Marriott points expire after 24 months of inactivity. That means two consecutive years without earning or redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points will result in the loss of any unredeemed points.
You can check to see when your Marriott points will expire by signing into your Marriott Bonvoy account and looking up Account Activity. Clicking on “Latest Activity” will tell you the date of your last qualifying transaction. Just add two years to that date to find your Marriott points expiration date.
Once points have expired, they cannot be reinstated. But Marriott rewards members can earn new points after losing some to expiration.
To keep your Bonvoy points from expiring, you only need one qualifying activity every two years. Fortunately, there are many qualifying activities that require minimal effort or cost. Read on to learn more about how you can keep your Marriott Bonvoy account active and make sure you don’t lost your hard-earned points.
Here are some ways to keep Marriott Bonvoy points from expiring:
- Stay at any Marriott hotel. Earning or redeeming points at a Marriott hotel is one of the most straightforward ways to keep your account active.
- Make a purchase with a Marriott co-branded credit card at least once every 24 months.
- Transfer points to airline miles. Converting your points to miles or converting miles to points with any of Marriott’s 40+ airline partners will count as a qualifying activity.
- Earn Marriott points with program partners like Hertz or Cruises Only.
Book an activity through Marriott, such as a culinary experience or tour.
- Book a qualifying event or meeting through the Rewarding Events Program.
Donate points to eligible charitable organizations.
While it is fairly easy to keep your Marriott account active through these qualifying activities, there are a few activities that will not reset your points expiration date. These activities include gifting or transferring points to other Marriott members, receiving points as a transfer or gift, and earning points through social media programs/promotions, such as #BonvoyPoints.
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