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Now Live! WalMart+ adds Paramount+ as a benefit – use Amex Platinum credit

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WalMart+ has a struck a deal that all members will get access to Paramount+ Essential and have the ability to stream a wide array of content as a perk of membership. Ordinarily, a Paramount+ Essential plan would cost $59 a year so this is a great little add on and it’s now live!

Why should you care? If you recall, WalMart+ is a benefit of American Express Platinum and this is effectively a backend streaming credit if you don’t shop at WalMart and take advantage of the free membership via Amex Platinum. I’m a big fan of Yellowstone, amongst other Paramount+ shows, and will most definitely use this to recoup the fee I currently pay.

First make sure you’re signed up for WalMart+ with you Amex Platinum

Cardmembers gets a $12.95 monthly credit  You can use this link here

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Here’s how you sign up for Paramount+ via the WalMart+ App

On your main login page, you’ll see Paramount+ now popping up as a new benefit. Click “How Streaming Works”

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Click “Get Paramount+”

This will populate the Paramount+ portal where you’ll enter your information

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And…voila you now have Paramount+

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What else do you get with WalMart+?

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Signing up for WalMart+ with your Amex Platinum

This was an unused benefit until they announced this partnership. I went ahead and signed up…it was straight forward and you can find the microsite here.a screenshot of a credit cardWhat are the rest of the Amex Platinum benefits?

What do you get for $695 a year?

  • Welcome ranging from 100k  to 150k after $6k spend in 6 months
  • $695 annual fee (Rates and Fees)
  • $200 Hotel credit
    • You must pre-book via Amex FHR or The Hotel Collection, which requires a two night minimum stay, via Amex Travel
  • $200 Uber Cash yearly credit  (enrollment required )
    • $15 a month towards Uber, $35 in December, must link your account
  • $300 Equinox credit (enrollment required )
    • $25 per month towards Equinox Digitial Fitness App or eligible Equinox club membership dues with an Amex Platinum
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit (enrollment required )
    • Get up to $20 per month at Audible, Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, Peacock, SiriusXM, and The New York Times.
  • $189 Clear credit (enrollment required )
  • $200 airline incidental credit (enrollment required )
  • $100 global entry or $85 TSA Pre credit (enrollment required )
  • $12.95 + tax / month Walmart+ membership
    • Walmart+ members receive unlimited free shipping with no order minimum on items shipped by Walmart.com, free delivery from stores, as well as mobile and contactless check-out to make shopping faster.
    • Starting in Sept 2022 you’ll get Paramount+ Essential access as a part of membership
  • $25 Soul Cycle monthly credit
    • Platinum Card Members will receive a $300 statement credit every time they purchase a SoulCycle At-Home Bike, up to 15x per calendar year.
    • An Equinox+ membership is required to purchase a SoulCycle at-home bike and access SoulCycle content.
    • Must charge full price of bike in one transaction. Shipping available in the contiguous U.S. only.
    • This stacks on top of the $25/month Equinox+ statement credit.
  • Centurion lounge access
  • Priority Pass select membership (enrollment required )
  • Access to American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts, The Hotel Collection
  • 5x on airfare purchased via Amex Travel or with your selected airline

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card


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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

*you may find an elevated offer walking into a branch – see below

Annual Fee

$95

Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
    • Some people have seen Chase branches offering the following:
      • 75k Ultimate Rewards After $4k spend in 3 months + 10k Ultimate Rewards after $6k in 6 months 
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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