8 Ways to Keep Your Hyatt Points From Expiring

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Do Hyatt points expire?  The answer is yes, your Hyatt points will expire after 24 months of no account activity.  Two years is a long time, but if you’re managing multiple loyalty accounts, expiration dates can seemingly come out of nowhere.

Don’t be caught off guard and don’t let those hard-earned points go to waste.  Take a look at a number of different ways to keep your Hyatt points from expiring.

You Can Redeem Hyatt Points at Fantastic Locations Around the World, Including the Beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad, California

Do Hyatt Points Expire?

Again, if you don’t have any activity on your account for 24 months, your Hyatt points will expire.  And according to Hyatt, after 24 months of inactivity, your account will be closed and all of your points will be forfeited.  Here are 8 ways how to keep that from happening!

1.    Stay at a Hyatt Hotel

A stay at any Hyatt hotel (paid or award) will trigger account activity and extend the life of your points.  Remember, to earn Hyatt points, you must book directly through Hyatt and not a 3rd-party site like Orbitz.

Hyatt brands include:

  • Andaz
  • Grand Hyatt
  • Hyatt Centric
  • Hyatt House
  • Hyatt Place
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Hyatt Zalara
  • Hyatt Ziva
  • Miraval
  • Park Hyatt
  • The Unbound Collection

2.  Hold a Hyatt Credit Card

With The World of Hyatt Credit Card, you can earn Hyatt points from everyday spending, meaning that as long as you use the card, you will continually be earning points and resetting your points expiration date.

Currently, you can earn up to 50,000 Hyatt points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements on The World of Hyatt Credit Card.  You’ll earn:

  • 25,000 bonus Hyatt points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account
  • Another 25,000 bonus Hyatt points after you spend an additional $3,000 on purchases within the first 6 months of opening your account

Check out our full review of the World of Hyatt Credit card.

3.  Earn Hyatt Points With Partners

Hyatt is a partner of Mlife, the loyalty program of MGM Resorts, and they’ve continued to expand their partnership with Small Luxury Hotels (SLH).

This is meaningful information for Hyatt enthusiasts because you’ll be able to earn points at stays with these hotels.  And that will extend the life of your Hyatt points.

4.  Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Hyatt

You can earn Hyatt points indirectly by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt.

If you have one of these cards you can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio, in increments of 1,000 points:

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You’ll usually get a better deal redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards points with airline partners, but Hyatt is the exception.  That’s because Hyatt has a generous award chart, and award rooms start at just 5,000 Hyatt points per night.  Some of the MMS team’s biggest travel awards have been for Hyatt stays.

Don’t Have Enough Hyatt Points for a Free Night Stay? Just Transfer Your Chase Ultimate Rewards to Top Off Your Account!

5.  Convert Hyatt Points to Airline Miles

We don’t normally recommend this because you’ll get a better value for your points by using them for hotel stays, but if you’re in a bind this is an option.

You can convert Hyatt points to various types of airline miles, like Delta and United Airlines miles, with varying ratios.

6.  Transfer Hyatt Points Between Members

Did you know you can transfer your Hyatt points between members without any fees?  This is a great way to keep your points from expiring, especially if you need to combine points with a friend or loved one to have enough points for a specific trip.

Hyatt’s terms and conditions regarding transfers are:

  • You can only transfer points to another member “in order to have a sufficient number of points to redeem a particular award”
  • You can only combine points (regardless of whether you’re sending or receiving) once every 30 days

7.  Rent a Car

When you rent with Avis, you’ll receive 500 bonus Hyatt points per rental.  This is considered a qualifying activity and will extend the life of your entire Hyatt points balance.

To earn the bonus points you’ll need to book your Avis rental with discount code “K817700“, and enter your World of Hyatt membership number.

You can see the details here.

8.  Buy Hyatt Points

You can buy Hyatt points for 2.4 cents each, in increments of 1,000 points up to 55,000 points per calendar year.  Purchasing Hyatt points will extend the life of your entire points balance, but we don’t normally recommend buying points unless you have a particular redemption in mind.

However, if you have points that are about to expire and don’t have any other qualifying activity coming up, this is an easy way to reset the clock.

Meghan Hunter is a contributor to Million Mile Secrets, he covers topics on points and miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels, and general travel.

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Ajay
1 year ago

Does using the annual free-night Award count as ‘account activity’ that will extend my points expiration date by another 24 months?

Andrew Wan
Reply to  Ajay
1 year ago

Good question. I’m not sure, but if I were to guess I’d say it would not count, since it’s not adding or removing anything from your points balance.

Jo
1 year ago

This is interesting…”You can only transfer points to another member “in order to have a sufficient number of points to redeem a particular award”…

Do they actively track/enforce that, or is it more of an “intention” or a “guideline” rather than a hard “rule”?

If this is what I think it may be, you can just wink at me…

Gary
1 year ago

Off topic here but my World of Hyatt card statement close was the 8th and I still don’t see the over 40000 won’t show in my Hyatt account. Both have said it is the others fault and now on the 17th Hyatt email said “please note that as of now there is some technical issues due to which there is a delay in the transfer of chase points.” This kept me from booking Maui Regency before the point increase on the 18th. Anyone else having points not posting lately?