Redeem American Express Points, Make a Charitable Donation to Rise Up Foundation

Rise Up is so excited to announce it’s latest effort toward helping teachers in the classroom. Did you know you can use your credit card reward points to shop on Amazon? This summer we launched our latest initiative, #pointsforteachers, to spread awareness that all those unused reward points you have sitting in your account can be put to good use to help a teacher! All you have to do is register your participating card on Amazon, shop a teacher’s wishlist by searching #pointsforteachers on Twitter, and you can make a teacher’s dream come true by helping them get back into the classroom (or teach virtual!).

And even better news! If you are an American Express® cardmember enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program and you have Membership Rewards points available, you can redeem them and in return make a donation to Rise Up Foundation in 1,000-point increments.

For every 1,000 points redeemed from your Membership Rewards account, American Express will donate $5 to Rise Up Foundation.

Redeeming Membership Rewards points for donations to Rise Up Foundation is very easy. Just visit the Membership Rewards website at, or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276). On behalf of all the children that may benefit from your gift, thank you!