Amex Membership Rewards Get New Transfer Partner

Aer Lingus was just added as a 1:1 transfer partner for American Express Membership Rewards.
Complete List of Membership Reward Partners
Membership Rewards can be transferred to 18 airline and two hotel loyalty programs at the moment.

Membership Rewards Partner Transfer Rate
AeroMexico1,000=1,600
Aeroplan1,000=1,000
Avianca 1,000=1,000
Alitalia1,000=1,000
ANA1,000=1,000
Cathay Pacific1,000=1,000
British Airways 1,000=1,000
El Al1,000=20
Emirates1,000=1,000
Etihad1,000=1,000
Flying Blue1,000=1,000
Hawaiian 1,000=1,000
Iberia 1,000=1,000
JetBlue 250=200
Singapore1,000=1,000
Virgin Atlantic1,000=1,000
Choice Privileges 1,000=1,000
Hilton 1,000=2,000

Like British Airways and Iberia, Aer Lingus is owned by IAG, so it was already possible to circuitously transfer Membership Rewards via Iberia or British Airways Avios. Members of AerClub also earns rewards called Avios, that while a separate rewards program from Iberia Avios or BA Avios, has similar rules and redemption rates that are distance-based.

Amazon Prime Day + Additional $100 Off by Applying 1 Point

Right now you can get 20% off your purchase of a product (or products) sold and shipped by Amazon, up to a $100 discount, when you apply at least one Membership Reward point to payment.

This is especially pertinent as Amazon Prime Day just kicked off: 36 hours of massive sales for Amazon Prime members. Prime Day started at 12 pm PT today. Don't have a Prime membership but want to take advantage of the sales? Sign up for a free trial.

Easy Extra 2 Membership Rewards Per Dollar Spent (Up to 5k)

Until May 17, 2018, using your Membership Reward earning Amex card to pay for specific online purchases through Amex Express Checkout will you earn 2 bonus Membership Rewards per dollar spent (on top of whatever category bonus your card may also earn for the card, or on top of the at least one point you'd earn for non-bonused spend).

The Trigger Happy Advice I Thankfully Thought to Retract

At the end of February I traveled to Rio de Janeiro and Buzios, Brazil. I'm a huge fan of Brazil and have traveled it more than any other country. The image above is from Buzios.

Using a sweetspot on the Etihad award chart, I flew roundtrip between Buenos Aires and Rio on Brazilian airline GOL for 18,000 Membership Rewards + taxes. Cash tickets are notoriously expensive between the two cities, so the value per point I got was over three cents.

SPG & Uber Partnership Ending Soon: Optimizing Earnings w/Ride Share Apps

Starwood Preferred Guest and Uber have had an ongoing relationship allowing SPG members to earn SPG points by tying their SPG and Uber accounts together. As of now, you can earn 1 SPG point per $2 spent on Uber for nothing other than linking your accounts. You can also earn SPG points for using Ubers when staying at SPG hotels at an elevated rate of 2 points per dollar spent.

30% Transfer Bonus: Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic

Transfers of American Express Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic miles will have a 30% bonus through November 30, 2017.

This is a fantastic deal that sets up a chance to book one way awards to Europe for 8,000 Membership Rewards+ $150.

You must transfer Membership Rewards in 1,000 point increments, so until November 30:

1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,300 Virgin Atlantic miles

Three Reasons Why You Want Virgin Atlantic Miles
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Another Great Amex Offer: Save $50 on Amazon

We've been seeing a lot of valuable Amex offers for Amazon purchases lately, which I'm all for as we all probably spend on Amazon anyways.

Amex Offers: Get 7k Membership Rewards via Amazon

American Express is offering a couple lucrative incentives to spend on Amazon with their Membership Reward earning cards at the moment.

LAST DAY: 40% Avios Transfer Bonus Means 24k Membership Rewards to Madrid in Business Class

Tomorrow is the last day to transfer Membership Rewards to British Airways and Iberia Avios with a 40% transfer bonus. The cutoff is 11:59 p.m. MT on September 17.

At the beginning of July we saw the transfer rate between American Express Membership Rewards and British Airways and Iberia Avios improve from 250:200 to 250:250

In a surprising and awesome turn of events, right after the new transfer rate was announced, a transfer bonus was also announced.

Why I Just Chose to Redeem Aeroplan Miles Over Singapore

Tonight (for me it is almost 11 PM) my goal was to book a flight to get me from Norway to Spain around July 11, because for the rest of the days leading up to the 11th, I'll be camping in rural Norway with little to no internet access.

Cash flights at this point are exorbitantly expensive, but hey, that's what miles are for.