Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Forums Payment cards American Express Best use of £50 Harvey Nichols credit?

  • Mel TS 70 posts

    I was also looking at this and it seems to be food or fashion/make up is best – as everyone else has already said. The T+Cs says the ‘Department store concessions are not included in the benefit’ – anyone know what this actually means as googling doesn’t shed much light? I was assuming it meant anything that isn’t posted by Harvey Nicks themselves e.g eyeing up a Le Creusuet pot but that gets sent direct from them so I played safe and ordered some clothes!

    Stu_N 116 posts

    Usually buy Coravin capsules – we use a box roughly every six months and you rarely see them more than a pound or two cheaper than HNs elsewhere so it really is a real cash saving.

    jj 527 posts

    In terms of retail policy, product quality, target audience, price tag etc
    I mean obviously HN has better stuff than Next, it is not a fair comparison.

    Isn’t that what the OP was saying? That buying from HN in the sale you get better quality than the High St brands for a similar price.

    That’s exactly what I was saying. Some may say that they can get a functionally equivalent garment from the high street at a fraction of the price, but I was observing that usually the cheaper garment is objectively inferior.

    polly 293 posts

    Neom candle

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,294 posts

    That’s exactly what I was saying. Some may say that they can get a functionally equivalent garment from the high street at a fraction of the price, but I was observing that usually the cheaper garment is objectively inferior.

    I doubt there is anyone who reads HfP who is so hard up that they don’t splurge money on some area of their life beyond the cheapest possible option. Obviously for most of us its travel, but for others it can be clothing, wine, hi-fi equipment, cars, whatever.

    It requires a pretty high level of income before you always automatically buy the most expensive product in every category you shop in, but it also requires a very low level of income before you automatically buy the cheapest.

    can2 531 posts

    In terms of retail policy, product quality, target audience, price tag etc
    I mean obviously HN has better stuff than Next, it is not a fair comparison.

    Isn’t that what the OP was saying? That buying from HN in the sale you get better quality than the High St brands for a similar price.

    That’s exactly what I was saying. Some may say that they can get a functionally equivalent garment from the high street at a fraction of the price, but I was observing that usually the cheaper garment is objectively inferior.

    That’s also what I was saying :), why bother comparing next to HN!

    confused 32 posts

    Does the purchase need to be made in one go?

    meta 1,452 posts

    No, but apart from a bottle of wine, socks or some junk food, you’d struggle to find anything that would require two purchases.The credit resets every six months.

    Unless Amex renews partnership this is ending at the end of next year.

    Alan TJ 36 posts

    The OXO Tower bar has a vey nice White Duoro for about £40 add some salted almonds and that’s your £50 well spent.

    degsy 150 posts

    40% off currently for HN Rewards members. Bargains to be had. Early doors.
    Definitely one of the better loyalty schemes IMO (up there with Caffè Nero’s).

    AndyGWP 277 posts

    40% off currently for HN Rewards members. Bargains to be had. Early doors.
    Definitely one of the better loyalty schemes IMO (up there with Caffè Nero’s).

    40% off what? 🙂

    scholar wong 46 posts

    Any idea what happens to the credit if I refund a purchase that triggered the credit?

    I need to return something that is damaged and re-order, so presumably the 2nd transaction will re-trigger the credit?

    tbtb31 79 posts

    Can the gift card be bought instore or online online?

    mzb 65 posts

    Can the gift card be bought instore or online online?

    It can definitely be bought at the store – have done it many times. But I think I read many reports that online works just as well.

    tbtb31 79 posts

    Can the gift card be bought instore or online online?

    It can definitely be bought at the store – have done it many times. But I think I read many reports that online works just as well.

    Thanks! And does reloading the gift card online with additional funds trigger the offer, too?

    stevenhp1987 332 posts

    Can the gift card be bought instore or online online?

    It can definitely be bought at the store – have done it many times. But I think I read many reports that online works just as well.

    Thanks! And does reloading the gift card online with additional funds trigger the offer, too?

    They cannot be reloaded online. You have to buy a new one and pay the delivery fee. Triggers the £50 offer but you have to go into store to use it. Cannot be used online.

    rams 223 posts

    Can the gift card be bought instore or online online?

    It can definitely be bought at the store – have done it many times. But I think I read many reports that online works just as well.

    Thanks! And does reloading the gift card online with additional funds trigger the offer, too?

    They cannot be reloaded online. You have to buy a new one and pay the delivery fee. Triggers the £50 offer but you have to go into store to use it. Cannot be used online.

    Correct but they have a workaround where you email customer services and they deduct from gift card and credit your card back. Used this a few times

    Mark22 5 posts

    I was also looking at this and it seems to be food or fashion/make up is best – as everyone else has already said. The T+Cs says the ‘Department store concessions are not included in the benefit’ – anyone know what this actually means as googling doesn’t shed much light? I was assuming it meant anything that isn’t posted by Harvey Nicks themselves e.g eyeing up a Le Creusuet pot but that gets sent direct from them so I played safe and ordered some clothes!

    Does anyone know what is classed as a concession? Can I order Jo malone online and get the credit or would this be excluded?

    brian 86 posts

    Curious to know this as I was planning on using my next £50 credit on a Jo Malone purchase too.

    Fraser 56 posts

    Not sure, I bought some stuff from a pop-up local designer in the Edinburgh store before Christmas last year and would have thought this was what they meant by “concession” eg a third party operating out of the store, but the credit went through all the same (they gave me a ticket to then pay at the regular cash desk). Maybe some such popups have their own non-HN payment devices and would be excluded?

  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.