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AmEx Rewards

American Express will now be offering more choice, flexibility and attainable rewards in financial services, travel, shopping, and dining and entertainment when it comes to rewards points, which can now be redeemed for as low as 200 points at over 2,000 locations and 23 new hotel properties. Additionally, thanks to new partnerships, the Membership Rewards points can now be used toward federal, state and local income tax payments when filing through Pay1040 ( and Official Payments Corp. In response to increased popularity and demand for travel reward options in Las Vegas, Florida and Los Angeles, American Express has added many hotel properties to the Membership Rewards program located throughout the areas with redemption starting at 18,000 points. British Airways was recently added as a partner in the U.S. Membership Rewards program, allowing miles redeemed for travel on British Airways and Oneworld partner airlines to 150 destinations around the world.

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