Do you use an American Express (Amex) credit card?
If so, you’re probably aware of the AMEX Membership Rewards (MR) program, which allows you to collect points from your everyday spending on select Amex cards.
You can redeem your MR points for travel purchases, merchandise, statement credits and more.
There’s one other notable perk to earning MR points – you can transfer them to other loyalty programs.
Sometimes, it’s worthwhile to convert MR points to a transfer partner.
You’ll get access to a broader range of offers and may snag better redemption deals than if you use them for Amex-related rewards.
One of the most popular loyalty programs in Canada is Aeroplan.
Not surprisingly, it would be the preferred choice for Canadians wishing to make travel redemptions.
It offers an excellent travel-oriented rewards program that’s flexible and easy to use.
Can You Transfer Amex Points to Aeroplan?
Are you an avid traveller with an Aeroplan account?
If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can transfer your MR points to Aeroplan.
The conversion ratio of MR points to Aeroplan points is 1:1.
You can transfer your points in increments of 100, and the minimum transfer amount is 1,000.
Therefore, by moving 1,000 MR points, you’ll receive 1,000 Aeroplan points.
Remember that this conversion feature is only available for Amex MR cards.
Amex cards part of the Select Tier or Choice by Membership Rewards Tier do not qualify for points transfers.
How to Transfer Amex Points to Aeroplan
There are two ways to transfer your Amex points to Aeroplan: online or by phone.
To initiate the transfer online, follow these steps:
- Go to the American Express website and log in
- Click on Membership Rewards Program
- Click the “Use Points” drop-down box and select “Transfer Points”
- Select Aeroplan as the frequent flyer program and enter the number of points you want to transfer
- Review your transaction and confirm the conversion by clicking “Transfer My Points”
If you prefer to transfer your MR points by phone, contact AMEX by calling 1-800-668-2639.
If you’re a small business cardholder, call 1-888-721-1046.
The transfer takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours to complete.
All conversions are final and cannot be reversed.
Amex occasionally offers transfer bonuses to Aeroplan, which typically range from 10% to 20%.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use my Amex points on Air Canada?
Yes. You can apply your Amex points toward Air Canada purchases using the Pay with Points program. As long as you hold an Amex credit card that’s part of the Amex Membership Rewards program, you can pay for Air Canada purchases using your points.
The minimum redemption requirement is 10 MR points, and you can use your points for all or part of your order. To redeem your points, you must use your Amex card at checkout. Any remaining balance will be charged to your Amex card.
Currently, 1,000 MR points are equivalent to $10 in purchases at AirCanada.com.
- How long does it take to transfer Amex to Aeroplan points?
It takes 30 minutes to 24 hours to transfer MR points to Aeroplan.
- What is the transfer ratio for Amex points to Aeroplan?
Amex points are convertible to Aeroplan points at a 1:1 ratio. If you transfer 1,000 Amex points, you’ll receive 1,000 Aeroplan points.