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This news was rather quiet, and I don’t expect this will directly make anyone rush to get the card on its own, but for for holders of The Platinum Card® from American Express, there has been an improvement to your $300 Equinox credit.

While it was previously $25 a month and more designed to match up with the Equinox+ app offering (to cover the monthly cost), it’s now a flat $300.

Depending on your city, that still may not go very far. I know that Equinox All Access Memberships in New York City are around that price point for one month. But this does allow you to wipe off part of your membership all at once in January of each year, meaning that you’d get the full credit even if you didn’t have the card for an entire year for whatever reason.

I’d love to see American Express make more credits yearly rather than monthly, like the new $25 monthly dining credit on the Bonvoy Brilliant. Of course, by making that dining credit monthly, they are trying to ensure you keep that card handy throughout the year. So, I get it, but I don’t prefer it.

Anyway, good news on the Equinox credit!

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