AMERICAN EXPRESS UPDATE – Big changes to Membership Rewards

American Express has made changes to the way Membership Rewards members earn and redeem points from 15 April 2019.

As a helloworld agent, our clients can redeem their American Express Membership Rewards points for travel.

It’s a fabulous membership benefit and a convenient way to pay for holidays and unique experiences around the world.

But changes are coming.

Effective 15 April 2019, the rate at which members can redeem their points is set to increase by as much as double.

Earn rates are going up, too—which is great—but if you don’t redeem the points currently in your account before 15 April, they will effectively be worth HALF what they are now.

“If you’re a Membership Rewards member, we encourage you to put your points to work before they can only buy half the holiday they can now”, says The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

American Express will continue to offer a simple program, with no points caps, expiry dates, complicated tiers and no spend thresholds.

CLICK HERE for full details of the changes.

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