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Old 02-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Mixing and matching use years at different properties -- advice?

We already own at BWV with a December use year, and are thinking of adding on Resale at AKV. Are there any benefits or downsides for buying a contract with the same use year versus a different UY? I know the 11 month bookings still must be with each property's respective points.

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Old 02-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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If they are the same UY and titled exactly the same, they can be added to your existing membership and easily combined with your existing points for a single reservation at 7 months.

If they have a different UY, they will be a different memberships. To combine points you would need to transfer points from one account to the other to make a single reservation at 7 months. Or make separate reservations and have them linked, but you will to check-out and then check-in again on the change day.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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If they are the same UY and titled exactly the same, they can be added to your existing membership and easily combined with your existing points for a single reservation at 7 months.

If they have a different UY, they will be a different memberships. To combine points you would need to transfer points from one account to the other to make a single reservation at 7 months. Or make separate reservations and have them linked, but you will to check-out and then check-in again on the change day.
Very important information, thank you! I'm glad I asked. (And glad you answered!)
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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On the flipside (as an owner of 2 contracts with different resorts and UY's), you can have a total of 4 waitlist requests (versus 2 with only one UY) and you can also access your yearly allotment of extra points, if you need them, on both memberships, versus only once. That being said, you need to make sure you keep up with the different UY's, so you don't lose points. However, knock on wood, I haven't had any issues yet...
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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I have 2 contracts, same use year, different resorts. They are titled differently so we have 2 membership numbers. We are currently in ROFR on a third contract that will also be titled differently and is a different use year.

For me, I manage all my contracts seperately so use year/membership numbers don't matter as much too me. With banking and borrowing, we have enough points to do that. On rare occassion, if I am short a few points I will transfer them in from the other contract (allowed once a use year). Once I was short 5 points so I just bought the 1 time points from DVC.

I find this works the best for me for our situation.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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Unless you have a good reason for 2 different memberships, do yourself a favor and make life easier with just one UY.

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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I have 2 contracts, same use year, different resorts. They are titled differently so we have 2 membership numbers. We are currently in ROFR on a third contract that will also be titled differently and is a different use year.

For me, I manage all my contracts seperately so use year/membership numbers don't matter as much too me. With banking and borrowing, we have enough points to do that. On rare occassion, if I am short a few points I will transfer them in from the other contract (allowed once a use year). Once I was short 5 points so I just bought the 1 time points from DVC.

I find this works the best for me for our situation.
Remember that you cannot borrow transferred points. So if you need a bunch of points to make the reservation, you may need to make two separate reservations (one with each contract) and then have them linked.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:03 PM   #8
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If they are the same UY and titled exactly the same, they can be added to your existing membership and easily combined with your existing points for a single reservation at 7 months.

If they have a different UY, they will be a different memberships. To combine points you would need to transfer points from one account to the other to make a single reservation at 7 months. Or make separate reservations and have them linked, but you will to check-out and then check-in again on the change day.
I want to hit myself. I never paid attention to these different UY posts in the past, and I had no idea re this. I just made an offer on a contract that has a different use year (than our existing contracts), thinking it didn't make a difference!

Edited to add: If I have the separate reservations linked, do I have to do more than go through the motions of checkin/out the same day? In other words, would we have to move units (in same resort) as well?
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I want to hit myself. I never paid attention to these different UY posts in the past, and I had no idea re this. I just made an offer on a contract that has a different use year (than our existing contracts), thinking it didn't make a difference!

Edited to add: If I have the separate reservations linked, do I have to do more than go through the motions of checkin/out the same day? In other words, would we have to move units (in same resort) as well?
There are a lot of variables (like size of contract, when you are booking, where you are booking, etc). We don't find it to be that big of a deal as we have two contracts. So for trip A I use contract A and for Trip B I use contract B. Everynow and then I am short points. If it is just a couple of points I just buy the one time use points from Disney. If it is more than a few points I just transfer in the points from the other contract. If you are at 7 months it doesn't matter much at all but if you are further out the transferred points following the bookign window of their home resort, not the contract you transfer them into. I've never had to link reservations or anything like that.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #10
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Thank, puffkin. I've read all that I can and I think I actually like the different UY idea just for the additional 2 waitlist benefit. I was thinking why I hadn't bothered to read the different UY posts and realized that I thought that linking and transferring was no big deal -- because it wasn't the last time I looked into this years ago when we bought our last contract (before the new computer upgrade and new transfer rules). Anyway, I've learned my lesson. I need to read more threads here and assume my knowledge may not be current.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:20 AM   #11
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Having 2 UY contracts means we can transfer points in twice, which can be very helpful on certain years. Ditto for buying the extra points from Disney. It really isn't that difficult to keep track of.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:53 AM   #12
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I'm currently on a look out for a resale contract that has a different use year than what we already have. My goal is to have two contracts that will cover each month of the year without the worries if loosing points plans for vacation get cancelled. I will use my June use year to cover trips from June and January and use a December use year (once I find it!) to cover trips from December to July.

I don't see it to be very hard to keep track of different memberships. DVC has their website very user friendly to help members track it themselves.
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I'm currently on a look out for a resale contract that has a different use year than what we already have. My goal is to have two contracts that will cover each month of the year without the worries if loosing points plans for vacation get cancelled. I will use my June use year to cover trips from June and January and use a December use year (once I find it!) to cover trips from December to July.

I don't see it to be very hard to keep track of different memberships. DVC has their website very user friendly to help members track it themselves.
These are the two UYs that I own and while I didn't buy thinking about it covering the whole year, I am happy that I ended up this way. If we pass ROFR for our newest BLT points, I will have enogh in both memberships to book without having to worry!!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #14
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We further complicated ours by attempting to stay near the park(s) we will be frequenting in a given trip.... sometimes WITH split stays. Are we crazy?!?!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #15
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I don't see it to be very hard to keep track of different memberships. DVC has their website very user friendly to help members track it themselves.
I think it varies with the individual. I think that roughly it should correlate with the ability to balance a checkbook.
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