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How the American Express Membership Rewards® program can lead the way to rest & relaxation

Looking for some much-needed down time? With the Membership Rewards® program, you can redeem points you've earned to treat yourself to a show, dine out, buy the latest technology, or for a relaxing vacation away from home. Read on to learn how Membership Rewards points* can give you that short break you've been longing for.

Book your next getaway


Whether you're looking for a special evening out in your hometown or taking a much-needed vacation, staying at a hotel can add to the celebratory feeling. You can also use points on American Express Travel** when you book a flight. The points don't need to cover the entire cost either, though keep in mind you will need to redeem at least 5,000 points.

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Experience something new


Whether at home or away, you can also redeem Membership Rewards points for a wide range of Gift Cards. Whether you want to shop, get a massage, or visit a local theme park, a Gift Card can help cover the cost. There are different restaurant and café Gift Cards available, as well as a selection of hotel Gift Cards that you could use at the hotel's restaurants. Depending on your itinerary, you may want to check out a performance or sporting event during your break. Use Membership Rewards points on Ticketmaster to score tickets to a wide range of exciting and unique experiences. 

Use Amex membership rewards points for everyday purchase


Treat yourself every day of the week 

Sometimes, it’s the little things that count. You can always Use Points for Your Charges to cover those everyday purchases. It's simple to use points for eligible transactions on your statement.*** Treat yourself to dinner at that fancy restaurant you've heard so much about, and use Membership Rewards points afterwards to cover the charge for the bill. With select merchants, you can even use points at checkout. Use points at,®,, and more to stock up on the latest gadgets and supplies to let you unwind in peace. Whether you’re binge-watching an addictive show or listening to an informative podcast, make sure you’re up to date with the latest tech.

Check out the complete range of Membership Rewards eligible Cards available to find the Card that's best for you!

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*Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.    

The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them.  To learn more, go to


**American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.,when acting solely as a sales agent for travel suppliers, is not responsible for the actions or inactions of such suppliers. We want you to be aware that certain suppliers pay us commissions and other incentives for reaching sales targets or other goals, and may also provide incentives to our travel counselors. For more information please visit California CST#1022318, Washington UBI#600-469-694, Iowa TA#669.


***1. Using Points for Your Charges

When you use points for your charges, you are using points towards specific, eligible charges.

2. Who can use points for eligible charges

To use points for eligible charges, you must:

  • Be a Basic Consumer or OPEN Card Member
  • All linked Card Accounts must not be canceled, past due or have a returned payment outstanding
  • You must have at least 1,000 available points in your program Account. 

Additional Card Members, Authorized Additional Card Members, and Corporate Card Members are not eligible. Account managers and Rewards managers may be eligible to use points by calling the number on the back of your Card but are not eligible to use points online.

3. Available Charges

American Express will present the eligible charges you can use points towards, and we may change which charges are eligible at any time without notice. American Express is under no obligation to make charges available for redemption using Membership Rewards points.

Generally, these charges meet the following criteria:

  • The charge must occur in the U.S. or in a U.S. territory
  • The charge must appear in Recent Activity or in your Current Statement
  • The charge has never been disputed
  • The charge must be at least $1

4. How to Use Points for Your Charges 

When you use points for an eligible charge, the points will be deducted immediately from your program Account, and an accompanying credit will be applied to your Linked Card Account within 48 hours. You may use points only toward the entire amount of an eligible charge.

If a credit is processed after your Card Account's statement closing date, it will appear in your next statement. In any case, you are responsible for paying the full amount due on your Card Account by the due date.