Yesterday we ran an article showing how you can spend your £10 per month of Deliveroo credit from the American Express Gold card to generate a small profit.
A reader pointed me in the direction of something I’d missed and which is substantially more useful to society as a whole.
You can donate your credit as part of Deliveroo’s ‘Full Life’ fundraising campaign, which aims to provide 1 million meals to families in need.
How to donate to Full Life via Deliveroo
On the home page of the Deliveroo app, you should see this tile:
If you don’t, simply type ‘Full Life’ into the search box.
You will end up on this page:
You can donate money to Full Life in the same way that you would order a standard meal. Select the £5 donation option and add it to your basket.
For reasons I don’t fully understand, there is a 1p delivery charge added but I can think we can treat this as negligible:
The £5.01 is charged to your American Express Gold card as usual:
American Express pays you £5 in cashback as long as you haven’t already used your 2 x £5 monthly credits. You are 1p down but someone else get a £5 meal.
PS. When you’ve made your donation, it is treated as a ‘real’ Deliveroo order so you get a delivery timeslot etc showing on your phone. Don’t worry, no-one and no food is turning up.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – May 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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 & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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.