One of the benefits of The Platinum Card® from American Express has just been improved considerably.
Amex digital entertainment credit adds partners
The $695 annual fee Amex Platinum Card (Rates & Fees) offers all kinds of perks, including many types of credits. This card underwent a refresh in mid-2021, whereby we saw the annual fee on the card increased, and at the same time, we saw several new perks added.
One of those perks was a digital entertainment credit of up to $240 per year, in the form of a $20 monthly statement credit on eligible subscriptions with any of the following:
- The New York Times
This credit has become more valuable with four additional partners. The Amex Platinum digital entertainment credit can now also be used toward purchases with the following:
- The Disney Bundle
Is this digital entertainment credit change a big deal?
The Amex Platinum is well worth the annual fee, but the reality is that everyone gets value out of different aspects of the perks. For example, besides benefits like airport lounge access, the Amex Platinum offers up to $1,874 in credits per year.
I would assume that a vast majority of cardmembers aren’t using all of those credits, but the reality is that even if you use just a few of the available ones, you could quickly come out ahead on the annual fee.
In the case of the digital entertainment credit, I can only speak for myself, but:
- I haven’t been using the credit since I haven’t valued a subscription with any of those providers all that much
- That being said, I’ll take advantage of a Hulu subscription if Amex is picking up the tab
So I’d consider this a pretty awesome change, and it’ll definitely improve the value I get out of the card.
The Amex Platinum Card digital entertainment credit can now be used toward purchases with Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, and Hulu, in addition to the four existing partners.
It’s always great to see Amex credits get more flexibility, given that they’re generally quite restrictive. Of course, that’s fair enough, given just how many credits are offered.
Will you benefit from the more flexible Amex Platinum digital entertainment credits?
(Tip of the hat to Miles To Memories)
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