American Express Double Membership Rewards Points on Educational Spends

American Express has been expanding the ambit of the card acceptance over time in India, and one of their big wins recently has been to go very deep in the educational segment. To promote their reach in the education segment, there is a new American Express Double Membership Rewards Points promotion, offering double Membership Rewards points for paying Educational Expenses such as tuition fees, admission fees and books on their proprietary Credit Cards and Charge Cards between February 1, 2020, and March 31, 2020. This is the return of the double points promotion for educational spends from last year.

American Express Double Membership Rewards Points on Educational Spends

American Express Double Membership Rewards Points

The promotion works on the following credit and charge cards, and no other cards such as co-branded cards or those issued by Amex partner banks, including Amex Corporate Cards:

For the American Express Gold CardAmerican Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card/  American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card/ American Express Gold Credit Card/ American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card, members will get 1 Bonus Membership Rewards point in addition to one point regularly earned, on every INR 50 spent at education institutions. While there is no list published this time around, here is a reference list from an older promotion on education spends.

The Bonus Membership Rewards Points will get credited to Cardmember’s account by June 30, 2020. Here are the complete T&C of the promotion. The promotion is capped at 5,000 Membership Rewards points on education spends during the promotion period, indicating a maximum spend of INR 250,000 for the promotion.

If you don’t have an American Express card, you can get the American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card and the American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card free, exclusively through these links.

Bottomline

It is fantastic when you can earn miles for stuff that you are already going to have to do, such as paying a school fee or depositing rent for your home. But when you are going to get double points to do that, it is all the more reason to do so.

Which card do you use to pay your own or your kid’s fees?

Comments

  1. Hey Ajay, You had written about the offers section on the AMEX website after you log in, a few months ago.

    At the time of that roll-out I had a few offers with majority of them having an expiry date of Jan 31, 2020. But since those offers nothing new has popped up for me.

    Do you face something similar or am I one of the few ones who face this?
    PS: Heavy user on my Platinum Reserve Card and doing the customary four swipes on my Membership Rewards card.

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