What a deal!


As many of you know, we have a timeshare.

And no, I don’t want to sell it it you.




But timeshares aren’t what they used to be, and we aren’t stuck with just one week in Boca for the rest of our lives.




We travel when we want, where we want, for as long as we want and we’re loving it. When we no longer love it, we’ll give it to someone else so they can love it too.




Last year when we were vacationing in the Berkshires, we ran into a veteran and his wife at our resort in the mountains. Naturally, the men spotted each other’s Marine Corps hats and began an hour long conversation detailing where they were stationed and when. Fascinating as that was, I struck up a conversation with the wife and asked how she liked the condo. She said she loved it and you couldn’t beat the deals they get with AFVC.  ( Armed Forces Vacation Club )  7 nights in a 1 bedroom unit for $349.  (Turns out I could beat it with our timeshare last call program, 7 nights in a bigger 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit for $299… but I kept that to myself.)

But the idea intrigued me, so when we got home I joined. For free.

It’s open to:

Not usually…
But this time, yes.
AFVC constantly sends me emails with promotions and so called deals.
Like this recent one:
Am I reading this correctly?
I’ll pay $349 for the normal 7 night stay….
But only stay 2 or 3 nights?
In what universe is that considered a deal?
Get half as much, but pay the same price.
I may not be the brightest bulb in the pack, but even I’ll pass on that one.

14 thoughts on “What a deal!”

  1. All I know about time shares I learned from my late aunt, and it was that when you try to sell them no one wants them. Not that you care at this point of course. It sounds like you’ve had good experiences with yours.

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    1. We really have. I’m well aware selling them is a nightmare, which is why we won’t. I don’t think of it as an investment I want to profit from… but an opportunity to experience travel I otherwise wouldn’t.

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    1. No, I moved to an Island in Maine where his mother lived and went to high school with his younger sisters. I met him 2 years after graduation when he came home on Xmas leave. We were married 6 days later…

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  2. Ha! I had to read that twice and my brain still hurts. I’m loving all of the travel hacks in here, though! My goal for these few months (or more…) is to spend the same on AirBnB/travel that I would if I’d kept my apt, offsetting some of the cost by staying with family and friends here and there.

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  3. “as low as*” which means they are out of any at that price! Also reading the small print–is that for the week? Is that per night? Per person (2 minimum)?
    Who says I am cynical? Jaded? Not me–traveling single I found out to ask a lot of questions!!

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