Sheraton Vistana Villages Orlando Vacation Package Offer Breakdown
As our loyal readers know I love a good timeshare presentation vacation package. You can get a massive amount of value from a very small out of pocket price. I am still waiting to see this awesome Hawaii offer to come back around! The downside to these underrated packages is, of course, the actual timeshare presentation. It is 90-120 minutes of soul sucking dirtiness that you have to get through to enjoy the rest of your trip. Some people skip these packages all together because they just can’t handle it. But, what if there was no timeshare presentation requirement? This has happened to me once before and I just received a new offer for a Sheraton Vistana Villages Orlando vacation package. Let’s take a look at the offer and break down the value.
Sheraton Vistana Villages Vacation Package Details
I received the targeted offer via email. The subject line was, Your Sheraton exclusive expires August 20.
Here are the details of the offer:
- 5 Days + 4 Nights at Sheraton Vistana Villages in Orlando, Florida
- PLUS your choice of 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy™ Points OR a $100 Gift Card to Planet Hollywood® restaurant at Disney Springs®
- All for $269 with 12 months to travel
- Must reserve by September 20th
Breaking Down The Offer
If I was going to book this it would probably be for June of 2021. That would be right after the kids get out of school, it wouldn’t be the worst of the heat in Orlando yet and hopefully Covid is under control by then.
I plugged in some random dates in June and the price for 4 nights was $500, not including taxes and fees. I left them off since there will be some taxes and fees on the package price as well.
The 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points are worth around $100 to me. I would probably take that over a restrictive Planet Hollywood gift card, even though I can’t stand Marriott. If it was a generic Disney Springs or Disney gift card I would probably go that route. But with it being restricted to one restaurant I put the value of the gift card at like $75. The points come out ahead obviously.
So that is around $600 in value (which could go up if travel picks up and room costs go up etc.) for $269. Paying only 45% of what something is worth is a good value for sure.
During normal times I would probably grab this Sheraton Vistana Villages vacation offer without a doubt. It is a big part of the reason I have been paying myself back with Ultimate Rewards, to take advantage of opportunities like this.
I don’t think I will this time around because of the 12 month time frame. I would much prefer being able to book something in the fall to ensure I can use it. Otherwise I may be throwing money away if everything gets cancelled again. I probably should call and see if they are able to work with me on extending the booking window. Even though it isn’t a timeshare presentation I could still use the same timeshare presentation tricks, never accept the first offer.