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What are Membership
Rewards points?

These are our way of saying 'thank you' for purchases made on your American Express Card. So the more you use it, the more rewarding your world becomes1.

How to earn points

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Get rewarded when you spend.

You’ll earn one point for virtually every full £1 you spend on purchases, so you’re never far from your next travel, shopping or entertainment reward.1

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Earn points faster with travel.

Watch the points fly in with three points for virtually every full £1 you spend with The Preferred Rewards Gold Card on the American Express Travel website.1

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20,000 point welcome bonus.

Enjoy 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £2,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership with the Preferred Rewards Gold Card.2

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Refer a friend. Get rewarded.

Turn friends into points. Get 9,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for each approved friend with The Preferred Rewards Gold Card. Click for details

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Earn points with Supplementary Cards.

Earn points faster with Supplementary Cards for friends and family. Their spending will earn points on your Account while they enjoy all the great benefits of the Card.

Just some of the ways to spend points

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Pay for purchases with points.

Pay for pretty much anything with points. From dining out to new shoes, once an eligible purchase appears on your statement, you can pay for it with points. Purchases can take up to 72 hours to appear on your statement.

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Use points with other loyalty programmes.

It’s easy to transfer your Membership Rewards points to other flyer, hotel or retail loyalty programmes.

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Turn points into the things you love.

Redeem points with a wide range of shopping, lifestyle and entertainment partners including Apple, Amazon.co.uk and Bose.

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See the world with points.

Flights, hotels, car hire and experiences, you can pay for your trip with points at American Express Travel online.

  Rewards calculator

Based on your average monthly spend with The Preferred Rewards Gold Card, see how quickly your points could add up and some of the ways you could reward yourself.

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20,000
Bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £2,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership2.

All introductory offers are subject to change, can be withdrawn at any time and are not available if you currently hold or have held any other Membership Rewards enrolled American Express Cards in the past six months. Please note that it can take up to one month for bonus points to be awarded to your Account.

In 12 months:

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Use towards Gift Cards from our Retail Partners.

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Points towards Purchases

Redeem your points towards eligible transactions against your Card balance. Minimum 200 point redemption. Gift cards are calculated by certain set denominations and you may have points remaining.

More great benefits

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Make more of
your passions

American Express Invites® opens the door to events across the worlds of music, film, theatre and fashion.

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Delightful
Cardmember offers

Amex offers is the quick and easy way to find and get great value offers on the things you love.

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Everyday protection

Travel and shop with confidence with our 24-hour travel helpline and built-in purchase and fraud protection.

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Apple Pay

Now you can pay in-store, and in-app, with your American Express Card and iPhone 6, 6S or Apple Watch

Make life more rewarding

Discover more about the American Express Cards offering Membership Rewards and discover a world more rewarding with The Preferred Rewards Gold Card, The Platinum Card® or The American Express Card.

If you'd prefer a Card without any rewards, other features or a Cardmembership fee, an alternative option is available – the Basic Card

Annual fee £140 (£0 in first year). Terms and Conditions apply, subject to application and approval.

Annual fee £450. Terms and Conditions apply, subject to application and approval.

Annual fee £60. Terms and Conditions apply, subject to application and approval.

 

Terms and Conditions

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1. With the Preferred Rewards Gold Card Membership Rewards points are earned for virtually every £1 spent and charged per transaction on your Card at the following rates: one point for virtually every full £1 spent and charged per transaction, two additional points for virtually every full £1 spent and charged per transaction on pre-paid hotels, flights, car hire and experiences booked through American Express Travel (excludes cruises and The Hotel Collection), one additional point for virtually every full £1 spent and charged per transaction directly with airlines over the phone or online via their official website or affiliated mobile apps (only transactions made directly with the airline will be included for bonus Membership Rewards points, including but not limited to flights, car hire, package holidays and insurance. Bookings made with other travel agents, comparison sites and affiliates will not be included for bonusing) and one additional point for virtually every equivalent £1 spent on your Card in a foreign currency (if your transaction is converted into your local currency before submitting to us, you will earn at your normal rate). Membership Rewards points are not earned on interest, fees (including default fees), balance transfers, cash advances (including transactions treated as cash), loading of pre-paid Cards, American Express Travellers Cheque purchases or foreign exchange transactions; and any amounts that are subsequently re-credited to your Card Account by way of refunds. For full Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions, please visit membershiprewards.co.uk/terms

2. With the Preferred Rewards Gold Card the 20,000 Membership Rewards bonus points will be awarded onto your Account once you have been approved and you have spent and charged £2,000 within the first three months of Cardmembership. All introductory offers are subject to change, can be withdrawn at any time and are not available if you currently hold or have held any other Membership Rewards enrolled American Express Cards in the past six months. Please note that it can take up to one month for bonus points to be awarded to your Account. Flights are based on a return economy flight, reward flights are subject to availability.

The Preferred Rewards Gold Card, The Platinum Card and The American Express Card are all offered by American Express Services Europe Limited. Applicants must be 18 years old or over. Approval is subject to status and Terms and Conditions apply.