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Points earned with Bank of America can typically be redeemed for approximately 1 cent per point though points can easily be redeemed for as little as 0.5 cents per point. Bank of America cardholders who redeem points into a Bank of America checking or savings account, as well as Preferred Rewards clients, however, can redeem points at a 10-75% premium.
- MaxValue Travel (up to 1.6 cents per point)
- MaxFlex Cash Rebates Over $250 (1 cent per point)
- Expected Value 1 cent per point
Points earned with Bank of America can be redeemed through the credit card issuer’s program (“BankAmericard” or “World Points”) for travel, gift cards, cash back, special events, and more. The typical redemption rate is approximately 1 cent per point, though this rate varies widely, as points are often redeemed for as little as 0.5 cents per point. Bank of America cardholders who redeem points into a Bank of America checking or savings account receive a 10% premium on all points redeemed. Preferred Rewards clients, however, earn a 25-75% premium on top of the normal redemption rate:
- Gold: 25% bonus
- Platinum: 50% bonus
- Platinum Honors: 75% bonus
What exactly are the points worth?
Points can generally be redeemed for 1 cent each, though many raw deals also exist within the program. At the same time, some great deals can be found when redeeming for travel. With that being said, the redemption value of points (typically 0.5 to 1.6 cents each) is boosted by 10% for Bank of America checking and savings account holders and 25-75% for Preferred Rewards Clients, in which case you can truly maximize the value of the program.
|Redemption Alternative||Points||Partner Conversion Rate (Cents Per Point)||Value|
|Partner Gift Card||10,000||0.5||$50|
|Partner Gift Card||25,000||1.0||$250|
*2x and 3x reward bonuses apply on up to only $2,500 in combined quarterly spend across the categories
More Redemption Examples
- Cash Rebates Under $250
- Charity Donations Under $250
- Partner Gift Cards Under $250
- Cash Rebates Over $250
- Charity Donations Over $250
- Partner Gift Cards Over $250