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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? – January 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2022 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 top current deals.

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

The bonus on the Capital On Tap card is increased from points worth 10,000 Avios to 30,000 Avios until 4th February 2022.

The bonus on the British Airways Accelerating Business card is increased from 30,000 Avios to 45,000 Avios until 28th February 2022.

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 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.

Apply 31st March 2022 and your cashback will be increased to 2% for the first three months.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (2% for your first 3 months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (8)

  • 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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