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.

FA Cup semi-final tickets available for Emirates Skywards miles

FA Cup semi-final tickets at Wembley have popped up for redemption with Emirates Skywards miles.  They are NOT a bargain but if you can’t get tickets directly then this is your only option. Tickets are available in both sections of the ground, so there are four […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not

On 21st March 2019, American Express made some major changes to the rules on how you qualify for a sign-up bonus. I have put together this one page summary of the new rules.  I will add a link to this page to the sidebar on the […]

BIG NEWS: American Express blocks multiple sign-up bonuses, starting immediately

American Express unveiled massive changes to its UK card sign-up bonuses last night. This will effectively end card churning for most people. Before I go on, I want to stress one thing.  The new rules on bonuses do NOT stop you applying for any of […]

What is the best sign-up strategy now for someone with NO American Express cards?

This is Part 2 of our discussion on changes to the personal American Express card sign-up bonuses.  The main article is here. This article was updated on 16th April to reflect changes in some sign-up bonus levels. Despite these massive changes, the good news is that it […]

What American Express Platinum Business has to offer for the small business owner

NOTE: American Express is running an advertising campaign for its Business cards at the moment and asked us to write something about it as part of that. This technically makes this article an ad, although regular readers will recognise that the article has the same […]

What American Express Gold Business has to offer for the small business owner

NOTE: American Express is running an advertising campaign for its Business cards at the moment and asked us to write something about it as part of that. This technically makes this article an ad, although regular readers will recognise that the article has the same […]

What is the cheapest way to buy Avios? – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 7

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from it.  Click here to see the other “Avios Redemption University” articles. What is the cheapest way of buying Avios points? It is inevitable that, at some […]

Don’t redeem your Membership Rewards points for cash credit with a 20% bonus

American Express has been emailing Gold and Platinum cardholders this week with a ‘special’ offer. If you redeem your Membership Rewards points for statement credit by 31st March, you can get a 20% bonus. To be fair to Amex, they are very upfront about what […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for March? – plus news round-up and the first Avios SME card

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit and charge cards can be found by clicking the […]

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

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

Advanced Avios: 30,000 Amex points sign-up bonus with the Amex International $/€ Cards

American Express is currently offering 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you apply for the American Express Platinum International Currency Card. This article is NOT about the UK American Express Platinum card (reviewed here) which also comes with 30,000 bonus points, but UK residents CAN […]

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 2018 article on how to make the best […]

Bits: 50% Amex bonus on Hilton transfers, ‘proper’ Business seats on BA at London City!, Charles Tyrwhitt deal

News in brief: 50% bonus on American Express transfers to Hilton Honors American Express emailed a lot of HFP readers yesterday with an attractive transfer bonus. Between 21st November and 21st December, they will receive a 50% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Hilton Honors.  […]

Bits: targeted £25 Amazon / Amex discount, 3000 Virgin miles with new wine offer, new HFP hosting

News in brief: Targeted American Express ‘£25 off £40’ at Amazon promo For a couple of years, Amazon has been offering a £15 discount on a £25 spend for anyone who links their Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card to their amazon.co.uk account and part-pays […]

Bits: generous Amex Gold/Plat bonus points promo, get a status match to Wyndham Rewards, Heathrow Christmas bears

News in brief: American Express launches a generous spend bonus on Gold and Platinum If you have an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum card, check the ‘Offers’ currently showing on your online statement page. Tucked away down the bottom should be a generous […]

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