I’m doing another crazy thing! I love, love, love AKL, and have often wished I had 11 month booking rights there. A contract came up for sale a little while back for 50 points with August UY (my UY) and I was so tempted, but didn’t bite. That contract was still on the market and yesterday I put in an offer and it was accepted!!
That’s the buying, now for the selling. I couldn’t justify buying another 50 points and spending all that money (believe me I tried!), so I’m selling my original 50 point OKW contract with the 2042 expiration date. It won’t cover the whole cost of the new contract, but the additional I’ll be spending feels worth it for 15 extra years of points.
The contract I’m selling was purchased in March 2021. I’ve used 216 points from it!! It was fully loaded with 2019 and 2020 points when I bought it, and I’ve used those plus 2021, all of 2022 points and borrowed 16 from 2023. I am not making a profit on the sale, but sure feel like I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of it.
I’ll be left with 50 direct points to OKW with 2057 exp, and 50 resale points to AKL. For now, I’m happy, but kind of hope to one day add more points rather than stay status quo at 100.
Nice! Congratulations. Here’s hoping for a smooth closing process, including ROFR. I assume you’ll be safe since AKL has a lot of inventory so shouldn’t be a problem unless you seriously underbid.
I’m planning to do a couple of nights at AKL for my trip in June 2023, so I’m almost to the 7-month window! There is still plenty of 2-bedroom availability, so we should be able to get it fairly easily.
I wish I could squeeze into a studio or 1BR sometimes … 2BRs eat up a lot of points! But it’s the easiest way to get enough room for 6-8 people with laundry and kitchen. And it’s usually easy to get in almost any resort at 7 months.
Yay! We added on a AKL resale contract last year and I’m so glad we did - by banking/borrowing we stayed in a 2 bedroom lockoff last year with my parents, and we’ve got a few days for our January trip with a savanna view which I’m incredibly excited for!