Redeeming points is instant and straightforward.
are just some of the benefits of using your points
to pay for your travel:
Book any airline or any supplier product. You can book
any seat, in any class – even use your points to
upgrade to business or first class.
Earn frequent flyer points on eligible travel booked;
when you use your Membership Rewards points to purchase
air tickets you will earn frequent flyer points as long
as you are enrolled in the applicable FF program –
it’s just like paying with cash!
You can use your points to purchase travel for anyone
– ideal for Christmas for family and friends, or
to reward your staff.
There are no blackout periods – as long as there
is availability you can book it!
Use your points to pay for travel for anyone – family,
friends and employees.
are no blackout periods –
as long as there is availability you can book it!
Asked Questions about American Express®
Pay with Points:
What is Pay with Points (PWP)?
Pay with Points
allows you to redeem your American Express® Membership
Rewards® (MR) points for payment of any Cruise, Tour,
or Air vacation. You must simply inform the Accent Travel
/ American Express® Travel Representative agent that
you wish to apply your points to your travel and with the
account and card information you will then provide, the
two of you will be able to successfully credit your purchase.
2. How often can I use PWP?
Cardholders can use the PWP option as often as they
travel, as long as they have points in the MR account to
Is there a minimum amount of points that a card holder
is required to use?
Yes, 5,000 points is the minimum point deduction allowed.
4. What is the timeline for PWP to reach my American
Express® credit card?
The deduction and credit process to your account occurs
after payment has been applied and the Agency Services
desk (ASD) requests a point transfer. In most cases, the
credit will be applied to the account within 7 days (often
within 2 days). Depending on your card's cycle, the application
of the credit may carry over to the following cycle.
My American Express® card was issued in Canada-- is
it eligible for PWP?
Only US issued cards are eligible for the Pay with Points
How many points will I need to reach a specific dollar
There are different point-per-dollar ratios depending
on the product you are using (air, tour, or cruise). When
making a booking inquiry or reservation, your agent will
be able to give you a definite conversion rate depending
on the nature of your travel.
I know I can use PWP for air, tour, and cruise, but what
about hotel and car?
Only pre-paid vacations are eligible for PWP. Since some
car rental and some hotel stays are not pre-paid, they
do not qualify for PWP.