Make the most of your Membership Rewards balance and turn your points into the latest work and home gadgets, or a better way to travel on your next business trip. There are plenty of ways to use your points, whether it’s for business or leisure.
Relax and refresh
With a balance of 200,000 points, you can hit the ground running on your next business trip to India by using your points for a return first-class Emirates ticket to Delhi via Dubai. After a relaxing flight, you’ll be wide awake to start your working day refreshed and raring to go.
Or convert your points into air miles with some the other American Express airline partners. By exchanging 200,000 points into British Airways Avios, you and a loved one could head to a cool new city or a tropical island in Premium Economy. Check out Cape Town and enjoy its rooftop bars with views over the ocean and Table Mountain, or head to Antigua to hang out in a hammock.
Alternatively, use your Membership Rewards points for a refresh after a long day of work or play. A balance of 200,000 points can be transferred to the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty programme and is more than enough for two deluxe rooms in Toronto’s Ritz-Carlton. Sink into a large marble bath or relax by looking out at the magnificent views of the city skyline or Lake Ontario.
If you’re after some guaranteed sun any time of year, you can use your points for a week-long family trip to the five-star Radisson Blu Resort and Spa in Gran Canaria. Laze by one of the pools with a good book while the kids splash around.
Hit the road and rails
If you like the idea of using your points to take a trip, exchange 200,000 points for a £1,000 gift card with an American Express car hire partner. Style it out on a two-week business trip around Germany with an Audi A7 from Sixt or take a 21-day trip from Sydney to Melbourne in a Toyota Corolla (including fuel!). That’s plenty of time to take in the beaches, the mountains, and the lakes of New South Wales and Victoria – you could even fit into some penguin spotting along the way.
Closer to home, use 200,000 points for four anytime return Business Premier tickets to Paris. Take advantage of the fast-track lanes through the ticket gates, head to the lounge while you wait to board, and then dine on the train to make the most of your journey time.
Upgrade your tech
Alternatively, make an impression during your next business meeting and use your new tablet as a presentation screen. A balance of 200,000 points gives you £900 to spend on Amazon, enough to get an Apple iPad Pro with a stunning liquid retina display.
Or track appointment times and your exercise routine with the latest Apple Watch Series 5, with enough points left over to buy an Amazon Kindle Oasis so you can keep up with the latest business book bestseller and a Google Whole Home System to keep yourself well-connected during the day when you work from home.
If you’d like to reward your employees (or yourself), why not swap your 200,000 points for a £1,000 gift card with Amex partner buyagift.co.uk? Design and take home a personalised fragrance after a day learning from a perfumer and enjoying a three-course lunch.
Or get up before dawn, then sip champagne as you watch the sunrise from your very own private hot-air balloon flight for two -- a unique start to the day and well worth the early start.
These are just some of the unforgettable ways you can use your Membership Rewards points and if you simply want to save some money, remember you can redeem your points against your annual fee. Your 200,000 points, for example, covers the £900 Business Platinum card fee for a year, leaving you money to spare.
If you want to discover even more things you can do with American Express rewards, take a look at our infographic.
Membership Rewards points are earned on every full £1 spent and charged, per transaction. Terms and conditions apply.