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    Default Using up my Membership Rewards points before cancelling?

    I am thinking about cancelling my PRG because of the annual fee. What is the best way to transfer the reward points and not lose them? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eibwen View Post
    I am thinking about cancelling my PRG because of the annual fee. What is the best way to transfer the reward points and not lose them? Thanks.
    You might consider asking AMEX to product change your PRG to the Green Card which has an annual fee about 1/2 of what you are paying now; that way you can preserve your membership reward points. Or you can link your rewards to an online merchant such as amazon.com and use your points earned for a product purchase.
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    Agreed. Use your points at Amazon and let it go bye bye. I'm right behind you in a couple of months.
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    I've heard of some people applying for a Blue card—the no-annual-fee, non-cash-back version—to store their MR points on. They'll only be MR "Express" points so long as they're on Blue, but if you get a Green/Gold/Plat later I think I've heard you can move them back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danda View Post
    I've heard of some people applying for a Blue card—the no-annual-fee, non-cash-back version—to store their MR points on. They'll only be MR "Express" points so long as they're on Blue, but if you get a Green/Gold/Plat later I think I've heard you can move them back.
    This is what I was interested in knowing about. What is the difference between MR and MR express? I might get a blue just to hang on to the points if the redeeming value is same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danda View Post
    I've heard of some people applying for a Blue card—the no-annual-fee, non-cash-back version—to store their MR points on. They'll only be MR "Express" points so long as they're on Blue, but if you get a Green/Gold/Plat later I think I've heard you can move them back.
    Is there an annual fee with the Blue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureBillionaire View Post
    Is there an annual fee with the Blue?
    No annual fee. My MR points on Blue are not the express but the regular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eibwen View Post
    This is what I was interested in knowing about. What is the difference between MR and MR express? I might get a blue just to hang on to the points if the redeeming value is same.
    MR express was a useless product offered only to the ZYNC customers - ZYNC is no longer offered to prospective members.
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    if it were me, id transfer the points directly to miles 1:1
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlam572 View Post
    if it were me, id transfer the points directly to miles 1:1
    Yup. Got me a free Delta ticket before ditching my PRG.
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