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Looking into cashing out AmEx points. Tell me what to do!

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Gift cards is the worst redemption for Amex points. Anyone saying otherwise is a noob. If you spend any time on boarding area blogs, you would know this.

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Transfer to an airline will be most valuable, 1cpp for gc's otherwise

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Yea, gift card are terrible redemption. I get twice that on my personal card for no annual fee

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Recommend British airways.

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I would like to convert into miles for a trip to the UK, but the fees on British Airways for reward flights are *terrible* and am not too sure about other airlines. Thoughts?

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Transfer them to SPG. Not the best exchange rate, but probably best use for points.

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You can transfer to Cathay Pacific and use those miles to book on BA or AA. Flying on AA metal will avoid the hefty fuel surcharges

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You can also use them to pay for Amazon and Sephora purchases.

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I use it for gift cards at high end department stores that I can then use for gifts or buying myself niceeeee things (Saks $100 gift card= 10k Amex points)

General rule that 10,000 points gets you a $100 GC to most stores. It seems to be the best "bang" of the options.

Sales on Samsung last week. Not sure if it's still running but I got a 55' SUHD 4k for about 80k pts

Where are you flying from OP?

All these posts are all junk.... Get real cash. Sell them! There is a real market for these. ~1.3 cents per point is the going rate right now. When factoring in fuel fists in points tickets, it's rare that the points transfer business case wins unless you go first. I work with a points broker (they exist) but there are some shady ones out there.

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http://rewards2cash.com

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@PWC3 is that legit? Have you done it before?

I tried, it worked, I was very suspicious of the process, but got my $1,500 via pay pal for my Amex points - had to create a temporary air canada rewards account, transfer my Amex points to it and then give control to that account to them - received the pay pal transfer instantly

That's pretty sweet! Will have to look into that. Thanks!

Can you combine points you get with a personal Amex and a corporate? Considering getting the spg Amex

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