It’s a new year: 10 items you can get with the Amex Business Platinum’s $100 Dell statement credit
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With hefty annual fees, come 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 travel and business-like benefits help make this card worth the price for many.
One of those perks is an up to $200 annual statement credit towards 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 off 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, there are a surprising number of useful products that Dell offers. 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.
Bose Speaker System: $89.00
These speakers pack a sound punch for playing music, games and videos on your computer. Or make your work Zoom calls sound crystal clear. This pair of two speakers are perfect for anyone that wants to up their audio game.
Dell 20″ Monitor: $94.99
With many of us working from home, now is a great time to upgrade your current monitor setup if you haven’t already. This 20-inch Dell monitor boasts a thin profile and a small monitor base that frees up valuable desk space. A wide viewing angle enabled lets you see vibrant colors — no matter where you sit. See that productivity increase, too.
This pair of JBL headphones keeps the noise out — so you concentrate on music, work calls or whatever else you might be listening to. Plus, there’s up to 12 hours of battery life too so you keep going for the full day without running out of juice. As of this writing, the headphones are on sale for just $59.95.
If you want to upgrade your home theater and television setup for under $100, here’s the perfect item. Two built-in subwoofers means you’ll be able to feel the bass and recreate the movie theater experience that you’ve been probably missing during the pandemic.
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.
Funcitonal and stylish? That’s a win-win, especially for under $100. This tote-and-backpack hybrid can carry up to a 15″ laptop and other tech necessities wherever you go. This minimalist bag even has adjustable shoulder straps so you can stay comfortable, too.
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.
Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker: $99.99
Get the great sound you expect from Bose in a compact package. Whatever adventure you go on (and yes, we’ll be going on some adventures later in 2021), this small, rugged and waterproof device packs a punch with crisp, balanced sound and awesome-sounding bass. It also comes in orange, black and midnight blue.
Nintendo Switch Game: $59.99
If you picked up a Nintendo Switch during the pandemic, you are going to need games for it. Most games start $59.99 each including some hot titles such as Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros and more.
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.
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 PartnerDirect, 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 utilize 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. Right now, Rakuten is offering 2% back, but the Top Cashback portal is offering 4% if you’d rather go with cash back rewards compared to points.
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:
Although the miles/points per dollar spent have dropped from past levels, you can still stack these promotions and end up getting a free item — after the statement credit — plus cash back on top of that. That’s not bad for a credit card perk that just doubled in value.
With the calendar now reset at the start of the year, you’ll want to make sure to max out your $100 credit before June. 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.
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