Expedia points continue to devalue (can no longer use for flights; double value for VIP hotels gone)

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Last month, Expedia devalued Expedia points significantly when points stopped being worth double at VIP hotel properties. As if that weren’t an ugly enough development to institute in the middle of a pandemic when most members aren’t able to travel, Expedia has now made a no-notice and unannounced change: According to Doctor of Credit and a screen shot from customer service, Expedia points can no longer be used toward flights. That stinks.

This might affect those readers who signed up for one of the Expedia credit cards when they were offering up to 70,000 points in late 2019. These changes are awful for people who opened accounts for that bonus: they would have presumably met the spending requirement and received their points around January 2020 — right before the world fell apart. It is certainly conceivable that such a cardholder may not have had a good chance to use the points yet — and now they are already worth far less.

That said, Expedia points do still have some value – but you’ll only get 0.7c per point and perhaps only toward hotels. This is a disappointing no-notice change from Expedia. I wasn’t particularly interested in their points to begin with and this kills whatever curiosity I may have been able to conjure.

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