A Chinese billionaire and art collector can now fly anywhere in the world for free on points after buying a rare painting with his American Express card.
Liu Yiqian was the winning bidder for the “Reclining Nude” painting at a Christie’s auction earlier this month. He offered (get this…) 170.4 million dollars for the painting. He will never have to pay for flights again with his 170 million AMEX points he made. He also put a 36 million dollar tea cup from the Ming Dynasty on his AMEX last year, so this chap is obviously not hard-done-by.
Do you use points or reward programs? What’s the best thing you’ve received from your points?