Easy: Earn 1,500 Amex Membership Rewards Points By Dining Out

by Chris Dong

Back in May, American Express acquired a buzzy restaurant reservations startup, Resy. The platform is a competitor to OpenTable with over 4,000 restaurants in 200 cities worldwide.

Now, American Express is pushing its newest acquisition to the masses with a promotional offer that starts today, August 15 and runs through September 30. Here is the first promotion for the Amex Resy partnership.

The Offer

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Earn up to 1,500 American Express Membership Rewards points for dining out and using Resy. This is how it works.

  • Make a restaurant reservation through Resy.
  • Register your American Express card (must be a card that earns MR points) to the “Resy Wallet”
  • Feast at your restaurant of choice and pay as you normally would (we recommend the American Express Gold card, which earns 4x MR points at US restaurants)
  • You’ll earn 500 MR points.
  • Rinse and repeat, up to 3x, for a total of 1,500 MR points.

Full details can be found here.

Eligible Amex Cards

Only cards that earn Membership Rewards points are eligible for this offer. That includes the Platinum Card by American Express, the American Express Gold Card*, the Blue Business Plus Card from American Express, among others.

*4x points at US restaurants


Other Amex Resy Partnership Perks 

Resy is also unveiling “Off Menu Week,” a special restaurant week-style dining opportunity. And Amex cardholders get presale first dibs access (any Amex cardholder, not just those that earn Membership Rewards points).

These select restaurants in New York, Chicago, and Austin will have special menus (hence the name, Off Menu Week) and other special perks. Here is a breakdown of the events that are happening this fall. For a full list of restaurants participating, click here.

New York City

  • Restaurant Event Dates: September 16 – 22
  • American Express Presale: Begins August 19 at 9am ET via Resy. Public reservation slots begin August 22 at 9am ET via Resy.

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  • Restaurant Event Dates: October 21 – 27
  • American Express Presale: Begins September 19 at 9am ET via Resy. Public reservation slots begin September 23 at 9am ET via Resy.


  • Restaurant Event Dates: December 9 -15
  • American Express Presale: Begins November 7 at 9am ET via Resy. Public reservation slots begin November 11 at 9am ET via Resy.

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1 comment

Brutus August 15, 2019 - 2:58 pm

Not easy. This service doesn’t work anywhere near me.


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