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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.

American Express is cutting your sign-up bonus on the Starwood / Bonvoy card

On Tuesday we covered the unveiling of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. Unfortunately this is not a brand new product.  It is a rebranding of the existing Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card, with a few tweeks. From 26th February: The name of the […]

Earn Membership Rewards points with American Express FX International Payments

Let me say up front that this opportunity is only relevant to a small part of our readership, but it will be valuable if it does apply to you. Amex has a payments business called, with no great leap of imagination, American Express FX International […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

Over the past few days I’ve been updating a few introductory articles to miles and points, in recognition of the fact that we get a lot of new readers in January as people start to look at planning their Summer travel. Today I want to […]

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 2019 article on how to make the best […]

Get a (targeted?) 50% bonus converting Amex points to Marriott – which means an Avios bonus!

Some readers have been getting emails from Amex informing them of a new conversion bonus via the Membership Rewards program.  IT APPEARS TO BE TARGETED. Until 31st December, you get 9 Marriott Bonvoy points for every 4 Membership Rewards points. The usual exchange rate is […]

What can you do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

Starting tomorrow, I am re-running our series of credit card reviews.  These cover all of the core UK credit and charge cards which offer travel rewards. As the first four reviews cover cards which earn American Express Membership Rewards points, I wanted to run this […]

ENDING SOON: 60,000 points sign-up bonus with American Express Platinum Business!

This is a reminder that American Express is currently running 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 […]

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

(EDIT:  This offer is now closed.  However, you can continue to earn bonus points for the first FIVE supplementary cards you isssue on any Business Gold or Business Platinum account.) American Express dropped us a note to highlight a special offer currently running on its […]

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, […]

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