I recently signed up for the Marriott Destination Club for a variety of reasons. Although I earn a relatively large number of points for the property I've owned since 1992, there are destinations that require several more points if I want to select them during peak periods of the year. There are various opportunities that occur through which I could take deed of additional Marriott Vacation Club property through direct owner sales or even government auctions. I was considering such an alternative as a way of increasing my available Destination Club points rather than to upgrade through Marriott's program. Does anyone know how Marriott treats additionally acquired property for earning points?
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Weeks bought from a third party are not eligible to be enrolled into the Destination Points program. Direct sales are not eligible either. This includes the weeks sold through Direct Sales. Marriott Vacation Club only sells points at this time. They will not compete for sales from one department to another. If you buy a week from an outside source, you will not receive any of the additional benefits that come from buying from within the Marriott system.