Do World of Hyatt Points Expire?

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Yes, if you have no activity on your account for 24 months your points will expire. Per the Hyatt’s terms and conditions page, after 24 months of inactivity, your account will be closed, and all of your points will be forfeited. Hyatt also states that if your account is closed, there is no way to reinstate your points. Now the question remains what activity will let you keep your world of Hyatt Points alive.

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What Constitutes Activity with World of Hyatt

Per the Hyatt terms and conditions page, you have various options of activity that Hyatt will consider valid and will count towards keeping your account life and keep resetting your 24-month clock.

  • Earning Points – There are several options to earn points including earning points for stays at Hyatt Hotels or participating M life resorts or for Avis Car Rentals
  • Redeem Points – Use your points and redeem them for a free night at one of Hyatt’s properties. You can also redeem points for room upgrades and other amenities. If you don’t want a free night, you can redeem your points for dining and spa activities at many participating Hyatt locations around the world. You can also redeem 6,000 points for an Avis Car rental per day.
  • Earn Credit with a Partner – Earning credit with a Hyatt Travel Partner or M Life Tier Credits for a stay at a Hyatt hotel or resort is considered activity and will reset your 24 months.
  • Transfer awards – Transferring eligible awards to another World of Hyatt Member is considered activity and will keep your account active.
  • Transfer Ultimate Rewards – If you've got an Ultimate Rewards earning credit card that allows a points transfer to partners, such as Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or the Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card, by completing a transfer to your World of Hyatt account you'll extend their life.
  • Convert Points to Miles – Converting some of your Hyatt Points into miles with one of Hyatt’s 27 partner airlines will count towards keeping your account alive. You can start from 5,000 points for 2,000 miles.
  • Purchase Points – Purchasing world of Hyatt points will count as activity and will keep your account and points alive.
  • Hold a Hyatt Credit Card – The World Of Hyatt Credit Card will keep your account active and your points from expiring. Not only that, for every $5,000 spent on the card you'll receive 2 elite qualifying nights towards the next elite tier, opening up a fast-track to Explorist or Globalist status. Also, you will earn four bonus points for every dollar spent at Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide.
  • Combine Points with another Member’s Account – Combining your points with another member is considered eligible activity and will reset the 24-month activity clock.

Perhaps the easiest way to keep an account active is simply to transfer points to a friend or family member. Given the price, free, why not!

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  • Joined WoH during our last family vacation. Great post; it really helps me figure out how we can earn points and keep them active until we’re ready to redeem.

  • Does AwardWallet typically not show Hyatt point expiration dates when it updates the point balance? Mine doesn’t.

  • My points expire in 2 days, can i sign up for the credit card today and keep my points? (if instantly approved)

  • If I purchase Hyatt Point, does it reset the two year clock from the day I purchase the points?

  • Hi Howie,
    Does this article apply to Chase Hyatt Creditcard holder as well? I thought it mentioned Points (both earned and bonus point) will not expire as long as we have keep Hyatt Visa opened.
    I am having 45k points from the spending bonus. Will it expire after 24 months if I dont use it (asumming I don’t do any steps in the “how to keep Hyatt account opened”)

    Thank you

  • What about a convention stay that ended up being covered by the master bill and thus ineligible for points? My account lists the stay as: “Stay – Points earned: 0” Do you think that resets the clock? Thanks.

  • CanadaPointsGuy says:

    Can you book using points say a month out and then cancel a few days later? Would this count as activity?

  • My 24 months is up in Nov/18. If I book a reward stay in, say, Oct./18 for a stay in Dec., will that count as activity even though the stay itself is after the 24 months?

  • Have you ever heard of any circumstances where the points have been reinstated.

  • I have a measly 1,071 Hyatt points, but they’re expiring soon, so I created a Hyatt account for my husband thinking I could transfer my points to him. However, the T&C on the Point Combining Request Form says that “only the number of points necessary to redeem the specific award for which the transfer is being requested may be combined.” My husband isn’t planning any award redemptions right now, and of course 1,071 points isn’t even enough for an award, so would my request to combine the points be granted?

    • You can transfer all the points to him and should have no problem at all.

    • You should still transfer to him with no problems. I just did it to my brother who used Hyatt (I haven’t a clue as to how I accumulated these points).. filled out the form and it was done the same day.

      My brother doesn’t have any immediate plans, he’s researching where he wants to go now.

      You’ll be fine transferring over… enjoy!

  • I have 91K points with Hyatt, but can’t use them anytime soon and don’t have anyone I can transfer them to. My last hyatt visit was in September of 2016 So if I buy 1,000 points for $24 as it says on the sight, I reset the 2-year clock from today or from September 2018?

    Thanks for the help.

  • Gotcha… Thanks! It still was under the transfer to a family member or friend page, so was confusing. Thanks!!

  • Somehow I ended up having about 3300 Hyatt points. I don’t stay at Hyatt so not sure how I earned them.. Regardless, I don’t want them to go to waste and I have until 3/31/18 before they expire.

    I have UR and was thinking of maybe transferring some to Hyatt just to transfer back out as miles. You need a minimum of 5000 Hyatt points to transfer to miles.

    Math isn’t my thing, and I know UR will only transfer in 1,000 increments. Would it make sense to transfer miles from UR to Hyatt to transfer back?

    I think UR transfer to Hyatt 1:1, so with my current math skills (ha!), transferring 2,000 miles to Hyatt, just to put me over 5000 points, would only transfer back 2000 miles. So I think it’d be a waste.

    Are there any survey sites or anything like that, that participate with Hyatt for points? Trying to figure out a way to earn a point or two just to keep it alive… or donate them.


  • Please confirm that you could avoid your Hyatt points expiring by staying at a Hyatt NOT as pay but for award points.

  • It’s nice to have so many options to keep points alive.

  • A Chase UR transfer would also reset the clock, no?

  • Good program even though quite upscale.

  • Great program if you can build up points. Some awesome properties out there. Free transfer is a great way to keep points alive

  • Dining at Hyatt (without staying) seems a cheap way

  • Transferring has always been my go to method. It’s endless if you are able to transfer back and forth such as with SPG and Marriott.