On a recent episode of The DVC Show, we focused on Disney vacation planning tips, and I brought up spreadsheet vacation planning. Each time that the points charts come out, I plot out my year’s worth of trips using a spreadsheet. I know a lot of DVC members have their own means of tracking their point usage, but I thought it would be fun to share how I use my very basic spreadsheet in case it’s helpful for anyone who wants to start tracking their points.
How It Works Spreadsheet Format
I have three identical sections for each of our three contracts: BoardWalk, Bay Lake Tower, and the Grand Floridian. Within each section, there’s a column for the vacation date and resort details, points left to use, and points spent. When the points charts are released (typically around December), I’ll fill in the spreadsheet with potential trips.