Sam Helmy

Staff Writer

Sam joined the AwardWallet team in late 2016. He discovered points miles while planning trips in pursuit of his other passion scuba diving when he started using points and miles to get to some of the world’s best diving destinations. Eventually, he became a bit of an expert on how to use points and miles to get to diving destinations across the globe.


Over the years, Sam has lived in 6 countries and enjoys discovering new places and meeting new people, discovering new cultures, and learning new languages.


Sam currently lives in Spain, and when not working on points and miles he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, cooking, DIY, hiking, and walking with his wife and two dogs.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) Updates Its Points Expiration Policy

Yes, points expire if you have no activity on your Accor Live Limitless (ALL) account for a 12 month period. To keep your points alive and reset their expiry by a further 12 months, all you need to do is earn at least 1 point. Every time you earn points on your account, the points expiration clock is reset.

Transfer Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic With a 30% Bonus

American Express is offering a 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic through September 30, 2021. If you can put this promotion to work with an upcoming trip, you can save a pile of points or upgrade your travel experience without spending nearly as many Membership Rewards. Check out our breakdown to see if this deal could work for you.

Do Korean SKYPASS Miles Expire?

Korean Air employs one of the most generous expiration policies, with miles SKYPASS miles having a life span of 10 years before they expire. If you still have Korean Air SKYPASS miles earned before July 1, 2008, those miles do not expire and will stay in your account indefinitely or until you use them.

Transfer Membership Rewards Points to Qantas With a 20% Bonus

American Express Membership Rewards is currently offering a transfer bonus to Qantas. Through September 30, 2021, you will receive a 20% bonus when you transfer your Membership Rewards points to Qantas Points. This can be a great value even with Australia’s borders are closed. That’s because you can use Qantas Points to book partner awards for as few as 8,000 Qantas Points.

Do Marriott Bonvoy Points Expire?

Marriott Bonvoy points will expire if you do not have any qualifying activity on your account. Fortunately, a wide range of activities aside from staying at a Mariott property can count towards keeping your points alive. Here’s a full list of what does and does not qualify.

Do Best Western Rewards Points Expire?

You can earn Best Western points without worrying about them expiring. According to Best Westerns terms and conditions, Best Western Points never expire. This frees you up to focus on earning and redeeming your points for stays.

Earning and Burning Aeroplan Points Through the New Gulf Air Partnership

Air Canada Aeroplan announced that Bahrain flag carrier Gulf Air is now a partner. You can now earn and redeem your Aeroplan points on Gulf Air flights. Points earning rates are based on the distance flown and fare class. Redemptions between Bahrain and Paris or London cost 25,000 points in economy or just 45,000 points in business class!

Do Amtrak Guest Rewards Points Expire?

Save your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points from expiring. Your Amtrak points will expire if you have no earning or redeeming activity on your Amtrak Guest Rewards account for a 24 month period. Fortunately, there is a wide range of activities that will count towards resetting your points expiration clock.