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American Express Buy Points
Hello. I have an American express platinum account and need to top up my account balance to transfer points to an airline partner. Is it possible (like with a few other programs eg. Marriott, hilton) to buy/purchase miles for a fee?
I don’t think there is a way to ‘buy’ Membership Rewards points. But, you could purchase gift cards to places you would eventually need (gas station, grocery store, favorite restaurant, etc.) Or, you could take advantage of some of the AMEX Offers that pop up offering bonus points for everyday purchases. Hope that helps!
Hi [USER=2928]@Sam Z[/USER], and welcome!
Amex will let you purchase points as part of a transfer. If you call them and say you want to transfer 110k points to Aeroplan, for example, but only have 10k, they’ll just charge you 2.5¢ for the missing miles.
Not a great deal, but useful when you just need a few more!
The limit on AMEX is a surprising 500K points per year.