How many of us have been suckered into buying a timeshare while being on vacation? Maybe you were simply taking advantage of the free gifts that were offered to you as an incentive. Whatever the case may be, you were not planning on purchasing a $25k timeshare, but in the end you felt guilty about taking the free gifts and you purchased. Does this sound like your story? This is exactly what happened to me and my wife. Now that you have your timeshare, you realize that you are not using it very much and we you do you use it you have to make sure that you have enough points, and to top it all off, you still have to pay a yearly maintenance fee. You end up with a headache just thinking about going on vacation. Planning your vacation should not be so dreaded. This is exactly what it feels like when you own a timeshare. It is a good thing that to every problem there is a solution.
Timeshares are slowly becoming extinct with the introduction of resort memberships. These memberships grant access to 5-Star Luxury Resorts worldwide. The cost of these memberships is usually considerably lower than the costs of a timeshare. For example, GRN offers a lifetime membership for 5000 luxury resorts for the low price of $2995. This membership gives members unlimited weeks to these resorts at discounted prices starting at $298 per week. That is per week and NOT per night, and unlimited weeks, as opposed to timeshares, which only allow one week per year.
If you are thinking about purchasing a timeshare, first compare these two options and select the best option for you. If you already have a timeshare and are thinking about getting rid of it, sell it and use the proceeds to purchase a GRN membership. The price of the membership will pay itself on the savings alone when you book your first vacation.