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An Overview to Redeeming American Express Membership Rewards for Travel

AMEX Membership Rewards are highly regarded as one of the best loyalty and rewards credit cards on the market for Australians due to their substantial points earning rate, global merchant acceptance, and their many airline partners.

AMEX Express Rewards Program Card Options

There are a range of different AMEX card options with which to earn American Express points. All cards vary, and the right card will depend upon your spending habits and needs. For example, if you will be using you card for business expenses, something like the American Express Business Accelerator card can earn up to 2 Membership Rewards Points for each $1 spent.
Here at Points Bank, we highly recommend getting an AMEX Rewards card for all of your business expenses. We have had customers that have earned up to 40 million American Express Rewards points by simply using the right card for their normal business expenses.

AMEX Points Redemption for Travel

Depending on your card, AMEX points can be used with a number of airline loyalty programs, chief among them are Qantas’ Frequent Flyer, Virgin Australia’s Velocity, Etihad Guest, Emirates’ Skywards, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer, and Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles.
If you have the right card, then one of the primary benefits of AMEX Membership Rewards is their flexibility. If you already have and earn points in any respective frequent flyer program, you can transfer AMEX points to combine to use for bigger trips or upgrades. Points Bank can make this even easier. Register your loyalty programs to view them all at a glance from a central dashboard.

Flying Further with AMEX Membership Rewards

As with all loyalty programs there are always some redemption options that offer more value per point than others. For travel, we find that these are particularly good redemptions for AMEX points for Australians.
Singapore’s KrisFlyer Program is one of the easiest ways to book and upgrade to first class seats. For example a first class ticket from Sydney to Singapore is only 80,000 Membership Reward points.
Etihad Guest Program and its partner airlines offer some fairly unique routes that are a good value for AMEX points redemption.
Juggling multiple loyalty programs can begin to feel overwhelming. Register with Points Bank for free. When you’re ready to redeem your American Express Membership Rewards, we have experienced travel agents who know the ins and outs of points redemption and can help you maximise the value of your points.
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