Amex Platinum Digital Entertainment Credit Improved

Amex Platinum Digital Entertainment Credit Improved

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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:

  • Audible
  • Peacock
  • SiriusXM
  • 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:

  • Disney+
  • The Disney Bundle
  • ESPN+
  • Hulu

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.

Bottom line

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)

The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees).

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  1. Rick Guest

    Since I already pay for HBO Max and Hulu the value of the $240 credit has gone from worthless to $240. Great addition.

  2. Carl Guest

    I still think the NY Times credit is the best way to take advantage of this offer. Supporting journalism is badly needed these days, especially in the lights of what's happening in Russia.

    1. Shangster11 Guest

      Today’s NYT??? Journalism???
      Do you see the irony also of you helping journalism when it’s free to you?
      Not taking potshots of your choices but please leave the soapbox. .

  3. Eskimo Guest

    By the way, I just realized OMAAT (or any comments) did not do any favors for readers by giving the monthly pricing of each subscription.
    So here it is. Pick your credit combinations.
    Enjoy!!!!!

    Disney+ $7.99
    ESPN+ $6.99
    Hulu $6.99 no-ads $12.99
    Disney Bundle $13.99 no-ads $19.99
    Audible $8.50-$22.50
    NYT $4-$17
    Peacock $4.99 no-ads $9.99
    SiriusXM $12.99-$22.99

    1. Rick Guest

      You can also add the Hulu bundles if you want your credit to apply to Showtime or HBO Max. For example, Hulu ads plus HBO Max is $21.98, or $1.98 after the $20 credit.

    2. Kardena Pauza Guest

      Thanks for the breakdown! I have audible and Siriusxm so the credit will easily be used!

  4. Bill n DC Gold

    Well the update doesn’t impact me, but that’s okay
    I already have my $20 credit used for NYTimes ($1/week online), Peacock with no commercials, & my favorite SiriusXM. Having SiriusXM saves me on car rentals (although recognizing sattilite is better that cellular) and I pared with hubby’s Biz Platinum’s Dell $200 credit for a cool portable Bose speaker.
    Peacock is good for SNL and Seth Myers. We pay for Paramount+ to watch Colbert...

    Well the update doesn’t impact me, but that’s okay
    I already have my $20 credit used for NYTimes ($1/week online), Peacock with no commercials, & my favorite SiriusXM. Having SiriusXM saves me on car rentals (although recognizing sattilite is better that cellular) and I pared with hubby’s Biz Platinum’s Dell $200 credit for a cool portable Bose speaker.
    Peacock is good for SNL and Seth Myers. We pay for Paramount+ to watch Colbert and many others. And our cellular provider offers HBOMax free ( for now??).

    1. Eskimo Guest

      Let me get this straight. You rent cars so you can listen to SiriusXM?

  5. Bill n DC Gold

    Ben, what’s the policy of gratuitous hateful political posts? Also misinformation??
    I read this blog for travel news not political discussion
    And I hope you block all haters even if it cost you! It’s what openly gay people do. We fight back!

  6. Bob Guest

    Coincidentally, amex delta reserve has an offer that I am using basically giving you the Disney bundle for free through August. Spend $13.99 get the same credit back. Quite frankly I hate the bundle. As a cord cutter espn+ removes a lot of live events because you're not associated with a tv/cable provider. And for hulu you need to spend an extra $6 to remove ads. Disney + has maybe 1 new show per week...

    Coincidentally, amex delta reserve has an offer that I am using basically giving you the Disney bundle for free through August. Spend $13.99 get the same credit back. Quite frankly I hate the bundle. As a cord cutter espn+ removes a lot of live events because you're not associated with a tv/cable provider. And for hulu you need to spend an extra $6 to remove ads. Disney + has maybe 1 new show per week and a movie every so often. Some months nothing new at all like between boba fett and mom knight. I personally only subscribe to Disney + every 4 months. But free is free.

  7. iamhere Guest

    That's because other credit cards that offer this credit include it. Actually it's not a good idea for credit cards to have the same benefits as other cards because it does not serve the purpose of keeping the customers. People just have too much money toward a certain benefit then. It really benefits the credit card company when people don't use all of the benefits.

