When you reach the 500,000 Membership Rewards points milestone, you face some tricky decisions – given the myriad of options you can choose to redeem your points. To get your inspired and help you choose, we have put together a list of options, ranging from shopping to tech to special experiences.
500,000 Membership Rewards points worth at a glance¹
- Technology: £2,500 at Amazon
- Experiences: £2,500 at Buyagift.co.uk
- Travel: Enjoy £2,500 worth of staycations with our partner, Mr & Mrs Smith
- Car hire: £2,500 gift card with Hertz and Sixt
Supercharge your online shopping
Shopping is a different experience when you’ve earned 500,000 points. Instead of fixating on the price tag, you can focus instead on the possibilities. Do you want to treat yourself, your team or give a gift to a special client that will blow them away? 500,000 points are worth £2,500 in spending at Harrods, where you could buy a luxury Bottega Veneta Arco 48 handbag or a 6L bottle of Ornellaia 2014, a beautifully dark, opulent wine from the Tuscan coast.
If you’re into tech, your £2,500 of spending could be used at Amazon to purchase a 27-inch Apple iMac and Apple Watch Series 5. Together, they could transform how you do work at home, in the office and while on the move.
Or, you could use your pool of points to upgrade your food and drinks budget for the year when entertaining clients and celebrating with your team. You can pick up platters of nibbles from M&S, hampers brimming with champagne and chocolates from Selfridges & Co, and world-class fare from Harrods By Appointment.
And don’t forget that points can be used against all purchases you make on your American Express® Card. If you have 500,000 points, you can clear £2,250 from your bill in a blink.
Enjoy new experiences
Our partner Buyagift.co.uk has more than 4,000 experiences for you to choose from. 500,000 points are equal to £2,500 in gift vouchers, so you could easily add one experience per month to your calendar. There’s a massive variety to choose from, including multi-course tasting menus at award-winning restaurants, spa days and short breaks in dozens of cities, and adrenaline-pumping driving experiences on and off the road.
Enjoy an unhurried stay at a world-class hotel
With 500,000 points you can upgrade your next staycation with our partners Mr. & Mrs Smith, Marriott Bonvoy and Radisson Rewards. That amount of points can be redeemed for £2,500 worth of stays at a handpicked Mr and Mrs Smith getaway. Note: You can only redeem up to 100,000 points at a time with Mr & Mrs Smith. Spread your points out throughout the year one digital detox, spa retreat or foodie haven at a time.
You can also swap points for Marriott Bonvoy points. Exchange 2 points for 3 Marriott Points, meaning 500,000 Membership Rewards points is worth 750,000 Marriott points to spend on travel. Redeem 70,000 points for one night at a category 8 hotel during off-peak dates, 85,000 points per night during normal dates and 100,000 points during peak times.
For example, book a five-night stay for you and three of your team at The Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh, located in the heart of the city just a short walk from Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, and the Royal Mile. Each room in this five-star Autograph Collection hotel is named after a Scotch whisky, which you’re sure to end up sipping beside the open fire pit in the hotel’s Snug Lounge after a long day of proposals and negotiations.
You'll need to sign up for Marriott's loyalty programme Marriott Bonvoy. The good news is that signing up gets you Member Rates when booking, the option to use their mobile phone for check-in as well as the ability to pay for a room by mixing cash and points. Once you've transferred your points, however, they cannot be transferred back. Choose from a wide selection of stunning UK hotels across the nation and make your next staycation one to remember, or use the points to book a getaway abroad.
Hit the open road
Using your 500,000 points, you can get £2,500 of Hertz or Sixt car hire vouchers, enough to rent a Range Rover Sport Auto, Mercedes Benz E-Class, Audi A4 Avant for two weeks or more (including free miles) to follow the open road whether that's for business or leisure. Use your points across a number of travel partners to create your perfect staycation.
You can even pay off your card
How to reach 500,000 Membership Rewards points
Still short of your 500,000 points target? Check out these smart ways to start racking up points for your business.
Whatever your needs, more points will unlock more value. We team up with new partners to provide the best rewards for your business, allowing you the flexibility to spend on your own terms.
To discover even more things you can do with your points, take a look at our tips and guides. With no rewards caps, blackout periods or expiry dates, you have the flexibility to earn rewards and reinvest into your business.
- Rewards shown are examples that are subject to availability and may change. Examples valid as of Sept 2021. Membership Rewards points are earned on every full £1 spent and charged, per transaction. Terms apply. Enrolment is required.