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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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  • dst87 says:

    I’ve tried to register for rewards using my old HN account, but I get a server error 400 whenever I try. Have emailed HN support but so far no reply. Anyone else encountered this?

    • Andrew says:

      I just logged in as normal with my old login and it had converted me to the new rewards programme and put me on level 3 etc – didn’t need to register or do anything.

      • dst87 says:

        I was never a member of the old program, I just had an online HN account from… a long time ago? I don’t even know when I registered for that.

    • Paul W says:

      I have just set up the HN app on my iPhone, and as a new customer, have been given a code fo 10% off my first purchase. Perhaps, therefore, better to forget about old accounts?

  • Russ says:

    Can we use this in stores in the ME or is it UK only?

    • Nick says:

      Aren’t they run as franchises? In which case they will have totally separate payment accounts with Amex.

  • Tony1 says:

    Is this only for the personal card ? It does not look like it is available on the Bus Plat ? or am I looking in the wrong place to register ?

  • Rob says:

    You can’t. They won’t look at it for 90 days. I have a £50 Harrods credit outstanding myself. To be fair, Amex does occasionally post credits a few months down the line without any prodding, probably because others complain and Amex goes away to look at what merchant code they missed off their original list.

    • Andrew J says:

      And for the HN offer they seem to have moved to 150 days.

    • GJB says:

      Interesting you mention that, my Harrods £50 is also outstanding. Do I need to flag it to amex or will they sort it themselves?

      • Rob says:

        They won’t do anything about it for 90 days after the offer ended. I know at least one other reader has the same issue so I think its a bigger issue which Amex will hopefully fix automatically.

        • Nick says:

          I have the same for the Amex Travel offer. CS assured me it’s been tracked and approved but just not paid yet… I’ll believe it when I see it.

        • alig4th says:

          I’ve had this 90-day faff on supplemental card bonuses, Shop Small and normal AMEX Offers. As has my wife. As has my mum, dad and brother, across a range of things. Think AMEX IT may have a bigger problem than individual merchant codes!

  • SteveJ says:

    How do you all know what the bonus points are for? I have two sets of bonus points (100 each) no mention of what they arrived for.

  • Andrew says:

    No

    • Graham Walsh says:

      Correct.

    • Rob says:

      It’s not exactly tricky to use though …. unlike the £75 per 6 months of Dell computer credit I get on my Business Platinum.

      If anyone wants any free Dell accessories let me know!

      • Entitled says:

        Buy some laptop bags and just drop them off at your charity shop of choice.

  • Eoc says:

    I got 300 points as a newbie member. No announcement and only found out thru this chat. Odd.
    Does the OXO Brasserie get the credit as well as the formal restaurant? Hard to tell fromwording

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