The easiest way to learn how to deposit your vacation time is to call an RCI Travel Guide.
You should deposit as early as possible - up to 2 years in advance of the check-in date of the week you own. As long as you deposit at least 9 months in advance of your Weeks check-in date; you'll receive the maximum Deposit Trading Power for your vacation time.
Deposit Trading Power is a key factor in determining what exchange vacation options are available to you, and it’s important you maximize the possibilities. Once your vacation time is deposited, it is assigned a Deposit Trading Power. As long as you deposit at least 9 months before the start date of your ownership week, you’ll receive 100% of your Deposit Trading Power.
Maximizing your exchange vacation options is all about timing! The earlier you search, the more exchange options you're likely to find. The ideal time to book your next great getaway is 9 months to 2 years in advance of the check-in date you're looking for.
Trading Power Protection is available to add to your exchange vacation for peace of mind. Need to change or cancel your reservation for any reason? No problem. With Trading Power Protection your Deposit Trading Power will be returned to your account when you purchase Trading Power Protection. 4
Planning in advance and being flexible with your vacation dates, on-site amenities and location will open up more options for you. Consulting an experienced RCI Travel Guide to help you plan is another great way to make planning simple.
You can combine multiple Deposits and/or Deposit Credits to increase your Deposit Trading Power and get even more for your exchange.
PRO TIP: If your Deposit is going to expire, consider combining it with another deposit on your account to increase your Deposit Trading Power and extend your time. 3
If you're not able to find the destination you're looking for, then you can open an Ongoing Search. RCI will search our system 24/7 and notify you as soon as the destination you're looking for becomes available. 5
PRO TIP: Prior to opening an Ongoing Search, you can use our Deposit Trading Power calculator to determine whether or not you have enough Deposit Trading power to book the vacation you're looking for.
More Options With Lower Deposit Trading Power
Low Deposit Trading Power? That's ok! You can still book the trip of your dreams since it only takes 1 Deposit Trading Power 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 Trading Power.
3 There is a fee to combine and/or extend deposits and/or deposit credits.
4 Trading Power Protection is not insurance. The Exchange Fee is not covered.
5 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.