American Express Rewarding Life Challenge Two: Shop with Points

I recently featured my first American Express Rewards Points Challenge, to Book a Flight with Points. My second challenge was to Shop With Points. As I have an American Express Velocity Platinum Card, I earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points on that card, rather than American Express Membership Reward points on my Business Accelerator card. This means I can redeem points for purchases via the Velocity Rewards Store – from the latest gadgets to Gelato Messina.

If you have an American Express Credit Card with Membership Reward points – such as the Essential, Platinum Edge or Explorer Credit Cards – you can use your points to make purchases online, including David Jones. It’s really simple and you don’t even need to transfer your Membership Reward points to purchase on the David Jones website as it’s built into the platform and the points required are displayed on every product beneath the retail price. This is an excellent feature because it provides for a very efficient transaction and allows you to easily work out the value of the points you’re about to spend.

David Jones Shop With PointsOnce you’ve added the products to your cart you can proceed to checkout. After entering your delivery details you are presented with a series of payment options including credit card, Paypal and American Express Membership Reward Points.

David Jones Shop With Points

Once you’ve selected the ‘Membership Rewards Points’ option you are prompted to input the Card details with which you earned the points you would like to use. You can either pay for all or part of the sale with points and the remainder with your Card. Once you’ve submitted the payment and confirmed your order, your purchase should be on its way!

The Shop With Points program is a simple and convenient alternative to devoting your stash of rewards points to travel alone. The integrated functionality with David Jones provides a seamless transaction and the ability to make a partial payment with points, and the remainder on credit card (if you’re short on points), provides additional flexibility for shoppers!

You can also apply for a specific David Jones Platinum American Express card here.

To check out which American Express Card best suits your spending habits head to the American Express website.

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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