Saving, Borrowing and Extending Points
If you used some but not all of your Points in a given Use Year, your unused points are automatically saved for you to use in the next Use Year. If you need more Points, you can borrow ahead from the next use year. If you don't use saved points in a second Use Year, you can pay a fee to extend them for a third Use Year. 3,4,5
The standard reservation window opens 10-months prior to check-in. If you want to go to a Points resort, you can book anything in this window for 1-21 nights.
Want to return to your ownership week at your home resort? Be sure to book 12-13 months prior to your check-in date, before the inventory opens up to non-owners.
Exchange Tips & Tricks
Planning in advance and being flexible with your vacation dates, unit size, amount of nights you plan to stay and location will open up more options for you. Consulting an experienced RCI Travel Guide to help you plan is another way to make planning simple.
Points Protection is available to add to your exchange vacation for your peace of mind. Need to change or cancel your reservation for any reason? No problem. With Points Protection your Points will be returned to your account when you purchase Points Protection. 6
If you're not able to find the destination you're looking for, then you can open an Ongoing Search. RCI will search the system 24/7 and notify you as soon as the destination you're looking for becomes available. 7
Low Point value remaining? That's ok! You can still book the trip of your dreams since it only takes 2000 points per night to book any hotel with our Best Price Guarantee. 1
*These vacations are limited and subject to availability.
1 RCI Travel offers members a Best Price Guarantee subject to change without notice at the sole discretion of RCI Travel. If you find a lower rate for a hotel booking, car rental, or destination activity on another US-based travel site within 24 hours, contact RCI Travel. Some restrictions apply. For terms and conditions for the RCI Travel Best Price Guarantee, go to RCI.com.
The RCI Travel Best Price Guarantee is administered by Alliance Reservation Network, Inc. under contract with RCI, LLC. RCI, LLC is not responsible for honoring the RCI Travel Best Price Guarantee.
2 Savings are based on the bookable rate through RCI and are calculated by comparing the current market rate (as determined by RCI in its discretion) versus the pricing available for certain RCI North American members for comparable rooms. Access to the full advertised discount may require an upgraded membership tier or the use of RCI points.
3 Member may borrow points from the next use year so long as that use year is within the term of the member’s Network Participation Agreement and the member’s network dues have been paid in full through the end of such use year.
4 Points are saved automatically at the end of the use year in which they were allocated, and there is no fee providing that you have used at least some of those points in that use year. Points that have been saved must be used in the use year into which they were saved, or extended for an additional use year for a small fee.
5 If the member chooses to extend previously saved but expiring points for one (1) additional use year, a transaction fee shall apply.
6 Points Protection is not insurance. The Exchange Fee is not covered.
7 The current RCI exchange fee is required to set up an ongoing search. The exchange fee may be refundable if no match is found, provided you are otherwise in full compliance with all applicable exchange program requirements.