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The Membership Reward program from American Express allows cardholders to earn unlimited rewards points that never expire. These points can be redeemed for travel, merchandise, dining and entertainment. Special rewards are also offered periodically, including limited-time offers on concert tickets, televisions, electronics and more. Here’s a look at some of the best deals from Membership Rewards for the holiday season.
Apple 27″ iMac with 3.1 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
This Apple iMac is currently on sale with a savings of 25,700 points through 12/31/2011. This high-end computer features the fastest graphics available in an all-in-one computer, along with fast data transfer ability and a FaceTime HD camera for full-screen calls. The widescreen has an LED backlighting for a crisp, clear display and the entire computer is incredibly thin to take up very little space.
355,900 points | Link
Sharp Aquos 60″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV
This television is on sale with a discount of 11,700 points through 12/31/2011. This high-performance TV produces one of the best picture qualities available today with crystal-clear images. It has built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners, 4 HDMI inputs, and 2 HD 1080p component inputs. It also features connected TV services like Netflix and Vudu, along with IP control which allows a PC to control basic functions. The Sharp Aquos also includes Vyper Drive, a gaming mode that gets rid of lag for the ultimate gaming experience.
Redemption for the Sharp Aquos also includes a free HDMI cable.
302,200 points | Link
HP All-in-One Fusion E-350
This HP computer is currently on sale with a total discount of 24,700 points through 12/31/2011. The Fusion features powerful performance and speed with a design that’s built for business productivity. This computer is a great value for business owners with a 20″ display and a 1.6 GHz processor.
83,000 points | Link
Apple iPad 2 16GB or 32GB
The iPad remains the best selling tablet on the market for a reason. The new Apple iPad 2 features a lighter, sleeker design with the most powerful chip yet. This tablet includes 2 cameras, 10 hours of battery life and the ability to record HD videos with ease. The 9.7-inch screen has LED-backlit display with IPS technology while the tablet offers bluetooth capabilities and Wi-Fi. The iPad 2 is the perfect holiday gift for any family or friend.
Starting at 94,400 points | Link
1-800-Flowers Gift Sets
Cardholders who are looking for a beautiful gift for a loved one may enjoy one of the gift sets offered by 1-800-Flowers.
The Golden Classics Holiday Gift Basket is currently 10,500 points and includes a $5 savings pass for 1-800-Flowers. This gift basket features golden-wrapped packages of cookies, holiday bark, cocoa, Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Ghiradelli chocolates, peanut brittle, butter toffee, chocolate starlight mints and more. All of these goodies are tucked away in a wire basket that may be reused afterward.
For something a bit more simple, try the Golden Elegance Sweet Tower. This option is only 8,800 points and features a five-box tower of chocolate treats from Ghiradelli. Sweets include butter toffee popcorn, milk chocolate squares, chocolate almond squares, chocolate chip cookies and dark chocolate drops.
Starting at 8,000 points | Link