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I Own DVC Resale, Now Buying Direct What Use Year Should I Get

I Own DVC Resale

For those wanting access to all the Disney Vacation Club perks but also wanting to benefit from DVC resale savings, it’s possible to have both resale and direct points as a Member. Perhaps you own a DVC contract you bought from Disney and want to add on points. That’s totally doable and will not change your status as a DVC Member if you qualify for Member Extras already. The current amount of points new Members need to qualify for Member Extras like discounts is 150 direct from Disney. On the contrary, sometimes we address very specific questions like, ‘I own DVC resale, now buying direct, what use year should I get?’ Let’s talk a bit about Use Year basics and things to consider when adding on to your points.

I Own DVC Resale, Now Buying Direct, What Use Year Should I Get

Your Disney Vacation Club Use Year is when your annual points are issued into your account each year. The Use Year, along with other specifics regarding contracts, is clearly shown on resale listings so you can consider if it’s a good fit. The Use Year also determines your banking windows and dates regarding cancellation policies. Your Use Year may not be as important of a detail if your travel party has flexibility in booking dates and travels at different times throughout the year. However, for those who always travel at the same time of year, the best Use Year is the one right before travel time or possibly a few months before it.

For specifics on owning DVC resale and adding on points through Disney after, we turn to DVC Resale Expert Lauri. She says, ‘When adding on directly through Disney, they will automatically default to match your current use year. There’s no true reason to ask for a different use year, as it would create a separate membership number and banking window for the member family. While workable, having a second (or third, etc.) membership number comes with some guidelines and rules about transferring from one membership number to the other. It’s seamless with only one use year and member number, so Disney makes it as easy as possible.’ You can get more great DVC resale insight and helpful tips from Lauri in our buying and selling DVC points Q and A series.

In our post How Long Does It Take to Buy DVC Resale?, we go over the full resale buyer timeline. This will give you an idea of how things typically move along and when you’ll be able to start using your new addition if you add on resale points.

DVC Resale Experts Provide Pixie Dusted Service

Members of the DVC Resale Experts team first made magic as Disney Vacation Club Guides. The Experts have decades of experience selling DVC points and bring their expertise to help those interested in resale. As licensed real estate agents, the DVC Resale Experts make vacation dreams come true. Get in touch today to take first steps in becoming a Disney Vacation Club Member through resale or adding on points.

Talk to UsFor more information on Disney Vacation Club, its resorts, and the magical vacations you can have at great value by becoming a member through DVC resale, feel free to talk to any of our friendly professionals with DVC Resale Experts at 844-DVC-FANS (382-3267) or email us at
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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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