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American Express Membership Rewards points are fairly easy to earn, since you can rack them up quickly with cards like the Amex Platinum, Premier Rewards Gold and EveryDay Preferred — if you own a small business, there’s a fairly good chance you’re swimming in Amex points right now. Now, there are plenty of incredible things you can do with your Membership Rewards points — especially if you transfer them to partners — but if you’re not looking to travel, gift cards are always an option, too.
Through June 27, Amex is offering 25% off gift cards to select partners, including Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Chili’s, Crate & Barrel, Gap, Legal Sea Foods, Nike, Old Navy, Pottery Barn, Saks, The Cheesecake Factory, Home Depot, Victoria’s Secret, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma.
With the sale, a $50 gift card requires 3,750 points, rather than the usual 5,000 — that means you’ll be redeeming Amex points at 1.33 cents each, rather than the 1-cent-per-point value you’d usually get. Keep in mind that TPG values Membership Rewards points at 1.9 cents each, so this isn’t exactly the deal of century. But again, if you have more Amex points than you know what to do with (and you don’t want to give them away), the discount makes this option a bit more appealing.
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While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
- Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
- As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
- Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
- No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
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