Update 11/6/20: Ritz-Carlton upgrade certificates will be extended until August 1, 2021. Hat tip to Travel For Miles.
Original post: Marriott has announced that free night certificates that are due to expire before July 31, 2021 will be extended until August 1, 2021.
Free Night Awards: Effective December 11, 2020, members who currently have a Free Night Award (FNA) that had [has] an original expiration date in 2020, or which will expire before July 31, 2021, as part of their cobrand credit card benefit, annual choice benefit, promotions or travel package will be able to redeem it through August 1, 2021. Free Night Awards with an original expiration date prior to 2020 will not be eligible for the additional extension. Members do not need to take any action. The system will automatically update your Account with these extensions on December 11, 2020.
Marriott had previously extended free night certificates until January 31, 2021. Points expiration will also be paused until August 1, 2021. It’s nice to see this extension from Marriott.