Ritz-Carlton has recently announced that in February 1, 2016, members who do not have any qualifying activity in the 24 months prior to February 1, 2016 will lost all their points.
Keep a watch out for your points! and make sure to perform at least a qualifying activity once every 2 years. This is similar to Marriott’s policy of requiring at least a paid stay at a Marriott property every 2 years.
See below what Ritz-Carlton has communicated:
Starting February 1, 2016, members who do not have qualifying activity in the prior 24 months will forfeit all accumulated points.
If you have not engaged in qualifying activity since January 31, 2014, you have until January 31, 2016 to do so before the policy is enforced*.
The following activities do not count toward maintaining an active status in The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program:
- Gifting or transferring points
- Receiving points as a gift or transfer
- Earning points through social media programs
Ways to Remain Active
You have so many ways to maintain your active status:
- Make a paid (or redemption) stay at any of our participating hotels worldwide
- Redeem points
- Make a purchase using The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card
- Earn points with one of our program partners
- Hold a qualifying meeting or event, including earning points through the Rewarding Events Program
* Lifetime Status members are not affected by this change. However, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards reserves the right to change and modify Lifetime membership benefits at any time.
Marriott’s website notes there expiration policy here: