Membership Rewards

June 3, 2019

Five Surprising Ways to Use American Express Membership Rewards® Points at Home

Jason Sheeler



There are a variety of ways to use Membership Rewards® points, and there has never been a better time to explore the program. Whether you’re using Pay with Points at checkout online for your weekly grocery run or buying gift cards for a home renovation project, planning a fun date night or some much-needed “me time” on, or even covering charges on your Card for that extra splurge, Membership Rewards points are flexible and convenient to use. And if you’re perhaps feeling philanthropic, you can donate to more than 1.5 million registered non-profits in the United States by using points to cover your donation through JustGiving. Consider Membership Rewards points a lifeline—even when shopping online, right from your sofa. 



Everyone has an area of their house they walk through—or wake up in—every day and think: “I really need to do something here.” Which room in your home needs some love? Why not centralize your efforts to makeover your bedroom or living area? Redeem points for gift cards from Crate and Barrel and The Home Depot®. When you’re done with the heavy lifting, furnish your new digs with accessories and gorgeous art books using points on



Get your grocery and household product shopping done just by scrolling through your phone. Stock your cupboard, pantry, fridge, and even bar area with,, and Through Amazon’s PrimePantry, fill up a box with Whole Foods products and have it overnighted to your home. With Walmart, you can use points at checkout online and have your order ready at the store and loaded right into your car. And with Boxed, all your household essentials—paper towels, snacks, party planning essentials—can be ordered in bulk and shipped right to your door.



Need a little lift in the wardrobe department but can’t make it to the store? Maybe a new blazer for work or new workout wear to give you extra oomph in the gym? Card Members can use Pay with Points when shopping online at Saks Fifth Avenue—the iconic department store currently offers more than 100 different takes on the classic navy blazer for men and women. And shop with fitness clothier lululemon on Look for the brand’s popular women’s high-rise Align pant, or the men’s ABC pant.



Turn to points on Date Night. Stay in and upgrade movie night with new home theater gear through Best Buy® or Newegg. (And order in food through Grubhub or Seamless using Pay with Points, of course). Another idea? Redeem points for a Ruth's Chris gift card and grab a table—and a porterhouse for two?—at any Ruth’s Chris location.   



Maybe it is a date-night-for-one that you need after all. Visit to plan a little luxurious “me time.” First up, glam yourself using points to shop the Sephora store. Pick up Laura Mercier’s soufflé body crème or a Tom Ford fragrance. Or go high-tech wellness. Try Philips-Somneo therapy light, which helps regulate your body’s natural wakeup and sleep routine. And after all the pampering—and around the time you turn on the therapeutic, sunset-simulating light—use iSommelier’s Smart Decanter. The state-of-the-art counter top machine properly decants wine in half the time, filtering out the ambient air and aerating that glass of Pinot Noir you’ve more than earned. 


From couple time to me time, home reno to wardrobe redo, however you want to build out your life at home, you can find ways to do it with Membership Rewards points. Learn more at



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