Published on February 5th, 2019 | by William Charles80
How To Maximize The Dell $100 Semi Annual American Express Business Platinum Credit
The American Express Business Platinum card now offers a semi annual $100 dell credit. You get one credit from January through June and then a second credit July through December. In this post we will look at how to maximize this benefit. Make sure to enroll your card in this benefit here first.
- 1 Dell Rewards (3%)
- 2 Student Discount (10%)
- 3 Military Discount (10%)
- 4 Shopping Portal
- 5 Coupon Codes
- 6 Price Match
- 7 AmEx Offers
- 8 F.A.Q’s
- 9 Final Thoughts
Dell Rewards (3%)
Update: On March 10th, 2019 changes were made so you need to spend $500 within 12 months to receive the 3% rate.
Dell offers a rewards program called ‘Dell Rewards‘. After each purchase you’ll receive up to 3% back on future purchases.
Student Discount (10%)
Military Discount (10%)
Dell is available as a merchant on most shopping portals. Regular rates seem to be around 5%, but it has gone as high as 20% in the past. Remember you can set up notifications when portals hit a certain rate. We will also post whenever big rates are offered.
Dell has a dedicated page for coupon codes that can be found here.
Dell offers a price match guarantee, if you find a lower price advertised identical electronic product or equivalent then they will match that price. You can either call or chat to get price matched.
Reader Andrew D recommends using PCPartpicker for finding items to price match to. If the price drops after you purchase on Dell.com you can also get the difference refunded, but that’s only if the price decreases on Dell.com and not on a competitors site.
Keep in mind even though you can initiate the price match via chat, it’s completed by phone meaning you can’t stack it with portals or any American Express offer that requires a Dell.com purchase. Update: It’s actually possible to get a quote e-mailed.
American Express frequently has AmEx offers for Dell, currently there is a 10% back offer for example.
Do gift card purchases work?
Dell branded gift cards will not work as they are sold through Cashstar and won’t code correctly. Dell also sells Xbox gift cards and I believe these will trigger the credit, you can find the $100 Xbox gift card here. Apparently these Xbox cards also work on the regular Microsoft store. (You’ll find your XBOX gift card in your Dell Digital Locker.)
Can you split a purchase between multiple credit cards?
Yes, dell allows you to use up to three credit cards to pay for a purchase on Dell.com. This can be useful if you have multiple cards with this benefit or if you want to use the Platinum for $100 of a purchase and then another card for the rest.
What happens when you return an item you receive the credit on?
American Express offers a similar benefit on the personal version of this card but for Saks Fifth Avenue, people have reported that if an item was returned it resulted in the credit being clawed back.
Where are my digital items?
These get delivered to your Dell locker, more information here.
I’m sure I’m missing some stacking opportunities so please let me know any I missed in the comments below.