Free ‘Calm’ Membership for Amex Cardholders (Worth £28.99) – Any Good?

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I got an email this morning from American Express offering a year’s free access to ‘Calm Premium’ – worth £28.99.

“You can now relax and unwind with a complimentary year of Premium Membership, plus receive 50% off the following year upon automatic renewal.

This offer is open to you and your Supplementary Cardmembers.

Simply sign up by 31 October 2020. See Offer Terms for full details.”

According to the terms here, anyone with a UK personal Amex card can sign up for free.

What is Calm?

I had only vaguely heard of it before today, but essentially it is an app designed to help improve “Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation”:

“Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music”.

With the ongoing health/family/financial stresses that Covid-19 has caused many to suffer, access to something designed to help people relax and sleep better is definitely welcome.

Is Calm any good?

Honestly, no idea yet – I was rather hoping that readers who have experience with the app might be able to offer their view in the comments below.

At the very least, I intend to give some of the ‘Sleep Stories’ read by the likes of Stephen Fry and Eva Green a go, and might well try some of the other content too.

What do you think about Calm?


Amex Calm Premium Offer Terms
Receive a year of Calm Premium for free and 50% off the following year. In order to redeem this offer you must subscribe to Calm Premium using an eligible American Express Card by no later than 31 October 2020 by clicking [http:/]here. Only subscriptions made using the link are eligible. Limit of one free subscription per Card. If you already have a Calm Premium subscription, you must cancel your current subscription to take up this offer.

Auto-Renewal & Cancellation
Your Calm Premium subscription will renew automatically each year and your American Express Card will be charged. If you do not want to renew, you must cancel your Calm Premium subscription no later than 24 hours before the end of your subscription period.

Calm Premium Fees
Calm may change its subscription fees at any time. At the renewal of your subscription, your American Express Card will be charged 50% of the then current subscription fee and the full fee at all subsequent renewals.

We will process your personal information to manage your enrolment and as always, strictly in accordance with the American Express Online Privacy Statement. Calm will process your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

Calm Premium Terms of Service
Calm is provided by, Inc (its subsidiaries, affiliates and service providers). Your subscription and use of Calm services is governed solely by the Calm Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. American Express does not provide any part of the Calm services and is not responsible for them in any way. Any complaints or claims regarding Calm or its services should be raised directly with Calm.


  1. Gordon Simpson says

    Nice one, thanks!.. mine regular Calm membership had just expired and i was dithering on whether to renew or not. Perfect timing! 🙂

  2. Gordon Charlton says

    I was recommended the app 2 and a half years ago by my wife. I’ve used the app for a 10 minute meditation (with Bose noise cancelling headphones) every day since and it really is a great way to start a day/waste 10 minutes on a plane. My wife stopped using it and she’s stressed out.

  3. Relaxo says

    Good deal for those with a Vitality life insurance plan. Can use Calm to get extra activity points every week.

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