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How can I maximize the Deposit Trading Power of my week?

How is Exchange Trading Power calculated?

How is my Deposit Trading Power calculated?

How is the expiration date of my combined deposit determined?

How is the expiration date of my Deposit Credit determined?

How, why, and when should I combine my deposits?

Is there anything more I can do to help maximize my exchange options?

What is a Deposit Credit?

What is an all-inclusive resort?

What is RCI® Cruise?

What is the Deposit Calculator?

What is the Exchange Planner?

What is the Extra Vacations Cancellation Policy?

What is Trading Power Protection?

What is Trading Power?

Why did I get a Deposit Credit when I exchanged?

Why is my deposit listed under the Ineligible Deposits section?

 

 


 

 

How can I maximize the Deposit Trading Power of my week?


The only component of trading power that you can control is the timing of when you deposit with RCI. You should deposit your week as soon as you decide not to return to your home resort. By depositing 9 months or more in advance of the start date of your week you will receive 100% of the available Deposit Trading Power, thereby helping you to increase the chances of obtaining your desired vacation.

 

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How is Exchange Trading Power calculated?


In calculating Exchange Trading Power, RCI considers such factors as:

  • the demand, supply and utilization of the exchange vacation, and the affiliated resort and geographic regions associated with the exchange vacation
  • the seasonal designation of the exchange vacation
  • the size and type of the unit (i.e., number of bedrooms, kitchen type and maximum/private occupancy of the physical unit)
  • comment card scores that RCI compiles from comments submitted by members who visit the affiliated resort
  • the date of Deposit and the start date of the Deposit

 

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How is my Deposit Trading Power calculated?


Your Deposit Trading Power is based on the following criteria:

  • Demand, Supply, and Utilization: This is the biggest influence on your Deposit Trading Power, consisting of:
    • Demand: The more subscribing members there are who want your deposit, the higher its Trading Power.
    • Supply: How many similar deposits have been made?
    • Utilization: How many deposits like yours have been confirmed by other members in the past?
  • Unit size and type of your week. Is it a 2 room cabin, or an 8 room condominium?
  • The timing of your deposit: This is the one factor that you can control! Deposit 2 years to 9 months in advance of the start date of your week to get 100% of the available Deposit Trading Power.
  • Comment Cards: Comment Card scores that members like you fill out after going on vacation are also a component of Deposit Trading Power.
  • Season: Depending on location, some times of year are worth more than others.

 

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How is the expiration date of my combined deposit determined?


When you combine deposits (and/or Deposit Credits), your Combined Deposit expiration date is 2 years from the date in which you combine. (For example, If you combined your Dec 2011 and Dec 2012 deposits in April of 2012, the Combined Deposit expiration date would be April of 2014.)

 

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How is the expiration date of my Deposit Credit determined?


Your Deposit Credit will have the same expiration date as the deposit used to book your exchange vacation. (If you used your Dec 2012 deposit that would have expired in Dec 2014, your Deposit Credit will expire in Dec 2014.)

 

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How, why, and when should I combine my deposits?


You should consider combining your deposits when you have a week expiring or when your desired exchange vacation requires more trading power than that of any of your single deposits.


You may combine deposits by clicking on the "Manage Your Deposits" tab. Please scroll down, check the deposits you wish to combine, and click on the green "Combine" button. A screen will then display the details of the deposits being combined, and the resulting Deposit Trading Power will be shown once the combination is complete. After clicking on the green "Continue" button, you may enter your credit card information to process the applicable fee. After entering the requested information, click the green "Continue" button. Upon completion, the Combined Deposit details will be displayed. The new Combined Deposit will be available for use for up to two years from the date combined.

Please note that if you combine deposits or Deposit Credits with a deposit from a resort that has certain exchange restrictions, those restrictions will also apply to the newly combined deposit.

 

*RCI fees are subject to change at RCI's sole discretion. For complete details of RCI membership, including RCI's cancellation policy, please refer to the Terms and Conditons of RCI® Weeks Membership.

 

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Is there anything more I can do to help maximize my exchange options?


When you have a Deposit Credit or multiple Deposits in your account, you can help maximize your exchange options by combining them. You can then use the Deposit Trading Power of your newly Combined Deposit to select a vacation that has greater Exchange Trading Power.

