New Polynesian incentives for 100-pt add-on

Disney Vacation Club has unveiled a new members-only promotional offer for add-on point purchases at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows with incentives starting at just 100 points.

Polynesian Bungalow

Called the "Member 25th Anniversary Offer", members who add on a minimum of 100 points will receive at least 10 bonus points for each year for the life of the contract.  The number of bonus points increases depending on the number of points being added.

    Points Purchased                  Bonus Points        
0-99 points None
100-149 10
150-199 15
200-249 20
250-299 25
300-349 30
350-399 35
400-449 40
450-499 45
500-549 50

A member adding 100 Polynesian points at the current rate of $168 each will be issued a deed for 110 points. Although the buyer will pay for only 100 points, the member will be responsible for paying the yearly Maintenance Fees on all the points received through this offer throughout the life of the contract.

Back in October, Disney Vacation Club unveiled its first-ever promotional rate for Polynesian points.  However, that offer required a 2000 point minimum purchase in order to save $5 on each point.  

This 25th Anniversary Offer expires on March 14, 2016. It is not available to buyers of Guaranteed Week deeds at the Polynesian.

A similar 25th Anniversary Offer is also available to members who wish to add points at Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas. Members who add a minimum of 100 Aulani points will receive at least 10 bonus points. Add-ons of 1,000 points or more are capped at 100 points, but the member qualifies for an additional cash discount of $1 per point. The Aulani 25th Anniversary Offer also expires on March 14, 2016.

Disney Vacation Club has two other incentive offers exclusive to Aulani buyers, both of which have been available for awhile. In one offer, buyers can receive a discount of $12 off the base price of $168.00 a point if they buy at least 100 Aulani points. In the other offer, buyers can receive a cash discount from $2.00 to $14.00 off the base price of $168.00, depending on the number of points purchased, and one-time use developer points equal to the number of points purchased. Both of these offers are scheduled to end on March 30, 2016.


Wil Lovato is a contributor to DVCNews.com and has been a Disney Vacation Club owner since 2009. His DVC Home Resorts include Bay Lake Tower, Animal Kingdom Villas, and Aulani. He can be found posting on many Disney discussion forums under the username of “wdrl”.

Reader Comments
Re: New Polynesian incentives for 100-pt add-on -- wdrl
2016 Feb 21 11:05:24 AM
Anyone wanting more details on these offers for PVB or Aulani can click on the [URL="http://www.dvcexplorer.com/qm/index.aspx"]official Disney Vacation Club Quick Reference Guide[/URL]. The Guide prompts for a Username and Password, which is 'Welcome' and 'Home'. The Guide shows the dollar amounts and incentives available, depending on the number of points purchased. It also shows some of the fine print for the offer, such as the expiration dates and the minimum down payment required if a Member chooses to finance the purchase.

With this 25th Anniversary Offer, PVB is actually cheaper than BCV, BWV, and VWL, assuming you want at least 100 points. PVB's base price is $168 a point, but by receiving 10 bonus points a 110-point PVB deed will cost only $152.73 per point. BCV. BWV, and VWL each costs $160 a point. Plus, those resorts expire in 2042 while PVB does not expire until 2064.

By requiring a minimum purchase of 100 points to qualify for these offers, I wonder if Disney is hoping some Members who thought about buying only 50 or 75 points will now bump up their purchases to 100 points instead? Currently, there are a number deeds being sold for PVB that are for under 100 points. I haven't kept track of the actual number of such deeds, but its probably in the 10% to 15% range.
Re: New Polynesian incentives for 100-pt add-on -- denlo
2016 Feb 21 05:07:04 PM
After our stay at PVB last November, I have added the Poly to my wish for points when we strike it rich. But right now more Aulani points is something I really want, that was a really nice but expensive vacation.
Re: New Polynesian incentives for 100-pt add-on -- imdizfan
2016 Feb 21 05:12:19 PM
Some fun PVB data...

I show 8196 deeds for PVB through 2/19 data. (2/19 data is not proofed by the county so there may be a few more deeds to show up. 2217 have non-PVB master contract numbers. That is 27.05% of the PVB deeds are owned by people who owned elsewhere first. A small portion of those with PVB master contract numbers may take advantage of this, but remember these would all have bought within the last year.

I show 2266 of the 8196 deeds with less than 100 points. That is 27.65% of all the deeds to date for under 100 points. Of these, a portion are bought by the same owner, so the percentage of PVB buyers with under 100 points is even smaller.

I show 7666 unique master contract numbers who own at PVB.
1913 PVB owners, out of 7666, own less than 100 points, 24.95%

It will be interesting to see if the incentive has much of an impact in sales. If they offered this to non-owners, it would very likely have a larger impact on PVB sales. If they are concerned about the sales pace for PVB, perhaps we see this same incentive for non-owners later this year.
Re: New Polynesian incentives for 100-pt add-on -- wdrl
2016 Feb 21 05:34:35 PM
imdizfan wrote:
Some fun PVB data...

I show 8196 deeds for PVB through 2/19 data. (2/19 data is not proofed by the county so there may be a few more deeds to show up. 2217 have non-PVB master contract numbers. That is 27.05% of the PVB deeds are owned by people who owned elsewhere first. A small portion of those with PVB master contract numbers may take advantage of this, but remember these would all have bought within the last year.

I show 2266 of the 8196 deeds with less than 100 points. That is 27.65% of all the deeds to date for under 100 points. Of these, a portion are bought by the same owner, so the percentage of PVB buyers with under 100 points is even smaller.

I show 7666 unique master contract numbers who own at PVB.
1913 PVB owners, out of 7666, own less than 100 points, 24.95%

It will be interesting to see if the incentive has much of an impact in sales. If they offered this to non-owners, it would very likely have a larger impact on PVB sales. If they are concerned about the sales pace for PVB, perhaps we see this same incentive for non-owners later this year.
Thanks for sharing your findings! The percentage of PVB deeds with than 100 points is more than I estimated.

As time goes on, I suspect quite a few Members who currently own less than 100 points will be adding on more points. When we bought our first DVC deed in 2009, I thought 160 points would be more than enough. We have now added on six times and are always being tempted to add on even more points.
Re: New Polynesian incentives for 100-pt add-on -- rkstocke5609
2016 Feb 21 06:12:38 PM
wdrl wrote:
Thanks for sharing your findings! The percentage of PVB deeds with than 100 points is more than I estimated.

As time goes on, I suspect quite a few Members who currently own less than 100 points will be adding on more points. When we bought our first DVC deed in 2009, I thought 160 points would be more than enough. We have now added on six times and are always being tempted to add on even more points.
Wow! Six add-ones must require an xcel spreadsheet to manage! Kudos to you for being up to that challenge. I don't know if I would be up to it.

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