How To Extend The Expiration Of Your Marriott Rewards Points For As Little As $12.50

As you may know, Marriott recently announced that your Marriott Rewards points would be expiring on February 1, 2016, unless there was some activity on the account prior to that date. I do not have a lot of Marriott Rewards points, but I hate letting good points go to waste – especially if there is a quick and easy way to extend the expiration date of those points. Thankfully, there is a quick and easy way to extend the expiration date of your Marriott Rewards points.

Marriott Rewards requires that you earn or redeem your Marriott Rewards points at least once every 2 years to keep them active. Since I rarely stay at Marriott properties, I have around 10,000 Marriott Rewards points that I did not want to see go to waste. Marriott offers several ways to keep your points active:

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The most intriguing option to me was the option to purchase points. As there is no minimum purchase of points required, a purchase of as little as 1,000 Marriott Rewards points will keep your account active.

It is important to remember that there are a few things such as gifting or transferring points that will not operate to keep your account active.

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The process to buy Marriott Rewards points is pretty simple. All you need to do is log into your account and click the ‘Ways to maintain your active status’ link.

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From there, click on the ‘Purchase points’ link.

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Once you are on the ‘Buy, Share or Donate Points’ page, simply click the ‘Buy points’ link.

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From there is it as simple as filling in your information and selecting the number of points you wish to purchase.

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The purchase of as few as 1,000 Marriott Rewards points for $12.50 will keep your account active.

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Once your transaction is complete, you will see a confirmation page confirming your purchase.

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The purchases are through points.com, so you will not earn any additional bonus points from cards with a multiplier for travel purchases.

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And it’s that easy!

Final Thoughts

This is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to keep your Marriott Rewards points active for another 2 years. I think $12.50 is a very small price to pay to keep your points active!

Will you be using this method to extend the expiration date on your Marriott Rewards points?

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