Hello, I am new to this forum so please bear with my ignorance. We just returned from a sales pitch in St. Thomas and wasn't ready to commit so have been doing a bit of research. We don't travel every year so it didn't seem to make sense to purchase into the timeshare/destination points system. From reading other forums this point exchange chat came up. My question is if we are non-owner can we rent the points from one of the posters on this site and use the points for a vacation or is it only for current owners who need more points? I would greatly appreciate any info to further educate myself. Thank you in advance.
Just thought I'd add some comments …I'm a non-owner and I stumbled upon this site 2 years ago after someone suggested I look into renting timeshare points... and I love it ! I first used it last year for a trip to Hawaii and am actually returning to Hawaii this December again. Both times I "rented" the points from 2 different timeshare owners for each of the 2 trips that I found on this site. I managed to find some great deals that allowed me to stay at a 5 star resort for 1/3 of what it normally would with some added perks (i.e. reservation as owner means no extra costs in Hawaii like parking, etc and preferred treatment)! I would strongly suggest a contract between you and the timeshare owner (I found mine on the internet). Also, I would suggest you only use PayPal to pay for the points as it's very secure and you have insurance if something goes wrong with the transaction. By the way, there are a few administrators on the site that are always more than willing to help and very good at it I might add.Hope that helps & feel free to ask me questions if you want more info.
In short, the answer is yes. However you will need the assistance of someone that owns points. Since you are not part of the program, the points can't be transferred to you. A reservation can be made and you can be added to the reservation. The deal will be between you and the person you rent the points from.