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Yes. If you have no activity on your account for 18 months, Choice Privileges points expire. Per the Choice Privileges website, qualifying activity resets the expiration clock on your points for a further 18 months. The points are lost on the first day of the month at 00:00 PT 18 months after your points have posted. For example, with no subsequent activity, points posted on January 5, 2020, will expire August 1, 2021.
Choice Privileges has paused point expiration through the end of 2021. However, this is only for elite members. See this post for the airline and hotel programs that have paused the expiration of points and miles.
- Earn points or another currency (miles, Amtrak points) for a paid stay at a Choice Hotels property
- Redeem your points for stays, experiential awards, gift cards or virtual shopping and more
- Purchasing points
- Transfer from American Express Membership Rewards
- Receive points as a gift
- Earn points through Choice Privileges Mall
- Refer a friend– only qualifies after they join Choice Privileges and complete an eligible stay
- Earn points for everyday spending with the Choice Privileges® Visa Signature® Card
- Plenty of other options to earn points as well!
The following activities do not count towards resetting your points expiration date:
- Gifting points – only the person receiving the points qualifies for a reset of points expiration
- Registering for a promotion
- Non-point eligible stays
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