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Yes, Malaysia Airline Enrich points expire three years after they were earned. Per the Malaysia Enrich FAQ page:
“Enrich Points are valid for three (3) years and will expire at the end of the month of the activity in the third year. For example, Enrich Points earned to an account on 18 January 2022 will expire on 31 January 2025.”
Unlike many other airlines, Malaysia doesn't let you keep your points alive by generating more activity. However, Malaysia does give you the option to extend the validity of your Enrich points for a fee. This option is available even a few months after your points expire.
Extending The Validity of Your Enrich Points
You can extend the validity of your Enrich points three months before they expire or have them reinstated and extended up to three months after they expire. This extension isn't free. You'll need to pay MYR 0.085 per Enrich point. That works out to 85 Malaysia Ringgit or ~$20 per 1,000 points.
If you have a substantial balance of points to extend, these fees can quickly add up. Whether you decide to front up the cash or try and use your points will ultimately depend on your travel plans and how much you value your Malaysia Enrich points.
Earning and Redeeming Malaysia Airlines Enrich Points
You have plenty of options to earn and redeem Malaysia Airlines Enrich Points. One thing to keep in mind is that aside from Oneworld airline partners and some hotels, the vast bulk of other partnerships are based in Malaysia or Southeast Asia. In turn, this makes them less useful for North America- or Europe-based travelers.
Earning Malaysia Enrich Points
- Earn points for flights on Malaysia or Oneworld partners.
- Hotel stays: earn Enrich points for your next stay at the Langham hotel group, Regal Hotels, and more.
- Transfer hotel points from various hotel brands, including Hilton Honors, IHG, and Radisson Rewards.
- Earn points for your next car rental with Avis, Budget, SIXT, and Hertz.
- Financial Services: Earn points with a wide range of banking activities institutions like AmBank and Alliance Bank.
- Earn points from various retail activities, from shopping at the Bicester Village to dining at the Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur.
Redeeming Malaysia Enrich Points
- Use your points for flights on Malaysia Airlines or Oneworld partners.
- Redeem your points with non-alliance partners like Etihad, KLM, and Firefly.
- Use your points for your next hotel stay at Enrich Hotels.
- Redeem your Enrich points for various retail activities, from Dining at the Intercontinental or Hilton in Kuala Lumpur.
Using Malaysian Enrich Points In North America
If you are based in North America, you have several options to burn up a balance of Malaysian points. As a member of the Oneworld Alliance, you can redeem your Malaysia Enrich points for flights aboard American Airlines flights.
A quick glance at the award chart and short hops (under 600 miles) are the only reasonable redemption. One-way awards will set you back 13,000 points, while round-trip economy awards will set you back 19,000 points plus taxes and fees.
These options are a little high compared to others. However, if you have a balance of Malaysia Enrich points and will not be able to use them, then a great way to utilize them is burning them up on some short hops around the U.S.
Three years is on the longer end of the expiry deadlines with airline programs. But the ability to not extend your miles with activity can be an issue — especially if you are not based in or around Malaysia.
That being said, you still have the option to use your points on Oneworld partners like American Airlines and British Airways. This is especially true if they are about to expire and you don’t have the option to use them more effectively in Malaysia!
One of the best ways to stay ahead of all your points and miles expiring is to use AwardWallet to track them. This will help you get timely email notifications when you have some points that are about to expire. The app supports hundreds of airline, hotel, and credit card programs — including Malaysia Enrich points. Click here to start adding a Malaysia Enrich account to your AwardWallet.
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