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How to get 1p per point for your American Express Membership Rewards points

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A couple of days ago we posted about a special offer for converting Nectar points to LNER train credit.

You can read our article here, but basically until 14th August you get 1p per point (double the usual 0.5p per point) when you convert your Nectar points into LNER rail vouchers.  These are valid until early 2021 on LNER Advance tickets in Standard or First.

What I forgot at the time I wrote this is that American Express Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Nectar pointsThe conversion page is here.

The stated transfer time is four working days, so they would easily arrive in time to order some LNER vouchers.  Getting 1p per Membership Rewards point is a decent deal, unless you very confident you can get more than 1p of value via a frequent flyer mile or hotel points redemption.

It is also worth remembering that there is no minimum conversion amount to Nectar from Amex.  If you just want to move 1 point across, you can do!  It is a great way of fully emptying your account if you are closing your Amex card, given that Avios only accepts transfers in chunks of 500 after the first 1,000.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on 10 good reasons to get the ‘free for life’ American Express Rewards Credit Card.


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

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 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.

The following offers will expire on 2nd November 2021:

  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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

60,000 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 offers.

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

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending:

Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

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