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Looking for another way to redeem your Membership Rewards points? Well, you’re in luck! Amex’s points program just got another partner this week with the introduction of a new redemption option through Airbnb, in addition to the gift card redemptions Amex introduced last year.

Amex cardholders will now be able to integrate Membership Rewards accounts with their Airbnb profiles. You’ll be able to log into Airbnb using your Amex login credentials and redeem Membership Reward points for Airbnb stays.

A sample booking for a $22 stay in Santiago, Chile.
A sample booking for a $22 stay in Santiago, Chile.

Unfortunately you’re not going to get a great return when using your Membership Rewards points for Airbnb stays. When checking out, you can now input how many points you’d like to apply to the booking — up to the full amount of the stay. Ultimately, you’ll receive much less than 1 cent per point in value (as you can see above), which is pretty terrible considering TPG’s 1.9 cents-per-point valuation — you’ll be better off saving up for Amex’s far better redemption options.

You can get $50 back when you spend $100 on Airbnb with Amex.
You can get $50 back when you spend $100 on Airbnb with Amex.

What’s especially appealing about this partnership is a new promotion from Amex Offers, earning you a $50 statement credit after spending $100 through the end of the year. As always, there are a few rules for the promotion, so check out the full offer for T&Cs. If you think you might be able to take advantage, be sure to register ASAP!

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and at US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 per calendar year for baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, when available with The Hotel Collection at
  • Over 1.5 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017.
  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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