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Amex Membership Rewards Points Card

You want to get the best value from your Amex rewards. After all, you spent time, money and effort accumulating them. A question we’re often asked is, “How much are Amex Membership Rewards points worth?” so we created these tables of Amex rewards points values for your quick reference.

 

This table below shows the value of your Amex points if you choose to convert them to one of these popular frequent flyer programs or to a cash equivalent to book rewards like hotels, hire cars, luxury items, appliances, etc.

 

(*Tip: To view full table on mobile, rotate your device to landscape/horizontal view.)

Amex Points
Amex Points Converted to Airline Points / Cash
Qantas Emirates Qatar Singapore Cathay Etihad Cash
2:1 3:1 2:1 3:1 2:1 2:1 0.005:1
25,000 12,500 8,333 12,500 8,333 12,500 12,500 $125
50,000 25,000 16,667 25,000 16,667 25,000 25,000 $250
75,000 37,500 25,000 37,500 25,000 37,500 37,500 $375
100,000 50,000 33,333 50,000 33,333 50,000 50,000 $500
125,000 62,500 41,667 62,500 41,667 62,500 62,500 $625
200,000 100,000 66,667 100,000 66,667 100,000 100,000 $1,000
250,000 125,000 83,333 125,000 83,333 125,000 125,000 $1,250
300,000 150,000 100,000 150,000 100,000 150,000 150,000 $1,500
400,000 200,000 133,333 200,000 133,333 200,000 200,000 $2,000
500,000 250,000 166,667 250,000 166,667 250,000 250,000 $2,500
750,000 375,000 250,000 375,000 250,000 375,000 375,000 $3,750
1,000,000 500,000 333,333 500,000 333,333 500,000 500,000 $5,000

* Conversions are based on the ratios indicated and Australian dollars. Ratios may be subject to change.

* Points cannot be exchanged for cash. The values shown are for equivalent cash comparison only.

* This table includes the most popular frequent flyer programs. If yours is not listed, please reach out to us.

 

Need help booking your reward flights?

We help Australian frequent flyers book travel with reward points. We have helped American Express customers turn their Amex Membership Rewards into custom travel arrangements quickly and simply. We help you fly further, for less.

To book your points flight, fill out our booking enquiry form and we’ll be in touch soon.

 

 

What do I save if I book with points?

 

That’s a great question, and the short answer is, it’s complicated. The easiest way to answer it is through an example:

A client wants two business class return tickets flying from Perth to London, paid for using Amex Points.

Amex Points Needed

Airline FF Points required for the seats is 600,000.

The Amex Points conversion rate to Airline FF Points is 2 to 1

The client will need to convert 1,200,000 Amex Points to receive 600,000 Airline FF Points

Cost of Amex Points

The client earns 2.25 Amex Points for every dollar spent using their Amex Platinum Card

The total Amex spend needed to get the required points is 1,200,000 / 2.25 = $533,333.33

Amex charges 1.8% on transactions

The cost to the client to get the points is $533,333.33 * 1.8% = $9,600

Cost of Paid Tickets

Two paid return business class tickets would typically cost $25,000.

Savings Using Points to Book

The total savings to the client would be $25,000 – $9,600 = $15,400

Savings Converting Points to Cash

If the client had opted to use the same number of Amex points to offset the cost of the paid ticket, the savings would only have been 1,200,000 * 0.005 = $6,000!

 

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HERE’S HOW FAR YOUR POINTS CAN TAKE YOU

(*Tip: To view full tables on mobile, rotate your device to landscape/horizontal view.)

 

Business Class Reward Flights departing from Sydney

Amex Points
Departing Sydney, Business Class

Singapore

London Paris New York

LA

Qantas

136,800 289,200 289,200 289,200

216,800

Emirates

N/A 607,500 607,500 667,500 712,500

Qatar

190,000 180,000 180,000 240,000

240,000

Singapore

205,500 391,500 391,500 436,500

409,500

Cathay 168,000 220,000 220,000 220,000

220,000

Etihad N/A 380,000 380,000 480,000

N/A

 

 

Business Class Reward Flights departing from Melbourne

Amex Points
Departing Melbourne, Business Class

Singapore

London Paris New York

LA

Qantas

137000 289200 289200 289200

216800

Emirates

375,000 384,000 384,000 667,500

712500

Qatar

190,000 180,000 180,000 240,000

240,000

Singapore

205,500 391,500 391,500 436,500 409,500

Cathay

168,000 220,000 220,000 220,000 220,000

Etihad

N/A 380,000 380,000 480,000

N/A

 

 

Business Class Reward Flights departing from Perth

Amex Points
Departing Perth, Business Class

Singapore

London Paris New York

LA

Qantas

114,000 253,000 253,000 289,200

253,000

Emirates

N/A 532,500 532,500 622,500

667500

Qatar

190,000 180,000 180,000 240,000 240,000

Singapore

121,500 358,500 358,500 409,500

382,500

Cathay

168,000 220,000 220,000 220,000

220,000

Etihad

N/A N/A N/A N/A

N/A

 

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How to get the most value from your Amex Membership Rewards points

 

If you were to purchase a new laptop computer for $2,000 and paid for it using your Amex card, you would receive 2.25 points for each dollar you spent (depending on your card), totalling 4250 Amex points.

 

If the merchant charged you a 2.5% fee on the purchase, the points you earned would have cost you $50 ($2000 x 2.5% = $50).

 

If the merchant fee was 1.8%, the 2000 points would have only cost you $36. This may not seem like much, but it all adds up when you’re dealing with hundreds of thousands or millions of points.

 

Paying higher merchant fees mean that the potential value of your earned reward points drops.

 

In order to maximise the value of your points, we recommend using American Express only when the merchant fee is under 2%.

 

About The Well Connected Traveller

 

The Well Connected Traveller is a boutique, full-service, luxury travel agency that specialises in reward seat bookings for clients with 1,000,000+ reward points.

 

For over a decade, we have helped travellers create the memories of a lifetime by designing unique travel experiences ranging from extraordinary adventures to first-class travel and that takes full advantage of their accumulated rewards points across multiple reward programmes.

 

Our customer experience is built on care, excellence, expertise, and a genuine desire to go the extra mile. The Well Connected Traveller is where travel and first-class personnel service meet.

 

Contact us or Book your Points flight now

 

This blog was originally published on 13 December 2021 and has been updated for 2024.