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|
AMEX Point transfers to partners: 0.5p to 2p per point.
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 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.
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: 0.5p per point.
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|
Shop with points: 0.45p per point.
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
- Harvey Nichols
- John Lewis
- Swiss International Airlines
- Wine Direct
Use AMEX points for card charges: 0.4p per point.
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 partners||£0 - £0|
|Redeeming points for gift cards||£0|
|Shop with points redemptions||£0|
|Using points to cover card charges||£0|
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||Annual Fee|
||£0 the first year, then £160|
||£0 first year, then £175 annually|
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.