Amex announces new rewards partner line-up
American Express has announced the 2008 partner lineup for its membership rewards programme, which includes the addition of several new partners across major categories and gives cardmembers more ways to redeem points.
Among the latest additions to the programme are Wynn Las Vegas, a resort in Las Vegas and Air Tahiti Nui, which provides non-stop flights from New York and Los Angeles to Tahiti.
Other new additions to the programme include: – Retail partners, such as west elm – Dining & Entertainment partners, such as Legal Sea Food, Forth Wall Restaurants, U.S. Golf Association [USGA®]; and – Travel partners, such as Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and The Peninsula Hotels.
These latest additions are among the hundreds of redemption options that are available to enrollees and span across the programe’s nine major categories: Airlines, Car Rentals and Rail, Charities, Dining & Entertainment, Financial Services, Hotels, Merchandise, Retail, and Sports and Adventure.
“Continuing to grow and enhance the Membership Rewards programme is a key goal for American Express,” said Tracey Beberman, vice president, Membership Rewards, for Amex. “We know that Cardmembers value the programme’s redemption options and by adding more partners we give them more ways to redeem points and get the kinds of things they want.”
The 2008 programme partners in some of the major categories include: Airlines: Aeromexico, Aeroplan, Air France KLM, Air Jamaica, Air Tahiti Nui, AirTran Airways, Alitalia Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Cathay Pacific Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, EL AL Israel Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines®, JetBlue Airways, Mexicana Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SWISS and Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Car Rentals and Rail: Amtrak, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car®, Hertz® and Rail Europe.
Charity: GivingExpress [run by JustGive.org].
Dining & Entertainment: AMC Entertainment , American Express Gift Cards Especially for Dining, Benihana, BLOCKBUSTER, By Invitation Only Events for Platinum Cardmembers, California Pizza Kitchen, Cinemark Theatres, CityPass, Create Your Own Reward, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Fourth Wall Restaurants, iTunes, Legal Sea Food, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc., McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Patina Restaurant Group, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Red Lobster, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Regal Entertainment Group, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Telecharge.com, The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, The Melting Pot, Ticketmaster, Tribeca Film Festival and USTA.
Retail: Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bath & Body Works, Bloomingdale’s, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, Crate and Barrel, Dell Computer, ESCADA, FTD.COM, Gap, Lands’ End, Linens’n Things, L’Occitane, Nike, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Red Door Spas, Restoration Hardware, Saks Fifth Avenue, Smithsonian Institution, SpaFinder, Talbots, The Home Depot, Tourneau, 800wine.com, west elm, Williams-Sonoma and Williams-Sonoma Home. First Collection: Baccarat, Bergdorf Goodman, Chopard, Davidoff Cigars and Accessories, Ermenegildo Zegna, Exclusive Resorts, Girard Perregaux, Gucci, IWC, Lamborghini, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mikimoto, Monarch Billiards, Montegrappa writing instruments, Neiman Marcus, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Pebble Beach Resorts®, Piaget, Premium Wines, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Relais & Chateaux Grands Chefs Restaurants, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Peninsula Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Tiffany & Co. and Virgin Limited Edition.
Financial Services: American Express Gift Cards, American Express Gift Cheques, American Express Travelers Cheques, MileageManager, Link2Gov (www.pay1040.com/mr), Official Payments (www.officialpayments.com/mr), Points.com and Upromise.