American Express has rolled out a range of free gifts (technically, statement credits refunding your purchase) for holders of American Express Business Platinum this morning.
If you have a personal Platinum card, there are lots of goodies for you too. This article (click) looks at the £100 statement credits offered to personal American Express Platinum cardholders.
What do American Express Business Platinum cardholders get?
This is a complex package. We need to do a bit of reader crowdsourcing to work out how to get the most benefit from this.
There are three offers. Everyone should have all three according to communications I received from Amex:
Offer 1: £150 to spend with Dell
Until 27th August, you will receive a statement credit of £150 when you spend £150 or more with Dell Technologies. In theory you are asked to shop via this URL: dell.co.uk/amex but I’m not sure if this is totally necessary.
Be careful with the wording here. If you spend less than £150, you get nothing back. If you spend £151, you get £150 back. If you don’t need any IT equipment, there is a range of backpacks and small luggage.
The sweet spot would be if you could put together a basket of goods for just over £150 which you could easily resell or donate to charity. Ideas welcomed!
(EDIT: Since this offer launched, Amex has changed the rules. The £150 is now triggered by cumulative purchases, so you don’t need to spend £150 in one purchase.)
Offer 2: £200 to spend online with Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, Google Store or O2 Business
This will show on your card as the ‘Business Bundle’ offer.
This offer runs to 31st December. You get TEN x £20 statement credits, which trigger on purchases of £20+ at any of these stores. It is ONLY valid for online purchases although it is possible that Currys PC World instore transactions would count when their stores re-open. We should be able to test this soon. Note that all Carphone Warehouse stand-alone stores have been permanently closed.
The O2 Business offer is only valid on handset, sim only and tablet business plans. Google Store only sells ‘physical’ products such as Google’s range of laptops and phones.
Because this deal runs to 31st December, you could switch your SIM-only mobile phone contract to Carphone Warehouse. You would get at least six x £20 credits triggered before the end of the year if you bought a £20+ plan.
Currys PC World (home page here) is the most interesting place to look for deals. There are lots of household appliances, video games, smart toys etc and EVERYTHING comes with free UK delivery.
If you’ve got a coffee machine, they have pods with free delivery – see here
If you have a games console, here are the console games which Currys sells
If you are into PC gaming, £20 STEAM Wallet gift cards are available for delivery here (and you six months of Spotify Premium for free too!)
Let us know in the comments if you see any interesting opportunities for £20. I did look at Currys own-brand gift cards but these are sold via a separate website and may not trigger the cashback. If they did, you could buy 10 x £20 Currys gift cards and then redeem them for a £200 item, which would be very interesting.
Offer 3: £150 to spend with FedEx
This offer runs to 31st December. You get SIX x £25 statement credits which trigger on purchases of £25+ at FedEx. It appears to only be available via fedex.co.uk.
Do I need to register for this offer?
You MUST register your card for this offer.
You must register for each offer separately. To register, go to the ‘Offers’ section of your online statement page for your American Express Business Platinum card. Scroll down until you see this promotion and click ‘Save To Card’. You’re good to go!
This offer is NOT available on supplementary cards.
Can I apply for Business Platinum now and get this offer?
It isn’t clear. As these offers run until at least late August, you would have plenty of time to take advantage.
However, it depends on American Express adding the deal to the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page and we cannot be certain that this will happen for new applicants. I’m sure we will find out soon enough.
Our full review of American Express Business Platinum is here if you want to find out more about the card. You can apply here.
There is some real value here, but it is going to take a bit of work to tease out the best value!
Please let us know if you find any good deals from Dell (at around £150) or Currys PC World, Google Store or Carphone Warehouse (at around £20) and we can share them with your fellow HfP readers.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.