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American Express changes the rules over your £5 Deliveroo credits

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In May, American Express added a new benefit for Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders, worth a potential £120 per year.

Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders will receive 2 x £5 Deliveroo statement credits per calendar month.

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. The deal is guaranteed to run until at least mid 2023.

American Express changes the rules over your £5 Deliveroo credits

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

There is minimal small print – the credit won’t roll over from month to month if unused, and the offer only applies to primary cards, not supplementaries.

What has changed?

Without any notice, American Express has changed the rules of the promotion. There is now a £5 minimum spend required to trigger the cashback.

You may think this makes no difference, given Deliveroo’s pricing, but it does. Many HfP readers were using the credit to pay their £3.49 subscription to Deliveroo Plus. This was triggering the £5 cashback, so you made a small monthly profit as well as getting free delivery on orders of £25+.

If you signed up for Deliveroo Plus purely to use up one of your £5 credits, you should cancel.

The good news is that Deliveroo is offering 12 months of Deliveroo Plus absolutely free to Amazon Prime members. You can sign up via the Deliveroo app – I was offered the deal as soon as I cancelled my paid membership – or by clicking here.


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Comments (39)

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  • Dr MJ says:

    Still think the Amex deliveroo offering is odd – why didn’t they just offer free plus membership like Amazon then did?

    • Rui N. says:

      Because offering plus membership doesn’t incentivise spending on their cards.

  • Chris says:

    What are the ‘special offers’ like that are mentioned as a benefit of Deliveroo Plus?

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    Strewth £95 for a curry! When I was a student at Leeds a curry and 3 chapatis was a pound from Chakwals

    • The Savage Squirrel says:

      I’m clearly younger – we had the curry house in Hyde Park that opened in the converted public toilet block. It was awesome 😀 😀

  • Thom says:

    The T+C was always £5 spend for me for Deliveroo … but I’ve still been receiving the credit for the membership fee. Have people seen this stop posting?

  • Rob says:

    Just £5. Deliveroo Plus does not trigger the £5 at all.

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    Nafees was the up market option of course just on the corner of Woodhouse moor now apparently the Balti King.
    There was another excellent option over the road from the Original Oak opposite the church in Headingley. Happy days, 😀
    https://www.timeout.com/leeds/blog/the-search-for-the-oldest-surviving-curry-house-in-leeds-092515

    • Yorkieflyer says:

      ‘Twas the Kushan Valley over the road from the original oak for a posh night out

  • Delbert says:

    Thanks and cancelled, Rob. It was nice while it lasted.

  • david says:

    Just make use of new customer £10 off £15 at deliveroo til the end of this month (GETFOOD10). Since this offer has been on and off during this year Ive been a new customer around 100+ times now. Some groceries orders too.

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