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 April 9, 2019, and June 30, 2019. This is a renewal of a double points promotion for educational spends which just ended a few days ago.

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 Platinum Card and the American Express Centurion Card, cardmembers will earn one bonus Membership Rewards point on every INR 40 spent at education institutions which accept American Express cards. While there is no list published this time around, here is a reference list from the last promotion.

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 earned regularly, on every INR 50 spent at education institutions.

The Bonus Membership Rewards Points will get credited to Cardmember’s account within five working days from the date of the transaction. Here are the complete T&C of the promotion. It does not indicate that this is a capped 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. You can read more details in this post.


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?


  1. Our school seems to charge between 3-4% additional for using AMEX so that kills the whole calculation.

  2. Kindly clear how we get points paying rent? I have platinum charge card. Suggest how to get points from rents

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