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The best ways to use American Express Membership Rewards points

It doesn’t matter what American Express® Card you have, there are so many ways to use Membership Rewards points. In fact, there is no best way to use your Membership Rewards points. It’s up to you whether you want to use them as you earn them or save them for something big. Either way, when you pay with points, you can enjoy more of the better things in life – simply by being a Card Member.

What’s the best use of Membership Rewards points in Australia?


There are so many great things you can do with points, and there’s so much flexibility when it comes to redeeming them. You can pay or part-pay with points1 at the checkout, use points to purchase Gift Cards2 or redeem points for travel3. Perhaps you may find the best way to use Membership Rewards points in Australia is to cover your charges with points1. This means you can pretty much use your points to pay for virtually anything you have purchased with your Card.


So if you’ve been asking What I can use Membership Rewards points for? Read on to discover some ideas on the best way to spend Membership Rewards points that you may not have considered before.

Take time out for family using 10,000 Membership Rewards points = $50

What can you use 10,000 Membership Rewards points for? This is the perfect amount for enhancing family time and creating memories. Here are some ideas on the best way to spend your points for quality experiences with loved ones. Don’t forget you can pay or part-pay with 10,000 Membership Rewards points, to the value of $50:

●     Pick up some cooking equipment from Barbeques Galore to make family feasts even more amazing.

●     Take a relative to see a film at Event Cinemas or Hoyts and treat yourself to some popcorn.

●     Grab some new equipment for your outdoor adventures from BCF – whether you’re on land or water.

●     Get a Gift Card to show your appreciation for a parent or sibling ¬¬– guarantee them a great meal, some retail therapy, or just an easing of their weekly grocery shop.

●     Donate to a charity that represents a cause that matters to your family, like MS Australia.


Take time out for you using 20,000 Membership Rewards points = $100

With 20,000 Membership Rewards points to splash around, you’ll have an opportunity to invest in a product or experience just for you. With this many points valued at $100, here are some ideas on the best way to use Membership Rewards points to pay or part pay for:


 ●   A new book or three from Amazon, so you can curl up on the couch and get lost in a fictional world.

●    A new set of Beats wireless earphones from Apple for soaking up all your favourite tunes on the go.

●    Tickets to an upcoming show or event that you don’t want to miss.

●    A fitness tracker at JB Hi-Fi to monitor and optimise your health throughout the day.

●    A treatment at Endota Spa to help you unwind and take care of yourself.



Have a once-in-a-lifetime moment using 50,000 Membership Rewards points = $250


As your points balance climbs, so can your ambitions in maximising the value and finding the best use of Membership Rewards points. 50,000 points is worth $250, which you can put points towards a range of truly memorable experiences through retailer RedBalloon, such as:


 ●    Skim the surface on a sunny day with parasailing or go deeper and enjoy scuba diving.

 ●    Swim with dolphins in sparkling blue waters and find new meaning in ‘fishy friends’.

 ●    Take a scenic or helicopter flight and discover a whole new way of looking at the world around you.

 ●    Enjoy a trip on a hot air balloon, where you can float over a stunning landscape in the open air at sunrise.

 ●    Get your heart racing and try bungee jumping or skydiving.



Jet off with 100,000 Membership Rewards points = $500:

With these many points, the sky is quite literally the limit. Many Card Members agree the best use of Membership Rewards points is to put them towards a holiday. Here’s what 100,000 Membership Rewards points invested into your next holiday could look like:


●   Put towards flights, hotels, car hire or travel experiences at American Express Travel3.

●   Upgrade your holiday when making bookings through Webjet or Helloworld4.

●   Transfer to Velocity Frequent Flyer5 where 50,000 Velocity Points could take you from Sydney to Abu Dhabi on an one way Economy Class flight. Refer to Velocity Mileage Calculator for more options.


So what do you think is the best way to spend Membership Rewards points? As a Card Member you can try it all. And the longer you’re a Card Member, you’ll enjoy the more Membership Rewards Points to earn and more opportunities to redeem.

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No matter whether you have an Explorer Card, a Platinum Card, or another kind of American Express Card Membership, there’s several different options for redeeming your points. By paying with points, you can enjoy more of the better things in life – simply by being a Card Member.


To find out more ways you can use your Membership Rewards points, visit the Membership Rewards Catalogue. Full options available for your Card can only be seen once logged-in with your Account.

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Whether it’s a new outfit or travelling to a new destination, you could be enjoying endless excitements with American Express Rewards Credit Cards and Charge Cards.


Our Membership Rewards loyalty program rewards Card Members with Membership Rewards points whenever they use their American Express Card. The more you use your Card, the more Membership Rewards points you can earn. Then it’s up to you to decide the best way to spend your American Express Membership Rewards points.


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