September 2007: Tips for Saving Money on Travel

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Tips for Saving Money on Travel

Traveling, even with your whole family, doesn't need to cost a fortune. If you're looking to cut down on your travel costs this year, consider the following tips:

  1. Travel with other families and split the cost
    With a two or three bedroom condo, usually with a sleeper sofa in the living area perfect for younger kids, travel costs can be shared between families.
  2. Travel close to home
    Who says you have to board a plane or drive for days to get to your vacation destination? Why not plan a vacation an hour or two from home? Just getting a change of scenery could be just what you need.
  3. Skip dining out, and prepare meals in
    Dining out can be a significant budget-killer & can make travel prohibitive. Get a unit with a full kitchen, pack a cooler, or hit the local grocery stores, and you can avoid spending more on food than you would if you had stayed home.

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Destination Holidays

The kids will have time off from school, so why not take advantage and plan a holiday your family will never forget? These timeshare units may be large enough for the whole family.

Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge

Marriott's Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge (5 stars) in Phoenix, Arizona, you can pursue every imaginable activity from golfing to spa to fine dining, and discover a new dimension in relaxation. Two-bedroom Christmas week available for just $2,000; Two bedroom New Years weeks available from $2,800 - $3,000.

Cypress Pointe

Cypress Pointe (4.5 stars) in Orlando, Florida, just a stone's throw from the Orlando theme parks, offers beautiful one-bedroom deluxe hotel rooms and two- and three-bedroom timeshare suites. Stay 7 - 10 days at Christmas for $1,125 - $1,800.

Sunterra Resorts Powhatan Plantation

Sunterra Resorts Powhatan Plantation (4.0 stars) in Williamsburg, Virginia is a historic beauty on 256 acres. Christmas-time at Williamsburg is an experience not-to-be-missed. Two-bedroom Christmas week available for $995, or stay the week before Christmas for 1,513 RedWeek Exchange Points.

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New Detailed Notifications

We have enhanced our notifications -- now when you receive a notification about new rental, resale, and exchange week offerings, the e-mail will contain the specific details of the new week… including dates, price, unit size, and more… saving you a trip back to for weeks that don't interest you.

To sign up for a notification, just browse to a resort that interests you and click "Be notified of new postings" in the menu on the right-hand side of the page. You can select notifications for the resort or the wider region.

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Exchange: Pre-Paying Maintenance Fees

Although your resort may not require that you pay your maintenance fees before making your reservation for advance years, you must pre-pay these fees before making your deposit into RedWeek Exchange. This rule is important for us to ensure that we have locked-in your week before assigning it to someone else on exchange. Otherwise, if an owner defaults later on a maintenance fee, the reservation may be canceled, leaving the exchange guest out in the cold.

To pre-pay your maintenance fees, please contact your resort and ask for an assessment for the year you'd like to deposit. Then, just submit your payment before depositing your week with RedWeek Exchange. If you don't do this, your deposit will need to be canceled.

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Featured Resort:
The Westin Kierland Villas
Scottsdale, Arizona

The Westin Kierland Villas
The past meets the present at The Westin Kierland Villas, located on 10 acres within the exclusive Kierland master-planned community just outside Scottsdale, Arizona.

One-bedroom premium and deluxe villas are elegantly appointed, accommodating four guests. These units have fully equipped kitchens with a microwave/convection oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, stove, and granite countertops. The Master bedroom features a king size Westin Heavenly bed, 27" flatscreen TV, and a jetted whirlpool tub. The living/dining room is equipped with a queen size sleeper sofa, a 32" flatscreen cable TV, DVD player, and dining area. Units also have a washer & dryer, private patio or balcony, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Rental Opportunities
Weeks available from $629 - $6,000; Christmas week availability from $1,200

Resale Opportunities
Buy a week starting at just $3,500

Member Review
"We loved the Westin Kierland Villas. Villas are beautiful and spacious. Pools and grounds were wonderful. Enjoyed using the resort's pools, lazy river and spa which are available to villa guests. Kierland Commons was within walking distance which provided 12 restaurants and 50 high end retailers. Gorgeous mountain and golf course views. Grocery & Target nearby. A perfect family vacation for Spring Break, Christmas or Thanksgiving."
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