  8. AC Guest

    Before you add your Amex Platinum card to Disney+ (or one of the 3 Disney streaming services included) check your Amex offers. I got free Disney+ through August w my DL Platinum Amex card so I set that one to pay for Disney+. I have Sirius in 3 cars and Sirius has now gone to a monthly fee (you can still pay for a year or 2 but the discounts aren’t there anymore and basically...

    Before you add your Amex Platinum card to Disney+ (or one of the 3 Disney streaming services included) check your Amex offers. I got free Disney+ through August w my DL Platinum Amex card so I set that one to pay for Disney+. I have Sirius in 3 cars and Sirius has now gone to a monthly fee (you can still pay for a year or 2 but the discounts aren’t there anymore and basically same as month to month) so I get the $20 off that (which I have had for years and would pay anyway so at least for me this is a $240 a year pickup w the steaming credit

  9. MildMidwesterner Member

    Does this include Business Platinum or only the Personal version?

    1. Kardena Pauza Guest

      Only the personal platinum Amex. The biz has its own set of perks geared towards software, dell products etc.

  10. Wayne Guest

    I use my benifit for Audable which is great I get the Disney Bundle through my cell phone provider

  11. Never In Doubt Guest

    Audible premium $8
    Disney+ $8
    NYT intro offer (which can be extended) $4

    Score!

    1. Fsuga Guest

      I'm dying here. He just called the NYT journalism. I have a Master's in Journalism from Mizzou and can tell you without reservation that what they are doing there is not, by any stretch of the word, Journalism.
      But enjoy your free subscription to the puppy kennel liner.

    2. Eskimo Guest

      @Fsuga

      Did NYT reject your application? Actually did you even get a job related to journalism?

      You probably hate them for some reason, likely because they share a different view than yours. That doesn't mean what NYT doing there is not. It obviously is.

      National Enquirer is as much journalism as WAPO or as NYT. Some just have more trash worthy topic, but all are still journalism. Depending on if you care more about Biden...

      @Fsuga

      Did NYT reject your application? Actually did you even get a job related to journalism?

      You probably hate them for some reason, likely because they share a different view than yours. That doesn't mean what NYT doing there is not. It obviously is.

      National Enquirer is as much journalism as WAPO or as NYT. Some just have more trash worthy topic, but all are still journalism. Depending on if you care more about Biden or Kardashian.

      Someone with Master's in Journalism but don't even understand what Journalism means is no different than a pastor who never heard of Jesus.

    3. Abe Froman Guest

      Apparently you see nothing wrong with your comment "likely because they share a different view than yours." There in lies the problem, journalism should be "writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation". They should not be "sharing a different view" than anyone. Just report the news truthfully...which the Times has a hard time doing.

    4. Eskimo Guest

      @Abe Froman

      Go look up what journalism actually means.
      Having a different view is a problem of opinions not journalism. Like I said tabloid materials are still journalism.

      Even the truth can be twisted and bent. Go ask any law enforcement officers (or lawyers)
      But ethics is whole different topic.

      In an ideal world, I would like to see what you describe too. But let's not get carried away, people can't even tell apart fake news or propaganda.

    5. UNCTarheel Guest

      Its rare that a journalist is self-aware. Most see the world through some psuedo-arbitrary lens which doesn’t exist for any other discipline. Even Anthropologist recognize their own viewpoint or positionality; but not journalist.

    6. fartdude3000 Guest

      Masters in Journalism from Mizzou aka a couple of years of doing beer bongs in the ozarks. I see ur putting ur degree to good use trolling in the comments section of some bootleg nerdwallet site. Keep up the good work, freedom fighter.

    7. Never In Doubt Guest

      Fsuga, apparently you meant to reply to someone else.

      Another indication you're not the sharpest tool in the shed.

    8. Der Fliegende Amerikaner Guest

      Well, Fsuga did divulge that he studied at University of Missouri, a decidedly third-rate school, so that says a lot already.

    9. Brian G. Member

      @Fsuga then which nation U.S. Newspaper has "journalism"?

  12. Nate nate Guest

    If you don't value the credit, sign up for the NYT to support journalism.

    1. Ethan Guest

      Same, though I might pull out of it for Hulu Disney+ bundle

  13. Steve Diamond

    This is good news for me as i get peacock for free (somehow maybe through my ISP?) and i have no use for NYT or Sirius. I have had Hulu in the past but not now and i need to reup my espn+ anyways here soon so now im all onboard with this offer!