 

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What is a Deposit Credit?


A Deposit Credit is a week that is placed on your account after you have exchanged using a deposit which has a Deposit Trading Power greater than the Exchange Trading Power of your selected vacation. The Deposit Credit is the difference between the applicable Deposit Trading Power and the applicable Exchange Trading Power.

 

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What is an all-inclusive resort?


Some RCI-affiliated resorts offer all-inclusive programs. Payment for these programs is in addition to the RCI exchange fee and is typically paid directly to the resort.

All-inclusive packages vary in price and in the types of food, beverages, and amenities they include. It is important to identify whether the resort offers a mandatory or an optional all-inclusive program. If the all-inclusive program is mandatory, you will be required to purchase the all-inclusive package upon check-in. If the program is optional, you will have the option to either purchase the package or not, at your discretion. Please note, however, that you may not be able to purchase food or drink at your host resort or neighboring resorts if you choose not to participate in such a program. 

To find all-inclusive information, click on the "Resort Directory" tab, and enter a specific resort ID # in the "Quick Resort ID Search" box on the right. Next click on the "All-Inclusive" link listed under "Resort Details". When you click on this link, you'll find complete details about the resort's all-inclusive program. 

You may also click on the "Search all-inclusive resorts" box listed on the right side of the page within the "Resort Directory" tab. This allows you to search all-inclusive resorts available in a specific city/country.

If you need more information about all-inclusive resorts, please visit http://ai.rci.com/.

 

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What is RCI® Cruise?


As an RCI® Weeks Member, you have access to exciting cruises and two convenient ways to book your cruise vacation: exchange your week towards a cruise or purchase a cruise vacation with cash. To find out how to use your cruise benefits.

 

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What is the Deposit Calculator?


The Deposit Calculator is a tool you can use to see the Deposit Trading Power that would be assigned to your week(s) before you decide to deposit your week with RCI.

 

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What is the Exchange Planner?


The Exchange Planner is a tool which provides the average Exchange Trading Power historically required to confirm into specific areas.

 

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What is the Extra Vacations Cancellation Policy?


When cancellation is made within the Grace Period (by the end of the business day following the date confirmed as long as this is 21 days or more before the start date) you will receive a refund equal to the full purchase price. When cancellation is made 61 days or more before the start date, you will receive a refund equal to 70% of the purchase price. When cancellation is made 15 to 60 days before the start date, you will receive a refund equal to 50% of the purchase price. When cancellation is made 14 days or less from the start date of any reservation, no portion of the purchase price will be refunded. Please note any sales tax collected will automatically be refunded in full any time a cancellation occurs.

 

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What is Trading Power Protection?


RCI is pleased to offer Trading Power Protection for exchange vacations.  This protects the Deposit Trading Power that you have used toward an exchange vacation to ensure peace of mind in the event that you need to change or cancel for any reason.

Trading Power Protection right up to your date of travel! You'll find it as an option when booking a new Exchange vacation reservation, or if you want to add it to an existing vacation. Trading Power Protection can be refunded if the purchase is cancelled by close of business the day after purchase.

 

Trading Power Protection is not available for Extra Vacations or any other vacation which does not require a deposited week. The benefit of this program is the restoration of Deposit Trading Power, which would not apply to these other vacations.

 

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What is Trading Power?


The Trading Power of your Deposit is the value assigned by RCI to your week at the time of Deposit. Thus, it is used by RCI to fulfill your Exchange requests. For a more detailed overview of Trading Power, please visit https://www.rci-asia.com/microsite/WE_InsideRCI/index.php.

 

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Why did I get a Deposit Credit when I exchanged?


You received a Deposit Credit because you exchanged for a vacation using a Deposit which had a Deposit Trading Power greater than the Exchange Trading Power of the vacation you confirmed. The Deposit Credit is the difference between the applicable Deposit Trading Power and the applicable Exchange Trading Power.

 

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Why is my deposit listed under the Ineligible Deposits section?


A Deposit will be in the "Ineligible Deposit" section if the selected exchange vacation is outside of the Deposit travel window, has an Exchange Trading Power higher than the trading power of the Deposit, or if the selected exchange violates a resort specific rule. Additional detail regarding the specific reason for ineligibility is available in the "Status" column of the "Ineligible Deposit" section.

 

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