Marriott Extends Expiration Of Free Nights And Travel Packages

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Marriott previously announced that they would extend free night awards from credit cards, travel packages, choice benefits, or promotions that expire in 2020 until 1/31/21.

They have now announced that any of those awards that were originally set to expire between 1/1/20-7/31/21 will now expire on 8/1/21.

Marriott previously announced that points won’t expire until 2/28/21. They have now announced that they will extend the moratorium on points expiration through 7/31/21. Points will begin expiring again on 8/1/21. Marriott points normally expire after 24 months of inactivity.

Marriott previously announced that suite night award expiring on 12/31/20 will be extended through 12/31/21 and that 2020 elite status that was set to expire on 2/28/21 will now expire on 2/28/22. They also added promotional elite qualifying nights to accounts.

Kudos to Marriott for the extensions, but it would have been nice for them to match Hyatt’s free night extension through 12/31/21. But I guess they figure they can always extend these again down the line if they need to.

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Meanwhile I still didn’t get 13 nights from being Gold in 2019. I only got 5. Tweeting and emailing didn’t help. They keep on telling me that it is correct since I was Gold through Amex Plat (was from spending $30k originally, until they cut the earning rate, so I used the Amex Plat benefit to become Gold).


Well that’s better than IHG. I have a reward night that was set to expire in October and all they did was push it to December.

Steven D Kastner

When is IHG going to extend their free night certificates?


Don’t hold your breath, unless you want to be enshrined in Guiness


That’s great news for all the certs holders


Any word on IHG? My certificate was extended from early April to the end of December, but as it turns out that’s just as useless.

My IHG Premier card is up for renewal next month – how IHG treats this issue will help me decide whether to renew.


Will this extension include the 5/7 nites cert?
Thank you!


When will it be updated online? My 7 night certificate is still listed as 1/31/21 expiration


YOU MISSED THE MAIN POINT – it doesn’t apply where original expiration date was before 2020! Argh


Free Night Awards (FNA)

Members who currently have a Free Night Award (FNA) that had an original expiration date in 2020, or which will expire before July 31, 2021 as part of their credit card benefit, annual choice benefit, promotions or travel package will be able to redeem it through August 1, 2021. Free Night Awards with an original expiration date prior to 2020 will not be eligible for the additional extension.


I just checked my online account, and my cert still shows an expiration of 1/31/21. Any reason to be nervous, and any idea when they’ll update their system with the new expirations?


My Hyatt free night still says 1/3/21

Category 1-4 – Standard Award
Total Earned 1

Expiration Date Jan 3, 2021


Very good news. I still have one week from the points and miles travel packages from the pre-Bonvoy days, as well as several free nights from my Bonvoy Chase and Amex cards.


I had a related question regarding Marriott free nights.
I have Amex personal, business and chase bonvoy cards
I seem to be getting a two 35k rewards and one 25k reward. Would you know which one is giving me the 25k reward? and is it worth keeping?


amex doesnt give 25K certificates


Wow, it’s finally possible to use 3 years worth of free nights for 3 nights in a row.


Any update on the travel packages getting extended as it seems the expiration dates havn’t changed yet??


All but 1 of my 9 certificates got extended by Bonvoy’s “elite” IT department