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American Express Adds Up to $25 in Monthly Credit for ‘Variis by Equinox’
Starting October 9, American Express is adding statement credits for most of its US credit and charge cards toward the cost of monthly memberships for Variis by Equinox. This is a popular at-home health and fitness app that provides on-demand classes led by expert instructors, a library of weekly programs, live classes from SoulCycle and more.
Eligible personal and small-business American Express card members can enroll and redeem statement credits toward a monthly Variis membership. The Platinum Card® from American Express gets $25 in statement credits each month toward a Variis membership. The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express can get $10 in statement credits each month. The Platinum Card comes with a $550 annual fee, so it is not for everyone. But the Blue Cash Preferred card currently has a $300 bonus and a waived annual fee for the first year.
All other US personal and small-business Amex cards get $10 in statement credits for each of the first three months of their Variis membership. These three-month credits are available through April 1, 2021.
Eligible Card Members will be notified over the coming weeks with more information on how they can enroll and receive these credits. Card Members can also view their eligible offers via the Amex Offers hub on their American Express online account or Mobile App. If the Variis Offer is listed, they can enroll their card by selecting Add to Card within Amex Offers.
The credits however fall short of a free membership. A Variis by Equinox membership normally costs $39.99 plus taxes. So Platinum cardmembers get a discount of around 60% and others get 25% off a monthly membership. Existing eligible cardmembers need to enroll their cards to receive these credits. American Express just let us know that Card Members will also be able to purchase their monthly subscription online through variis.com, not just through the dedicated variis.com/e/
American Express and Equinox also partnered up at the new Centurion Lounge at JFK airport, with a Equinox Body Lab inside the Equinox Spa.
American Express also offers complimentary one-year premium membership to Calm, a sleep and meditation app, for all personal and corporate US card members. That offer is available until October 31, 2020.
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