There is a lot to keep in mind when it comes to joining RCI. Vacation exchange can add a lot of value to your travel lifestyle, making RCI a great addition to your timeshare ownership. When you join RCI, you must own a timeshare at an affiliate resort so you can trade your points or weeks on the platform. There are fees that come with joining, so it’s important to keep these in mind before you sign up. RCI fees change every year, whether you are already a member or not. You can see 2021-2022 as well as 2020-2021 fees to get a glimpse of how fees have increased year over year.
What is RCI?
RCI, formerly known as Resort Condominiums International, is a vacation exchange company that is owned by Wyndham. Its extensive network is the largest in the world. Members are able to use their timeshare as trading power in the network, either with RCI Points or RCI Weeks. With this “currency” system, members are able to book vacations worth the same amount (or less) as their ownership. As with most vacation exchange networks, RCI has its share of fees for those who use its service.
RCI Membership Fees 2022-2023
If you are an RCI member, you are probably well acquainted with RCI membership fees. RCI is a subscription-based program, which means owners generally make payments in advance for using the services available. There are two types of memberships through RCI: RCI Weeks and RCI Points. Additionally, RCI Points and RCI Weeks members have the option to upgrade their benefits with Platinum and Gold memberships.
All price values are shown in USD.
How Much are RCI Membership Fees?
RCI refers to its membership fees as Network dues. The fees you pay will depend on your membership.
Since owners use their timeshares year after year, RCI gives the option to purchase your membership for future years at a discount. By subscribing ahead of time, you won’t have to revisit your subscription year after year. Plus, you’re locking in this year’s rate for the next few years, depending on the package you purchase. RCI fees change every year, and RCI reserves the right to change fees at any time at their own discretion.
What are RCI Points?
There are two membership options for joining RCI. Despite what you may think, RCI Points is a program that both points and weeks owners can join. However, timeshare week owners have the option to choose either RCI Points membership or the RCI Weeks membership. When you enroll in RCI Points, your timeshare ownership is given a point value or giving you trading power. The demand or popularity of your resort, season you own in, week number, unit type, etc. can all determine how many RCI Points you receive.
RCI Points members aren’t restricted to only booking vacations with their points either. Use your points to book flights with RCI, or get incredible discounts with RCI cruises. The RCI Travel program allows for members to use their timeshare ownership for more benefits.
RCI Points Fees
RCI Points members have a bit more flexibility in their membership (compared to weeks members) for the simple fact that points can be divided among several one to five-night stays as compared to weeks. If that is important to you, it may seem like a more valuable membership. For example, if you wanted to take a two-night stay in July and then use your other five days somewhere else a few months later, you hypothetically could. Whereas week members can only trade their week for another week somewhere else.
Your annual allotment of points depends on a number of factors, like your resort’s popularity, the type and size of your unit, as well as the season you own in.
The following RCI fees are effective starting April 25, 2022.
Annual RCI Points Fees Chart
Managing Your RCI Points Deposits
Points-based memberships are a great way to tailor vacations to your liking. Sometimes you may want to bank points for the next year if you won’t use them now. RCI has a few fees for points management.
A Points Saving fee occurs when you want to save your points for the next year to use. A Points Extension fee applies when you want to roll over those points to the third year. The fee amount you pay depends on the number of points you wish to roll over. Additionally, you have the option to rent more points upon check out. If you choose a resort that is out of your point range, you can rent more to make up the difference.
|Managing Your Points||Price|
|Points Saving Fee||$36|
|Points Extension (Less than or = to 30,000 points)||$99|
|Points Extension (30,001 points or more)||$149|
|Points Extension Fee (WVO Flat Rate)||$109|
|Points Rental Fee||$0.03|
|Points for Weeks Deposit Fee||$49|
|Points Transfer Fee||$98|
RCI Points Protection
Points Protection by RCI was designed to guarantee members a 100% refund on points they spend and end up not using. The price of Points Protection is dependent on the number of nights a stay is.
|RCI Points Protection||Price|
|RCI Points Protection||Price|
RCI Points Partner Program
The RCI Points Partner Program offers members the ability to exchange their points for discounts on other travel activities or services like airfare, hotel stays, car rentals, or even theme parks. Members have 24/7 online access and more flexibility to choose the level of discounts they would like to redeem. Fees will vary by product and booking. Fees vary by product, so check in with RCI for accurate fees to expect when booking incidentals through the Points Partner Program.
