They do not, but you do have to have activity in your account (quarterly profile update, Hilton affiliated credit card transfer, mileage transfer, partner activity, or even a stay) over the course of a year.
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Lyndihop: Can anyone tell me of the Hilton Honors points ever expire, and if so do you know the time limits?
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12. Any Member who has not earned points for six consecutive months may be removed from the mailing list of active Members. A
Member may reactivate his or her account by accumulating points or by other such means that Hilton may establish.
13. Any Member who has not earned points for 12 consecutive months may be removed from the Program and, if so, is
subject to forfeiture of all accumulated points. When the Member is removed from the Program, a voucher for all accumulated
points will be issued to the Member, via mail to the Member's mailing address on file. The Member will have 90 days from the date
the voucher is issued to take one of the following actions:
a.stay at a participating HHonors hotel, thus reactivating membership; or
b.earn HHonors points through any third party source of HHonors point accumulation; or
c.send in the voucher to the HHonors Customer Service Center with a check or money order for US$10, which will keep
his or her account open for an additional 12-month period; or
d.request any Reward for which the Member is eligible; account will then be closed at end of the 90-day period.
Failure to take action (a), (b), (c) or (d) described above within the prescribed 90-day period will result in the closure of the
Member's account and the forfeiture of all accumulated points.
If I recall correctly, from what I've read here previously, Hilton usually will send a letter advising the member of account inactivity so they have an opportunity to add points to the account and avoid invoking rule 13. As posted above, updating your hhonors profile each quarter will earn 1,000 (maybe 2,000 points) and keep your account active.
How To Keep Hilton HHonors Points From Expiring: The Definitive Thread
i know this was answered already but according to my statement that I receive i must have at least 1 stay per yr to keep my pts. By using a credit card or doing online profile does not count. am I correct? if so I better book a cheap one night before the end of this yr.
Your points won't expire even though HH tells you they will. Last year I didn't travel much and didn't stay at any HH properties for about 15 months. My statement said my points would expire but they never did. Nor did they deactivate my account.
If they can con you into thinking your points will expire, that's more revenue for them since you are likely to run out and stay at one of their proerties.
I am Gold, but due to a change in my situation, I'll no longer travel for my work and receive new HH points on my account.
Nevertheless I would like to keep alive my current HH pts as long as possible. How to extend their lifetime (500 HH pts for profile update does not work).
I think two possibilities :
1/ on an award stay, paying only for the breakfast gives me some HH points : is it enough to extend the lifetime ?
2/ same question if I transfer some miles from an airline FFP to the HH account ?