It feels like there’s an increasing number of timeshare offers hitting my email inbox recently. There was the Wyndham one the other day, while now Choice Privileges and Bluegreen Vacations have a decent new offer if you can withstand the sales pressure.
- Get a 3 night hotel stay + 30,000 Choice Privileges points + a $150 American Express gift card for $279 from Bluegreen Vacations.
- Direct link to offer.
- Must attend a two-hour Bluegreen Vacations timeshare sales presentation and tour
- Must have a household income of at least $50K (may be waived if one of a cohabiting couple is 62 years old or older) and creditworthy (minimum score of 600)
- Modifications and cancellations made MORE THAN FOURTEEN (14) DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CHECK-IN DATE require a $49.00 fee. Modifications and cancellations (including “no-shows”) made FOURTEEN (14) OR FEWER DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED CHECK-IN DATE require a $99.00 fee.
If you value the $150 Amex gift card as good as cash, you’re effectively paying $129 to get a three night vacation plus 30,000 Choice Privileges points. The points alone are worth at least $200, so this could be a worthwhile opportunity if you also want to spend three nights at one of the eligible locations. Those locations include Myrtle Beach, Ozark Mountains, Smoky Mountains, St Augustine, Chicago, New Orleans, Savannah and more.
Nick recently attended one of these Bluegreen Vacations timeshare presentations with his wife and two children, so be sure to read his post to get a better idea of what to expect: My experience with a Bluegreen Vacations timeshare presentation. He also made out like a bandit because in addition to the rewards for attending the presentation, they put him up at one of Marriott’s brands – not Choice’s – and he was able to earn bonus points and double elite night credits, as well as getting elite benefits during his stay. YMMV on that last part, but it’s worth being aware of the opportunity in case you’re able to put together something similar.
Something that always bears repeating on these timeshare posts – don’t take advantage of this kind of offer unless you’re certain you can withstand the sales pressure tactics and will be able to decline their most wonderful, one-of-a-kind, stupendous, I’m giving you my first born child, don’t tell the manager I’m giving you this incredible deal, you’re robbing me blind pitches. It might not be a bad idea to come armed with a few packets of ramen too, so that if they claim that they won’t be able to feed their family that night if you don’t sign up, you can hand those over to ensure they don’t waste away into nothingness.
Been part of Bluegreen for five years me and my family absolutely love it!
Do not do it. They talk you to death, then rips you off.
Love that last paragraph Stephen!
The ramen line got an actual snort out of me!