How to setup an American Express Membership Rewards account (Hint: There’s really nothing to it)

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It doesn’t take much to setup an American Express Membership Rewards account online, because you’ll be able to use your rewards as soon as you register your eligible American Express card, like The Platinum Card® from American Express.

Everything is right there under the same login – your credit card information and your Amex Membership Rewards details. If you have more than one Membership Rewards earning card, your rewards will be linked, so you’ll be able to see your Amex points earnings and redemptions from multiple rewards credit cards all in the same spot.

Here’s a quick look at all the travel credit cards that earn Amex Membership Rewards along with links to more detailed information about the Amex Membership Rewards program as a whole.

Amex Membership Rewards points helped me fly my entire family to Portugal last year. It was undoubtedly the trip of a lifetime. (Photo by Meghan Hunter/Million Mile Secrets.)

How to setup an Amex Membership Rewards account

Like I mentioned before, setting up an Amex Membership Rewards account doesn’t require anything other than registering your Amex Membership Rewards earning credit card online. Once you have your credit card registered, you’ll be able to use the Amex points you earn through the same online login. Plus, as long as you keep your account open your American Express points won’t expire.

How to get American Express points

You can earn transferrable Amex points with the following cards:

All of your Amex Membership Rewards points earning cards can be linked together online so it’s easy to manage your rewards.

After logging in to your Amex account, head to the “Rewards” tab to find a summary of all of your Membership Rewards points earning cards.

That’s all there is to it, now you’re ready to transfer those points to book your dream trip.

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Meghan Hunter is an editor for Million Mile Secrets. She covers points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. Her work has also appeared in The Points Guy.

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