Now You Can Pay With American Express Rewards Points at McDonald’s
If you are an American Express cardholder and part of their rewards program, you may like the idea of redeeming rewards in real time at McDonald’s. It may seem strange but when you are hungry it will come in handy.
The pay-with-points service is expected to roll out to all participating McDonald’s U.S. locations by December 2014. Initially, though, it will be offered in New York and Chicago, and then in Phoenix and San Francisco.
After swiping their credit card at the counter, AmEx cardholders will see the option to pay with rewards points. The number of points required to cover an order will be displayed. Consumers just need to click if they want to pay with points. There are no codes and no registration needed. The whole transaction is supposed to take milliseconds. If you prefer buying food at drive-through, you can use AmEx mobile app.
The conversion rate is 100 points for $1 worth of food. It is convenient and quick, you won’t need to sit and do math.
In addition to the ability to pay using reward points for McDonald’s purchases, American Express will be donating $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities every time a cardholder uses the service.
American Express is leveraging a big opportunity giving consumers options to choose. They want to make the experience at McDonald’s easy and convenient, and this additional method of payment offers more options to the American Express cardholders.
Latest Credit Card Rewards News
Capital One keeps adding new rewards redemption options to its travel credit cards. To be more precise, holders of Venture and Spark credit cards can now transfer accumulated miles to even more loyalty programs. Surprisingly, new transfer partners are not airlines, as it could be expected, but large hotel chains AccorHotels and Wyndham Hotels & […]
When the new year is on the way, everyone wants to not only resume the previous one but also draw up new plans and resolutions. This applies to your credit card rewards as well. If you are a happy owner of a cashback credit card with rotating quarterly categories, you probably were looking forward to December to find out what the issuer would prepare for you this time and where you could get more benefits.
This month, Capital One added an important extra redemption option for some of its credit cards. Such an introduction will surely appeal to lovers of shopping at online stores, and, more precisely, at Amazon.com. Yes, now owners of most Capital One credit cards get the opportunity to spend the rewards they earn on millions of Amazon items (except the restricted ones) due to a new partnership!
It has just been announced that Capital One and Walmart are preparing to release their new product – the Capital One Walmart Rewards Credit Card Program. The program will be available on two new co-branded credit cards that are specially designed for customers shopping at Walmart.
On April 22 the Canadian direct bank Tangerine Bank introduced an improved sign-up bonus offer for their no-annual fee cash back credit card – the Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card. Founded by ING Group in 1997, Tangerine Bank was acquired by Scotiabank in 2012 and now besides the Mastercard cash back card offers savings and chequing accounts, mutual funds and mortgages.