RCI Weeks Membership
Timeshare owners with an RCI-affiliated resort can deposit their week(s) on the Exchange Holiday program and book a vacation in another destination of the same or lesser value. Your trading power depends on multiple factors with your ownership. These factors can include the popularity of your resort, unit type and size, as well as the week number or season you own.
RCI Weeks Fees 2022-2023
Through the RCI Weeks membership, owners can exchange their traditional week at their home resort for a week somewhere else. Similar to points membership, RCI Weeks is also a subscription-based program where fees are due each year to continue the use of service. Below are the current membership fees, with the option to secure your subscription up to five years in advance.
RCI will assign your week a trading power value once it’s deposited on its platform. The Deposit Trading Power depends on a variety of factors, like your resort’s popularity, the size as well as the type of unit you own, or the season you own in.
The following fees are effective starting April 25, 2022.
Annual RCI Weeks Fee Chart
|RCI Weeks Subscription Fees||Total Cost||Price Per Year||You Save Approx.|
|VRI (3 for 2)||$198|
RCI Weeks Online Self-Enrollment Fees
|RCI Weeks Online Enrollment Fees||Price|
Managing Your RCI Weeks Deposit
Similar to managing points deposits, there are fees assumed with managing your weeks’ deposits as well. The extension and deposit concepts are the same as the points, just at different price points.
|Managing Your RCI Weeks||Price|
|Deposit Extension – 1 Month||$49|
|Deposit Extension – 3 Months||$89|
|Deposit Extension – 6 Months||$129|
|Deposit Extension – 12 Months||$149|
|Combine Deposit Fee – 12 Month Expiration||$159|
|Combine Deposit Fee – 24 Month Expiration||$239|
|Unit Upgrades and Changes||$49|
What is RCI Trading Power Protection?
RCI Trading Power Protection (TPP) is a fee you can pay that locks in the value of your week upon booking. This comes in handy only when you exchange your week for another week and then cancel the trip or want to re-book it. By having the TPP, RCI will not recalculate the weeks’ value.
|Trading Power Protection (TPP)||Price|
|TPP Purchased 30 days or less from date of vacation confirmation AND 15 days or more before check-in date||$89|
|TPP Purchased 31 days or more from date of vacation confirmation OR 14 days or less from check-in date||$129|
RCI Weeks New Member Renewal Rates & Upgrade Rates
If you are an RCI Weeks member, you can find out if you are due for renewal when you sign into your account on RCI’s website. The renewal date is also on your Weeks Account Statement, and RCI will send you a reminder when your membership is due for renewal or expiration. Members can renew their accounts at any time and save money by subscribing for longer periods of time, such as three to five years.
|Weeks New Member Renewal Rates||Price|
|Weeks Upgrade Renewal Rates||Price|
|1 Year to 3 Year||$150|
|1 Year to 5 Year||$300 (To process charge two 2 years @ $150 each)|
|1 Year to 10 Year||$599 (To process charge two 2 years @ $151 each & 5 year @ $297)|
|2 Years to 5 Years||$220|
|2 Years to 10 Years||$519 (To process charge a 3 year @ $222 & 5 year @ $297)|
|3 Years to 5 Years||$150|
|3 Years to 10 Years||$449 (To process charge 1 year @ $89 & two 3 years @ $180 each)|
|5 Years to 10 Years||$299|
RCI All-Inclusive Fees
One of the things that makes RCI great is the options to upgrade your existing membership for even more rewards. Below are the Platinum and Gold membership fees, which can offer Points or Weeks members incredible benefits and discounts.
