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.
Thanks to Alex for flagging this.
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? – August 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our August 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
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
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
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
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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
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
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: