• Credit Cards,  Miles and Points

    What to do with Membership Rewards Points if you Don’t Travel

    The best way to achieve the greatest value for your American Express Membership Rewards points is by transferring them to Airline and Hotel travel partner programs. That’s where you can often get more than 1.5 cents per point on flights and rooms, sometimes WAY more. But if you don’t travel, should you shun the American Express cards that earn these points? Not necessarily, as there are other redemption options. Be careful when you redeem your points, as each method gives you different a value for your points–some are downright awful. I’ll go through each one in the order of “Least desirable-don’t do it!” to “Best method in a pinch.” Shopping on A prominently…