- Mar 10, 2014
We got it for less.Riv per point pricing during the initial offer with incentives really wasn't that bad. I think some folks around here picked up points at 168 a point after incentives, which isn't far off some of the more expensive resale resorts.
I have posted on this before, but we were considering adding more points at BLT via resale or RIV direct, and ultimately ended up going RIV direct. While we do park hop, we tend to do split stays if we are staying a week or more. Having an 11mo advantage at the EP/HS area and not going through the ROFR process (which we've done many times) ended up being worth the slightly extra $. I would rather use fewer points to get BLT LV than my grandfathered resale points (VGF mostly, some BLT) to try to get preferred view RIV.I can see an argument to be made to buy direct at Riv over resale BCV or even BLT.
Also we got a really neat backpack out of it.