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  • On Apr 13, 2022
    Amanda from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can one time use points be purchased if a reservation has already been made? We have a stay scheduled in June and was wondering I could purchase 18 pts so we still have 100 points for next year without borrowing?

    Hey there, Amanda! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home, neighbor! I'm so glad that you've stopped by with your Disney Vacation Club question. I just love chatting with a fellow Member!

    Why is it that no matter how many times I add on Vacation Points to my Membership, there are still never enough Points?! It seems as if the more Disney vacations I go on, the more I need to always have a running countdown for a trip to Walt Disney World Resort or any other Disney destination. Because of this, I always seem to find myself borrowing Vacation Points and purchasing One-Time-Use Points, so, you have come to the right place and I'm happy to answer your question today. 

    If you find yourself short Vacation Points to complete the Disney vacation of your dreams, you do have the option to purchase up to 24 One-Time-Use Points every Use Year. Since the One-Time-Use Points have to be purchased at the time you are making the reservation that requires them and they can't be reallocated, unfortunately, you can't purchase them to apply to your existing reservation. To use the One-Time-Points for this upcoming June vacation, you would have to call Member Services and modify or cancel your existing reservation and make a new reservation after purchasing the Points. Since it is super risky that another Member could snag your reservation in the process, I definitely wouldn't recommend this. However, you can always call Member Services to check availability and discuss if modifying your reservation and purchasing the One-Time-Use Points may be an option for you.

    When you are booking your next vacation that uses your next Use Year's Vacation Points, as long as you are within your seven-month booking window, call Member Services to purchase the One-Time-Use Points to apply to that reservation if you'd like to avoid borrowing. Just be aware that One-Time-Use Points are non-refundable and not able to be banked. If for some reason your vacation has to be canceled, the One-Time-Use Points that you purchased will expire at the end of your Use Year. Points equal magic, so in this case, more magic is always better!

    Amanda, I know that this probably wasn't the answer you were hoping for, but I hope it was at least helpful. Please stop by any time with any vacation planning or DVC questions you may have! You've got a friend in me!

    I hope to see ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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