A reader emailed me over Christmas with a question about ‘convertible’ points. This person was the sort who had an urge to transfer points across to Avios as soon as he earned them. There was something psychological about the way he preferred to see his […]
American Express Membership Rewards
Membership Rewards is the rewards scheme offered by American Express on its Preferred Rewards Gold and Platinum charge cards. It is popular with miles and points collectors because you can convert them into a wide variety of different airline and hotel schemes, and keep your points with Amex until you need them.
My main article explaining the best uses for your Membership Rewards points is here.
(EDIT: One HFP reader was told that this was withdrawn at the end of 2015 and you can no longer buy points. However, it remains on the Amex website as an option. Please let me know your experiences if you call them.) One of the lesser known […]
News in brief: British Airways announces two new Greek destinations British Airways will be operating two new routes to Greece next Summer. From 30th April, it will fly to Kalamata twice per week (from Heathrow T5) and Chania (from Heathrow T3). Frequencies to Corfu and […]
News in brief: Qatar Airways finally opens its Al Safwa First Class lounge in Doha! When I was in Doha last October, the Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class lounge in the new airport was still under construction. 12 months later, it has finally opened. HFP […]
Many Head for Points readers find themselves in the following dilemma from time to time. They want to close their American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or American Express Platinum card, but they do not want to empty their Membership Rewards account. One of the great […]
The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them. Click here to see the other articles. It is inevitable that, at some points, you will need to buy Avios points in order to make […]
(EDIT: this review was updated in February 2016 – all the information below was correct at 1st February) This is my review of the American Express Nectar credit card. Head for Points mainly focusses on credit cards which offer airline miles or hotel loyalty points for your […]
There are a lot of references on Head for Points to American Express Membership Rewards, mainly linked to articles on their charge cards. It has been a while since I looked at the programme in detail, so I though it was worth updating this overview […]
Until early 2013, American Express allowed you to transfer your Membership Rewards points to someone else for a £15 fee. This option no longer exists. However …. The terms and conditions of the Gold and Platinum cards (PDF) explicitly allow you to transfer your points to another […]
Two weeks ago, I asked for your help in putting together a list of the actual (as opposed to promised) time taken to transfer points from American Express Membership Rewards to various airline and hotel programmes. Thank you to everyone who contributed their experiences. The […]
One option for using your American Express Membership Rewards points which is often forgotten about is converting them to Nectar points. The transfer rate is 1:1. The minimum transfer is just 1 point which makes this a useful way of using up the last few […]
I’d like to enlist your help in a new crowdsourcing operation! A fairly common question I get asked by email is how long it takes American Express to transfer Membership Rewards points to a specific airline or hotel partner. I thought it would be useful […]
Last night, many of us received emails from American Express advertising another cashback deal with Amazon. You will receive £10 back if you spend £35 on amazon.co.uk before the end of July. American Express has gone to great lengths to ensure that, this time, Head […]