Have you ever checked your Membership Rewards balance and wondered what you can get for your points? Here’s some inspiration. From buying tech that will benefit your business, to booking a weekend away with friends or family, we take a look at how to get the most from your balance.
Treat yourself to new tech
Reward your employees, your family, or yourself with some of the most up-to-date gadgets on the market. A balance of 100,000 points means you can spend £450 on Amazon UK, making it a convenient way to buy supplies for your business or treat your team with gift cards they can redeem themselves.
You could also use your points to boost your productivity at work with a versatile Apple iPad Pro, or buy a Sony home cinema system to take your family movie nights to the next level – 100,000 points is worth £500 at Currys PC World.
Dining out and experiences
Whether you are celebrating a business deal or a birthday, destination dining doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag, as you can turn your points into a £500 Selfridges gift card. Use it for breakfast, brunch, or dinner in the upmarket London department store’s new Brasserie of Light restaurant, which is home to Damien Hirst’s crystal-embellished Pegasus sculpture.
Check out American Express partner buyagift.co.uk and exchange 100,000 points for a £500 gift card. Then you can let your points pick up the tab for a team-building outing or an adrenaline-fuelled activity that you’ve always wanted to try. Or organise a culinary weekend with a two-night stay in a London Novotel and a kitchen table experience for four at a Gordon Ramsey restaurant.
Plan your great escape
Let your points take you further – quite literally – by transferring them to one of our partners’ loyalty programmes. With 100,000 points, you can book three return Standard Premier trips on any direct Eurostar service with the Club Eurostar programme.
If you have colleagues or business associates in Brussels or Paris, you could put your points towards catching up with them face-to-face. Alternatively, surprise a couple of friends with a trip to Amsterdam, take your children to Disneyland Paris or embark on a few solo weekend breaks – Rotterdam’s contemporary architecture, the sun-kissed seaside town of Marseille, and Lyon’s delicious food and drink scene all await.
American Express also has a number of airline partners – including Alitalia, Finnair, and Iberia – so why not convert your points into air miles? With 100,000 points, you could fly to New York City on a Virgin Atlantic upper-class flight.
Or turn your Membership Rewards into Avios to book four return tickets from London to Faro with British Airways. As the gateway to Portugal’s beautiful Algarve region, which is dotted with golf courses and sandy beaches, it’s a great place to rest and recharge.
Travel essentials sorted
Alternatively, use your Membership Rewards to book accommodation. By transferring 100,000 points to the Hilton Honors programme, you can enjoy three nights in a New York City hotel on your next business trip.
For an extra-special stay that’s closer to home, treat yourself and a loved one to a night in a gourmet guesthouse in the Lake District through stylish hotel specialists Mr & Mrs Smith. Or book a family-friendly cottage in Cornwall to make sure everyone has a Bank Holiday weekend to remember.
Points can also be used to purchase vouchers or e-codes that can be redeemed when booking online with several car hire companies. Use 100,000 points to get £500 of Hertz vouchers and you could depart Geneva airport in a Volvo SUV for a week-long road-trip through the Alps. Or, if you are heading stateside, why not spend a few days cruising around California in a Mustang convertible?
So there you go. Turns out you can do quite a lot with your Membership Rewards points. If you want to discover even more things you can do with American Express rewards, check out our infographic.
Membership Rewards points are earned on every full £1 spent and charged, per transaction. Terms and conditions apply.