Saturday, August 30, 2008

Best Kept Secret

Today I'm feeling lighter, particularly in the wallet. About $16,000 lighter to be more specific. Yesterday, my wife and I finally did it...we bought into Disney Vacation Club!!! We now own 160 point investment in the, soon to be open, Kidani Village at the Animal Kingdom Resort.

We've been back and forth for a while now on whether or not to make the commitment. The incentives they were offering finally pushed us over the edge. By purchasing 160 points we received a free 160 incentive points to be used within the next year at Saratoga Springs. This is in addition to the points we purchased. We also received a $1,280 credit towards the down payment on our purchase, and a $500 Visa gift card to be used at our discretion. With all that, how could we say no?? It sure beats a hole in the backyard...just kidding Chris.

The best part is, I'm using the 160 incentive points and the $500 Visa gift card towards my marathon trip. I'll be cancelling my reservation at Port Orleans once my reservation at Saratoga Springs is confirmed. Also, it looks like I'm no longer traveling solo for the marathon trip. One of my great friends has decided to join me for the trip. How could he say no, when I told him he only had to pay for his airfare and park tickets??

Anyway, just thought I would share some exciting news with everyone!! Hope all is well.


MikeF. said...

Welcome to the club Heath!

Joggerblogger said...


Matt said...

That's great news Heath! And an excellent deal!

Chris said...

Yeah, yeah, rub it in!!! ;-) That's awesome, looking forward to one day joining "The Club". Till then, I'm reduced to floating in my DVC hole-in-the-backyard.... I've calculated how many points we'd have if we spent the same money on DVC....holy cats we could go there alot!

It's all good, still have my in-laws timeshares so we'll still get our one trip a year (and now a marathon trip every year ;-))

How's the training going? (sorry if you've already covered this, I'm way behind on my blog'n!)

PS - Going to the Sox game tomorrow afternoon...Start at 1:35p...Dice-K pitchin'....should get outta there by midnight! LOL

Rae! said...

So how are you doing on the miles? Did you want a Team Voice shirt??

Craig Wheeler said... jealous

MikeF. said...

Ok so Like how are you doing? And I will also be at SSR for a couple of days for my half marathon trip.

DebWDW said...

Congrats!! Our DVC was the best money we ever spent! I think we reached the break-even point a few years ago (what we would have spent if we had been paying for hotel stays vs. what we paid for DVC), so we think of our lodging as free now!

MikeF. said...

Ok again how the hell are you doing? And yes I will keep bugging my fellow T.V. member and now DVC member.