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Currently, a minimum of 5,000 Rewards Points is required to redeem for a Cash Reward.
As of February 1, 2019, a minimum of 10,000 MBNA Rewards Points will be required to redeem for a Cash Reward, which is the equivalent of $50.00 with the new Cash Rewards redemption rate.
However, from September 1st, 2018 to January 31st, 2019 we will temporarily lower the minimum Points needed to redeem for a Cash Reward from 5,000 to 1,000 MBNA Rewards Points. This will enable you to redeem your existing Points for a Cash Reward at your current redemption rate of 100 Points per $1.00, if you wish to do so during this time period.