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Stressed? Amex Will “Calm” You Down

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Are you stressed lately? I sure am. I know that the Coronavirus hasn’t affected all parts of the country equally, but I can tell you that in NYC, living in a shoebox with no outdoor space while trying to avoid a virus that has taken down more than a half dozen people around me has really taken a toll…

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Feeling Stressed? Amex Has Your Back – With Free “Calm”

We’ve tried some light meditation but we haven’t really pursued it. So I was beyond pleased to see that American Express has teamed up with the app “Calm” to give all consumer American Express cardholders a free year of Calm (worth $69.99 a year). If you like it, you can have a second year for half off. (If you *really* love it, a lifetime subscription is $399.99).


What is “Calm”?

It’s an app that gives you access to hundreds of hours of guided meditation to help with stress and anxiety as well as tools for Sleep like Sleep Stories and music designed to help you fall asleep.


How Can You Get Free “Calm”?

You need either a consumer American Express card or a Corporate card. (I’m really not sure why Small Business cards are excluded). Head to and create an account using your consumer or corporate card. It won’t charge you anything. Tip: Make a note for just under a year from now. If you like the app, great, but if not you’ll want to be sure to cancel before the auto-renewal.

You have until Sept 30th, 2020 to activate your free year. If you already have a subscription, you aren’t eligible unless your subscription expires before September 30th so you can cancel and then use the promotion for the next year.


Eligible Amex Cards for Free Calm

Any personal card American Express credit card or charge card will work.


Platinum Card from American Express

American Express Gold Card

American Express Green Card

Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express

Hilton Honors Surpass Card from American Express

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card

Hilton Honors Credit Card from American Express

Blue Cash Preferred Card


American Express is Doing More Than The Competition

American Express has really been impressing me with the moves they have taken during this crisis, offering relevant bonus points and statement credits to replace those tied to travel with the Amex Stay at Home promotion, as well as automatic annual fee credits of $200 on the Amex Business Platinum and a $200 travel credit to use later on the personal Amex Platinum.

This free Calm access is another notch for American Express in thinking creatively to provide value to cardholders.  When this is all over, you can be sure I’ll remember the companies that tried to offer value, even while they were hurting, as well as the ones I couldn’t reach on the phone….

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Will you take advantage of some free “Calm”?

Let me know here, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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