April 2008: Save Thousands Over Expedia and Travelocity

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April 2008
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Notable Exchange Options:

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii:

Aug 18 - 25; 1,575 points

Acapulco, Mexico:

Sep 27 - Oct 4; 1,629 points

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina:

Nov 30 - Dec 7; 2,017 points

Several weeks now available in these prime locations:


1,575 - 2,684 points


880 - 3,021 points

Canary Islands

288 - 1,108 points

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Featured Resort:
The Westin Kierland Villas
Scottsdale, Arizona

Featured Resort
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
Starting at
$99/nt for shorter stays

Compare & Save

June 1 - 8, 2008
2-bdrm, sleeps 8
Expedia: $1,612.17
RedWeek.com: $600
Save over $1,000 for the week!

*As of 4/8/08

Resale Opportunities
Purchase a unit for just $1,000

Member Review
"We have just returned from a week at the SHERATON VISTANA RESORT. The hotel is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves away from the hotel to go to the theme parks at all...Overall I would say this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in on holiday and I am extremely fussy!"

Average Member Rating
4.5 stars

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In This Issue:

Compare and Save Thousands on Vacations

On RedWeek.com, timeshare condo rentals usually cost hundreds or thousands of dollars less than the EXACT same units posted on major travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity. Too good to be true? Check out these comparisons and see for yourself:

Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
(4.5 stars) Lahaina, HI

December 12 - 19, 2008; Studio oceanview sleeps 4

RedWeek.com: $1,350 + $9.99 (membership) = $1,359.99
Travelocity (before taxes & fees): $4,760

Your savings = at least $3,400!

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
(4.5 stars) Palm Beach, Aruba

Aug 22 - 29; 1-bedroom villa sleeps 4

RedWeek.com: $1,300 + $9.99 (membership) = $1,309.99
Expedia: $2,975 + 571.20 (taxes & fees) =$3,546.20

Your savings = over $2,200!

Grandview at Las Vegas

Grandview at Las Vegas
(4.5 stars) Las Vegas, NV

May 23 - 30, 2008; 1-bedroom unit sleeps 4

RedWeek.com: $600 + $9.99 (membership) = $609.99
Expedia: $1,002 + $133.55 (taxes & fees) = $1,135.55
Travelocity: $905.31 + $113.19 (taxes & fees) = $1,018.50

Your savings = as much as $525.56!

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Rates from 4/8/08. Weeks are posted for a limited time, so availability cannot be guaranteed.

Membership Lets Us Pass on Great Deals

Although you don't pay an upfront membership fee to access hotels on Expedia and Travelocity, you may not realize there are significant fees built in to the final booking price. When doing price comparisons, pull up the price for the dates and make sure to continue like you're going to book it in order to see the FULL price, including the "taxes and fees". We were amazed during our research to find some taxes and fees were as high as $81.60 PER NIGHT.

"My wife used RedWeek for the third time and got a smoking deal in Cabo $75/night instead of $495/night same room, same date on Expedia."

- Member Kurt W.

On RedWeek, one $9.99 RedWeek membership lasts six months, so you can book as many vacations as you want. On those other major travel sites, you pay their fees every time you book.

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Nights and Weekends Now Available

Now, through a special arrangement with Starwood Resorts, nightly rentals are available at select resorts on RedWeek.com. Book a one or two bedroom villa for a weekend… or add a few nights onto a weekly rental to extend your stay. These rentals are available at the following resorts:

Of course, RedWeek still offers by-owner rentals, typically available in one-week increments. Start your search here.

New Maps Make it Easier to Plan Vacations

A new map feature has been added to RedWeek.com that allows you to easily find driving directions to the resort of your choice and view all resorts on a map for easier vacation planning. Just find a resort you are interested in, and click the map icon (map) next to its address. You can zoom out to view resorts in the area that you may not have otherwise considered.

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Browse Resorts by Feature

When deciding where to go on your next vacation, be sure to use these pages to guide your search based on what's important to you.

Or, if you'd rather view resorts with a brand name you trust, visit the resort collection pages for companies like Disney, Hyatt, Hilton, and more.

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