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Your Hilton points will expire if you have no eligible activity on your Hilton Honors account for 24 months. Per the Hilton Honors Terms and condition page:
Members who do not have eligible activity as defined in a. – d. below in any 24 consecutive month period may be removed from the Program and are subject to forfeiture of all accumulated Points
Once Hilton Honors points are forfeited, they cannot be reinstated.
How To Keep Your Hilton Honors Points Active
According to the Hilton Honors terms and conditions, you need to have at least one of four eligible activities in 24 months to keep your points active:
- Stay at a Hilton property.
- Earn Hilton Honors points through any third-party source- including co-brand credit card spending.
- Buy Hilton Honors points.
- Donate some of your points using the Hilton Honors Giving Back Program.
In addition, Hilton's FAQ page also lists “register for a Hilton Honors promotion” as an eligible activity to avoid expiration. However, since this type of activity isn't listed as a qualifying activity in the terms and conditions, you shouldn't rely on it counting.
Earn points through Hilton Honors credit cards
The easiest way to keep your account active is by earning Hilton points for everyday spending on any of the following co-branded Hilton Honors cards:
- Hilton Honors American Express Card.
- Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card.
- The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card.
- Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card.
Other earning activities to keep your Hilton Honors account active
You can earn Hilton Honors points in any of the following ways.
- Earn points for dining with the Hilton dining program.
- Buy Hilton points — the standard rate is $10 for 1,000 Hilton points, but Hilton often runs 100% bonus promotions.
- Earn Hilton points on Lyft rides.
- Rent a car through Enterprise, National, or Alamo.
- Earn Points with a Hilton Grand Vacation membership.
You should remember that Hilton is relatively generous with what is considered eligible for extending your points validity. As such, Hilton adds a catch-all covering other offers in its T&Cs, stating that the following activities will count towards extending the validity of your points balance.
“Earn Hilton Honors Points through any third party source of Hilton Honors Point accumulation.”
So, it may be worthwhile to keep an eye out for the odd way to earn a few Hilton Honors Points since it will help keep your points active.
Does pooling of Hilton Honors points extend their expiration?
Pooling Hilton Honors points does not extend the expiration of either account's points. You'll need to find some other way to generate activity to save your Hilton points from expiring.
Does transferring Amex points to Hilton Honors extend their expiration?
Hilton is an Amex Membership Rewards transfer partner. However, transferring Membership Rewards to Hilton Honors will not count towards extending the validity of your Hilton Honors points. That's a real bummer as this would be the easiest way for most travelers to generate activity — even at the last minute.
While it won't extend your Hilton points expiration, here are Hilton's point transfer partners:
Track When Your Hilton Honors Points Expire Through AwardWallet
One of the best ways to keep track of your Hilton Honors points so the expiration deadline does not sneak up on you is by adding your Hilton Honors account to your AwardWallet account. That way, you will receive timely email reminders about any points that are about to expire. This gives you ample time to take action to prevent your points from being lost.
With a 24-month expiration deadline and many ways to keep your Hilton Honors Points active, there isn't an excuse to let your points balance expire. In a worst-case scenario, you can simply log into your account and donate some points to keep your points alive. However, it shouldn't ever have to get to that situation.
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