    1. Never In Doubt Guest

      Level 1 Peacock (limited content, ads) is free to all.
      Level 2 Peacock (all content, ads) is free to Comcast customers and customers of many other cable companies.
      Everybody pays for Level 3 (all content, no ads).

  14. Captain Ron Member

    A few months ago I was on the fence about signing up for Disney+. With the way Disney corporate is pushing against parental rights and the protection of preschool children in Florida they will not get one dime from me. This is supposed to be the epitome of a family friendly company- not any more.

    1. GoAmtrak Gold

      Cool story. Using an LGBTQ-owned blog to proclaim your clutched pearls, way to stick it to the mouse.

    2. Eskimo Guest

      Mind your own business. You can't just try to cancel everything in life that oppose your view, it's too connected.

      EU hasn't banned Russian oil. Are you going to ban everything EU. If your spouse is from Europe would you go as far as getting a divorce?

      Y'all need to chill, and mind your own business.

    3. Captain Ron Member

      Seriously? I don't care what any adult (including the writers of this very useful blog) does in privacy, including the people that work at Disney. But when a company goes into political advocacy for ridiculous behavior (hey, let's teach 4 year-olds about going transgender) a line has been crossed that I will not follow. I'm not clutching pearls or telling anyone else what to do. In my profession national organizations are choosing not to have...

      Seriously? I don't care what any adult (including the writers of this very useful blog) does in privacy, including the people that work at Disney. But when a company goes into political advocacy for ridiculous behavior (hey, let's teach 4 year-olds about going transgender) a line has been crossed that I will not follow. I'm not clutching pearls or telling anyone else what to do. In my profession national organizations are choosing not to have meetings in certain locations based on individual states abortion policies- is that OK with you? It works both ways.

    4. RobASFO Guest

      FYI, sexual identity is determined way before kindergarten.
      No one is advocating teaching "how to be" transgender or gay or lesbian for that matter.
      The idea is to bring discussion to schools so that kids can find acceptance in expressing themselves.

    5. Ken Guest

      I'm with you on this one. The left just keeps getting more and more weird.

    6. Eskimo Guest

      @Captain Ron

      Your profession national organizations are choosing not to have meetings in certain locations based on individual states abortion policies is no different than choosing not to have meetings in certain locations based on the proximity of Taco Bell. It up to the organizers. Mind your own business. They never force you to get or not get an abortion. But if you're dumb enough to change professions because of the organizations' different political view,...

      @Captain Ron

      Your profession national organizations are choosing not to have meetings in certain locations based on individual states abortion policies is no different than choosing not to have meetings in certain locations based on the proximity of Taco Bell. It up to the organizers. Mind your own business. They never force you to get or not get an abortion. But if you're dumb enough to change professions because of the organizations' different political view, that's your choice.

    7. Bill n DC Gold

      You lie! Hateful xian taliban!

    8. Bill n DC Gold

      You are definitely telling other people what to do and it’s hateful. :-(

    9. Bill n DC Gold

      Why you hateful Xian Taliban! :-(

    10. Matt Guest

      Anyone else feel like Captain Ron can't find his way out of the closet?

  15. Andrew Gold

    I find some value in Audible but was having trouble finding a use for the remainder $5/month. It seems Disney+ will be nearly covered now.

    With Disney+, Hulu and ESPN, I agree this is a much better value. Now if only they would add Netflix and I'd consider this benefit "as good as cash."

  16. Anthony Diamond

    Pretty big improvement for me. Across NYT, Peacock, Disney bundle I can get full $240 value on two separate cards. With all the credits I come out ahead easily before even considering lounge access.

  17. DaninMCI Guest

    Doesn't disney bundle include disney+, Hulu ad free and espn+ for like $19 a month. I guess you can do it ala carte or all together. I find little value in Audible as it's just too limited but I do like the Sirusxm credit.

    I'm also going to assume there is some signup bonus potential with some of these.

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GoAmtrak Gold

Cool story. Using an LGBTQ-owned blog to proclaim your clutched pearls, way to stick it to the mouse.

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Nate nate Guest

If you don't value the credit, sign up for the NYT to support journalism.

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Fsuga Guest

I'm dying here. He just called the NYT journalism. I have a Master's in Journalism from Mizzou and can tell you without reservation that what they are doing there is not, by any stretch of the word, Journalism. But enjoy your free subscription to the puppy kennel liner.

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