When Do IHG Rewards Points Expire?

IHG Rewards points expire 12 months after account inactivity, but you extend the expiration by earning or redeeming one point.

IHG points also won’t expire if you are an IHG elite member, which you can earn easily by holding the Chase IHG Rewards Premier or IHG Rewards Traveler credit card.

Due to COVID-19, IHG paused the expiration of all IHG points to June 30, 2021.

How to Extend Your IHG Points

There are several ways to extend the expiration of your IHG points:

Comparison of Hotel Programs

Below are the points expiration policies of the major hotel programs, so you can see how IHG compares to the competition.

Hotel Program Expiration Time
Accor Hotel Logo Accor 12 months
Best Western Best Western Never
Choice Logo Choice 18 months
Hilton Hotels Hilton 12 months
World of Hyatt Hyatt 24 months
IHG Hotels IHG 12 months
Marriott Hotels Marriott 24 months
Radisson Rewards Logo Radisson 24 months
Sonesta Logo Sonesta 24 months
Wyndham Logo Wyndham 18 months