Point Expiration Policies For The Major Hotel Brands (Updated Dec. 2022)

by joeheg

Remember back in 2019 when points in hotel loyalty programs would expire if you didn’t have account activity within a set amount of time?

Well, it’s time to re-check that AwardWallet list because hotel programs are ending the extensions they’ve been granting since 2020.

If you’ve lost track, here’s an updated list of the amended expiration policies from the major hotel programs:

Marriott Bonvoy

Normal point expiration – 2 years

To provide you ample time to redeem Marriott Bonvoy Points, the expiration of Points is paused until December 31, 2022. At that time, your Marriott Bonvoy Points will only expire if your Account has been inactive for at least 24 months.


Normal point expiration – 12 months

Club level membership Points (see Member Benefits, including levels of membership, here) will expire if your membership account becomes inactive for any period of twelve (12) months or longer, which means your Points will be removed from your account and will no longer be available for redemption. To maintain the Points in your membership account, you must have at least one “earn” or “redeem” transaction posted to your account every twelve (12) months. Use of the one night per year provided to IHG One Rewards credit card holders does not constitute an “earn” or “redeem” activity to prevent Point expiration. Elite Members’ Points do not expire as long as Elite level membership is maintained.


Normal point expiration – 24 months

If a Member’s account is inactive for twenty-four (24) consecutive months, all points in that Member’s account will be forfeited at that time, but the Member’s account will remain open (with the ability to earn new points thereafter) unless the Member’s account is otherwise terminated in accordance with these Terms.


Normal point expiration – 24 months

If you do not have eligible activity in any consecutive 24-month period, your accumulated Points will be subject to forfeiture


Normal point expiration – 18 months

All accrued points in a Member’s Wyndham Rewards account may be cancelled or forfeited if the Member has no Account Activity (as defined below) for a period of approximately, but never less than, eighteen (18) consecutive months

Wyndham Rewards points also expire 4 years after they are earned.

Except as may otherwise be required under applicable law, Wyndham Rewards points expire four (4) years after the checkout date of the stay for which the applicable points are posted to the Member’s account (the “Four Year Rule”), unless the points are forfeited or cancelled earlier due to membership inactivity  

Choice Hotels

Normal point expiration – 18 months

As long as you are an active Choice Privileges member, your points never expire. You must, however, complete at least one qualifying activity every 18 months to maintain an active account and to retain your accumulated points. Choice Privileges points are forfeited in accounts that have no qualifying activity during the previous 18 consecutive calendar months.


Radisson now has two programs. One for US members and one for the rest of the world.

Radisson Rewards Americas

If there is no Points activity in your Radisson Rewards Americas account for any 24-month period, we may, at any time and in our sole discretion and without notice or liability to you, void and cancel any or all of your Points.

Radisson Rewards (Worldwide)

Please note that if you haven’t used your points in the last 36 months, your points will be valid until February 2023. To keep your points valid, you only have to use your points on the reward of your choice.

Best Western

Best Western points never expire, so there was no need to issue a point expiration extension.

Final Thoughts

The final programs that offered points extensions due to COVID are letting those expire at the end of 2022.

If you have points that are expiring, you only have a few weeks to keep your accounts active.

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1 comment

Oliver November 2, 2021 - 12:16 pm

I am still waiting for Hyatt to extend the expiration of FNCs.


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