Some people are seeing an option to cover their American Express charges by redeeming Membership Rewards points to offset the charge and getting a 40% discount on the redemption. Whereas typically redemptions against charges offer a poor value of .6 cents-per-point, those who have this offer can offset these eligible charges at a full 1 cent-per-point value.
Lots of people get better value than 1-cent from their Membership Rewards points, but this could be useful for those who don’t. If you have a Schwab American Express Platinum card, you can get 1.25 cents per point always.
Hat tip to reader Cavin