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Last chance to get your 500 free Membership Rewards points!

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Just a quick reminder – especially for anyone who has only recently got an American Express Platinum or Preferred Rewards Gold card – that 31st December is the last day to claim your 500 Membership Rewards transfer bonus.

All you need to do is make any Membership Rewards transfer before the end of the year, to receive 500 bonus points.

My original article on the deal is here.

I did this a few weeks ago and have already received my 500 points. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to register a new Membership Rewards partner before the 31st (it takes 10 days or so to link the accounts), so the only way to take part would be to transfer to a partner that is already linked to your MR account.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these:

American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history.  By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker.  Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.

Comments (11)

  • Roger says:

    For those wanting to transfer one whole MR to Nectar – 1 is the minimum for this partner! – and have yet to sign up, don’t be put off my the AmEx blurb that new partner links take 7-14 days to be validated.

    Mrs Roger signed up this morning and made an immediate transfer to Nectar. Her MR balance is reduced by 1 so presumably she can look forward to her 500 MR bonus in due course, as I did. 🙂

  • Colin says:

    Thanks Raffles,
    Just signed up my Nectar card this morn and MR down by 1 point!
    Missed the email and your first post – now just off on my last DC redemption, Swiss F to Dar
    Thanks for everything.

  • ZHYOO says:

    if you call the customer service to register a new Membership Rewards partner, it would be accepted on the same day.I did this couple of days ago, my flying blue account is ready to use now.

    • Raffles says:

      I think it depends on partner. It took 10 days for my Carlson account to turn from ‘Pending’ to ‘Approved’ and that was set up my phone.

  • Andy says:

    Nectar card registered imediatly this morning and 1 point transferred. Thanks Raffles.
    Note: Only put in the last 11 numbers of the Nectar card, if you put in the full account number you will get an error.

  • Scott Nelson says:

    Thanks Raffles, almost missed this one!

    Nectar Card registration is a 5min jobby, and linking it with your amex was done within a couple of hours.

    I always do a 2 second mental calculation to make sure it’s actually worth my time to redeem these deals. They usually are!

    All this bonus points collection is addictive!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • FanofPoints says:

    Yeah did the same thing for a newly enrolled Nectar card – fingers crossed that it works! 🙂
    Thanks Raffles and everyone!

  • Rda says:

    Will see if it works with new nectar card, if not I’ve only lost 1 mr


  • Scott H says:

    Does anyone know if the offer is valid for those in the USA?