Amex rewards cardholders can now use points to shop via Paypal

woman holding phone with paypal logo and her american express card while shopping online on her laptop with points

Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2021 Credit Card Provider of the Year, American Express has partnered with PayPal to launch PayPal with Points, allowing Amex customers to shop online and pay using Membership Points via Paypal.

To use the service, you must already have your Amex credit card linked to PayPal. You can then use PayPal with Points to shop online with thousands of Australian retailers when you choose their American Express Card upon checkout on Paypal.

​​For Amex Rewards cardholders whose cards aren’t yet linked, you can simply add your American Express Card to your PayPal account, ensuring their Membership Rewards balance automatically features at the checkout of retailers. Once you’ve done this, you will be able to use the feature by mid-November.

“This is the first time Australians are able to shop with PayPal using rewards points from a non-PayPal credit card, expanding the payment choice and flexibility we offer customers while maintaining the highly secure processes they know and trust,” said Andrew Toon, general manager, payments, PayPal Australia.

The development comes in the wake of COVID-induced changes to Aussie reward point spending. Credit card providers are finding that due to over a year of travel restrictions, cardholders now want more rewards points options beyond airline points.

Director of partnerships & loyalty for Amex Australia and New Zealand, Liana Kohn-Gardner said: “As people have travelled less due to restrictions on international and domestic travel, points balances have quickly added up.”

The partnership comes at an opportune time, as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, giving American Express Reward Card Members the chance to use their points to save big on their Christmas shopping.

“By using PayPal with Points, our Card Members can use their points to treat themselves, or their loved ones, without having to dip into their cash savings,” Liana continued.

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