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AMEX Tutorial: How To Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points

To the point Do you want to know how to transfer American Express Canada Membership Rewards points? Discover our point transfer tutorial.
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American Express Membership Rewards Cards

American Express Membership Rewards Cards - For Consumers

Here are the four American Express Membership Rewards cards for consumers:

American Express Membership Rewards Cards - For Small Business

Here are the 3 American Express Membership Rewards cards for Small Business:

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My American Express membership rewards cards

Membership Rewards transfer partners

Airline partners

American Express Canada partners with 6 airline loyalty programs. Here they are, with their transfer rate and the time it takes for the transfer to occur:

Aeroplan New Logo

Aeroplan

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
1,000 Aeroplan points

30 minutes

british airways executive club

British Airways Executive Club

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
1,000 Avios miles

5 working days

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Delta SkyMiles

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
750 SkyMiles

30 minutes

Flying Blue 500

Air France KLM Flying Blue

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
750 Flying Blue Miles

3 working days

Asian amex

Asia Miles

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
750 Asia miles

5 working days

amex etihad

Etihad Guest

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
750 Etihad Guest miles

3 working days

Hotel partners

American Express Canada partners with 2 hotel group loyalty programs. Here they are, with their transfer rate and the time it takes for the transfer to occur:

amex bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
1,200 Marriott Bonvoy points

5 working days

amex hilton

Hilton Honors

1,000 Membership Rewards
=
1,000 Hilton Honors Points

5 working days

Transferring Membership Rewards, step by step

Find out how to transfer Membership Rewards from American Express to other loyalty programs.

1- Login to your online account

First, you will need to log into your American Express online account.

Click on “View and Redeem Points“.

See And Exchange
See And Exchange

2- Go to the Membership Rewards section

You will then be taken to the Membership Rewards program page.

If you have multiple cards linked to the same American Express online account, make sure the correct Membership Rewards account is selected.

If applicable, click on”Switch Account” and choose the account from which you want to transfer.

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3 - Go to the page of participating loyalty programs

Then, in the Use Points section, choose Transfer Points.

Transfer Amex Points

Then, you will see first the airline partners and then at the bottom of the page the hotel partners:

Air Programs

Then, the hotel partners:

Amex Hotel Partners

5- Choose a program to which to transfer your points

You have two options:

  • or you already have an account number with the loyalty program(Aeroplan, Marriott Bonvoy, etc) = enter your membership number
  • either you do not have an account and would like American Express to open one for you = option B

Option A: add your existing membership number

This is the option we prefer because you have control over the account opening. You will immediately know your loyalty number and password.

You will need to add your existing account number when you transfer.

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American Express Membership Rewards Membership Rewards transfer

Option B: ask American Express to open an account for you

We strongly prefer option A: if you let American Express open a loyalty program account for you, you will often have to wait a few days.

If you want to go with this option, here are the steps:

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American Express Membership Rewards Membership Rewards transfer

6- Transfer your Membership Rewards

Then, once your account has been added, you will be able to transfer your Membership Rewards in 3 steps:

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American Express Membership Rewards Membership Rewards transfer

To transfer your Membership Rewards, you will need to add:

  • The amount of Membership Rewards to be transferred
  • Security information related to one of your American Express cards (4 digits on the front + 3 digits CSC in the back)
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American Express Membership Rewards Membership Rewards transfer

A verification screen will display to show you:

  • the number of Membership Rewards transferred
  • the number of points obtained for the partner loyalty program
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American Express Membership Rewards Membership Rewards transfer

Once the transfer is done, you will get a confirmation screen with your new points balance.

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American Express Membership Rewards Membership Rewards transfer

Check the status of your points transfers

To view a list of your Membership Rewards transfers, go to the “Your Points Account” menu and click on “My Rewards”.

You will then see this summary.

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American Express Membership Rewards Membership Rewards transfer

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