Last summer, we saved around $300 in Fiji for 1.5 hours of our time. Around two weeks back, Kim got a call from Hilton Vacation Clubs with an offer we couldn’t refuse.
Initially, I assumed the call would be a waste of time but the longer the call went on, the better the offer got.
Of the destinations available for the Hilton Grand Vacations offer, Orlando, Florida stood out the most. We figured that this would be a great opportunity to take a trip for the kids.
We were offered a 4 day/ 3 night stay for $199. This sounded like a fair offer but nothing to get overly excited about. When we showed lackluster interest, the rep then said he could offer a $199 refund after the tour. Wow, we’re listening…
We told the rep that we had to think about it and asked if we could call him back. He then asked us to hold and came back with another offer. He said that it we accepted the package now, he could also include a $200 Spend A Night On Us Certificate. (The way the certificate works is that you pick a Hilton brand and then get a certificate good for $200 off a one night stay.)
That sold us on the offer.
(There were some other little rules, like the need to book within 45 days or pay an additional $50.)
Upfront we paid $223.88. So once Kim gets the $199 credited back we’ll end up paying $24.88 for three nights at a Hilton property and a $200 Hilton one- night certificate.
For booking early and in a certain range of dates (we already confirmed our dates), we also will receive a $100 credit towards select theme parks. Hopefully Disney is part of that select group.
For flights, I used British Airways Avios. This cost me a total of 60,000 Avios and $44.80 in taxes.
Park tickets won’t be cheap but I can’t see a much cheaper way to do this kind of trip.
Have you done any timeshare offers? If so, did you find them to be a good value?