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:

CardWelcome bonus & minimum spending requirements
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
Terms Apply.
American Express®️ Green CardEarn 30,000 Amex Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in your first three months of account opening. Terms Apply.
The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American ExpressEarn up to $300 when you make eligible purchases with Dell Technologies, DocuSign and FedEx within the first three months of Card Membership (up to $100 per merchant, in the form of statement credits). This offer will run through November 4, 2020
The Platinum Card® from American Express
60,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of opening your account. Terms Apply.
American Express® Gold Card35,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $4,000 in purchases in the first three months of account opening. Terms Apply.
American Express® Business Gold CardEarn 35,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Gold Card within the first three months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.
Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express
15,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of opening your account. Terms Apply.
Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express10,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of opening your account. Terms Apply.
The information for the Amex EveryDay Preferred Credit Card and Amex EveryDay Credit Card has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

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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