Some American Express Platinum cardholders woke up yesterday to a letter from the company giving them a £100 Harrods credit.
The deal runs from 2nd November to 30th November.
It’s not clear how widespread this offer is. (I am not at home at the moment to check if I received anything.)
According to a conversation that a reader had with the American Express call centre, the offer will be rolled out to all Platinum cardholders by 2nd November irrespective of whether they received the letter. Note that it does NOT currently show online.
This is not a 100% cast iron guarantee, but let’s see. Obviously anyone who opted out of receiving offers by post from Amex won’t be receiving the letter.
The deal is as good as it can get. It isn’t even a ‘spend £100, get £100 credit’ offer. It is refund of anything you spend, up to £100.
This means that you don’t need to scrabble around trying to get your purchase up to £100 if you find something on the website for £99.99! It also means that you won’t have any trouble buying items in store across different departments, paying at different tills.
For those who have the wrong idea about Harrods, it is NOT dedicated exclusively to luxury items. The book shop (now in the basement) is a standard book shop. The toy department is not especially high end. There is a pharmacist and lots of relatively standard stuff available. The higher up the building you go, the fewer tourists you see and the more it starts catering for locals.
If you don’t live near Harrods, you can order online. Do NOT order gift cards, however, as these are likely to be processed by a 3rd party supplier and will not trigger the cashback. Gift cards purchased in-store should be OK – it worked for me on their last Harrods in-store offer.
Remember that the offer does not go live until 2nd November so don’t head down there (or onto the website) this week.
PS. Our review of the little-known Harrods American Express charge card is here if you missed it back in August.