If you are an American Express cardholder you may be aware of your multiple opportunities to earn rewards points that can be cashed out for a wide range of discounts and purchases. In a recent partnership with McDonald’s, AMEX is now allowing cardholders to use their rewards points to pay for their purchases at the fast food giant.
AMEX cardholders can either swipe their card through the inside card reader to cash in their rewards for payment, or pay through their AMEX mobile app. On top of this mobile option, it is expected that McDonald’s will also accept Apple Pay once it goes live.
In addition to the ability to cash in rewards points for McDonald’s purchases, during the launch of this new partnership AMEX will be donating one dollar for every purchase made from AMEX rewards to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
“Having the options to pay as customers choose is a big opportunity we are leveraging,” Lisa McComb, director of McDonald’s media relations outside of Chicago, tells Mobile Commerce Daily. “We’re focused on making the experience at McDonald’s easy and convenient, and this additional payment method offers more options for our customers.”