RCI Platinum Membership
An RCI Platinum membership allows owners access to great vacation perks, including exclusive sales and savings and priority booking. In addition to these benefits, you receive priority on select exchange vacations before they are made available to the entire network, and 24/7 Travel Assistance for problems big or small.
RCI Platinum Benefits
- 10% savings on Extra Vacations getaways and Last Call vacations, including those already on sale.
- 10% discount on the Combined Deposit Fee and increase your exchange options.
- 25% discount on Guest Certificates so you can share with family or friends and save!
- Free Ongoing Search, meaning RCI can help you find your ideal vacation and you won’t be charged the Exchange Fee until they find a match.
- Free On-Hold Vacations, so you can iron out those last-minute details without a fee for 24 hours.
RCI Platinum Points Membership Fees
|RCI Points & Weeks Platinum Fees||Total Cost||Price Per Year||You Save Approx.|
RCI Points Exchange Fees
RCI charges an exchange fee like most exchange companies. The exchange fee now varies depending on if you are a week or points member. Once you’ve decided which resort you would like to exchange for, you then must book the resort by exchanging your home week or points. This is where the exchange fee comes in. There is a difference in the fee if you are a points or week member. Below is a chart with the most current fees.
RCI Points Exchange Fee Chart
|Members Exchange Vacations Fees||Total Cost|
|Home Week Reservation (7 nights)||No charge|
|Home Resort Reservation (7 nights)||$50|
|RCI Points Reservation 14 nights +||$309|
|RCI Points Reservation: 7-13 nights||$239|
|RCI Points Reservation 6 nights||$229|
|RCI Points Reservation 5 nights||$209|
|RCI Points Reservation 4 nights||$169|
|RCI Points Reservation 3 nights||$109|
|RCI Points Reservation 2 nights||$79|
|RCI Points Reservation 1 night||$59|
|RCI Weeks Reservation (7 nights)||$259|
|Exchange Plus Tier 1||$399 + 40k Points|
|Exchange Plus Tier 2||$599 + 40k Points|
|Exchange Plus Tier 3||$799 + 50k Points|
|Exchange Plus Tier 4||$999 + 50k Points|
RCI Weeks Exchange Fee Chart
|Members Exchange Vacations Fees||Total Cost|
|Exchange Fee – Call Center/RCI.com||$259|
|Exchange Plus Tier 1||$399 + 9 Trading Power|
|Exchange Plus Tier 2||$599 + 12 Trading Power|
|Exchange Plus Tier 3||$799 + 14 Trading Power|
|Exchange Plus Tier 4||$999 + 14 Trading Power|
|Vacation Village Internal Exchange Fee||$159|
RCI Gift Certificate Fee
If you’re interested in giving your RCI membership as a gift for one year, you can use Guest Certificates through RCI. There is a Gift Certificate fee for transferring your membership for the year. This fee is applicable to both points and weeks members. The guest certificate allows a friend or family member the ability to check into your timeshare after you have booked your vacation through RCI. This is a great option if you’re looking for a gift for someone, or if you aren’t going to be taking a vacation this year.
|Guest Certificate Type||Price|
|5 Year Guest Pass||$179|
What Are Last Call Vacations?
Last Call Vacations are last-minute week-long getaways that are available to confirm within 45 days of check-in. RCI Members highly suggest keeping an eye on Last Call Vacations consistently, because you can get a great deal on places that may be on your wishlist!
|Last Call Vacations||Studio||(1BR)||(2BR)|
|Last Call – Call Center/RCI.com||$289||$319||$349|
Reactivation of Membership
The fee to reactivate your RCI Weeks membership is $49. In the event your membership is canceled, call RCI to discuss your options.
How to Join RCI
In order to become a member of RCI and enjoy all of the benefits of vacation exchange, you must own a timeshare. Check with your resort to make sure they are affiliated with RCI. You can also browse timeshares for sale on the resale market for a fraction of the cost as opposed to purchasing a timeshare directly from a developer.
Are you already a member of RCI? Let us know in the comments. We want to know what your experience is like! Happy exchanging!