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
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:
- American Express Gold Card
- American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card
- American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card
- American Express Gold Credit Card
- American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card (free)
- American Express SmartEarn Credit Card
For the American Express Gold Card/ American 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.
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?