Harvey Nichols Rewards is a new programme which will help Amex Platinum cardholders maximise their new Harvey Nichols benefit.
If you missed our story, last week American Express launched a new offer for holders of The Platinum Card. You will receive £100 of Harvey Nichols credit per year, with no minimum spend required.
You can use the credit online or in any UK Harvey Nichols store, including the majority of in-store restaurants, plus the OXO Tower restaurant in London. It is also valid online. The offer is guaranteed to run until at least 2024.
The only snag is that the credit is split into 2 x £50 chunks, with £50 credited for spending between January and June and £50 between July and December.
By coincidence, Harvey Nichols has just launched a brand new loyalty scheme called Harvey Nichols Rewards. You would be silly not to sign up to this, because you will get extra savings and rewards which will make your £50 credit every six months go further.
The new scheme is very similar to Harrods Rewards, with some extra upside. You can sign up on the Harvey Nichols website here.
How does Harvey Nichols Rewards work?
There are two ways you benefit.
Get cashback on your spending in Harvey Nichols
Whenever you make a purchase in Harvey Nichols, online or instore, Rewards members will receive a cashback credit.
This starts at 1%. It then steps up based on your annual spend:
- Spend £500 and receive 2% going forward
- Spend £2,000 and receive 3% going forward
- Spend £5,000 and receive 4% going forward
- Spend £10,000 and receive 5% going forward
Your higher level kicks in as soon as you reach the spending threshold, and continues for the rest of the current year and all of the following year.
You can see your current level of accumulated cashback in the Harvey Nichols app or on the website. It can be redeemed on your next purchase, either instore or online. As far as I can tell, there is no minimum level of cashback required before you can redeem.
Note that you will receive £1.50 of additional cashback credit for fully completing your profile after registration. Well, I did, so I guess you will too.
Get additional discounts in selected categories
For small spenders, this is where you will benefit the most from Harvey Nichols Rewards.
As a member, you can select annual benefits from the following list. The number of benefits you select depends on your status – new members can just select one.
Once you have picked a benefit, it is fixed for the rest of the year.
Here are your options – remember that you are restricted to one choice as a base level member, but for most benefits you can use them as many times as you want during the year:
- 10% off own-label food, wine and hampers
- free drink in-store
- 4 x double points booster
- ‘Kids eat free’ (up to 12 years)
- birthday gift
- early access pass for sales and other events
- 10% off in selected bars and restaurants
- 10% off beauty treatments and grooming
The Harvey Nichols Rewards website shows other benefits but they are restricted to higher tier members of the programme. The ones I have listed above are open to all.
(Some of the restricted ones are very generous. A Level 5 members can pick a six-course meal for two at the Oxo Tower restaurant, for example.)
If you don’t live near a Harvey Nichols store and will be redeeming your £50 credits online, I assume that the ‘10% off own-label food and wine’ option will be most valuable. This will save you £5 on each £50 spend, whilst ‘double points’ will only get you an extra 50p back per £50.
If you have The Platinum Card from American Express it is worth signing up for Harvey Nichols Rewards. You will get a little extra back every time you redeem your £50 statement credits.
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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.