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ENDS SOON: Use your £50 of Harvey Nichols credit from Amex Platinum by 30th June

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If you have an American Express Platinum card, an interesting new benefit was added to your card in January.

You will receive £100 per year to spend at Harvey Nichols stores.

This offer is valid instore and online (click here) and includes selected store restaurants.

Amex has signed a three year deal with Harvey Nichols, meaning that you are guaranteed to receive the credit in 2022, 2023 and 2024 if you retain your Platinum card.

Your credit arrives in two £50 chunks. You will receive £50 back on your Harvey Nichols purchases between January and June, and £50 back between July and December.

The credit is only available on primary cards and not supplementary cards. Spending by a supplementary cardholder will not trigger the cashback on the primary card, according to the small print.

If you haven’t already used your first £50 credit, you need to do so by 30th June. You can’t carry unspent credit over from one half year to the next.

You must opt in to this benefit

This is NOT an automatic offer.

You must visit the American Express website or app, go to your Platinum account page, find the offer and click ‘Save to Card’.

Where can I use my £100 Harvey Nichols credit?

Harvey Nichols currently has UK stores in London, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool.

The Oxo Tower restaurant in London is also included in the deal as is Zelman Meats, Burger & Lobster and Madhu’s 2 Go in the Knightsbridge store. All Harvey Nichols-branded restaurants are included.

Note that “[email protected] (OXO at home, Leeds at home and Edinburgh at home)” is excluded, as are purchases from the Oxo Tower restaurant’s website.

If you don’t live near a store, your best bet is probably a purchase of cosmetics or wine from the website. The cosmetics section is here and the ‘food and wine’ section is here.

(The website is currently offering ‘a complimentary Hair & Body Gift Set when you spend over £75 across two or more Beauty products’.)

There is also a ‘gifts’ section here which may be more relevant for a one-off purchase at around the £50 mark.

Sign up to Harvey Nichols rewards before you shop

By coincidence, Harvey Nichols has launched a brand new loyalty scheme called Harvey Nichols Rewards at the same time as launching the Platinum offer. 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.

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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.

Harvey Nichols American Express platinum £100

Get 30,000 points with The Platinum Card

If this offer tips you over into getting The Platinum Card, you can find our more in our review here.

The card currently comes with a 30,000 Membership Rewards points bonus, which converts into 30,000 Avios amongst other things.

The £100 per year of Harvey Nichols credit sits alongside the £120 per year of Addison Lee taxi credit as a ‘pseudo cash’ benefit. Other benefits include travel insurance, 2 x Priority Pass airport lounge access cards (good for a family of four), Eurostar lounge access, the impressive Fine Hotels & Resorts hotel booking programme and full car rental insurance. You can find out more here.

If you find the card isn’t for you, you can cancel at any point for a pro-rata fee refund.

If you apply now, you will have plenty of time to cash in your £50 of Harvey Nichols credit for January to June before 30th June. On 1st July, your credit resets and you can claim another £50 of free stuff.

You can apply for The Platinum Card here.

Comments (54)

  • KJ says:

    I know we can’t buy a giftcard online to trigger the credit. How about buying a GC instore. Will that work?

    • david says:

      instore Rob says, it will.

      • KJ says:

        Appreciate it David. I found an older post (19 Jan) and Andrew said ‘HN gift cards are processed as a normal purchase online’. Would be more convenient to buy online obviously. Unless someone can confirm, guess I’ll have to run over to Knightsbridge.

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