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I don't know the answer to the question above, but I would ask the same about the Chase Sapphire card, which also offers "pay with points."
I suspect that in the case of either Amex or Chase, one who is not a very heavy traveler is better off following a simple cash-back strategy instead of juggling points/miles conversions, travel itineraries and potential blackout dates, etc.
In the same ballpark, what of Amex "pay with points" on Amazon.com? Is that worth it?
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.