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How to use your American Express Business £50 or £75 Dell credit

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There are currently VERY generous sign-up bonuses on the American Express Business cards for SME’s:

  • American Express Business Gold comes with a 50,000 points bonus – apply here, review here – and is FREE for your first year

Subject to usual checks, all you need to open one of these cards is a business bank account. Your company does not even need to be trading yet.

American Express Dell credit

One additional benefit if you get one of these cards is annual Dell credit. You MUST opt-in via this page of the American Express website. Once opted in, you will receive:

  • £50 Dell statement credit (no minimum spend) every six months for Business Gold cardholders
  • £75 Dell statement credit (no minimum spend) every six months for Business Platinum cardholders

The six month periods run from January to June and July to December. This means that if you place a Dell order now to use up your allowance, you can place another in July.

I was having a look at the Dell website over the weekend looking for ways to use my own allowance. If you don’t need any IT equipment at the moment, take a look here.

Dell sells a range of laptop bags, briefcases, messenger bags, laptop sleeves and backpacks – see this page of their website.

You might find something here to use with your statement credit. Remember that the prices shown exclude 20% VAT so if you want 100% of your costs covered you want an item selling for less than £42 + VAT if you have Business Gold or £63 for Business Platinum. Delivery is free on most items.

Dell also has a decent range of mice, keyboards and monitors which will work with all computers, not just Dell models – details here.

If you really don’t need anything, consider buying non-electrical items (backpack, laptop bag etc) and donating them to a local charity shop. They should sell for a decent amount if still wrapped and you may be able to get tax relief on the sale price.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – July 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our July 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending 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:

Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (4)

  • Ian H says:

    The six month periods run from January to June and July to December. Does this mean that you can benefit from 3 credits in one card year? e.g. card year March to March; would purchases in April, July and then January all qualify?

    • Rob says:

      Correct – although as Amex refunds annual fees pro-rata if you cancel, it doesn’t make any difference (assuming your question was actually ‘can I pay the annual fee and get 3 credits?’).

      • Ian H says:

        Thank you. No fee in first year on Gold, so no fee refund.

  • Max says:

    Do you still get the credit for the amount you spend if the amount didn’t reach 50/75?

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