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How to donate your £120 Deliveroo credit from American Express Gold to charity

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If you have the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card, you will know that you receive £120 of annual Deliveroo credit. (We did a full article on the best benefits of the American Express Gold credit card which is here.)

You receive 2 x £5 credits per calendar month, and each is triggered by a Deliveroo transaction of £5+.

If you don’t use your credits, you should know that you can donate your credit to a good cause as part of Deliveroo’s ‘Full Life’ fundraising campaign which provides meals to families in need.

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How to donate to Full Life via Deliveroo

If you’ve never claimed the Deliveroo cashback before, you need to opt-in via the ‘Offers’ tab on your American Express Gold card. This is a ‘once only’ registration.

On the home page of the Deliveroo app, type ‘Full Life’ into the search box.

You will end up on this page:

Deliveroo charity

You can donate money to Full Life in the same way that you would order a standard meal. Select the £5 donation option and add it to your basket.

For reasons I don’t fully understand, there is a 1p delivery charge added but I can think we can treat this as negligible:

Deliveroo charity

The £5.01 is charged to your American Express Gold card as usual, and a day or so later you receive the £5 cashback credit:

Deliveroo American Express Gold cashback

American Express pays you £5 in cashback as long as you haven’t already used your 2 x £5 monthly credits. You are 1p down (and this is offset by 5 Membership Rewards points) but someone else gets a £5 meal.

PS. When you’ve made your donation, it is treated as a ‘real’ Deliveroo order so you get a delivery timeslot etc showing on your phone. Don’t worry, no-one and no food is turning up!

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Comments (34)

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  • Thomas Atkins says:

    Rob, I kept on getting ’no results for full life’ in the search box; turns out you need to be signed in to your deliveroo a/c and set a location to where they have decent coverage. I selected a random post code in London and now have access to the full life donation page.

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