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5 Excellent Redemption Strategies for Amex Membership Rewards

Between the big credit card welcome bonuses and great category bonuses to maximize earning, American Express Membership Rewards are one of the easiest points currencies in which to accumulate big balances. To ensure you’re getting the best value out of your Membership Rewards points, we're sharing five of our top strategies for maximizing Amex points redemptions.

Last Call: Book Marriott Stays Using Fewer Amex Points With a 20% Transfer Bonus

American Express has a 20% bonus for transferring Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy, though it ends on November 30, 2023. With this offer, you'll get 1,200 Marriott points for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points after the 20% bonus. As we explain in the article, that's not the best deal. However, this offer may still be worth taking advantage of in some circumstances.

15% Transfer Bonus From Amex Membership Rewards to LifeMiles

Through December 10, 2023, you can convert points from American Express Membership Rewards to Avianca LifeMiles with a 15% bonus. This bonus opens the door to several incredibly lucrative award redemptions, including 55k-point business class flights to Europe and ANA first class to Asia for just 79k points.

Ending Soon: Using Amex Upgrade with Points on Flight Bookings

One little-known feature of American Express Membership Rewards is its Upgrade with Points option. Rather than deal with airline miles, you can book a ticket and make an upgrade offer directly through Amex. Although this might sound great, the value you get isn't as good as many other uses of Amex points. Here's how the feature works if you want to use it before it ends on December 3, 2023.

Ending Soon: 30% Transfer Bonus From Membership Rewards to British Airways, Iberia Avios

American Express' offer to transfer Membership Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club Avios or Iberia Plus Avios with a 30% transfer bonus is coming to an end soon. Use this promotion to book flights to Hawaii or Ireland for 10k Amex points each way, one-way business class to Europe from 27k Amex points, or even fly to the Maldives in Qatar Qsuite business class for 66k Amex points! But you'll need to transfer points by August 31, 2023.

Complete Guide to the American Express Travel Portal

American Express Travel is a convenient way to book flights, hotels, rental cars, and cruises through American Express. In this post, we walk you through how to book with Amex Travel, the questions you should ask before booking, and the value you'll get for your Membership Rewards when you redeem them in the portal.

Best Ways to Redeem Amex Membership Rewards Points for U.S. Domestic Flights

American Express Membership Rewards are a notoriously powerful, transferable, loyalty currency. With generous category bonuses and periodic transfer bonuses, it isn’t hard to rack up Amex points. However, it can be difficult determining how to maximize Membership Rewards for simple US domestic award flights. Thankfully by leveraging various airline alliances and partners, there are sweet spots for domestic travel.

Complete Guide to American Express Membership Rewards Points

American Express Membership Rewards is one of the best transferable points currencies among those offered by major banks. There is a plethora of cards that earn them and many ways to redeem them. We provide an overview of the program, highlighting all its major features and providing links to posts with additional detail if you want to dive deeper on specific aspects.

All About The Platinum Card® from American Express

Earn 5X points on flights, enjoy complimentary lounge access at airports worldwide, and save significant money each year with the many travel and shopping credits offered by The Platinum Card® from American Express. Excellent travel insurance protections also provide peace of mind. The downside of the Amex Platinum is its hefty annual fee. Here's everything you should know about this card.