American Express cardholders may want to consider cashing in their Amex Membership Rewards points soon, because until March 31st, Amex will be giving bonus reward points to any cardholders that do so…

And who doesn’t want extra rewards?

How does the Fixed Points Travel Program work?

The American Express Fixed Points Travel Program can be used by any Amex cardholders who collect American Express Membership Rewards. The cards that issue these points include:

And the best part of this program is that it is beautifully simple.

American Express has placed a fixed point rate on worldwide flights and no matter the time of year, or the availability and the popularity of the flight, you will always pay the same amount of points.

You’re not getting a bad dollar rate for your points either! Infact, in some cases (ie. a long haul flight within Canada and the US) using the Fixed Points Travel Program will give each of your points a value of 1.75 cents each – that’s a pretty great value.

$700 / 40,000 points = .0175 = 1.75 cents

Check out this chart, taken from the American Express website, to see where your Amex Membership Rewards can get you.

Amex membership rewards table

How can I get my bonus points?

In order to earn up to 10,000 bonus points, all you need to do is book a flight using the Fixed Points Travel Program between now and March 31st, 2018.

This bonus will allow you to earn:

  • 5,000 bonus points when you redeem between 15,000 and 50,000 points for flights with destinations such as Canada, U.S., Alaska, Bermuda, Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, and Mexico, or…
  • 10,000 bonus points when you redeem 60,000 points or more for flights with destinations such as Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, and South America.

It’s important to remember that this offer only applies to points redeemed towards the base ticket price. Points redeemed towards taxes, fees, and surcharges are excluded. Bonus points will be credited to your account within 6 weeks.

Want to be eligible for rewards like this in the future?

Consider signing up for one of the above mentioned American Express cards to have access to the simple and convenient Fixed Points Travel Program and great bonuses like this in the future.