As reported early Monday over on the DVC Forums at DISboards.com and recently also verified by a highly respected DVC Guide, Disney Vacation Club is increasing the minimum direct ownership requirement to qualify for Membership Extras to 100 points, effective Tuesday – September 17th, 2019.
While no official announcement has been made by Disney or Disney Vacation Club at this time, multiple owners have reported that guides were informed of this upcoming change at a meeting Monday afternoon.
This is the first direct points increase by DVC since February 2018 when the minimum became 75 points for Membership Extras and perks. Prior to that increase, members were only required to have 25 direct points to qualify for benefits.
Via phone conversation moments ago with a DVC Guide, it was also stated that all current blue cardholders would be grandfathered into this increase, similar to 2018.
Join in the conversation over on the DVC Forums, as well as the DVC Fan Facebook Group! Also, stay tuned to DVC Fan for additional information as it becomes available and commentary about this pending change.
7 thoughts on “Direct Minimum for DVC Perks Rumored to Increase to 100 Points”
To be honest this is not worth buying into for people outside the UK, the extra benefits of money off will not make it worthwhile the 100 points costs against resale.
I think this will only hurt DVC sales of small contract moving forward for the UK buyers with the dollar rate being around 1.2 dollars to the pound.
Sorry John. Don’t understand your point. Can you clarify?
Point is it will only drive more people to resell.
I believe that when we bought Boardwalk in 2000, the minimum was 100. We bought 120 and later added 50 more.
For the life of me I cannot understand why people buy direct. Get an annual pass for far far less and you get pretty much all of the same discounts!
Well I had a resale contract and wanted a few more points. Looking for that ” right” contract can be tiresome and maybe impossible. Direct worked for or us. To each their own.
I think this is a short-term response to get additional sales leading up to the end of the fiscal year (September 28th). However, I think they are also being short-sighted with this and it’s going to hurt direct sales in the long-run. This change is not going to stop resale. (In fact, they can’t do anything to STOP resale – as pointed out frequently on the podcast, people sell their contracts for various reasons, but mostly because they HAVE to, not because they WANT to.) So will the change increase direct sales? I don’t think so – I think it will just turn off more people to buying that small point contract for perks – especially when that “small-point” contract is now not-so-small. So for every 100 people you had buying 75-point contracts, you need to have 75 people buy a 100-point contract to break even. Will they lose less than 25% of the “hybrid” DVC resale crowd? I think they will.
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