Membership Rewards Points earned with AMEX UK can be redeemed towards travel, card purchases, gift cards, and select retailers. Out of these redemptions, transferring points to partners will give your AMEX Points the most value due to the great value you can typically squeeze out of airline miles and hotel rewards points.
How to earn AMEX points
Membership Rewards Points are earned through intro bonuses and everyday spending across AMEX UK Membership Rewards credit cards. AMEX offers a total of five credit cards consisting of three personal cards and two business cards that you can use to rapidly build up your rewards.
These are the cards you can use to earn Membership Reward points:
How much are AMEX UK points worth?
Membership Rewards Points earned with AMEX UK are worth 1p to 2p when redeemed with transfer partners. This means 10,000 points can be worth anywhere from £100 to £200 on average.
AMEX UK points value
|Redemption option||Redemption value|
|Transferring points to airline partners for premium, First, and Business class redemptions||1p - 2p+|
|Transferring points to airline partners for economy class redemptions||0.5p - 1.3p|
|Transferring points to hotel and other partners||0.5p - 1p|
|Redeeming points for gift cards||0.5p|
|Shop with points redemptions||0.45p|
|Using points to cover card charges||0.4p|
AMEX Point transfers to partners
Membership Rewards Points can be transferred to 15 partners. Most transfers are 1:1 meaning that for every 1,000 points you transfer, you'll get 1,000 airline miles, hotel points, or rail rewards points.
Transferring AMEX Points to partners will give your points the best value since 1 airline mile with most of AMEX's partners are worth anywhere from 1p to 2p depending on the redemptions.
For example, a one-way flight in the with Singapore Airlines in their popular Singapore Suites would normally cost you around £3,000. You can transfer AMEX Points to Singapore KrisFlyer Miles and book an award flight for as little as 85,000 KrisFlyer Miles.
This would give your points a value of 3.5p each which is significantly more value than anything you would get when redeeming your points directly with American Express.
The same concept applies to most airline partners. Economy flights will give your points anywhere from 0.5p to 1.3p where as premium and upper class flights will give you anywhere from 1p to 2p (or higher).
For hotel partners, the redemption value is a little lower, but you can still squeeze out more value than redeeming directly with AMEX.
List of AMEX UK transfer partners
You can check out our AMEX UK Transfer Partners Calculator to calculate transfers and get the details on the best redemptions and partners.
Redeeming AMEX points for gift cards
Membership Rewards Points can be redeemed for gift cards starting as low as 2,000 points for a £10 gift card. This will give your points a value of 0.5p each.
Available gift card options include:
- Marks & Spencer
- Mr & Mrs Smith
- Selfridges & Co
The denominations available for each gift card option will vary. Do note that some gift cards start at £25 or £50 denominations.
|Gift card denomination||Cost in points|
Shop with Membership Rewards Points
American Express Membership Rewards Points can be used to pay for purchases at over 50 brands such as Amazon, Sainsbury's, and Boots. Every 1,000 points you redeem is will be equal to £4.50 with most Shop with points partners which will give your points a value of 0.45p each.
Available brands include but are not limited to:
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Gatwich Airport
- John Lewis
- Swiss International Airlines
- Wine Direct
Use AMEX points for card charges
American Express Membership Rewards Points can be used to pay for eligible purchases made to an AMEX credit card. This pretty much behaves like a 'cash back' option in which you'll get £0.004 per point.
This is the worst redemption option for Membership Rewards points. If you're looking to earn cash back, American Express offers the Platinum Cashback Credit Card and Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card which will earn you cash back at a significantly better rate across your purchases.
Convert AMEX points to pounds
Use the AMEX Points Value Calculator to determine the average value of Membership Rewards Points when used for travel, gift cards, card charges, and more. This will give you an idea of how much your points are worth on average.
|Redemption options||Average value|
|Transferring points to airline partners for premium, First, and Business class redemptions||£0 - £0+|
|Transferring points to airline partners for economy class redemptions||£0 - £0|
|Transferring points to hotel and other partners||£0 - £0|
|Redeeming points for gift cards||£0|
|Shop with points redemptions||£0|
|Using points to cover card charges||£0|
How much are AMEX UK points worth?
Membership Rewards Points are worth between 0.4p and 0.5p when redeemed with AMEX, but you can get as much as 2p each when redeeming points with AMEX's transfer partners.
What's the best way to redeem AMEX Membership Rewards Points?
The best way to redeem points for maximum value is by transferring them to AMEX's airline and hotel partners.
How much is 20,000 AMEX Points worth?
20,000 AMEX Points have an average value of £80 to £100 depending on the redemption. Transferring to partners can give you upwards of £200 in value.
How much is 50,000 AMEX Points worth?
50,000 AMEX Points have an average value of £200 to £250 depending on the redemption. Transferring to partners can give you upwards of £500 in value.
How much is 75,000 AMEX Points worth?
75,000 AMEX Points have an average value of £300 to £375 depending on the redemption. Transferring to partners can give you upwards of £750 in value.
How much is 100k AMEX Points worth?
100,000 AMEX Points have an average value of £400 to £500 depending on the redemption. Transferring to partners can give you upwards of £1,000 in value.