Excited to share that my offer for a Saratoga Springs contract was accepted. I recognize this is one hurdle of many to come. However, it’s still exciting! I’ve been dreaming of being a DVC member since I’ve heard it was a possibility. I am so excited to spend many vacations with my family at places I never dreamt I could stay!
Congrats! We own at SSR as well. So, we’re like neighbors kinda.
Yay! Welcome home! Becoming a DVC member is one decision I’ve never regretted.
Which resorts are on your short list?
My wife and created our own Monorail crawl. We included a boat ride to Wilderness lodge. I loved Geyser Point and the resort architecture:). So probably there first. I loved the Poly too! Aulani! Beach Club! Uh- oh, my list is not short:)
welcome to the club! You’re in good company.
I, too, am an SSR neighbor, though I’ve never stayed there. Actually this June will be my first time using my own points – at BCV and Kidani.
A split stay! Was that by choice or was that what was available 7 months out?
You should be OK for ROFR at Saratoga, fingers crossed it all goes through fairly quickly.
When are you hoping to book your first stay for?
Welcome home! I know you have been researching! Yay!
Actually we are banking our points and getting a two bedroom villa for June of 2025. Moving 2023 March points to be with March 2024 points:).
Don’t you have to use March 2024 points by end of February 2025? So you could bank your March 2024 points to use in June 2025 but you can only bank your March 2023 points once to 2024.
I could be getting this wrong since I’m posting in the middle of the night unable to go back to sleep.
Yes, it needs to be June 2024.
Ok then OP could rent out the 2023 points (or use them) and borrow from 2026 if 2024 and 2025 points aren’t enough for the intended stay.
This is all so helpful! As much as I thought I understood points, clearly I needed you all:). Best part is, I have points in 2023 to use or rent!
So just so I understand correctly. For my scenario of wanting to book a vacation at Saratoga in June 2025. I bank 2024 points for my 2025 year. I imagine I will need to borrow from 2025 points to accommodate the booking in July of 2024 (11 month window)?
Actually as I am rereading my final post- I won’t need to bank 2024 points. I use them in July with borrowed points in 2025.
You don’t have to borrow from 2025. You bank 2024 points into 2025. But you can book your 2025 trip in July 2024 using your banked points PLUS your 2025 points. You book using the points from the use year they belong to. (Meaning…if you are booking in the 2025 use year, even though it is actually 2024, you are using 2025 points because that is when the booking is for.)
In June of 2025, you’ll have your March 25 and March 24 use year points to use, plus borrowing from Mar 26 if necessary. It does not matter that when you book (11 mos) you’re not in that year yet. The booking/borrowing is based on the travel date.
Example: right now you can book for trips beginning March 12, 2024 using March 2024 points. Even though it’s currently 2023, you don’t need to borrow because those points are in the year they will be used.