Join us as we welcome Marcus Howard, a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) member from Seattle, in our engaging conversation about his Disney experiences. Marcus takes us through his journey, starting from his first trip to Disneyland in 2019 and how he navigated through a budget-friendly approach to eventually becoming a DVC member. He sheds light on his love for Disney and his gratitude for the opportunity to visit the parks. Marcus’s experiences and insights provide a fresh perspective on the joy and magic of Disney vacations.
Join us for an exciting chat with Earl Joe Pirato, where we journey through his experiences with Disney Vacation Club (DVC), timeshares, and his love for Disney that all started on his honeymoon at the Animal Kingdom Lodge in 2008. We discuss the thrill of upgrading to DVC life and the challenge of canceling their DVC contract at Bay Lake Tower because of a significant financial event just after purchasing. Episode 269
In this FAQ episode, we’re discussing Multiple DVC Use Years. When do they make sense? DVC Direct guides are trained to talk you out of multiple use years. However, there are a few times when having multiple use years may be the right decision. Episode 268
Sooner or later, you’ll rebook a vacation past your banking window and get some extra points. What can you do to preserve the value of these precious DVC Points? Can we transfer our points? Is a DVC Point ZIP Lock Bag a thing? What are your options? Episode 267
September 2023 was overall a steady and stable month for DVC Resales. Disney bought back one Grand Floridian Contract in Right of First Refusal. Linda Smit from DVC Resale Market joins the show to discuss opportunities in the resale market.
In December of 2023, Chad joined Lyn Metler’s Families Fly Free program. Today’s show is a status update and review after nine months in the program. It takes a while to get signed up for all the cards, get the introduction bonuses, and start booking free travel. I’ve earned 857,000 points from Chase, American Express, and Capital One in the last nine months. I’ve worked Lyn’s system and added numerous other cards. I’ve had one free companion pass flight and have three more free flights booked for 2024 and redeemed $650 worth of points on a Disney Cruise downpayment. I’ve been an overachiever on Lyn’s system but am returning to her approach’s simplicity. I’ve almost actualized my $1600 investment in Families Fly Free and have earned $10,000 of free travel points ready to go to work, but your average family that wants to earn free travel without making the point-and-mile game a full-time hobby will be well-suited for Lyn’s Program.