TUG - THE Timeshare Users Group - providing the truth about timeshares since 1993!
Contact TUGJoin TUG now!Search All of TUG!
Timeshare
Community Forums
Timeshare Resort
Ratings & Reviews
Timeshare
Marketplace
About
TUG
Free Timeshare
Advice Articles
 Member
Testimonials
Free
Sample Reviews!
Learn to Sell
your Timeshare!
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ... Sir Francis Bacon         
Fairfield Weeks to Wyndham Points - Wyndham Points article 4 of 10
This Timeshare Advice article discusses Wyndhams the process of converting Fairfield weeks to Wyndham Points.  Written by TUGGERS and provided to you free by the Timeshare Users Group!

TUG Banner Ads .. click for details on this banner program


Article IV - Converting Fairfield Weeks to Wyndham Points

by TUGGER: GoofyHobbie

While not directly on point, there is an article in the TUG Advice section entitled “Do I have to Convert my Deeded Weeks to points?” Although the audience meant for the article is fixed week owners being solicited to convert to RCI points, some of you may want to read the article before getting into what is being mentioned here. The article can be accessed using this link:

Should you convert your Deeded week to Points?


If a buyer of Wyndham points, making a new retail purchase is also an original purchaser (see footnote) of a fixed timeshare week sold by Fairfield Resorts, Inc., that owner, making a new Wyndham purchase, can as of this writing, convert one or more of those weeks to Club Wyndham
SM Plus points by paying a conversion fee of $189 for each of the weeks converted at the time of the “new” Wyndham retail purchase. Keep in mind that such an opportunity can change at any time depending on the marketing strategy of Wyndham.

TIP:  Unlike the PIC program which currently requires a “new” retail purchase of Wyndham points, an owner of former Fairfield resort week(s), that desires to convert the owned week(s) to Club WyndhamSM Plus points can currently contact Wyndham “Corporate Direct” to complete the transaction without the necessity of acquiring “new” Wyndham retail points at the time of the conversion.  For those that qualify, conversion can be a cost effective way to achieve VIP status.

In 2009 the fee for such a transaction was $2,395 for one week and $995 for the second week if the owner wanted to convert two weeks at the same time.

Wyndham “Corporate Direct” [800-786-6764] in early 2010 offered conversions at the following rates: $1,795 for the first fixed week converted and $995 for up to four additional qualified fixed weeks. As of June 1, 2010, it is my understanding that that particular offer is no longer available. However, things change and that offer or an offer that is higher or lower may be available when you read this article.

If you go through the conversion process, once the paperwork is completed and the conversion is recognized by Wyndham, you should be able to identify the converted fixed week(s) when you access the Wyndham reservation website.  During the ARP period the owner of the underlying week(s) can contact Wyndham and reserve use of the specific Unit and week assigned to Club WyndhamSM Plus.  Source:  Club WyndhamSM Plus Member’s Directory 2009-2010, page 332.

Once the ARP period expires the owner can no longer reserve the specific Unit and week because the equivalent points (good for ten months) will have been deposited into his account. Meanwhile the fixed week is put into Club WyndhamSM Plus for reservation by any member.

The underlying maintenance fee(s) charged by the POA at the resort where the converted week is located, and the Club WyndhamSM Plus program fees for the points are collected by Wyndham monthly or annually.

Footnote:

Ownership interests eligible to count toward VIP can include points purchased from the developer or its affiliates and then acquired by will or intestate succession or ownership interest acquired by “Immediate Relative” of members (parents, spouses, domestic partners, siblings, children and/or grandchildren.) Source:  Club Wyndham SM Plus Member’s Directory 2009-201, page 341.

If, you have any inquiries regarding how to use Wyndham’s product features or benefits consult Wyndham’s written documents and materials including the resort directory for additional information about how to use the product.  

 

Wyndham Discussion Forums on TUG




Why become a TUG member?

There is an extended TUG resort reviews database here on this web site available only to TUG members. There are over 4000 resorts covered by this database now and growing weekly. The reviews also include pictures of the resorts, general resort information and a list of owners' email addresses who are willing to answer additional questions regarding the resorts not covered by the detailed reviews.   This is a quick way to see how our members rate the resorts which they have actually stayed at. It has become a valuable source of information to use when planning for exchanges.
 

JOIN TUG TODAY 

and post Free Timeshare Classified ads in the 

Timeshare Marketplace

-Click to learn more-




Timeshare Users Group

Send comments/feedback by email to: tug@tug2.net
  Copyright 1993-2010 Timeshare Users Group
PO Box 1442, Orange Park, Fl 32067
Phone: (904) 298-3185

page updated June 14, 2010  by B Rogers - Send email regarding this page to tug@tug2.net