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20 days to claim your free Dell products via Amex Business Gold and Platinum

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If you have American Express Business Platinum or American Express Business Gold, you are running out of time to claim your free Dell products for H2 2021.

As a reminder:

  • Business Platinum cardholders get £150 of free Dell credit per year – £75 to spend between 1st January and 30th June and £75 to spend between 1st July and 31st December – apply here, review here
  • Business Gold cardholders get £100 of free Dell credit per year – £50 to spend between 1st January and 30th June and £50 to spend between 1st July and 31st December – apply here, review here (this card is FREE for the first year so it really is £100 of free money to spend at Dell)
Dell American Express offer

You MUST opt in via this page of the American Express website.

If you also have a standard American Express cashback offer for 10% back on Dell spending, make sure you register for that too. It will double up, so you actually get 110% of your spending back up to £50 / £75. This is what I got when I bought some items back in March:

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What should you buy?

The Dell trade site is here.

The Dell Outlet site is here.

Dell is best known for its XPS range of laptops. You can see details here. I find them a little dull but Rhys swears by his XPS 13 in the HfP office.

Accessories may be the way to go ….

If you don’t need any IT equipment at the moment, take a look here at the Accessories section.

I just used my current £75 credit to get Rhys a spare power supply for his XPS 13 (a non-bargain at £73 including VAT, but of course totally free with my Amex Business Platinum credit). This means that he can have a separate charger at home and in the office.

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 usually 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 Alienware mouse

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 have an older child, how about a gaming mouse like the funky £70 inc VAT Alienware model pictured above?

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.

One thing …. ensure that the items you choose are in stock for immediate despatch. When you look at the delivery date, you will see that many of the items advertised are not actually available for a few weeks. You need something that is in stock to ensure that your Amex Business card is charged by 31st December.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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.

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 & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (8)

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  • StillintheSun says:

    Great reminder! Just purchased the mouse. Now I feel like a proper gaming geek. It should help my escape from Hades no end.

  • UpgradeAllDay says:

    Will I receive the credit each month if I purchase the monthly subscription for MS Office 365?

    • Rob says:

      Is that on the UK site? If so, you will get a monthly credit until you’ve hit your £50 / £75 cap for half-year, yes, assuming it is Dell that continues to charge you.

    • Sam says:

      The family version of office 365 is frequently available for between 40 and 45 on Argos or Amazon. That would prob be better value unless you explicitly need a business version

  • Rishul Shah says:

    Great Reminder Rob! Do you know if this is per cardholder on a business platinum account?

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