Now Live: Register to Get $200 Back Each Year on Dell Purchases With the Amex Business Platinum
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These changes were schedule to go into effect “in February.” And, unlike the Citi Prestige® Card — which waited until the last day of the month to reopen applications — Amex seemingly launched this benefit right at midnight on Feb. 1. Along with this launch, we’ve got details on how the announced “up to $200 in statement credits each year for any Dell technology purchases” will work.
Most notably, this credit is going to work like the up to $100 Saks Fifth Avenue credit on the personal The Platinum Card® from American Express in that it’s split into two different statement credits. Card members will get one $100 statement credit for purchases made January through June and another $100 statement credit for purchases made July through December.
This bifurcated benefit is a bummer for those that are looking to make one larger purchase each year and get the full $200 credit. But at least the credit isn’t broken into monthly allotments like the $200 Uber credit on the personal Amex Platinum.
Other things to keep in mind:
- The purchase must be made “directly with Dell or at dell.com in the US and US Territories” and shipped to the US for the purchase to qualify for the credit.
- The primary card member must register, but “purchases by both the enrolled Basic Card Member and Employee Card Members on the enrolled Card Account are eligible for statement credits.”
- Statement credit will post within 2-4 weeks
Card members have to register before making a purchase to get this credit. The primary card member needs to log-in using this direct registration link, agree to the terms/conditions and click Enroll.
If your enrollment was successful, you’ll get a confirmation page thanking you for submitting your enrollment. Simultaneously, I received an email confirmation also confirming the enrollment:
And that’s it! One of the interesting aspects of this benefit is the lack of further restrictions. There’s no restrictions on the types of purchase required for the credit. Amex doesn’t require card members to click through a special link, so you can go directly to Dell’s website — or better by clicking through a cashback portal — to make a purchase.
Also, there’s no minimum purchase amount. If you’re looking to maximize your credit while minimizing your purchase, Dell is currently selling a number of monitors for a little over $100:
These lack of restrictions make this Dell statement credit much more useful than card members may have originally assumed. And hopefully this will help dull the pain of the higher $595 annual fee (See Rates & Fees).
For rates and fees of the Amex Business Platinum Card, please click here.
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Aside from the 85,000-point welcome bonus, Amex recently made huge improvements to the Business Platinum Card, including the fact that you will now earn 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more (up to a cap amount), earn 5x on flights and eligible hotels at Amextravel.com and cardholders will receive an up to $200 annual airline fee credit each calendar year.
- Earn 85,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card plus earn 5x points on eligible purchases in 5 select business categories, up to 80,000 bonus points per category, all within the first 3 months of Card Membership.† Terms Apply.
- Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's an extra half point per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
- 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year when you book on amextravel.com.
- Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
- Enroll to get up to $200 in statement credits annually by getting up to $100 semi-annually for U.S. purchases with Dell. Terms apply.
- Pay Over Time Option: A flexible payment option to help manage cash flow on purchases of $100 or more.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees