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Yes, Wyndham Rewards points will expire if you have no activity on your account for a period of 18 months. In addition, all Wyndham Rewards points expire 4 years after being earned — regardless of account activity.
“All accrued points in a Member's Wyndham Rewards account may be cancelled or forfeited if the Member has no Account Activity (as defined below) for a period of eighteen (18) consecutive months.”
However, it's actually more complicated than this. Not only does Wyndham Rewards have a general points expiry policy, but individual points also have a lifespan that cannot be extended. Points expire 4 years after the checkout date of the stay for which the points were earned. Even if you have activity on your account that keeps your points alive, they will expire once their lifespan of 4 years (after the checkout date) has been reached.
That's a lot to keep track of, but you're not on your own. Add your Wyndham Rewards account to your AwardWallet account to keep track of all expiration dates. And we'll let you know if you have expiring points well in advance of that expiration. You can even get calendar reminders of points expirations in your digital calendar of choice.
What qualifies as “Account Activity” for Wyndham Rewards
Per the Wyndham rewards terms and conditions, “Account Activity” means any point earning, redemption, or transfer activity involving a change in the Member's Wyndham Rewards point balance.
With such a wide range of options, it is effortless to keep your points alive. Let's show you how.
Earning Wyndham Rewards Points
You have multiple options to earn Wyndham Rewards points, and not all involve stays at a property. You can earn points in all of the following ways and keep your points balance alive:
- Earn points for stays at Wyndham properties.
- Earn points when you rent cars with either Budget or Avis.
- Earn points for everyday or business spending with one of the following credit cards:
- Buy Wyndham Rewards points. You can purchase a maximum of 45,000 points per year.
- Earn Points when you fill up at Marathon Gas stations.
- Earn points when you shop online through the Wyndham Rewards shopping portal.
- Earn 10 points per dollar when you book Viator tours and activities.
- Earn points when you purchase food with Home Chef.
- Earn points for sharing your views through the Opinion Rewards Panel.
Redeeming & Transferring Wyndham Rewards Points
There are multiple options to redeem your Wyndham Rewards points. You can redeem your Wyndham Rewards points for any of the following activities:
- Redeem your points for stays at Wyndham properties.
- Redeem your Points at Marathon Gas stations.
- Redeem your points for Viator tours and activities.
- Transfer your points to a host of airline partners, including AA, United, and Air Canada.
- Redeem your points for Gift Cards.
- You can redeem your points for merchandise when shopping through the Wyndham portal.
- Donate your point to a good cause.
A Note Regarding COVID-19
Recognizing the huge effect COVID-19 has had on everyone worldwide, Wyndham Rewards took steps to ease its impact on members. According to its COVID-19 fact page, all points expirations have been suspended through June 30, 2021. Keep an eye on this page for updates on all of the airlines and hotels that have suspended point expiration.
Reinstating Wyndham Rewards Points
Publicly Wyndham Rewards does not say whether you can reinstate your points, and most indicators are that they won't. However, there are multiple data points online that if some of your points expire, a contrite call to Wyndham Rewards often results in getting your points reinstated as a gesture of goodwill.
Keeping your Wyndham Rewards account active is simple thanks to a large number of options available. While points expire 4 years after being earned, you have plenty of options to use them before they expire.
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