As many of you may remember, my family and I went on our 1st family vacation to Colorado the weekend of Independence Day. We were very lucky to only pay for the costs of gas to get there and back, and of course snacks for everyone. My father and step mother recently moved there, and we had so much fun spending the weekend with them!

For those of you that are not so lucky to have a family member where you want to travel…something that you might want to consider is timeshare rentals.

Once you become a parent, finding a way to have a budget-conscious, but great family vacation is key! That’s why timeshare rentals are the best-kept secret for vacationing families. Plus, there are so many more advantages by renting a timeshare directly from an owner besides just the reduced nightly rate.

1)      Timeshare rentals typically cost up to 50% less than cramped hotel rooms, which allows families the opportunity to vacation at luxury resorts where they might otherwise not be able to afford to go.

When owners are unable to use their timeshare weeks, renting out the timeshare becomes a win/win for both the owner and families who are looking for vacation accommodations that are a bargain. And with a timeshare rental you can even afford to stay at luxury resorts.

2)      They are spacious: the kids can have their own bedroom which means the parents can stay up late in the living room while the kids go to bed early.

Instead of an expensive and cramped hotel room, how luxurious would it be to stay in accommodations that are open and spacious and relaxing? A timeshare is like a real home-away-from-home. You have separate bedrooms, a dining area, a living room, a patio or balcony, and a kitchen. And best of all – maid service will clean it, keep it supplied with fresh towels and linens, and even carry out the garbage.

3)      Most come with a kitchen so you can save money not eating out for every meal. 

Even more budget-friendly is being able to save money on meals. Most timeshare rentals come with a full-sized, fully-equipped kitchen. That makes it easy to prepare meals so you don’t have to pay high restaurant prices three times a day. And talk about convenience – now you can sleep in, and fix breakfast right there – no more trying to get everyone up, showered, dressed and out the door just to get something to eat. And the kitchen makes it easy to prepare inexpensive, nutritious snacks for those constantly hungry kids.

4)      Things to do: Most are attached to a resort (hotel) where many of the amenities (waterpark features, children’s playgrounds, arcade game rooms, etc.) are included in the rental price.

Most resorts will have swimming pools, often with waterpark features, hot-tubs, kiddie pools and children’s playgrounds, as well as tennis courts, and arcade game rooms. Additional activities often include such things as miniature golf, volleyball, and even bocci ball tournaments. You can find arts and craft classes, ice cream socials, and BBQ get-togethers. Depending on the location, you’ll also have direct access to beaches, mountain biking trails, skiing, or theme parks right out your front door.

RedWeek is an online marketing site, with over 1.5 million members, where owners list their timeshares for rent.  A membership gives access to all of the information on timeshare rental listings on, including reviews, and the ability to engage in rental agreements with wonderful budget-friendly offerings.

Why choose RedWeek?
Now a leader in the secondary marketplace, RedWeek is the largest, most reputable online timeshare marketplace with more than 1.5 million registered users and an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.

Created in 2002, timeshare owners and travelers alike come to RedWeek to read our exclusive resort ratings and reviews, access our detailed resort information, and of course browse the thousands of timeshare rental and resale postings or advertise their own timeshare for rent or sale.

An example of using a Time Share
How many of you have dreams of going to Walt Disney World someday? Or maybe you want to go back with your children when they older (one of my dreams!). Check out this amazing time share deal:

Sheraton Vistana Resort, just a mile from Walt Disney World in Orlando. Over 135 acres, this luxury resort offers 7 swimming pools, 4 children’s playgrounds, and 13 lighted tennis courts, just for starters. Extra activities include an astronomy class, a dance class, and a Kid’s Mall where everything is just $5.00! All of this family fun can be yours with budget-friendly timeshare rentals that currently start at just $64/night. 

My Review
The website itself is very user-friendly. I was able to do a basic search for some of my “dream” vacations including Florida, Hawaii, and Colorado 😀 Each time that I did a search, I was able to pick a month/week of the year that I would want, how many bedrooms or how many people would be staying, and more.

I would highly recommend checking out RedWeek for all of your vacation needs. There is nothing better than saving you & your family money when it comes to traveling. Not only can you find great resorts at a low price, but you can compare as well. Instead of staying at a hotel with limited features, why not stay at a resort that offers spacious room, free activities and fun for the whole family! 

Be sure to tell all your friends & family about the best kept secret for saving money when going on vacation with your family ~ tell them to visit!

Now for the giveaway…Redweek is offering as a contest giveaway a Free 2-year membership to ONE lucky Frugal Fabulous Finds reader. Please read below for all the directions to enter!
There are THREE mandatory things you must do:
1. Enter your name/email address in the giveaway form below (for each entry), so that I can contact you
2. Visit, find a resort with a budget-friendly timeshare rental and list the resort name and the lowest rental cost (in the comment section of the giveaway form)

3. “Like” on Facebook and be sure to tell them that Frugal Fabulous Finds sent you (you can add a link to our page too simply by putting the “@” sign in front of our name too!). ~ Please make sure that you follow this step! It only takes a couple minutes and allows us to get more giveaways in the future! Thank you!

There are also several other OPTIONAL entries as well, including (but not limited to):
Posting about this Giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, and more!

***Very Important: All of your entries MUST be entered into the giveaway form below, or they will not count towards winning!***

This giveaway will end Monday, August 29th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via and will be announced Tuesday, August 30th! Good luck!

Post published by Melissa Roach, our new Product Review & Giveaway Specialist.
Melissa is a Full Time Mom & Blogger HERE (please check out her blog!) 

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

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  1. Maya Garson says:

    When the economy is tough, timeshare scams increase. During difficult times, unhappy timeshare owners are stuck with a vacation ownership they can’t afford anymore. In the desperation to get rid of their timeshares, they turn out to be easy targets for fraudulent timeshare-related companies, and many of them become victims of a timeshare rip off.

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