So American Express removed the rewards mall a few months ago. Now I get a statement saying they will no longer offer the 20% bonus points back for booking through the site beginning February 1, 2013. Do they just not want you to earn rewards except for on a $1 to 1 point basis. It does not seem very competitive of them and it really decreases their value in my opinion. I don't want to use a card that cost $450 / year if they do not intend to give me more than roughly 1% return.