How many AMEX points do you have and what do you do with them all?

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FastSRT8
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How many AMEX points do you have and what do you do with them all?

Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:46 pm

I've got just over 800k points. Now to figure out what to do with them all...

I'm leaning on hotels....
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Tue May 29, 2012 2:40 pm

I only have a little over 8k. But, I don't use that card that often. I'm going to get some Marriott gift cards with mine.
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Postby bmw1990Z » Tue May 29, 2012 3:16 pm

if it were me, id use skyteams round the world passes and go nuts lol
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Postby dressed4 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:28 pm

One of the best options for redeeming Amex MR points is Airline partners. On the hotel side you are only getting 1 cent per point, but on the airline side where you can transfer 1:1 and usually get business class/first class roundtrip tickets from NA to Asia/Europe for 80-120K points which is closer to a 7 cent redemption value. I understand at that level of MR points, you won't need all of them for Airfare, unless you want to do a lot of traveling, but you could use them for Airfare then what's left on hotels.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

bmw1990Z wrote:if it were me, id use skyteams round the world passes and go nuts lol


What is that? Skyteams?
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Postby Grupet » Tue May 29, 2012 4:17 pm

I have around 35k.
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Postby bmw1990Z » Tue May 29, 2012 4:55 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:What is that? Skyteams?


Skyteam is the aliance of airlines lines like delta, airfrance, klm, etc (basically around the world.) You can go on the website and passes to travel around the world (or just through say europe or asia) on basically one plane ticket. You can purchase tickets between countries in your passes area (or around the world pass) day of if you like. You also discounts for doing it this way instead of purchasing a bunch of seperate flights..go to skyteam's website. Also I guess the way you would do this is transfer all your points to frequent flyer miles and then go about how you normally book airfare.
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Postby Crashem » Tue May 29, 2012 6:55 pm

8k in gift cards if your lucky. Damn points keep getting devalued. Best way to use is miles and hotel points. Look for next Amex special. There was a British airlines transfer bonus. Flyertalk forums keep up to date on these specials.
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Postby PopiLopi » Tue May 29, 2012 6:55 pm

I have close to 7k... When I get the 25k for the PRG card I'll probably transfer some to Delta for a trip to California
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Postby thomaswhitehall » Tue May 29, 2012 7:49 pm

Do the math on which rewards get you the greatest return, some of the rewards are less than others.



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