Platinums, Pandoras, and Preferreds! Oh, my!
Three American Express and Chase cards currently offer limited-time statement credits or bonus points when you use those methods when paying for streaming services.
But not all streaming providers are “covered” by each card.
So let’s take a quick review of the benefits — then see which cards cover which streaming services.
American Express Platinum: Monthly $20 Statement Credit
The Platinum Card from American Express gives cardholders a monthly $20 statement credit that applies to nearly 30 different streaming services.
Plus, you still earn 1X per dollar spent.
This perk is effective through December 2020. (Remember that René pointed out how he maximized his benefit.)
Chase Sapphire Reserve & Chase Sapphire Preferred: Bonus Points
Cardholders of the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Sapphire Preferred products can earn bonus points for their purchases on eligible streaming services. The perk is available through September 30 and up to $1,500 in spend per card. (Though I have yet to meet anyone who spends $500 a month on streaming…)
But only a dozen services are eligible.
Which Cards Get Which Benefits?
|Streaming Service||American Express Platinum
($20 Statement Credit)
|Chase Sapphire Reserve
|Chase Sapphire Preferred
|Amazon Music Unlimited||√|
|CBS All Access||√|
|NBA League Pass||√|
|Prime Video (Amazon)||√|
|SiriusXM Streaming and Satellite||√||√||√|
|YouTube Music Premium||√|
I hope that helps you!
My family subscribes to Apple Music, the Hulu-Disney+-ESPN+ bundle, and Netflix. I pay Apple Music and Netflix with my Platinum Card from American Express and end up out of pocket only $2.98 a month. I pay the Hulu bundle with my Chase Sapphire Reserve.
I wish MLB.TV were part of Chase’s offerings. When (and if) Major League Baseball actually starts on July 23, I’ll reinstate my subscription. (I’m going through baseball withdrawals over here!) So I’ll pay with my wife’s Blue Cash Preferred Card, which always earns 6% cashback on the same streaming services covered by the Amex Platinum.
She’s a New York Yankees fan — so I have no problem charging my Minnesota Twins baseball games to her Amex. 😉
The streaming credit and bonus points are very helpful. Most of us are home right now and streaming more than a small river. (That was a stretch, sorry.) So whatever features help save money or generate more points are always appreciated.
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