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.

Do Radisson Rewards Points Expire?

Your Radisson Rewards points will expire if you have no earning or redeeming activity on your account for 24 months. That’s true for both the Radisson Rewards program and for newly created Radisson Rewards Americas accounts. Here’s how to generate activity to keep your points alive.

Do Emirates Skywards Miles Expire?

Emirates Skywards miles are valid for at least 3 years from the date of travel. Unfortunately, you can’t extend validity through activity. But, Emirates offers travelers a chance to reinstate miles that have expired in the last 6 months for a fee. Plus, Emirates has paused the expiration of miles through December 31, 2021.

Purchase Lufthansa Lounge Access Starting at Just €29 (~$34)

You can now purchase Lufthansa lounge access! Lufthansa is selling lounge access to travelers flying any airline. Access begins from as little as €29 (~$34), although a more typical price is €39 (~$46). But, you might not even have to pay that if you hold certain credit cards. Let’s show you all of the ways you can now access Lufthansa airport lounges.

Earn British Airways Avios From Airbnb Stays

As we start planning to travel again, we wanted to revisit one of the great ways to double-dip on travel purchases. British Airways Executive Club members can earn 2X Avios spent on all Airbnb purchases. If it’s your first time taking advantage of this partnership, you’ll earn 6X Avios. Plus, earn 3X Avios on Airbnb Experiences.

Do Accor Live Limitless (ALL) Points Expire?

Officially, yes, if you have no eligible stays in Accor properties over a 12-month period, your points will expire. However, based on the evidence we have seen, any points earning activity will extend the life of your points by 12 months from the date of that activity.

Do Citi ThankYou Points Expire?

For most Citi ThnakYou cardholders, your points are safe from expiring as long as you keep your account open. If your account is closed or downgraded to non-ThankYou points earning card, you’ll only have 60 days to use your points before they expire.

Do Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points Expire?

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards expire if you have no earning or redeeming activity on your account for a period of 18 months. However, Hertz isn’t as generous with what qualifies as earning or redeeming activity. Here’s what you need to know to save your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points.