Get more from your RCI Points

So, you’ve taken your annual points holiday and paid your annual eXpectations membership, however, you still have a few thousand points leftover. How far could those remaining points take you? Here we explore 7 exchange bookings costing less than 10,000 RCI Points for a 7-night break, each within RCI Gold Crown resorts. How about a romantic Valentines spa break for two, Christmas in Malta or even a last-minute trip exploring the Florida Everglades?

7Eastern Slope Inn – North Conway, USA

A fantastic outdoor escape to North Conway in the USA was available for 7-nights during 20th – 27th October 2017 at the Eastern Slope Inn. A stylish Hotel unit (sleeping 2) was available on RCI.com for just 9,800 points (based on 2 people sharing) during the UK October half-term 2017.

To demonstrate the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at the Eastern Slope Inn were available on Expedia.co.uk during 20th – 27th October 2017 within a Double room (sleeping 2) for £731 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 14/8/2017).

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points and annual eXpectations membership fee) would come to £173 (at the time of writing: 14/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 9,800 points and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

So, by taking this holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £500, based on the comparison above.

6FantaSea Resorts at Atlantic Palace – Atlantic City, USA

Discover the attractions of Atlantic City in the USA for 7-nights during 21st – 28th October 2017 at the FantaSea Resorts at Atlantic Palace. A spacious Studio (sleeping 2) was available on RCI.com for just 5,250 points (based on 2 people sharing) during the UK October half-term 2017.

To demonstrate the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at FantaSea Resorts at Atlantic Palace were available on Expedia.co.uk during 21st – 28th October 2017 within a Studio (sleeping 2) for £645 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 14/8/2017).

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points and annual eXpectations membership fee) would come to £147 (at the time of writing: 14/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 5,250 points and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

So, by taking this holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £450, based on the comparison above.

5The Inn at St Ives – Michigan, USA

A fantastic golf break was available for 7-nights during 9th – 16th February 2018 at The Inn at St Ives, Michigan, USA. An excellent hotel unit (sleeping 2) was available on RCI.com for just 5,600 points (based on 2 people sharing) during Valentines Week 2018.

We could not find any availability at The Inn at St Ives, Michigan, to compare prices, so instead let’s look at the overall cost of this booking…

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points and annual eXpectations membership fee) would come to £149 (at the time of writing: 14/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 5,600 points and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

4Hotel Blake – Chicago, USA

A wonderful break to the “Windy City”of Chicago, USA, was available for 7-nights during 9th – 16th February 2018 at the Hotel Blake. A stylish hotel unit (sleeping 2) was available on RCI.com for just 8,750 points (based on 2 people sharing) during Valentines Week 2018.

To demonstrate the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Hotel Blake were available on Hotels.com during 9th – 16th February 2018 within a Deluxe Room (sleeping 2) for £684 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 14/8/2017).

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points and annual eXpectations membership fee) would come to £167 (at the time of writing: 14/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 8,750 points and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

So, by taking this holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £500, based on the comparison above.

3Aparthotel Kalma – Heviz, Hungary

Experience a romantic getaway for two in the spa town of Heviz in Hungary for 7-nights during 10th – 17th February 2018 at the Aparthotel Kalma. A chic Studio apartment (sleeping up to 4) was available on RCI.com for just 6,000 points (based on 2 people sharing) during Valentines Week 2018 (breakfast not included).

To demonstrate the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Aparthotel Kalma were available on Hotels.com during 10th – 17th February 2018 within a basic 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) for £668 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 14/8/2017). Breakfast included for two people.

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points and annual eXpectations membership fee) would come to £151 (at the time of writing: 14/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 6,000 points and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

So, by taking this holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £500, based on the comparison above.

2Vacation Village at Weston – Florida, USA

A last-minute break to Weston, Florida, on the edge of the Everglades National Park was available for 7-nights during 26th August – 2nd September 2017 at the Vacation Village at Weston. A spacious 1-bedroom unit (sleeping 4) was available on RCI.com for just 3,688 points (based on 2 people sharing) during the last week of the UK Summer School Holidays 2017.

To demonstrate the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Vacation Village at Weston were available on Expedia.co.uk during 26th August – 2nd September 2017 within a Deluxe 1-bedroom Suite (sleeping 2) for £882 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 14/8/2017).

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points and annual eXpectations membership fee) would come to £138 (at the time of writing: 14/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 3,688 points and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

So, by taking this holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £700, based on the comparison above.

1Golden Sands Island Residence Club – Mellieha, Malta

A fantastic festive break for 7-nights during 19th – 26th December 2017 was available at the prestigious Golden Sands Island Residence Club in Malta. An elegant 1-bedroom apartment (sleeping 4) was available on RCI.com for just 8,500 points (based on 2 people sharing) during the Christmas 2017.

To demonstrate the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Golden Sands Island Residence Club were available on LoveHolidays.com during 19th – 26th December 2017 within a Double Room (sleeping 2) for £692.66 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 14/8/2017).

For members of eXpectations Plus, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points and annual eXpectations membership fee) would come to £165 (at the time of writing: 14/8/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 8,500 points and 1x online RCI exchange fee.

So, by taking this holiday eXpectations Plus members could have made a potential saving of over £500, based on the comparison above.

Please Note: Price comparisons of example bookings are conducted at the time of writing which may predate the time of publishing by a few days. Price differences are likely to vary as occupancy dates draw closer and third party prices fluctuate due to seasonal pricing variations, availability, discounts etc. Calculations are made using RCI and eXpectations Holidays prices (in sterling) at time of writing and are subject to change. Some elements of each booking may require fees to be paid in a local currency. For more information please see our article on Value for Money and Price comparisons. All accommodation subject to availability, terms & conditions apply.
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