10 items you can buy with the Amex Business Platinum’s $100 Dell statement credit
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Cards that come with hefty annual fees come with equally hefty card perks. After you get over the initial shock of the $595 annual fee (see rates and fees) on The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, the benefits help make this card worth the price for many.
One of those perks is an up-to-$200 annual statement credit toward Dell purchases. That’s split up as a statement credit for up to $100 on U.S. Dell purchases between January and June and another credit for up to $100 on U.S. Dell purchases between July and December.
Whether your home office is in need of an upgrade or you’re looking to save money on the latest tech, Dell offers a surprising number of useful products. The credit can be used toward your total purchase at Dell, but if you are looking to truly get something for $0 out of pocket, there are dozens of items that you can buy for $100 or less.
Please note that you must register for the statement credit prior to making your purchase for it to count. Below are 10 items you can “buy” with your $100 Dell credit.
This pair of JBL headphones keeps the noise out so you can concentrate on music, work calls or whatever else you might be listening to. Plus, there’s up to 12 hours of battery life so you can keep going for the full day without running out of juice.
Logitech wireless mouse: $99.99
Give your hand a break with this ergonomic wireless mouse from Logitech. If you’re at your laptop or computer all day, this is the ideal tool to ease the strain on your hands. The mouse was created to match the shape of your palm — and it’s pretty customizable too.
Alienware laptop backpack: $99.99
Need a backpack that has some more storage yet still is sleek? This Alienware backpack has three main compartments for your gadgets and space for personal items too. A durable, weather-resistant exterior rounds out an impressive package.
Get the great sound you expect from Bose in a compact package. Whatever adventure you go on, this small, rugged and waterproof device packs a punch with crisp, balanced sound and awesome-sounding bass.
Urban Factory power bank: $84.99
If you’re a frequent traveler — whether for business or pleasure — odds are you’ve experienced that frustrating moment when your laptop or phone almost dies while you’re on a plane or when you’re out and about — with no way to recharge. That’s where having a reliable power bank comes in handy. This power bank comes equipped to charge most USB-C laptops and mobile devices.
Ring wired doorbell: $64.99
Step up your home security and get notified from your phone when a visitor rings your doorbell. There are also built-in motion settings that you can adjust to your preference.
Seagate 2TB hard drive: $79.99
If you have valuable pictures, videos or files that you want to keep extra safe, owning a hard drive with tons of storage (this one has a whopping 2TB of space) is necessary in this day and age.
Dell printer ink: $71.99
Printer ink can get quite pricey. Stock up before you run out with tons of cartridges to choose from to fit your printer model.
Travel adapter: $28.99
If you plan on traveling internationally this year, you can never have too many universal travel adapters that will charge all your devices.
Logitech HD webcam: $99.99
Step up your Zoom game with this 1080p HD audio webcam, making sure you look your best with crystal-clear video quality.
What doesn’t work to trigger the credit
Dell gift cards can seem like an easy way of maximizing the statement credit — banking funds for a larger purchase later. Unfortunately, Dell doesn’t sell its own gift cards directly. Additionally, international transactions, international contact center, Global events, Dell Financial Services, Dell Outlet for Home, Dell Outlet for Work, Dell Partner Direct, Dell Premier, Dell Premier Connect, Dell Premier Select and authorized retailers are also excluded.
Maximizing your purchase
Before you make your purchase, make sure to register for the Dell statement credit. And while you’re on the American Express website, check your Amex Offers to see if your Amex Business Platinum is targeted for an Amex Offer on Dell purchases, like the offers that were targeted to some cardholders last year.
Keep in mind that the terms may specify that you need to make the purchases through Dell.com/amex. So, you’ll probably want to use that link if you want to use an Amex Offer. However, if you aren’t targeted — or if you find a better offer — you can click through a cash-back portal such as Rakuten (which can now earn Amex Membership Rewards points) to maximize your purchase.
Or you can maximize your return by booking through an airline portal that’s offering bonus miles for Dell purchases. For example, multiple airline portals are offering bonuses for shopping at the Dell Outlet:
- United: 2x (if you have a United credit card).
- Alaska: 3x.
- American: 4x.
- Delta: 2.5x.
- Southwest: 3x.
You’ll want to make sure to max out your $100 credit by June 30. With Dell selling a ton of different items, you should have no problem finding the next new piece of technology or gadget for your family. But don’t forget to register for the promotion before you use the Amex Business Platinum Dell credit.
Additional reporting by Benét J. Wilson.
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