RCI Points is a type of timeshare ownership in an RCI affiliated resort, where RCI has assigned a point value for all RCI resorts, assigning a certain number of points for a vacation stay of one night or more, for any size unit and any time of the year. The points can be exchanged through RCI for shorter or longer vacations in any unit size desired, as well as for travel-related products, including airfare, cruises, car rental, and hotel reservations. If you want to stay somewhere there is no timeshare, you can use your points for hotels. Or, maybe you just want to use your points for cruises or airline tickets, or car rentals, or any combination thereof. The flexibility is really pretty exciting. The points can be spent just like dollars and every year you get your new annual allotment of points to spend. To use your points, you simply call the RCI Points toll free number and tell the RCI Guide what you want to do.
Any use of RCI Points involves being able to confirm an exchange EXCEPT for use in your own resort. In your own resort you can make reservations 12 months in advance, whereas anyone not owning in your resort can only make an exchange request 10 months in advance.
Points can also be used for non-timeshare products. The term for non-timeshare products is RCI Points "Partners". More information is available with a phone call to the RCI Points toll free number.
If ypu own both Points weeks and non-Points weeks, you will have two RCI accounts but only one annual membership fee. One RCI weeks account and one RCI Points account. You can use your weeks account and your points account as separate transactions. Also if you own your weeks in certain resorts that qualify, you may be able to deposit your weeks and use them as RCI Points.