Membership Rewards Points: The Social Currency!

American Express launched Membership Rewards 20 years ago as a first of its kind program that overtime has continued to innovate through new partners, categories and features. Membership Rewards are more than just points, it’s a social currency that connects Cardmembers to the people, experiences and things they love.

I think this type of program is awesome! Face it – if you’re going to spend money – why not get rewarded for using your American Express? The Membership Rewards program is amazing. You simply use your credit card as you normally would, and for every dollar you spend – you begin to earn points! After that – there are a bunch of different ways to redeem your rewards! Of course, this got me thinking what I would do with my Membership Rewards.

We’re coming into summer months – which means kids home from school. I would probably use my rewards to buy things to do with my kids! I need a new bike! I would love to use my rewards points so I can get out and move with my boys!

How about you? How would you spend your rewards?

Here are some tips on how to earn more points and enjoy more rewards:

1. Points Don’t Expire

Membership Rewards points are ready when you are – today, tomorrow or whenever – and there’s no limit to how many you can earn.

2. Rewards at a Few Points

From Gap to Old Navy to Bath & Body Works, you can find gift cards starting at just 1,000 points.

3. Travel Your Way

Use the Pay with Points feature to book flights, hotels, cruises and vacation packages. Fly any airline, anytime without seat restrictions or blackout dates. Use points to pay for all or part of your trip.

4. Find Great Deals

At, you can save points with great deals on select rewards like electronics, travel, entertainment, home accessories and more. New items are added regularly and we’ll keep you posted on upcoming weekly deals.

You can also get bonus Membership Rewards points as you shop online with inSite from American Express – it’s a free online shopping tool that automatically notifies you of special offers when you use your Amex Card.

5. More Choices to Use Points

You can now link your Membership Rewards account to Zynga and many other accounts accounts and automatically use your points for purchases when you check out at these sites.

6. Redeeming is Easy

Go to to explore the variety of options and redeem points. Just check your balance, choose your reward, and click to redeem.

About The American Express Membership Rewards Program: The Membership Rewards program from American Express offers more than a million rewards from over 500 brands. The program allows Cardmembers to earn one point for virtually every dollar charged on eligible, enrolled American Express Cards, with many opportunities to earn points faster. Membership Rewards points are redeemable in a wide selection of reward categories. Points have no expiration date, and there is no limit on the number of points a Cardmember can earn. For more information about the Membership Rewards program, visit

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and compensation was provided by American Express via Glam Media
The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of American Express

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