Use Your AmEx Points Anytime, Anywhere - Promotions News


ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE: is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Promotions » Use Your AmEx Points Anytime, Anywhere

Use Your AmEx Points Anytime, Anywhere

The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

If you have ever wished you could use your points to buy a pizza, pick up a latte, or pay for a yoga class, now you can. American Express cardholders can now use their rewards points on the fly, wherever and whenever they want with the release of the new Use Points for Charges smartphone feature.

Once the American Express app is downloaded onto a cell phone, a customer can use it to redeem their points for anything that costs $1 or more at a merchant that takes American Express.

The new feature is only available to Basic Consumer and OPEN Card Members enrolled in the U.S. Membership Rewards program. Cardholders can take part in this program when they have 1,000 points or more in their account.

How it works

To get started one has to download the free app, which is available in both iOS and Android platforms. Individuals who are already using the app will have to update it to get the new feature on their phone.

Once they pay with their American Express card, folks open the app and hit the “use points” option.  Points will be deducted from their account right away, and the amount charged will be deducted from their statement within 48 hours of making the transaction.

Cardholders can also use the app to access their account balance, check out reward options, and make a payment. They can also download special offers.

This new feature is the latest mobile offering from American Express. Last month the card issuer partnered up with VeriFone to allow taxi riders in New York City to use their points to pay for a ride using their reward points.

 Members in the American Express rewards program earn one point per dollar spent with their card. Points do not expire and there is no cap on how many points can be earned.  They currently offer rewards from 500 brands, including airlines, hotels and car rental companies.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Add to Favorites:

Related News:

American Express Teams with Uber
American Express Teams with Uber

Posted: June 16, 2014

American Express cardholders have a new way to earn and use Membership Rewards on the go. Continue reading

Paying Has Never Been So Easy
Paying Has Never Been So Easy

Posted: September 19, 2013

Technology has changed the way we communicate, but it’s also had a huge influence on how Americans shop and pay bills. Whether you are buying a dress, purchasing a book or picking up the check at a restaurant, technology has made paying… Continue reading

Top Reward Apps for Shoppers
Top Reward Apps for Shoppers

Posted: November 05, 2013

If you’re tired of digging for your store loyalty card at the register, now there’s an app for that. Retailer loyalty programs are a great way to save money, but if customers can’t find their cards or haven’t linked their phone numbers… Continue reading

Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, and more up to the quarterly maximum, each time you activate.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Earn 2% cash back on purchases: 1% when you buy plus 1% as you pay
For Excellent, Good Credit
INTRO OFFER: Discover will match ALL the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles. That's $600 towards travel!
For Excellent, Good Credit
You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Your Credit History
Themes you are interested in:

By providing this information you help us make our news letters more useful and informative. Thank you!