Additional Platinum Card Benefits Added for 2020

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Cardholders of the Platinum Card® from American Express can expect to receive some new added benefits for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has put a halt to travel and has resulted with the temporary closure of all American Express Centurion lounges.

In light of the current situation is adding two additional monthly statement credits:

  • On-Demand Savings: Get up to $20 back in statement credits each month when you use your Card for select U.S. streaming subscriptions through 12/31/20.
  • Support for Staying Connected: Get up to $20 back in statement credits each month you use your Card on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers through 12/31/20.

Select U.S. Streaming Subscriptions

To earn additional rewards on streaming subscription purchases, the purchase must be made from a provider that is included on our list of Select U.S. Streaming Subscriptions:

  • Amazon Music Unlimited
  • Apple Music
  • Apple TV+
  • AT&T Now
  • Audible
  • CBS All Access
  • Disney+
  • ESPN+
  • Fubo TV
  • HBO Now
  • Hulu
  • iHeartRadio
  • Kindle Unlimited
  • Luminary
  • MLB.TV
  • NBA League Pass
  • Netflix
  • NHL.TV
  • Pandora
  • Prime Video
  • Showtime
  • Sling TV
  • SiriusXM Streaming and Satellite
  • Spotify
  • Stitcher
  • YouTube Music Premium
  • YouTube Premium
  • YouTube TV

Examples of merchants that accept the Card and where you can earn additional rewards for Wireless services include:

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

Bottom Line 

It’s nice to see American Express add these additional statement credits, which add up to $360 additional savings for 2020 if you’re able to max out on both the steaming and wireless service benefit.

There’s no need to register for these credits, all you’ll need to do is spend on your eligible Platinum Card and the statement credit should be reflected automatically.

Additionally, American Express has been known to be giving out retention offers. If your annual fee is coming up, I’d recommend call the retention line at 855-857-7657, and ask if there’s any retention offers available for your account.

What are your thoughts on the additional streaming and wireless services credit? Feel free to share in the comments below. 

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  1. What about AMEX doing something for the Delta Reserve Card besides just 4 x miles at US Grocery stores? Awful…..

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