Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RedWeek Review & Giveaway: Vacation on a Budget with Timeshare Rentals

In the timeshare industry a “red week” is the prime time to own a
timeshare (for example, Christmas week at a ski lodge, etc.). In using
this term as the name of this company, it simply means “the best.”  :)

 Have you ever heard of Timeshare Rentals?  
RedWeek.com is a site which offers people the ability to rent out their timeshares, and a great place for others to find great vacation deals.  Often the prices listed for renting out a room is lower than booking a hotel room directly.  I have already found a great place in Hawaii that is $50-$65 less than listed.

Now, I have not booked a Timeshare Rental through RedWeek yet, but I have found this site an excellent resource for finding places to stay at a great bargain.  I am excited about this site because I can see the difference in prices for different places I want to go. 

Our Experience with using a borrowed or Timeshare Rental: 

BlackBird Lodge, Leavenworth
When Andrew and I got married, we were tremendously gifted with a 3-4 day stay at a Lodge in Leavenworth for our honeymoon.  We stayed at the Blackbird Lodge at no cost to us!  How did this happen?  Well, a really amazing family let us use their Timeshare.  Once we arrived at BlackBird Lodge, check-in was a breeze and there were no complications.  Everything was amazing!  We received the same amount of good service if we booked online or called to book a room.  No good thing was held back from us just because we were on Timeshare time.

Now, that I see how great timeshares are, I am looking forward to using RedWeek when planning a family vacation. I know that the money saved by renting a timeshare can go towards other things during the trip!  Or the fact that I saved money makes the trip that much better you know?  Knowing that we can vacation for less makes me a happy mom and makes for a better mind throughout the trip, I think!

Advantages to Timeshare Rentals:

1.) Amazing and Practical Amenities. 
Many Timeshare Rentals include a Kitchen!  This is an amenity that is great for families on a budget.  Rather than eat out for every meal three times a day, and not to mention snacks for children--a family can save because most timeshares include a working kitchen.  Also, timeshare rentals often include amenities at a resort that is included in the rental price!

2.)  Timeshare rentals typically cost up to 50% less than cramped hotel rooms.
Owners of Timeshares are able rent out to others at a lower price.  We have more money in our pocket!  Families are able to do more activities rather than just spend all money for a room!

3.) Variety of places to rent out. 
There are a variety of different types of rentals which can be more accommodating to a family.  I found some condos in Hawaii that were up for rent $100 a night which can be a better option for a family looking for the amount of Space rather than luxury.  With Timeshares one may find a bargain price for a Luxury hotel room!  So, variety at a doable prices is the advantage here.

4.) Timeshares Available Worldwide.
   I also found that there were so many places from which to rent out a timeshare.  There were some places that I wanted to go that did not have any available.  Yet, for the most part, all the famously fun and exciting places had timeshares readily available.  

Check out what I found using RedWeek.com!  

Now, for us, luxurious hotel rooms are not we as a family truly like in a vacation.  Though it would awesome to have a Luxurious hotel room suite with all the bells and whistles, it is not what reigns importance when we vacation.  Rather we would love to be able to have a quite, nice, comfortable place to stay and find that the vacation money is spent towards activities and not just the room. 
(By the way, I am stoked over this deal I found!  We can  stay in Hawaii longer AND have more than enough money to shop and do more activities! This great place to stay is only $53 a night! )

Why I like RedWeek:
I cannot get over the fact that I have access to such an ample amount of hot vacation spots!  Using RedWeek is simple, and I found it within seconds of arriving on the main page under "Top Timeshares Rental Destinations".  Overall it is a neat opportunity for us as a family to Vacation on a budget.


Now for the Giveaway:  

One reader will be chosen to win a 2-year Membership to RedWeek.com!  Winner will be chosen at random on October 24, 2011 at 9pm PST. Must complete form in order to enter! :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.