useable within that window. If your intended 2014 trip you mentioned above would fall in that window of time, no worries, you can "borrow" points from your 9/1/14-8/31/15 use year and then have up to 7000 points to use...say next summer. You don't need to borrow the entire year's worth of points, the system will allow you to just borrow what you need. Or, alternatively, you can rent some points here if you are short and don't want to dip into the following year. If your planned trip was in 2014 but after the end of your 9/1/13-8/31/14 use year (or in 2015), then yes, you can do exactly as you stated above. I just wanted to point that out as your use year will not be calendar based (assuming all you own is Trust points and are not also an enrolled owner who had enrolled your weeks). As for potential desitnations, you can post here, but I would also recommend posting your question on TUG (http://www.tugbbs.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29) as on TUG, you will get lots and lots of quick "opinions". Hope that helps.