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AMEX Membership Rewards Points Value Calculator UK

Find out how much UK Membership Rewards Points are worth when redeemed for travel, gift cards, purchases with Amazon UK, and more.
By Robert Flowers III - 2024-02-13
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AMEX Membership Rewards Points Value

How much are Membership Rewards points earned with AMEX UK worth? The answer: 0.4 to 0.5p when redeemed with AMEX and anywhere from 0.5p to 2p or more when transferred to AMEX's airline and hotel partners. This means that 10,000 AMEX points can be worth as little as £40 and as much as £200 depending on how you use them.

Here's our full valuations for AMEX UK Membership Rewards points:

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 0.4p - 1p
Redeeming points for gift cards 0.5p
Shop with points redemptions 0.45p
Using points to cover card charges 0.4p

How to calculate the value of AMEX points

The value you get out of your Membership Rewards points when redeeming them directly with AMEX are pretty much set in stone, but the value you get when transferring points to AMEX's airline and hotel partners will heavily vary.

You can calculate the value of your Membership Rewards points by dividing the cash cost of a redemption by the number of points required.

AMEX Points Value = Cash Cost of Redemption ÷ Points Required.

For example, if you were to transfer 80,000 Membership Rewards points to one of AMEX's airline partners to redeem them for a £1,200 flight, your points would be worth 1.5p each. This is because £1,200 divided by 80,000 points is £0.015.

If you need to calculate the value of a redemption, use our Membership Rewards Points Redemption Value Calculator.

Redeeming AMEX points for the best value

You will get the best value out of Membership Rewards points when transferring them to AMEX's airline and hotel partners. All other redemptions will give your points standard or lower value.

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.

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AMEX airline partners

Transferring AMEX Points to airline partners will give your points the best value since 1 airline mile with most of AMEX's partners can be worth anywhere from 1p to 2p on average depending on the redemption.

Economy flights with most of AMEX's airline partners will land your points in the 0.5p to 1.3p area while upper class redemptions can give you as much as 2p per point.

For example, you can transfer points to Singapore Airlines to fly in the ever-so-popular Singapore Suites or take advantage of Qatar's QSuites in the sky. These types of redemptions will easily give your points 2p to 4p in value if you can find availability and have a good amount of points.

AMEX hotel partners

Membership Rewards points can be transferred to 3 hotel partners: Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, and Radisson Rewards. Thanks to the higher than normal transfer ratios for these partners, transferring points to each of these partners can yield good to great value.

Here are the transfer ratios for each hotel partner:

  • 1 Membership Rewards point = 2 Hilton Honors points
  • 2 Membership Rewards points = 3 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • 1 Membership Rewards point = 3 Radisson Rewards points

Marriott's sweet spots are typically in the low category hotels and high-end hotels. You'll also find great value booking stays at popular destinations and resorts (e.g. beaches, resorts, Maldives, Bora Bora).

For Hilton, you'll find great value at their high-end resorts in which they have many in popular destinations around the globe.

Another big benefit of Marriott and Hilton is that they offer the ability to get your fifth award night free when booking a consecutive stay of 5 days or more. Marriott offers this perk to all Marriott Bonvoy members while Hilton requires you to at least have Hilton Honors Silver status.

Redeeming AMEX points for gift cards

Membership Rewards Points can be redeemed for a wide variety of gift cards starting as low as 1,000 points for a £5 gift card. This will give your points a value of 0.5p each.

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
£5 1,000 points
£10 2,000 points
£20 4,000 points
£25 5,000 points
£50 10,000 points
£100 20,000 points
£150 30,000 points
£200 40,000 points
£250 50,000 points
£300 60,000 points
£500 100,000 points
£1,000 200,000 points
£2,500 500,000 points

Shop with 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.

If you're not in a rush to checkout, I recommend going for the gift card option as you'll be able to get a slightly better value of 0.5p per point.

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.

Calculator: 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.

AMEX UK Points Value Calculator

Enter any amount of AMEX points to calculate the value in pounds.
Points
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 partners £0 - £0
Redeeming points for gift cards £0
Shop with points redemptions £0
Using points to cover card charges £0

Calculator: AMEX points redemption value

Use the Membership Rewards Points Redemption Value Calculator to determine if a redemption is worth it based on the cost in cash and the cost in points. Try to aim for redemptions that gives you at least 1 cent per point (though you should strive for higher if possible).

Cost of Redemption In Cash
Enter how much the redemption would cost you if you paid cash.
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Cost of Redemption In Points
Enter how much the redemption would cost you in Membership Rewards points along with any taxes, fees, or additional cash cost you would have to pay.
AMEX Points
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Taxes/Fees
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Redemption Value
This is how much your Membership Rewards points are worth based on the values entered above.
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Credit cards that 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:

Credit Card Benefits
The Platinum Card®
The Platinum Card®
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on amextravel.co.uk
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on all other purchases
  • Complimentary access to over 1,400 airport lounges across more than 140 countries worldwide
  • Receive up to £300 in Global Dining Credits, up to £100 in statement credits per year with Harvey Nichols, and a £200 onefinestay credit
  • Enjoy complimentary status with top hotel chains and car rental agencies
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your family
  • £650 annual fee
American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card
American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card
  • Earn 3 points for every £1 spent on American Express Travel
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on purchases made directly with airlines
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on all other purchases
  • Every time you spend £5,000 you will get 2,500 bonus Membership Rewards points, up to 12,500 bonus points per year
  • Take advantage of 4 complimentary Priority Pass airport lounge visits every year giving you access to over 1,300 airports globally
  • £0 the first year, then £195
The American Express® Rewards Credit Card
The American Express® Rewards Credit Card
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on the card
  • Shop with confidence online, on the high street and on your travels with built-in shopping and fraud protection for you and your Supplementary Cardmembers
  • £0 annual fee
The American Express® Business Platinum Card
The American Express® Business Platinum Card
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on American Express Travel
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on everything else
  • When you spend a cumulative £10,000 during any calendar month, you will receive 10,000 Membership Rewards bonus points.
  • Complimentary access to over 1,400 airport lounges across more than 140 countries worldwide
  • Enjoy a £200 Annual Travel Credit and a US$150 onefinestay credit
  • Enjoy complimentary status with top hotel chains and car rental agencies
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you, your family and employees with supplementary cards
  • £650 annual fee
The American Express® Business Gold Card
The American Express® Business Gold Card
  • Earn 2 points for every £1 spent on American Express Travel
  • Earn 1 point for every £1 spent on all other purchases
  • Every quarter that you spend £20,000 on the AMEX Business Gold Card UK, you'll earn 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards points
  • Get up to £100 in statement credits towards Dell Technologies purchases
  • £0 first year, then £195 annually

FAQ

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.