The Member Rewards program from American Express offers rewards such as trips, shopping sprees, show tickets and gift cards to members with enough points earned on their cards. Rewards accumulate each time a cardholder uses his American Express for purchases.
American Express members can link their card's points to a frequent flier program with an airline. Other options in the Member Rewards program include car rentals, hotel gift cards and theme park admissions. Overall, Webflyer gives the American Express reward card an 8.08 rating, significantly higher than the average 5.94 for other rewards cards, as of 2015.
American Express has a plethora of gift cards available online to purchase with reward points. Webflyer gives American Express a 9.5 in access to reward choices, compared to the average 6.9. Each reward point is worth one cent in gift card money according to ValuePenguin.
Members can also donate their reward points to charity. The Plenti program lets users register so that purchases they make with other cards still provide Plenti American Express points, notes CNBC.