Choice Privileges points expire after 18 months of account inactivity, which can be reset every time you earn or redeem at least one point.
However, if you an Choice elite member, your points expiration is paused through December 31, 2021.
What Will Extend Your Points?
There are several things that will extend the life of your Choice points, including:
- Earning points from hotel stays.
- Redeeming Choice Privileges points for free nights, gift cards, etc.
- Earning points from the Choice Privileges Visa.
- Purchasing Choice points.
- Transferring points from American Express Membership Rewards.
- Referring a friend to Choice Privileges AND they complete an eligible stay.
- Renting a car with Avis or Budget.
- Booking a cruise.
What Won't Extend Your Points?
There a few things that won’t reset your points expiration:
- Registering for a promotion.
- Gifting points (but it will extend the points of the person receiving the points).
- Hotel stays that aren’t eligible for points.
Comparison of Hotel Programs
Below are the points expiration policies of the major hotel programs, so you can see how Choice Privileges compares to the competition.