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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.

Help us update our crowdsourced list of Amex Membership Rewards transfer times

Membership Rewards is the rewards programme for American Express, covering its Green, Platinum and Centurion charge cards and the Preferred Rewards Gold and Amex Rewards credit cards.  You can also earn Membership Rewards points via the Business Platinum and Business Gold charge cards for SMEs. […]

50% bonus when you convert Amex Membership Rewards points to Hilton – worth it?

Many of you who have American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, The Platinum Card, the Amex Rewards Credit Card or one of the other Membership Rewards cards will have received an email yesterday with an interesting offer. Until 31st October, you will receive a 50% bonus […]

Excellent deal: 60,000 points sign-up bonus with American Express Platinum Business!

American Express has launched an excellent deal for the Platinum Business charge card. For a limited period, until 6th November, you will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points (=60,000 Avios or other miles).  The usual bonus is 40,000 points. You need to […]

The Amex bonus you can still get: 30,000 Membership Rewards points with the Amex International $/€ Cards

Even if you no longer qualify for a bonus on any of the personal UK American Express cards, there IS one generous bonus which you may well be able to get. American Express is still offering 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you apply for […]

Review: Why Amex Platinum Business charge card is worth a serious look

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

Earn easy Amex bonus points with Gold Business and Platinum Business supplementary cards

American Express dropped us a note to highlight a special offer currently running on its Gold Business and Platinum Business products. Gold Business Cardmembers can earn 3,000 Membership Rewards points for every supplementary card issued Platinum Business Cardmembers can earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points for […]

What can your business do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

Sponsored Feature Whilst there are a wide range of personal credit and charge cards which offer rewards on your spending, your options are smaller if you are looking for a Small Business payment card with a rewards scheme. There is very little out there, but […]

What is the difference between American Express Gold and American Express Platinum?

I got an email from a reader last week asking about the difference between American Express Preferred Rewards Gold and The Platinum Card from American Express. He thought it was a simple question with a simple answer.  In reality, these are two completely different products, […]

Good value 1p redemption opportunity for Amex Membership Rewards points

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 […]

American Express rolls out more spend-based bonuses

10 day ago we wrote about a new spend-based bonus promotion launched by American Express for many people – but not everyone – who have Preferred Rewards Gold or The Platinum Card.  The deal may also be available to Green, Centurion and Amex Rewards Credit Card […]

Amex does you a favour by dropping Membership Rewards redemptions for goods

Probably the worst possible way of redeeming any sort of travel loyalty points, whether it be airline miles, hotel points or credit cards points, is for ‘real stuff’. The ‘person who redeemed their Lufthansa miles for a toaster’ is short-hand in the loyalty industry for […]

Can you get an Amex sign-up bonus if you already have the same card as a supplementary?

This is the second part of our two articles on how American Express supplementary cards work. In Part One earlier in the week we looked at why you might want to add a supplementary card to your account and how to earn a few thousand […]

What bonus can you get for adding a free Amex supplementary card to your account?

I wasn’t planning to do another American Express article this week, but something came up in the comments to the article on Monday (and comes up in my emails with worrying regularity) which made me think that we should take a proper look at American […]

(DEAD?) The Amex / Amazon ‘£25 off £40’ coupon is working again – even if you’ve used it before!

EDIT: Amazon closed down this code on Friday evening For the last couple of years, Amazon has been offering a generous bribe to anyone with an American Express card which offers Membership Rewards points. You may not be aware that Amazon lets you pay for […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

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