AmEx allows cardholders to redeem reward points for everyday expenses



image American Express announced the extension of its Membership Rewards program. Enhanced program offering includes the introduction of a feature that allows Cardmembers to use points toward “everyday” charges within their online statement as well as the launch of Membership Rewards Specials, a program featuring great deals on popular rewards. Besides, the company also announced addition of new partners to the program to allow cardholders to redeem their points with even more retailers.

Under new terms of the program consumers and small business cardholders participating in the Membership Rewards can use points for the practical items and services they need. The feature allows Cardmembers to use points toward “everyday” expenses they charge to their Card, including groceries, gas, phone, wireless and cable bills, and more. Qualifying charges include those in several eligible everyday spending categories: Business Services (mailing/shipping, online advertising); Communications (phone, cable, internet); Merchandise and Supplies (groceries, wholesale clubs, office supplies); Utilities (electric, water); and Transportation (gas, transit). Redemptions start at just 1,000 points.

The feature is built right into the online statement, so it is easy to find when Cardmembers are reviewing their charges. It’s also simple to use. Cardmembers can redeem in three short steps after clicking the “Use Points for Everyday Charges” link on their online statement. Cardmembers can go to membershiprewards.com/everydaycharges to learn more about this feature.

The Membership Rewards program has added a number of new program partners to enhance the practical rewards options in the retail and dining categories. Some of the new partners include Zappos.com, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Maggiano’s Little Italy® and Bonefish Grill®.

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