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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.

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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.

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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.

Conclusion

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.

The link to register is here.

If you are interested in getting The Platinum Card to take advantage of this deal, our full review is here (you get a bonus worth 30,000 Avios) and you can apply here.


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Comments (53)

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  • Andrew J says:

    Rob – the 10% off beauty products benefit (online and in store) is only available to levels 3 and above. Although 10% off beauty services (ie treatments) in store is available to all.

    • SteveJ says:

      Agreed, for the Level 1 spender who just wants to churn through £50 twice a year the “beauty services” Vs “beauty” is quite an important distinction. I’d suggest the 4x points is a better deal for most level 1s.

      • Andrew J says:

        Or the free drink. Although the benefit has changed from the old scheme – you now need to have a same day purchase receipt to claim it (before you could just turn up every day for a free coffee, like at Harrods, with no purchase necessary). However levels 3 and above can now have a glass of wine or beer instead of a coffee, so a more valuable benefit.

        • SteveJ says:

          Agreed, for in-store purchases the coffee is probably a better bet. I just plan to spend my £50 online though!

      • Andrew J says:

        Although to note Steve, it’s not 4x Points, is 4x double points, ie on 4 occasions you can earn double points, which as Rob highlights is only an extra 50p on £50 spend.

    • Rob says:

      Sorry, got confused! Edited that line.

  • Andrew J says:

    The 4×15% off fashion (which can be used online and in store) is also a good benefit to select if you plan to spend your 4x£50 on fashion. Available to levels 3 and above.

    • Anne says:

      If you are level 3 you can pick 4×15% off fashion, 4x double points and free delivery. You can stack them too, used all 3 on my order. Really, really good

      • Rob says:

        Interesting, I assumed it was one or the other. My wife is Level 3 so may try this.

        • Anne says:

          Yes, I am level 3 too so I got to pick 3 benefits, and can use them all at the same time. The higher the level the more benefits you get right?! Think it relates to the level, e.g. level 2 = 2 benefits, level 3 = 3 benefits up to level 5 = 5 benefits.

  • ringingup says:

    Where do you complete your profile to earn £1.50?

  • Entitled says:

    Surely the best value if it works for your circumstances, is kids eat free. Alongside the £50 credit for the adult meals this would be a significant saving.

    • Graham Walsh says:

      That is what I’m thinking. However, the only restaurant that applies to is the Fifth Floor Café. It says one child per adult, so guess just need to register my fiancé too.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    I spent £28 under this offer on the 10th and haven’t received any credit yet. I see from other comments people who spent £50 have received credit.

    Has anyone had the credit for amounts under £50?

    Will it be a problem that I had a partial refund in store for an overcharge? I know the terms say refunded transactions won’t count, but surely that only means fully refunded, right?

    • Andrew says:

      The refund will just mean you have more of your £50 left to spend when you finish the remainder of it. And there’s no rhyme nor reason to the speed of Amex credits these days – seems to be pot luck.

    • Rob says:

      You registered ok? It’s not an automatic benefit.

  • cercwc76 says:

    Would purchase gift card from the store will trigger the platinum offer?

    • Rob says:

      Probably not as likely to be processed by a third party. Does work instore. Do you not drink, eat or use beauty products?

      • Chas says:

        I thought HN gift cards bought online were one of the rare anomalies where it wasn’t processed by a third party. Or have I got them confused with Selfridges?

        • Andrew says:

          HN gift cards are processed as a normal purchase online. Selfridges is a third party.

  • Paul says:

    When this launched, it was suggested (at least I thought it was) that the benefit was cumulative. If you did not spend £100 in the first year, you would have a £150 benefit in the first 6 months of the second year right up to having £300 credit in year 3

    This article suggest that the £50 is only available every 6 months and is not a cumulative.

    Which is correct please?

    • Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

      It’s in the offer terms. Credit not redeemed will not roll over and will expire.
      Resets 1st July, 1st Jan, so use it by end June and end Dec

    • Rob says:

      It is cumulative, but only inside each six month period.

    • Andrew says:

      It’s cumulative in terms of you can spend £10, then £20 etc, up to your £50 cap within each 6 month period. But don’t rollover.

  • GJB says:

    I find it very strange that the Amex offer has not also been rolled out to Centurion card holders.

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