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This Timeshare Advice article discusses the "nuts and bolts" of Wyndham Points. Written by TUGGERS and provided to you free by the Timeshare Users Group!
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by TUGGER: GoofyHobbie
If you are
reading this, you are
probably a Wyndham owner who likes to save their points for special
or you have found that you cannot take the vacations you would prefer
year and you want to maximize your points usage so that the points will
The Points Credit Pool is a feature that you may benefit from if you know well in advance that you are not going to be able to use your points for the upcoming Use Year. Any member who has not purchased ½ million or more points from the developer, cannot place points into the Points Credit Pool after the start date of their Use Year. VIP Gold members can use the feature up to six months after their Use Year start date. VIP Platinum members can use the feature up to nine months after their Use Year start date. Once in the “pool” the credits can be used for a Standard or Express internal reservation. Pooled credits cannot be used as a deposit with your assigned exchange company and they cannot be converted to Club WyndhamSM Plus Assessment dollars.
Upon placement of all or part of your next Use Year points into the Points Credit Pool the credits show up in your account as Pool Credits that can be used up to three years from the date they were placed in the pool for a Standard or Express internal reservation. There is a fee of $39 to use the Points Credit Pool feature. For each 1,000 points placed in the pool one Housekeeping Credit will also be deposited.
Note: If you typically take yearly vacations and use your Wyndham points throughout the year the Points Credit Pool is usually not a feature you would consider using; but there is a benefit that can be derived if you are an owner of points and simply do not have enough points to get you that special vacation that you want in some future year.
TIP: Some Wyndham point owners periodically realize that they need additional points in the current Use Year to get the Vacation that they want. In such a situation the member can deposit all or part of their next Use Year point allocation into the Points Credit Pool to get access to additional points so that the desired reservation can be made. After moving all or part of the next Use Year’s points to the Points Credit Pool the member can immediately redeem pooled credits from the pool to use in the current year. The following scenario is detailed; but it is provided to help you understand how the Points Credit Pool might be a worthwhile benefit IF you intend to redeem the “pool credits” immediately.
Illustration # 1 - Display of Points & Housekeeping Credits on June 1, 2010
As The 2010 Year Progresses Routine Reservations Are Made
you realize that demand will
be high at
Because the vacation is for 2011 the 102,000 points needed for the reservation and the 63 Housekeeping Credits required are taken from your 2011 point allocation. Meanwhile, the Reservation Transaction is taken from your 2010 calendar year allotment. Assuming that you have a complimentary 2010 Reservation Transaction available, the cost to make the transaction should entail no additional fees. Once the reservation is complete you will notice that you have 157,000 points and 196 Housekeeping Credits still available in your 2011 Use Year. When 2011 rolls around you know that you will get three complimentary Reservation Transactions.
Illustration # 2 - Display of Points & Housekeeping Credits on August 1, 2010
On August 1, 2010 you look again at your point status and see the results after the points and Housekeeping Credits have been subtracted from your 2011 total. Since you are set for your
A Decision Is Made Regarding the 2010 Points
Illustration # 3 - Display of Points & Housekeeping Credits on January 1, 2011
Making the 2011
For this hypothetical we will assume that other Club Wyndham Plus members had previously placed enough 2011 Jan-Dec Use Year points in the Points Credit Pool and enough of those “pool credits” were available on February 23, 2011 for you to redeem 243,000 “pool credits.”
The Wyndham Vacation Counselor tells you that a 2-BR unit has been found so she uses one of your 2011 complimentary Reservation Transactions, 77 of your 2011 Housekeeping Credits and the remaining 2011 points (157,000) as well as 243,000 redeemed “pool credits” to book your Hawaii Vacation. You, by pooling your 2012 points on February 23, 2011, were well within the guidelines for pooling 2012 points. Those guidelines allow you as an owner to “pool” your points prior to your Use Year start date and thereby receive up to three years from the date they are pooled to redeem the points and Housekeeping Credits.
Illustration # 4 – Representation of Points & Housekeeping Credits After
necessary points to
Note: Pool credits can only be used to confirm Standard and Express Reservations at Club WyndhamSM Plus resort locations and at Affiliate and Associate locations. To identify those locations or to see the points needed for your vacation use the Directory at this link:
Caution: Future reservations using pooled credits depend upon the availability of pooled credits placed in the pool by other members with the same Use Year End Date as the year you choose to redeem your credits. In the example above, the pool credits that you redeemed were to be used in the 2011 Use Year with an end date of December 31, 2011. So for you to have been able to redeem the credits, it was necessary that there be sufficient credits in the Points Credit Pool placed there by other members with a Use Year expiration date of December 31, 2011.
Recommendation: Do your business involving the “pool” on the same day and ask the Wyndham VC to first check the availability of the credits that you need to redeem.
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.
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