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[HOTEL] Expiry Policies (updated January 24, 2018)

It has been almost 2 years since I last update the hotel hotel expiry policies. There have been a few changes ever since, so I thought I’d give my list a quick update.

For the list below, I have grouped the hotels into three different categories: (1) Never expire; (2) Never expire with activity; and (3) Strict Expiry Policy.

Never Expire

Best Western Rewards: They continue to be the lone ranger in this category. Points do not expire for any members. Previously, it was only members from North, Central and South America, Asia and South Africa that has this privilege. I would like to give props to MBNA for continuing to offer a no annual fee co-branded credit card, especially considering how unfortunate the situation has become.

Never Expire with Activity

Choice Privileges: The points do not have an expire so long as the account remains active once every 18 months. An activity includes earning or redeeming points.

Club Carlson: The points do not have an expire so long as the account remains active once every 24 months. An activity includes earning or redeeming points.

IHG Rewards Club: The points do not have an expire so long as the account remains active once every 12 months. An activity includes earning or redeeming points. Note that points will not expire for elite status members, but once you lose your elite status, the 12 months will start counting.

Hilton HHonors: The points do not have an expire so long as the account remains active once every 12 months. An activity includes earning or redeeming points. An easy way for Canadians to keep their account active is by transferring a minimum of 1,000 American Express Membership Rewards points, which is equal to 1,000 HHonors points.

Hyatt Gold Passport: The points do not expire so long as the account remains active once every 24 months (previously 12 months). An activity includes earning or redeeming points.

Le Club Accorhotels: The points do not expire so long as the account remains active so long as the member stays in a participating Accor hotel at least once a year.

Marriott Rewards: The points do not expire so long as the account remains active once every 24 months. An activity includes earning or redeeming points.

Starwood Preferred Guest: The points do not expire so long as the account remains active once every 12 months. An activity includes earning or redeeming points. Effective November 28, 2017, Starpoints do not expire for members with SPG Lifetime Status. You can earn Starpoints points by transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points, where 1,000 Membership Rewards points is equal to 500 Starpoints points (minimum of 3,000 Membership Rewards transfer points required). You can also get the co-branded SPG card ($120 annual fee).

Strict Expiry Policy

Wyndham Rewards: The longer ranger in this category. Hopefully they will catch up to the rest of the hotel chains. The points expire 4 years after being posted to the account. Points will also expire if there is no activity after 18 consecutive months.

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