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Marriott posted the following on FlyerTalk this morning:

We’ve heard your feedback and have now extended the time you have to use your eligible Free Night Awards AND the date for Points Expiration to give you more flexibility and more time to redeem. Here are the details:

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Eligible Free Night Awards redemption has been extended to January 3, 2022.

Effective May 7th, 2021 members who currently have a Free Night Award that has an original expiration date in 2020, or which will expire before January 2, 2022, as part of their cobrand credit card benefit, annual choice benefit, promotions or travel package will be able to redeem it through January 3, 2022. Free Night Awards with an original expiration date prior to 2020 will not be eligible for the additional extension. Certain hotels have resort fees. Learn more about Free Night Awards:

Points Expiration is now paused until March 31, 2022.

At that time, your points will only expire if your account has been inactive for at least 24 months:

Note that this does include those those travel packages people went nuts booking just before Marriott merged with Starwood Preferred Guest, if you’d already extended the original expiry by a year at the time.

Also note that this extension does not apply to Suite Night Awards (at this time).

Now, if only Hilton would do the same with certificates expiring the middle of this year…


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