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  • On May 9, 2022
    Terry from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m short 31 points due to the 50% borrowing restriction. I can purchase 24 single use points. Is there some way I can get 6 more points.

    Welcome to planDisney, Terry!

    I'm always happy when a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member stops by for a visit. Like you, the current Disney Vacation Club borrowing restrictions have thrown a wrench in my plans this year, so I understand how frustrated you're probably feeling.  And unfortunately, there hasn't been any announcement about when this restriction might be lifted in the future.  So how can you make up the six Vacation Points you need for your upcoming visit?  While I don't have an exact solution for you, after a little brainstorming, I've come up with a few things you might consider to make this work.  

    First, if you have friends or family who are also Disney Vacation Club Members, they might be able to "lend" you those last few Vacation Points with a Points Transfer.  Once each Use Year, Members can transfer Points to another DVC Membership, outside of the borrowing restrictions.  Here's the catch though –– Members are only eligible for a single transfer each year.  That means you can either transfer Points or have them transferred to you, but you can't do both.  If you decide to do a Points Transfer and are planning to return those six Points, you'll need to wait until your next Use Year to transfer them back to the other Member.  If you've been planning to book a preferred-view room, you might also consider choosing a standard-view room, instead.  Since a standard-view room will require fewer Points, the one-time-use Points may be enough to cover that reservation.  And finally, you might also have the option of switching to a different DVC Resort that requires fewer Points per night.  For instance, you could make up that six-point difference by switching from a 1-Bedroom Villa at the Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort to the same room type at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.  While I know that none of these options are probably a perfect solution, I'm hoping they can help you find a way to make your Vacation Points work for your upcoming trip.  If you need more assistance, you may also want to give Member Services a call at  (800) 800-9800 to see if they have any additional suggestions.

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney, Terry.  I hope this helps you find a solution to your Vacation Points dilemma and I'm wishing you an upcoming visit that's filled with Membership magic from start to finish!

    Happy Planning,
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