New partnership with American Express makes it easy to pay for purchases this Christmas using points
10 Nov 2021
PayPal with Points launches in Australia
This is the first time Australians are able to shop with PayPal using rewards points from a non-PayPal credit card, expanding the payment choice and flexibility we offer customers while maintaining the highly secure processes they know and trust

American Express Card Members in Australia can now use their Membership Rewards® points for eligible PayPal purchases - just in time for those wanting to cash-in their points to fill Christmas stockings.

Eligible American Express Membership Rewards Card Members can use PayPal with Points to shop online with thousands of Australian retailers when they choose their American Express Card upon checkout with PayPal.

Andrew Toon, General Manager, Payments, PayPal Australia says: “This is the first time Australians are able to shop with PayPal using rewards points from a non-PayPal credit card, expanding the payment choice and flexibility we offer customers while maintaining the highly secure processes they know and trust.

“The extension of our global partnership with American Express demonstrates our commitment to offer new and innovative product experiences, making the PayPal wallet one of the most versatile and useful digital wallets available.”

Liana Kohn-Gardner, Director of Partnerships & Loyalty for American Express Australia and New Zealand says: “Our Card Members love earning and redeeming points, with travel commonly being a popular way to use them. However, as people have travelled less due to restrictions on international and domestic travel, points balances have quickly added-up, and there’s no better time than the holiday season to put them to good use. By using PayPal with Points, our Card Members can use their points to treat themselves, or their loved ones, without having to dip into their cash savings.”

The new feature is now available for those American Express Membership Rewards Card Members who already have their Card linked to PayPal. For these Card Members, they will simply need to select the Membership Rewards icon displayed underneath their eligible linked Card at checkout.

For Card Members whose Cards aren’t yet linked, they can simply add their American Express Card to their PayPal account which will ensure their Membership Rewards balance automatically features at the checkout of retailers. These Card Members will be able to use the feature by mid-November.

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