Most people make the mistake, including myself, of using Amex Membership Rewards Points to book hotels directly through the portal. Before I knew any better if how to maximize the hard earned Points, I would book hotels through the Amex Portal. It was convenient, fast, and didn’t require any additional thought. Little did I know, I wasted tens of thousands of Points.
The Amex Portal,although valuable in some areas, is inflated and a waste of Points when used for most hotels. There is a much better option to squeeze the most value out of every point.
Amex MR points can be transferred to Choice Privileges at a 1:1 ratio, making it easy to find excellent hotel redemptions in Europe. For example, you can stay in Italy, Sweden, and other countries in Europe starting at 8,000 points per night. During peak season, these same hotels can easily cost hundreds of dollars per night.
Only 8,000 Amex MR Points transferred to Choice Hotels for this room in Rome, Italy
Here are the some of the best redemptions for Choice Hotels stays:
– 1 night in a hotel in downtown Venice or Rome, Italy is 10,000 points transferred to Choice Hotels points.
– 1 night in a hotel in downtown Stockholm, Sweden is 10,000 points transferred to Choice Hotels points.
– 1 night in a hotel in downtown Malmö, Sweden is 8,000 points transferred to Choice Hotels points.
– 1 night at the Clarion Suites Roatan on the island of Roatan, Honduras is 6,000 points transferred to Choice Hotels points.
Have you ever transferred Amex MR Points to Choice Hotels?