Hulu Amex Offer
A couple of weeks ago American Express released a very nice targeted offer for Hulu. If you have the offer, you can get a $50 statement credit with $50 or more in spend. Given that their basic plan is only $7.99 per month this can amount to 6+ months of free streaming service.
But for those of us who had the offer on many cards, there is a better way. After the Amex Offer surfaced, I theorized that I could essentially get 9 months of streaming Hulu + Live TV & Showtime for only $25. After factoring in another $15 for signing up through the Swagbucks portal, the cost is only $10 or just over $1 per month.
One of the problems I ran into with this plan was the first month. Because Showtime has a free trial, the first month’s bill is only $43.99 instead of the normal $53.99. Since I need to charge $50 to a card, I decided to go ahead and pay for the basic streaming service on another account with the same card.
It looks like this:
After seeing the charge on May 31 post, I signed up on June 2, for the second account for my office. Immediately after signing up for the $7.99 charge, I received the “Congrats” Amex Offer email. Then, it didn’t take long for the credit to post.
Going forward my monthly bill will be $53.99 on my main account and I will probably cancel the second account after a month. This means that as long as I switch out my payment card each month, I should be paying $3.99 per month for the service until the Amex Offer expires in roughly 9 months! Not bad.