We have some important and exciting news regarding our RCI Platinum® membership tier. Beginning on January 5, 2014, there will be changes made to the RCI Platinum membership tier, which include additional benefits that will add everyday value to your vacation ownership.
Effective on January 5, 2014, the annual RCI Platinum membership fee will be $59 USD.
We hope that you have had the opportunity to enjoy your RCI Platinum benefits, but as a reminder, here are all the benefits that you can take advantage of:
Everyday Benefits that you can use at home
Golf - Enjoy a day on the fairway with the ability to make online tee time reservations at over 2,000 daily fee courses nationwide.
Ski – Hit the slopes and save by booking lift tickets and various ski packages across the US, Europe and Canada.
Online Shopping – Shop and receive preferred pricing on thousands of products from over 500 quality brands, such as Godiva, Dolce & Gabbana and Sony.
Online Wine Store – Shop across a wide range of award winning wineries like Michael Mondavi Family Estates, Deloach Vineyards, Iron Horse Vineyards, Raymond Vineyards and more!
Spa –Purchase online SpaFinder gift certificates to use toward treatments and services at over 7,000 spas and wellness practitioners around the globe.
Dining Certificate - RCI Platinum members receive a complimentary $25 Restaurant.com dining certificate every month, redeemable at more than 18,000 restaurants across the United States.
City Attraction Discounts – Experience discounts and skip the line privileges at attractions in 14 major US cities with the purchase of the Go Card and Explorer Pass at a 20% discount.
Earn Travel Rewards While Using Your RCI Platinum Lifestyle Benefits
RCI Platinum members can also earn valuable Travel Rewards on select RCI Travel and RCI Platinum Lifestyle Benefits purchases. Each Travel Reward is valued at $1 -- it’s like earning cash on services and purchases you do every day! Travel Rewards can be redeemed on future RCI Travel and RCI Platinum Lifestyle Benefits purchases.
Even better news, RCI Platinum members with a minimum of 250 Travel Rewards can now redeem their Travel Rewards for the new RCI PlatinumSM Rewards Card, which can be used to pay all or part of your maintenance fees. It’s easy and convenient to earn Travel Rewards by making Platinum Lifestyle Benefits purchases or using RCI Travel for all of your air, car and hotel needs.
Benefits you can use while you are away
Priority Access – When you are an RCI Platinum member you will receive “front of the line” privileges and special servicing, including: priority access to select Exchange vacations, specially acquired for RCI Platinum members, in sought-after destinations in the US, Europe, Mexico and more, before they are made available to standard RCI members for exchange.
- One (1) day advance notice of Extra Vacations℠ getaways sales.
- Access to a dedicated toll-free phone line for RCI Platinum members, with priority answer.
Unit Upgrade – Enjoy the opportunity for even more space to relax. Receive a unit upgrade for your exchange vacation if a larger unit at the same resort becomes available within two weeks before check-in.
Platinum Rebates – RCI Platinum members will receive rebates for the following transactions in the amounts listed below. Platinum Rebates are credited back to your RCI account, and can be redeemed toward future RCI transactions.
Experiential Vacation Exchange – Do you have a dream destination? RCI Platinum members can exchange using 20,000 RCI Points or an RCI Weeks Trading Power of 7 and save at least $500 USD per couple on select Experiential Vacation Exchanges. Choose from a vast collection of spectacular vacations — tour China, India, or Europe, discover Galapagos & Peru, take a trip down-under, or go on safari in Tanzania… the list of stunning destinations goes on and on!
Points Partner Program (RCI Points Members Only) – Add to your exchange vacation by using your Points for discounts on travel products and services, such as hotel stays, airfare, rental cars, and more. As an RCI Platinum member, you can use up to half of your annual Points allocation (or 40,000 Points – whichever is higher). This allowance is higher than what is permitted under the standard RCI Points membership.
Platinum Cruise Exchange - Save an additional $25USD per cabin (compared to standard membership), when you exchange 20,000 or 40,000 in RCI Points or 7 or 14 Trading Power in RCI Weeks. You can also book up to eight cabins with one exchange, more than the maximum four cabins that can be booked by standard RCI members, allowing you to extend your member-only special rates to friends and family when you vacation together!
Free On Hold – RCI Platinum members will have the ability to place a vacation on hold without a fee when they call an RCI Platinum membership vacation guide.