The American Express Mobile App now allows you to use Membership Rewards points for charges on the go.
You can now use Membership Rewards points from your smart phone via the AMEX Mobile App to pay for any charges on your card.
As of November 18, 2013, American Express card members with Membership Rewards can use points from your phone for any purchases.
How To Use Membership Rewards to Pay via AMEX Mobile App
Just make any purchase using your American Express card.
The American Express App will send an alert once a charge posts, giving you the option to “use points for that.”
When you decide to use points, the charge disappears from your statement.
This allows you to pay for anything with your Membership Rewards points, such as MetroCards, manicures, cocktails, and cabs.
Important Details for Using Points for Your Charges
Using points for your charges is only available to Basic Consumer and OPEN Card members enrolled in the U.S. Membership Rewards program.
Authorized agents, authorized account managers, additional card members, and authorized additional card members are not eligible.
All linked card accounts must be in good standing.
A minimum of 1,000 Membership Rewards points in your program account is required.
You may use Membership Rewards points only toward the entire amount of an eligible charge.
American Express will present the eligible charges you can use points towards, and they may change which charges are eligible at any time without notice.
For each transaction, points will be debited immediately from your Membership Rewards program account and a credit will be issued to your linked card account for the corresponding dollar amount within 48 hours.
Credits processed after the card account’s statement closing date will appear in the following billing period.
You are responsible for payment of the amount due on your card account by the due date even after using this feature.
More American Express Mobile App Benefits
My Offers – Access a variety of offers nationwide and local offers in New York City and Los Angeles with My Offers for customized offers on the go.
Airport Lounge Access – Find airport lounges worldwide, exclusively for Platinum Card and Centurion card members.
Membership Rewards Mobile – Check your points balance, use points on gift cards, and shop and compare prices from over 60 online retailers.
OPEN Forum – Get business insights from leading business experts with the latest articles and videos.
ReceiptMatch – Upload your receipts and automatically match them to transactions on your Business Card from American Express OPEN.
Maximize your American Express Card with the American Express Mobile App.