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Why timeshare presentations are worth it
FREE STUFF! Hello! We’ve all been offered some sort of deal for a timeshare presentation and thought twice about it. Most people I know don’t do them because they don’t want to be pressured. Grow some backbone deal seeker – there are free points and discounted stays to be had! Just keep shaking your head no, No, NO and you’ll be done in a flash. Or sit back and learn about the program…it might actually make sense for you. Points, discounted nights, free food, but most importantly THE FREE POINTS are the main reasons why timeshare presentations are worth it.
Ok, they’re not exactly free because you’re spending your time there, but you don’t have to buy whatever it is that they’re selling.
I’ll say it again – YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUY WHAT THEY’RE SELLING. There are a lot of articles written about being pressured into buying, and they do offer you some pretty sweet deals, and I will warn you that you’ll be tempted to buy, but you absolutely don’t have to splurge. They aren’t going to lock the door or forbid you from using the bathroom until the dotted line has your John Hancock. They WILL offer you low financing, bonus points, elite status, etc for buying. (This is fodder for another post because I, contrary to a lot of bloggers, think timeshares provide a lot of value and can be worth purchasing. )
Here’s a look at what you’ll see in a Marriott Vacation Club Presentation
I’ve been to several presentations myself, my parents go ALL THE TIME, and if you’re firm that you aren’t going to buy…you’re done in a couple hours. What’s even better…you can do them annually. ( or more often – again, another post)
My folks went to one a couple months ago while they were in Phoenix for a wedding. They were in and out in less than 2 hours. They learned some new things about the Marriott Vacation Club program, and netted 25k points. Hot diggity…that’s the equivalent of a Category 5 hotel!
Want to see all the Marriott Category 5 hotels…Go here
Hyatt has offers all the time for their residence club. Sedona is often featured with $99 rates and bonus points. I’ve even had outstanding offers to Hawaii
The worst case scenario is you go to Sedona for a couple nights, stay for a cheap rate, earn some bonus points and stay firm on saying no if you don’t want to buy.
I used to receive offers every few months from Hyatt when I carried their Chase credit card. Now…not so often. If you’d like to see the public offers for Hyatt go here. Those 10,000 bonus points would score me two free nights at the Hyatt House Colorado Springs. I just stayed there over the weekend for a BoardingArea blogger conference. Rates were $200 plus.
Everyone values their time differently, but if I can score a good deal on a stay, some bonus points, and information for a couple hours of my time. I’m in. Done Deal.
If you end up purchasing a through Marriott Vacation Club you can use your points to stay at Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve property and the featured image. Read here for more info.