My Cancun Timeshare Offer – 4 Nights & 15K in Points for $269

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Westin Cancun Timeshare Offer

My Westin Cancun Timeshare Offer – 4 Nights & 15,000 Points for $269

I received an email for yet another timeshare offer.  My latest Westin Cancun timeshare offer doesn’t seem that enticing to me.  This is not to be confused with The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort offer I received in May.  I guess they thought since I didn’t take that offer they should offer me the same deal for a lower tier property? Interesting sales tactic.  I recently took Hilton up on their Orlando timeshare offer but what I am really hoping for is for the Hyatt Maui offer to come back. I think I missed my shot with that one though 😥.

Details of the Offer

The offer is for the Westin Resort & Spa which gets not so great reviews on TripAdvisor and comes with the following:

  • 5-day, 4-night stay at The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancún
  • Daily American-style buffet breakfast for two
  • Nightly cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for two
  • Your choice of 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy™ Points OR a $75 Resort Certificate for spa services, dining, shopping or activities during your stay. (I would be taking the credit for sure!)
  • Must attend a 2 hour timeshare presentation
  • Pay $269

I did a quick search of a some 4 night stays and the cost came to around $750. I think that is a fair assessment during the busier season.  At least it looks like Marriott didn’t hit this resort with a 10% “resort fee”.

Westin Cancun Timeshare Offer

Breaking Down the Value

If we said the 4 night stay was worth around $750 and the points were worth $115 that would give us a value of $865.  I am not sure how to calculate the breakfast and cocktails since you may get breakfast as an elite member.  For me I would say it was worth around $40 a day.  That would add on another $160 in value which would put the total at just over $1,000.  That is a discount of around 75% when comparing it to the $269 price tag but to be honest I am not all that excited about it.

The resort looks to be a lower tier Westin and nowhere as nice as the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort.  If I was going to take them up on it I would ask for more than what they are offering, as you always should.

Final Thoughts

I don’t have a desire to visit Cancun over the next year and even if I did I am not sure this would keep me away from an all inclusive Hyatt.  That is the fun of going to Cancun, staying at an AI (even if they are not my favorite anymore). I would have been more enticed if they threw the food and cocktails onto the Lagunamar offer.  That is something I could ask for if I had called in to negotiate though.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. Wife and I did this about a year ago. Check your mailer/email for the exact T&C regarding whether attending the timeshare pitch is mandatory. In our case, it was not expressly stated that it was, and on my call to reserve the deal it was confirmed to me that it was not, in fact, mandatory in our case. Of course when we got there they drove hard to book us for the timeshare pitch. I told them we didn’t intend to do it since it wasn’t in the T&C. They recognized this, but tried to lay on some guilt. I remained steadfast, and they ultimately said they’d offer a total of 45K points if we went to the pitch since it was the end of the month (it was) and it would help them get their monthly numbers up, which apparently management cares greatly about. TL:DR: check if the timeshare pitch is actually mandatory per the terms. Separately, check the sargassum situation before you head down, if a clean beach and swimmable water matters to you. It was rough when we were there, but the water at the Luganamar up the road was great.

  2. Just did a Wyndham timeshare offer in NYC. I live 1 hr away. Drove in, 2hrs with a very nice saleswoman, explained I travel for work and have more points than I can use, got my $200 AMEX GC, went to lunch and back home. Next?

  3. I’ve done this before. The resort is under renovation. You stay at a property that they annexed and is not even part of the newer renovated Westin properties. However, you have both your own time-share villa pool and access to the much nicer resort pool that was recently renovated. Also, the evening drinks and apps were surprisingly substantive and were more than enough for dinner. Drinks were poured generously too. I am titanium elite and they did not recognize any benefits, so the breakfast adds value too. They know the resort sucks, which is why they give you the food and drinks. The timeshare pitch was actually for Laguna Mar.

  4. Just try to call Hyatt and tell them you received the Maui offer but unable to find the paper with the code. They will end up transferring you and they may give it to you. I received that offer in the mail 1 week after I just traveled to Maui so I was not up for going right back. After it expired I called asking if I could do it on another island such as Big Island or Kauai they said not possible but they offered and extended my Maui offer although it was already past the expiration date but I turn it down. Now that you reminded me about it I may try to see if I can get it again.

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