AMEX Membership Rewards Express

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  1. TrueBlueFlyer
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    What are the main limitations of this program compared to the full fledged Membership Rewards program?


    More than once I tried to take advantage of mileage transfer offers to get, like say a BA bonus, with no success.

    However redeeming gift cards at a discounted rate was no problem.

    What are the best uses for the Membership Rewards Express program?
     
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    I hadn't heard of this program, but I just found a page you may be interested in:

    http://www.plasticiq.com/blog/value-of-american-express-membership-rewards-express-points/

    Essentially, the "Express" version is like regular MR but without the ability to xfr to airlines/hotels. Which is, in my opinion, the main reason for participating in MR.

    Hope it helps.
     
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    yes, thank you kindly!
     
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    you're welcome. my pleasure
     
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    Sounds like something I'd never signup for... Like the standard membership rewards even though I still pay for it ala-carte with a original (non rewards) standard Gold card.
     
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    I signed up for it kind of by accident when I got one of the AMEX Zync cards last year. I didn't do my homework and realize that there were two different programs. The good news is that I believe if you ever open up a green card or higher the MR express points get rolled over so it is not bad to stock up and then convert to miles in the long run.
     
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    I couldn't disagree more. The LAST thing I need is more hotel points and airline miles. Free concert tickets on the other hand I could always find a use for.
     

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