If you own a timeshare based on RCI Points, you may be confused as to how to utilize them. Here's the basic rules:
1) You may use 33% of their annual allotment OR 25,000 points (whichever is greater) up to a maximum of 250,000 points.
2) Your points can be used TOWARDS NOT FOR airline tickets, car rentals, hotel stays and/or certain theme park tickets.
3) Discounts using points range from $200 (for 12,500 points) to $2,000 (for 200,000 points).
4) All reservations/purchases must be made through RCI...you can't make reservations on your own, say through Orbitz and then try to apply the points as a discount.
It can get quite confusing and you must do some homework to make sure you are not devaluing your points. I find that in most cases, you're better off using your RCI points for timeshare accommodations.