Premier by Original VIP

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  1. Joe_n_Lizz

    Joe_n_Lizz Enthusiast Registered Member

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    I apologize if this is not in the correct forum section, but when we visited TTR we acquired the VIP membership they call Premier by Original Resorts.

    Does anyone else have experience using the program/benefits? We are lost and never used it before? Did we make a huge mistake? I feel like we made an impulse purchase during our feel-good vacation.

    :( :(
     
  2. rogren90

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    Premier by originals are the spots that are owned by TTR people. They are Temptation, Desire! And Desire Pearl. You also have a membership to RCI as well so that you can use your days to vacation other places. It may cost you more days than it would at TTR to go for a week. That is how it works. Also with RCI you get special $99 week specials. Look at that and use it. It's nice. We prefer TTR and don't mind waiting to go again. You didn't waste your money. We have friends that we made our beneficiaries so they can have our rate too.that way we can all go together.
     
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  3. Tyler and Angie

    Tyler and Angie Guru Registered Member

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    You didn't make a bad purchase unless you choose to not cash in on the benefits. You paid a premium, so go ahead and use the time. When TTR comes back on line, I believe it will be well worth the cost. Plus it appears that Original Resorts is building a new Desire and a new Temptation Resort. So that's added benefit.
     
  4. Joe_n_Lizz

    Joe_n_Lizz Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Thank you for the replies thus far.

    I understand the benefits while at TTR and or Desire, but when it comes to RCI.. won't we have to pay All Inclusive fees to RCI too? At least that's what the site said. Unless of course the Premier membership pays for that.

    We had the understanding that Premier would include all inclusive benefits to any RCI trips we deposit weeks for. I hope I'm not wrong, because that's the idea that they articulated to us.
     
  5. Stacia_and_John

    Stacia_and_John T&A Tour Guide Registered Member

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    Stacia & I've been members since 2012. We've used our Premier Membership to go back to Temptation~Cancun 11 times since getting it, and to Desire RM 3 times. We get the premier perqs while at both, which are both subtle (meaning if you're wasted it's hard to even notice or care about them) and pervasive (meaning there's all kinds of little things that happen for members which don't happen to standard guests). For some people it makes a big difference, for others, those bennies are meaningless.

    For us the real benefit has been to be able to go to other places, which are not A.I. by the way, for vacation. Oahu (both Waikiki & North Shore), St. Martin (stayed at the Atrium on Simpsons Bay and at Grand Case Beach Club). We don't use the RCI thing, we use SFX to go to the other places. SFX & RCI are very similar, I describe SFX as RCI using the internet (which is unfair to RCI but RCI is playing catch-up). The true benefit is the amount of $$$ paid.

    Maui Sheraton Black Rock (near Lahaina), average room price ~$450/room/night. Standard 1-room, hotel room with features of a hotel pool, hot tub and beach access.

    Maui Schooner resort, we got it through SFX for $450 for the week. 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, full kitchen, porch, pool, hot tub and beach access.

    We went with friends that we were able to take with us because of the savings, so we literally saved about $4,000 in that one trip.

    Plus, at DRM/DP we get black member bands because blak is naughtier, and at TTR we get whiz-bang white towels! Neat-O! *sarcasm*
     
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  6. Joe_n_Lizz

    Joe_n_Lizz Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Great response thanks Stacia and John. I messaged you.
     
  7. Sally and Ricky

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    We want to use our membership with SFX too but I have no idea How is there an online site I should know about?
     
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    ajay HnH Repeat Offenders Registered Member

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    When we signed up they gave us a pamphlet explaining how to use the sfx portion. I didn't notice it until I got home and really read through all the stuff they gave us.
     
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  9. Cortus

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    SFX Preferred Resorts

    You will need to look at your contract from Premier Originals. You will need the SFX contract number then register. To move nights over to SFX you will need to call Premier Originals to do it. They will move over the nights or weeks needed to get the rate John and Stacia were talking about.
     
  10. Albert Hartlage

    Albert Hartlage Newbie Registered Member

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    We are thinking of buying a membership. Is it worth it? Any tricks or best way to buy? Thanks, Albert
     
  11. Garry n Jo

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    We have not bought a membership but I am a haggler at heart and love to do it. I would say after they show you what they have to offer walk away and make them come back to you.
     
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    Albert Hartlage Newbie Registered Member

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    One haggler to another, I'll give it a shot. Was hoping I could find someone wanting to sell theirs?
     
  13. Jamie

    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    They don't come back... once you stand up from the table they stop.

    So when they get to their best and final, well.... maybe next visit. :)

    Although they do have one more person make sure you were treated respectfully, and to make one more offer, but then you're done.

    Jamie
     
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    Gotta love the white towels!!
     
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    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    One good thing right now... with the re-opening and everything being new, even the regular towels are thick and fluffy. :)

    Jamie
     
  16. r&a 1964

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    I bought a membership and until recently have been happy with it. I booked a trip for Jan and then found a deal on the internet that beat the member price I paid. Called member services and told them about it and at first they said no way. After telling them the website and the deal they said they new about the deal and reservations would change my reservation to make it better than the deal I found. I have been calling reservations and cant get through. I have left emails and have got no response. I have never had any trouble getting through to reservations in the past. We will see what happens.
     
  17. Jen&Kyle

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    I have ALWAYS been able to beat the prices offered to me via membership (been to the presentation 3 times now, and know a lot of deals) by looking on discount sites. Even TTR themselves with the cyber deal beat the prices they were offering me in early November. There are reasons for being members but one of them is not to save $
     
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    I just got an e-mail back from Premier and they gave the member prices and every 3rd night free deal. We had booked 8 nights so we added a 9th night free and got credit for 2 other nights. Seems they are making it right. Still not happy I have to find the deals and then ask for them. I think as a member they should e-mail us and let us know about a deal like that. I thought that was part of the perks of being a member. Excited to be staying an extra night with out changing the vacation budget though!
     
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    Well I’m glad I clicked on this thread. Just got off the phone with premier and they’re going to honor the 3rd night free for our trip in feb while still only paying our premier price for the nights. :D:D:D
     
  20. r&a 1964

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    Sounds right. Same thing they did for us. You didn't think to ask why they didn't tell you about the sale did you?