Prices Rise for One Time Use Points

More than seven years after Disney Vacation Club began offering "One Time Use" points, the price has gone up a bit.  

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Effective October 1, 2017, the price for One Time Use points has increased from $15 per point to $17 per point.  

One Time Use points were introduced back in 2010 as a means for owners to buy extra points needed to complete a reservation.  As the name implies, the purchase entitles owners to use the points for just a single reservation.  There are no annual dues payments associated with the One Time Use points.  

Owners can make one purchase per year for up to 24 total points.  All points from the current Use Year must be spent before any One Time Use points can be added.  One Time Use points can only be used for reservations made 7 months prior to arrival.  

Payment is due at the time the reservation is secured and there are no refunds offered if the reservation is later cancelled.  

For additional details or to purchase One Time Use points, contact Disney Vacation Club Member Services.  

Reader Comments
Re: Prices Rise for One Time Use Points -- denlo
2017 Oct 04 06:37:55 PM
DH and I are feeling lucky that we purchased some OTUPs before this increase for our stay at Aulani next April. We were short 8 points for one of the nights and these points worked out well.
Re: Prices Rise for One Time Use Points -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2017 Oct 05 08:53:46 AM
I'm curious why they put the restrictions on these points. Why only 24? Why only One Time per UY?

Considering the no win battle they have with "commercial renters" and other outside point suppliers, this seems to be the perfect opportunity for Disney to basically beat the competition at their own game. Offer to buy up points we can't use each year and resell them to whoever needs points. I think people would feel safer dealing directly with the Mouse rather than a 3rd party and in the short term Disney could lower the price just to drive the others out of business.
There is not an unlimited supply of One Time Use Points -- denlo
2017 Oct 05 03:50:46 PM
One time use points are points owned by DVC, the 2% minimum they must own, or DVD points that have not sold or they have reacquired. So they can decide on how many points will be used in this manner. I expect they have other uses for their points besides OTUPs.
Re: Prices Rise for One Time Use Points -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2017 Oct 05 04:23:02 PM
denlo wrote:
One time use points are points owned by DVC, the 2% minimum they must own, or DVD points that have not sold or they have reacquired. So they can decide on how many points will be used in this manner. I expect they have other uses for their points besides OTUPs.

I get all that, I just don't know why I can't get 3 points for a trip now, and then get 21 more later in the same UY say for a couple nights at HHI (using only OTUP for the trip). Or why the cut off is 24. Why not unlimited?
Re: Prices Rise for One Time Use Points -- denlo
2017 Oct 06 01:49:58 PM
KNWVIKING 2.0 wrote:
I get all that, I just don't know why I can't get 3 points for a trip now, and then get 21 more later in the same UY say for a couple nights at HHI (using only OTUP for the trip). Or why the cut off is 24. Why not unlimited?

I see what you mean. There has been a change that you can do exactly what you want. You are limited to 24 points but not restricted to one purchase per use year. Now you can split the 24 points between reservations. We just purchased 8 OTUP in our 2018 UY for an April 2018 reservation. We can now purchase any or all of the remaining 24 points, 16 for our situation for another reservation in the same UY. It is my understanding that the number of reservations are not limited. You buy the OTUP when you make each reservation. But you are still restricted to reservations for the 7 month mark or later.

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