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NEW: Get £120 of Deliveroo credit as an Amex Gold benefit

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American Express has launched a great new benefit for holders of the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card.

You will receive £120 per annum of Deliveroo credit. This is a permanent card benefit, not a one-off promotion.

This makes a real difference, I think, to whether you keep Gold after the first free year. It also makes the card a no-brainer for regular Deliveroo users for the first year, when Gold is free.

How does the new Deliveroo benefit work?

Preferred Rewards Gold Cardmembers will receive 2 x £5 Deliveroo statement credits per calendar month, starting immediately.

You need to register for this benefit, but only once. After your initial registration, you will receive the 2 x £5 monthly Deliveroo credits without any further registration required.

Once registered, the £5 credits will be automatically applied to your account by American Express. You obviously need to make payment with your Preferred Rewards Gold card.

You can opt in to this new benefit via the ‘Offers’ tab of your online Amex statement page or in the American Express app.

Any small print?

Only one credit can be used per Deliveroo transaction so you cannot receive £10 back on one order.

If your order is below £5, the credit is capped at the size of the order.

The offer only applies to primary cards, not supplementary cards.

Credits do not roll over from month to month. If you don’t use your 2 x £5 credits in any particular month, they are lost.

New to Deliveroo? Save another £10

If you use my refer-a-friend link of https://roo.it/robertb-6×33 to register, you get 4 x £2.50 discount codes.

What is this benefit worth?

If you are a regular Deliveroo user, you should have no trouble getting the full £120 of value from this offer.

As Preferred Rewards Gold is free for your first year, and £140 per year thereafter, I think this makes a real difference to the maths of whether you keep the card beyond the free first year.

For occasional users, it clearly has less value. That said, a £5 credit may tempt you to use Deliveroo more often.

You can order groceries too

Remember that you can order top-up groceries via Deliveroo in many areas, from stores from Aldi to Waitrose. The £5 credit is valid against this.

Conclusion

We recommend the Gold Card as your ‘best first’ miles and points credit card. This is due to a combination of:

  • no annual fee in Year 1
  • a big sign-up bonus of 20,000 American Express Membership Rewards points, convertible into Avios but also into many non-travel rewards if you decide later that Avios or hotel points are not for you (conditions apply as to who qualifies for the bonus)
  • two free airport lounge passes each year, which gives you an early first experience of how miles and points can help you travel better, and

The new Deliveroo benefit, worth up to £120 per year of statement credits, is a valuable addition. If you regularly order food for delivery then you shouldn’t struggle to get full value from it, whilst other people may value the ability to get £5 discounts on top-up grocery shopping.

Added to the 20,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus (if you qualify) and the two airport lounge passes, and you have an impressive package if you can make the most of it.

Don’t forget to opt in to the new Deliveroo benefit before placing your first order.

The American Express Preferred Rewards Gold application page is here if you are now tempted to sign up.

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Comments (117)

  • Tim says:

    If this one code limit is anything like voucher code limits, then it does appear you can only add one voucher at a time, but in reality you can add as many as you want.

    At checkout once you’ve entered the code, click the deliveroo logo to go back to the homepage, then click back into checkout and will be able to add another code. I’ve used three vouchers at once before. Probably can do more.

  • cinereus says:

    Completely pointless as Deliveroo is a rip off to the tune of at least £5/order.

  • r* says:

    Never used deliveroo, does everything have a minimum order or do they ever have anything that you can actually get for £15 order.

    Amex offers in the UK seem to be so bad compared to what the US cards give :/

    • Rob says:

      Varies by outlet, as each sets its own delivery fee. Some small grocery stores and restaurants only charge £1.99. Minimum order tends to be £7 at most places inc grocery stores. Waitrose is £2.99 delivery with £10 min order.

    • Jonathan says:

      Can’t blame Amex for the 0.3% interchange fee cap. And before anyone says charge cards… yes they’re exempt but the cap still applies a downward price pressure on what they can get away with.

  • Benilyn says:

    Have used Deliveroo about 100 times in the last year (thank you wfh) so not bad of a perk.

    • sloth says:

      I’ve used it about 4 times in the last year, not a fan of luke warm food…

      • C says:

        In fairness, that is an issue for any delivery service. IME, Deliveroo are actually better for delivering food hot than JustEat or our local independent delivery service (which was the worst- food stuffed in a backpack and twisted sideways). Given the chance I would however prefer to order directly – and many of my local restaurants offer discounts for doing so.

        • Aston100 says:

          Given the large cut that Deliveroo and Uber Eats take, I’m surprised I can’t find anywhere that does a good discount for collection.

  • Chris says:

    Does this work when the Amex is set as apple pay card and you use Apple Pay to order Deliveroo?

    • bafan says:

      Yes. You are still purchasing directly from Deliveroo. I only use Apple Pay ever (leave wallet at home these days – if a store / cafe doesn’t do contactless I leave and go somewhere else)

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