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.

Learn more about credit cards which earn Membership Rewards points

The following UK credit and charges cards let you earn American Express Membership Rewards points:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – sign-up bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £3,000 in three months – apply hereour American Express Gold review is here – representative APR 57.6% variable including fee (free in year 1) based on a notional £1200 credit limit, interest rate on purchases 22.9% variable

The Platinum Card from American Express – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £4,000 in three months – apply hereour American Express Platinum review is here – this is a charge card which must be repaid in full each month

American Express Rewards – sign-up bonus of up to 5,000 Membership Rewards points based on card variant – apply hereour Amex Rewards review is here interest rate varies depending on which card variant you choose

American Express Gold Business – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £3,000 in three months – apply hereour Amex Gold Business review is here – this is a charge card which must be repaid in full each month

American Express Platinum Business – sign-up bonus of 40,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £6,000 in three months – apply hereour Amex Platinum Business review is here – this is a charge card which must be repaid in full each month

Please double-check the information above before applying as it may have changed since this article was published.

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