Expedia’s rewards program helps those on a tight budget or who frequently move between travel brands save more on their future trips. Like most loyalty programs, it does this by awarding you points for purchasing various items of your trip.
Expedia allows its customers to earn points specifically on flights, hotels and rental cars for qualifying bookings. Points have no cash value, but can be used to cover the cost of a trip as long as it is booked while the Expedia member is logged into their account on their computer or mobile phone.
How to earn Expedia points and know when they will expire
When you purchase your trip, your points will appear in your account as “pending” until you make the trip, stay at the hotel or use your rental car.
Pending Points cannot be used, but once the points have been deposited into your account, you can redeem them to pay for flights, Expedia Rate hotel bookings, Expedia rate “Pay now” cars, and combined vacation packages for flights and hotel accommodations. Rewards members can also place their points on the cost of “Things to Do” activities, purchased through the Expedia website.
Users earn one point for every five US dollars spent on flights and two points for every dollar spent on hotels, activities, amenities, and a variety of vacation packages. This includes combinations of hotel and air, flight and car, hotel and car, and hotel, air and car reservations. Various combinations of hotels, airplanes, cars and activities booked through the Vacation Packages, Cruises and Car Rentals tab can also earn points for reward members, subject to certain terms and conditions.
Regardless of when or how you earned them, Expedia Points do not expire if a user has made a qualifying purchase or redemption activity at least once every 18 months. If there are no activities during this time, all your points will expire and cannot be restored.