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.

Bits: 2000 M&M miles with a car rental, targeted 50% bonus on Amex – Hilton transfers, KLM Flight Bundle

News in brief: 2,000 Miles & More miles with a car rental Lufthansa Miles & More is offering a generous 2,000 miles with your next car rental.  Interestingly, this offer is valid across a large number of rental companies and not just one.  More interestingly, […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

Following the closing of the Lufthansa Miles & More and United Airlines MileagePlus credit cards to new applicants last week, life has got harder if you want to earn Star Alliance miles from a UK credit card. A couple of weeks ago I looked at […]

ALL MBNA airline credit cards withdrawn – what are your alternatives?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. All eight MBNA airline credit cards were pulled on Monday evening.  Slightly surprisingly, this included the […]

Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code ending soon (EDIT:  at the last minute, Amazon has extended this offer to 31st March 2018!) For the last 10 months or so, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task.  I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.4p-0.5p for IHG, […]

Bits: 500 Amex points or Avios for £10 Tesco spend, Aer Lingus launching Philadelphia, new Amex Hong Kong lounge

News in brief: 500 Amex points or Avios when you spend £10 at Tesco A few readers have been in touch about a very generous offer which has appeared on their American Express online statements. Once you have registered, you will get 500 Amex points, […]

American Express Platinum Business charge card reviewed – is it worth a look?

If you are looking for an Amex for business use, American Express offers two products in the UK.  Today I am reviewing the American Express Platinum Business charge card.  My review of the other option, the American Express Gold Business charge card, is here. Key link: American Express Platinum […]

American Express Gold Business charge card reviewed – is it worth a look?

If you are looking for an Amex for your small business, American Express offers two products in the UK.  Today I am reviewing the American Express Gold Business charge card.  My review of the American Express Platinum Business charge card is here. Key link: American […]

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the new Amex Rewards card? Possibly.

Yes, you read that right.  If you have the free British Airways American Express card, I think you should consider dropping it for the new American Express Rewards Credit Card (“ARCC”). I wrote about the American Express Rewards Credit Card yesterday (click here) – you […]

ARCC: a new way to keep your Amex points when cancelling Gold or Platinum

One of the downsides of cancelling an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum charge card is that you are required to empty out your Membership Rewards points account. The Preferred Rewards Gold card is free in year 1 and comes with a sign-up bonus […]

Club Eurostar to launch later this year – what do we think of the changes?

If you are a member of Eurostar Frequent Traveller or Eurostar Plus Points, you will have had news yesterday about the new Eurostar loyalty programme. The name is Club Eurostar. We have analysed the changes below, and added some information which you weren’t told.  We […]

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2017 article on how to make the best […]

500-1000 bonus Avios or Amex points with £25 amazon.co.uk gift card purchase!

A fantastic new Amazon offer has been launched by American Express.  It is available for many – but not all – British Airways American Express, Amex Gold and Amex Platinum cardholders. You will find this offer on the ‘Offers’ tab of your British Airways American Express / Amex Gold […]

Should you convert Clubcard, Amex, Heathrow, HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

This article is another of the ‘how to’ pieces we have been running over August for the benefit of newer readers, although hopefully everyone will get some value from them. A regular email question I receive from readers is about ‘convertible’ points.  There is a […]