American Express Announces 2008 Membership Rewards(R) Program Partner Lineup

American Express today announced the 2008 partner lineup for its industry-leading Membership Rewards® program, which includes the addition of several new partners across popular categories and gives Cardmembers even more ways to redeem points.

Among the latest additions to the program are Wynn Las Vegas, one of the premier resorts in Las Vegas and Air Tahiti Nui, which provides non-stop flights from New York and Los Angeles to Tahiti. Other new additions to the 2008 Membership Rewards program include:

  • Retail partners, such as west elm®;
  • Dining & Entertainment partners, such as Legal Sea Food, Forth Wall Restaurants, U.S. Golf Association [USGA®]; and
  • Travel partners, such as Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and The Peninsula Hotels.

These latest additions are among the hundreds of redemption options that are available to enrollees and span across the programs nine major categories: Airlines, Car Rentals and Rail, Charities, Dining & Entertainment, Financial Services, Hotels, Merchandise, Retail, and Sports and Adventure.

Continuing to grow and enhance the Membership Rewards program is a key goal for American Express, said Tracey Beberman, vice president, Membership Rewards, American Express. We know that Cardmembers value the programs redemption options and by adding more partners we give them more ways to redeem points and get the kinds of things they want.

The 2008 Membership Rewards Program Partners are:

Airlines: Aeromexico, Aeroplan®, Air France KLM, Air Jamaica, Air Tahiti Nui, AirTran Airways, Alitalia Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Cathay Pacific Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, EL AL Israel Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines®, JetBlue Airways, Mexicana® Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Southwest Airlines®, SWISS and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Car Rentals and Rail: Amtrak®, Avis®, Enterprise Rent-A-Car®, Hertz® and Rail Europe.

Charity: GivingExpress [run by].

Dining & Entertainment: AMC Entertainment® , American Express ® Gift Cards Especially for Dining, Benihana, BLOCKBUSTER®, By Invitation Only® Events for Platinum Cardmembers, California Pizza Kitchen, Cinemark Theatres®, CityPass®, Create Your Own Reward, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar®, Fourth Wall Restaurants, iTunes®, Legal Sea Food, Lettuce Entertain You® Enterprises, Inc., McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurants, Mortons® The Steakhouse, Olive Garden®, Patina Restaurant Group, P.F. Changs China Bistro®, Red Lobster®, Roys Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Regal Entertainment Group, Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group©,, The Capital Grille®, The Cheesecake Factory®, The Melting Pot, Ticketmaster, Tribeca Film Festival and USTATM.

Retail: Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Bath & Body Works®, Bloomingdales, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, Crate and Barrel, DellTM Computer, ESCADA, FTD.COM®, Gap, Lands' End®, Linensn Things®, LOccitane, Nike, Pottery Barn®, Pottery Barn Kids®, Red Door Spas, Restoration Hardware, Saks Fifth Avenue, Smithsonian Institution, SpaFinder®, Talbots, The Home Depot®, Tourneau,, west elm®, Williams-Sonoma® and Williams-Sonoma Home®.

First Collection: Baccarat, Bergdorf Goodman, Chopard, Davidoff Cigars and Accessories, Ermenegildo Zegna, Exclusive Resorts, Girard Perregaux, Gucci, IWC, Lamborghini, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Mikimoto, Monarch Billiards, Montegrappa writing instruments, Neiman Marcus, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Pebble Beach Resorts®, Piaget, Premium Wines, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Relais & Chateaux Grands Chefs Restaurants, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Peninsula Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Tiffany & Co. and Virgin Limited Edition.

Financial Services: American Express® Gift Cards, American Express® Gift Cheques, American Express® Travelers Cheques, MileageManager, Link2Gov (, Official Payments Corp.® (, and Upromise®.

Hotels: Best Western Gold Crown Club® International, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts/Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Honors® (Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn® , Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Club®, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, and Scandic), Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Priority Club® Rewards (InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®), Joie de Vivre Hotels, Loews Hotels, LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels, Marriott Individual Incentives, Marriott Vacation Club International, Miraval Life in Balance Resort and Spa, Omni Hotels®, Preferred Hotel Group (Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Summit Hotels & Resorts), Radisson Hotels & Resorts®, Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Preferred Guest® (St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W Hotels®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton® Hotels & Resorts, Four Points® by Sheraton, Westin® Hotel & Resorts), Swissotel Hotels & Resorts and Wynn® Las Vegas.

Sports and Adventure: Abercrombie & Kent, Aspen/Snowmass, Butterfield & Robinson, Classic Car Club, Epiculinary, ESPN Golf Schools Presented by American Express, Golf Academy at The Sea Pines Resort, Intrawest Mountain Resorts, Lake Austin Spa, Mountain Travel Sobek, Mizuno Golf, The Moorings, The Moorings Power, O.A.R.S, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Skip Barber Racing School, Six Flags, Smithsonian Journeys, Space Adventures Ltd., Tauck World Discovery, The Worlds of Busch Gardens, The Canyons, Troon Golf, Theme Parks Unlimited, USGA®, Vail Resorts, Van Der Meer Tennis and Xperience Days.

Merchandise: Adidas, All-Clad, Anolon, AT&T, Bang & Olufsen, Baume & Mercier, Bodum®, Bose®, Boston Acoustics, Bowflex®, Bulova, Bushnell, Callaway® Golf, Camelback, Canon, Casio, Celestron, Circulon, Cobra Golf, Coleman, Creative®, Cuisinart, DeLonghi, Dooney & Bourke, Dunhill, Dyson, Garmin, Hartmann, Hewlett Packard, Hoover, iRobot, Jabra, JA Henckels, Jansport, JBL, JVC, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole Reaction, KitchenAid®, KOSS, Krups, Lagos, Lalique, Le Creuset®, Lenox, Life Fitness, Lladro, Logitech®, Magellan, Majorica, Maui Jim®, Microsoft, Mizuno, Monster Cable, Montblanc, Motorola, Movado, Nambe, Nautilus, Nike, Nikon, The North Face, Oakley, Ogio, Omas, Oreck®, Panasonic, Pentax®, Philips, Pioneer, Plantronics, Polar, Ray-Ban, Riedel, Royal, Samsonite, Samsung, SanDisk, SenrySafe, Sharp, Skagen, Skil, Sky Golf, SIRIUS Satellite, Sony®, Staub, Steiner Sports, Swarovski, TAG Heuer, Takamine, TaylorMade®, Timberland, Titleist® Golf, TIVO, Toro, Toshiba, Travelpro, Trek®, Tumi®, Villeroy & Boch, Waterford, Weber, Wilson®, Yamaha, and many more.

The Membership Rewards program from American Express has more than 140 redemption partners. The program allows Cardmembers to earn one point for virtually every dollar charged on eligible, enrolled American Express® Cards.

Membership Rewards points are redeemable in a wide selection of reward categories. Enrollees may also customize their own redemption experiences through the programs Create Your Reward and Experiences options and use points for just about anything they can imagine. Points have no expiration date, and there is no limit on the number of points a Cardmember can earn.

For more information about the Membership Rewards program, Cardmembers can visit: or call 1-800-THE-CARD.

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