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Marriott Bonvoy points expire after 24 months without qualifying activity.
What Activities Keep a Marriott Bonvoy Account Active?
The following activities are considered a qualifying activity and will keep your account active.
- Make a paid (or redemption) stay at any participating hotels worldwide
- Redeem points
- Use your Marriott co-brand card for purchases at least every 24 months
- Earn points with a program partner
- Purchase points
- Hold a qualifying meeting or event, including earning points through the Rewarding Events Program
- Convert points to airline miles or airline miles to points
What Activities Do Not Keep a Marriott Bonvoy Account Active?
Conversely, these activities are not considered a qualifying activity and will not keep your Marriott Bonvoy account active:
- Gifting or transferring points
- Receiving points as a gift or transfer
- Earning points through social media programs/promotions, such as #MRPoints
- Registering for a promotion
- Marriott Vacation Club owners staying during their ownership stay, even if earning Elite credit
Fortunately, like other hotel programs, there are many ways to keep a Marriott Bonvoy account active that require very little cost, time, or effort.
Full details on point expiration can be found at Marriott.com (section 1.6.d.).
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