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American Express Points Advance

New Points Advance Feature Allows Cardmembers to “Advance” Points to Redeem Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards program members will now have the option to “advance” points to redeem rewards. This program allows members to “advance” points against future points earned at the time they choose to redeem points for a reward. Very cool. Points Advance will allow Cardmembers to advance up to the number of points required for a desired redemption, or for the maximum number of points available to advance, whichever is less. The number of points Cardmembers can advance is based on their program level:

  • 5,000 points for Membership Rewards Express
  • 15,000 points for Membership Rewards
  • 60,000 points for Membership Rewards First

    When redeeming a reward online, American Express will provide Cardmembers with the Points Advance option at check-out on the shopping cart page near the conclusion of the redemption transaction. Points Advance can also be requested through the Membership Rewards’ customer service phone number. Cardmembers have 12 months to replace the points, without incurring any fees, through spending with the American Express Card.