American Express recently launched a series of promotions to support holders of Business Platinum cards. We wrote about the Amex Business Platinum cashback deals here.
One of these was the offer of ‘£150 cashback on a £150 purchase from Dell’.
Whilst Dell was clearly hoping that you would use the money towards an expensive new computer, you are free to spend it on whatever you wish from a special Dell / Amex website. This means that you can put together a £150 package of travel luggage and computer accessories and get it for free.
Or so we thought …..
It turns out that if you buy multiple items at the same time, Dell will charge each one separately on your American Express card. The cashback promotion is NOT cumulative and does NOT pay out unless there is a single charge for £150+ onto your Amex Business card.
I know of two readers who have been hit by this. The best bit? Dell will not allow you to return the items you bought because ‘business to business’ transactions are not covered by the laws allowing automatic refunds for online transactions. So far, neither of the impacted readers has been successful in getting American Express to pay the cashback, even though it is clear that there are multiple same day transactions totalling £150+.
On a similar point, I haven’t yet been able to test whether the offer of ‘£20 cashback on a £20 Currys PC World transaction, valid 10 times’ works in-store or not. None of the London city centre stores have yet reopened.
It works fine online – here are some ideas of what to buy from Currys PC World for £20 – but if it did work in-store you would have more flexibility to buy gift cards. The offer runs until the end of the year, so there is plenty of time.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our October 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will end soon:
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)
Here are the top current deals:
British Airways American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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: