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.
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:
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:
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:
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!
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – March 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
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You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard
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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.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
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Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
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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:
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Business Platinum
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American Express Business Gold
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