Marriott Extends Expiration Of Free Nights, Travel Packages, And Points Again

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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, and then until 8/1/21.

They have now announced that any of those awards that were originally set to expire between 1/1/20-1/2/22 will now expire on 1/3/22.

This extension should reflect online automatically by 5/6.

Marriott previously announced that points won’t expire until 2/28/21 and then 7/31/21. That has been extended through 3/31/22. Points will begin expiring again on 4/1/22. Marriott points normally expire after 24 months of inactivity.

Hyatt and Hilton previously extended free nights through 12/31/21 last October, so this basically matches those extensions, though Marriott needed an extra half year to do that. Hopefully we’ll see chains extend free nights through next summer, when more travel around the globe should open up.

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J

Amazing – such great news! Thanks!

Yoel

When you use a certificate do they automatically apply the one with earliest days expiration?

Dave

How do I know when my package was supposed to expire? I got it just before they devalued the packages? I have a feeling that they are trying again to exclude these.

Yochanan

Check back on 5/6?

AF

Waiting for IHG to make a move as well!

Mark

You think Hilton will match this?

I still got a bunch of nights expiring on 8/31

Tony

It isn’t completely clear to me whether the travel packages issued just prior to the Starwood merger will be included in the extension. Any guess?

Joe

How do I find my free nights?
I have a Amex Starwood business card and never used a free night

k

Just logged into my Marriott account and all my certificates still show an expiration on 8/1/21. Do you think they are just slow with updating peoples’ accounts?

Zack

Read the post “This extension should reflect online automatically by 5/6.”

Berry

My expiriance with the Ritz night certificate was that they do not extend it if it was extended in the past. I actually found out too late and lost my free night.

Albert

Will we get the usual annual free night award that we get at the beginning of the card member year? Or will they count the extension as the annual free night?

NY

Hope Hyatt will also do this

H Black

is there a link to check your free nights with Marriott? Thank you.

AJ

I don’t see how the anniversary nights are anywhere close to being worth more than the $95 AF or 125 for Amex business. I’ve got 5 35,000 certificates through Marriott and Amex that are basically worthless because at peak awards season, category 5 hotels require 40,000 or more. 2 certificates expire 8/1 (3 in September and November) so with summer the peak travel season I can’t find anywhere nice that will accept them. What a waste! Very frustrating. I think I’m gonna ditch most of my cards.

David

Would love to use a free night this week. Is there a list of recommended locations that I should look at?

Y

Still not seeing the extended Expiration date

Binyomin

Same thing here, free nights have not been adjusted.

Avi

Same

Y

Im now seeing the extended date

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