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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.
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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