Why Timeshare Owners Should Also Become Members of RCI

Barbara E. - RCI Subscribing Member BenefitsAs the head of North America retention and loyalty at RCI, I sometimes hear from RCI subscribing members who are interested in knowing what types of non-exchange benefits are available to them. There are many members who use their own timeshare week the same time each year, and some of them don’t know all the valuable advantages they have just by being members.

There are many more reasons than ever before to be a timeshare exchange member. Our focus has always been on you as a consumer as well as you as a timeshare owner. The benefits we’ve added recently are what I call "everyday benefits" for the simple reason they can provide value every day in your regular non-timeshare consumer life. For example, do you travel on business or for long weekends? Take advantage of the up to 20% discount RCI members get on select hotels. Buying something for your home or a gift for family? Go right to an online "shopping mall," the RCI Shopping PerksSM program, and get Cash Back rewards on thousands of qualified items — it’s like getting paid to shop!

At the same time, your RCI timeshare exchange membership provides you with great travel perks including low-cost Extra VacationsSM getaways and cruise benefits such as cabin upgrades or savings of up to $500 USD!

Benefits for travel and benefits for every day tell the whole story of why an RCI Subscribing Membership can be a good value all the time. If you have any ideas for new benefits to enhance your membership, I’d love to hear them. Leave a comment, and let us know what you think.

Comments for Why Timeshare Owners Should Also Become Members of RCI

Name: William Richmond
Time: Sunday, September 19, 2010

On the website, it is necessary to put in the date you want to travel and then select availability for that date range. It would be nice to be able to select a resort first and see when it is available. This can be done on Wyndham's website. Why not on RCI?

Name: RCI
Time: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hi there, William. If you are an RCI Weeks member, you do have the ability to select a resort and then view availability. If you are an RCI Points member, it's a little different. For RCI Weeks reservations you can put in a resort ID and view availability up to 10 weeks away. For Standard reservations you can put in a resort ID and select a 30 day range. Hope this helps!

Name: Rich D
Time: Sunday, October 3, 2010

A follow up to your response to William. Why are Points members restricted to only a 30 day search? Also, for points members why does RCI keep moving points in and out and not just show the actual available balance on my account page?

Name: Sandra
Time: Monday, October 4, 2010

What's this about a 20% discount at select hotels? We've been members of RCI for 8 years and we've never even heard of this before? Why hasn't this info even been given to us?

Name: RCI
Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hi there, Rich. Thank you for your comment. We have created informational pages to help you better understand your RCI Points® subscribing membership. This page in particular (http://bit.ly/d7aO4A) helps explain your RCI Points account summary on RCI.com. Hopefully this helps to answer some of your questions. If you'd like, you may contact us at talktous@rci.com and we'll take a look at your account for you.

Name: RCI
Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hi Sandra, thanks for your comment. We're pleased to announce this year that RCI subscribing members are able to enjoy up to 20% off when they stay at select Wyndham hotel properties. To learn more, log in to RCI.com and click on the "Member Perks" tab. You'll see a section called "Wyndham Hotels", which should have all of the information you need to take advantage of this great benefit. Thanks again for commenting!

Name: Cheryl
Time: Sunday, November 21, 2010

I cannot find the "member perks" tab for discount at Wyndham hotels

Name: RCI
Time: Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hi Cheryl, thanks for reading the RCI Blog. To access the Member Perks tab, simply log in to your account on RCI.com and look for "Member Perks" in the orange navigation bar on the top right. Let us know if you are still having trouble locating it. Thanks again for reading!

Name: Steve
Time: Monday, December 27, 2010

Why is it that Canadians are not able to participate in the shopping perks and are not able to get a RCI Master Card - Please don't tell me that you can't find a Canadian Company that will offer Rewards on a Master Card - Because this is the 21th Century. Am I the only Canadian that feels this way ????

Name: RCI
Time: Monday, January 3, 2011

Hi, Steve – we are pleased to say that Canadian subscribing members now have access to all the wonderful benefits of the RCI Shopping PerksSM program! To access the program, simply login to RCI.com, click on the “Member Perks” tab, and select Shopping Perks to get started. If you have any trouble, feel free to contact us at talktous@rci.com and we’d be happy to help you. Unfortunately, the RCI Elite Rewards card is not available to Canadian residents at this time.

Name: diana
Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

About Wyndham hotels. to you have to book a hotel room through RCI. or can you go directly to the hotel and use the account number. we are traveling to vegas from edmonton, alberta and will stop on our way down but don't know where.

Name: RCI
Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hi Diana, thanks for reading the RCI Blog! In order to book a hotel room, you will need to sign into RCI.com to get the special discount ID number that you need. Once you log in to RCI.com, go to the Member Perks tab, and click on the Hotel Discounts section. In this section there are codes that need to be used in order to access the discount. You will then see the phone number that you can call to reserve your room at the discounted rate. Alternatively, once you have the code you can go to the Wyndham site and enter it into the promotional code box. Hope this helps, and thanks again for reading!

Name: Diana
Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thank you that is clear and will do just that

Name: dorbanfamily
Time: Sunday, March 13, 2011

Members Perks tab
Hi - I am a UK member - logged in as per your instructions and no sign of this tab in the orange bar anywhere! We are Points members

Name: RCI
Time: Monday, March 21, 2011

Hi dorban family, thanks for reading! Unfortunately at this time the discount on Wyndham hotels is not available to members in the UK. However, there are some other great member benefits that you can take advantage of. If you login to RCI.com, click on ‘Holiday Offers’ followed by ‘RCI Points Deals’, you will see the latest discounts on RCI Points Holidays. You can also click on the 'Travel’ section, where you will find details on a variety of different travel products that you can book - from hotels to airport parking to theme park tickets. If you have any further questions please feel free to email us at talktous@rci.com and we'll be happy to assist you.

Name: abdul halim
Time: Thursday, May 26, 2011

i want to become a member of rci holidays

Name: RCI
Time: Friday, May 27, 2011

Hi abdul, thanks for your interest in the RCI program! Please email your country of residence to talktous@rci.com so that we can best assist you.

Name: EdCNY
Time: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Received a "Second Notice: Your membership has expired!" (we are contemplating renewal or not).
In that same email, the last bulleted item says "Hotel Discount of up to 20% off - anytime, anywhere, business or pleasure."‡‡

But the footnote reveals this:
‡‡ Available at participating hotels see RCI.com for terms and conditions.

Don't you feel this is misleading?

Name: RCI
Time: Monday, January 23, 2012

Hi EdCNY, thank you for your comment. We have forwarded your concern to our Marketing team and they have advised that this will be clarified in future communications. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know!

Name: James
Time: Thursday, March 8, 2012

I am looking for a better deal than the current $499 5 year point subscription RCI is currently showing, can you help?

Name: RCI
Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hi James, that is currently the best deal available for a 5-year RCI membership subscription. If you have any further questions about an RCI subscribing membership, you can reach us at talktous@rci.com. Our team will be happy to help!

Name: Robert F
Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The article sounds,I will soon know for sure,when I visit my first one week Time share vacation in Tobago

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