$100 Off $100+ At Dell For Amex Platinum Cardmembers, Increased Earn On Marriott Cards

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American Express has new offers to make their cards more attractive. With the Marriott card they’re encouraging cardmembers to use the products for spend even while they’re traveling less, by making that spend more rewarding.

With the Platinum card they’re leveraging an existing Dell partnership to make their premium travel card more appealing to keep – a new temporary $100 rebate helps with the overall value proposition of the card relative to its fee at a time that people are using other card benefits less.

Temporary Dell Credit For Amex Platinum

The Platinum Card® from American Express will give you a $100 statement credit on any purchase of $100 or more at Dell.com by January 31, 2021. Registration via Amex offers is required.

Finding $100-ish items at Dell.com (gift cards aren’t eligible) is also going to be a prompt for me to use my $50 Saks credit (which is available January – June, and a fresh one July – December).

Since this is a statement credit, it shouldn’t interfere with rebates from shopping at Dell.com via a rewards portal, for instance earning 2 AAdvantage miles per dollar through the AAdvantage eShopping mall.

Increased Points-Earning On American Express Marriott Cards

American Express is improving points-earning on their Marriott credit cards – both the premium consumer card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card – so that you’ll earn 10 points per dollar at US gas stations, at US restaurants, and on Marriott spend (up to the first $7500 you spend in each category) through October 31.

To activate this higher earning you need to log into your American Express account and add each category to your card under Amex Offers.

This level of earn makes using the Marriott cards appealing in these categories. I value Marriott points at about 7/10ths of a cent apiece so 10 points per dollar earning is an effective 7% rebate on qualifying spend.

Through September 21 the extra earning on Marriott spend even stacks with American Express’ $50 back on $200 spend offer which is outstanding.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. The Dell $100 rebate deal doesn’t show up on my personal (Schwab) Amex platinum card. I chatted with a rep and they confirmed that if it doesn’t show up in the offers list for my card, I’m not eligible for it.

    So maybe this offer is targeted? or maybe they are rolling it out slowly.

    Either way I’m not complaining. The benefits of this card already pay for the annual fee.

  2. I received the offer on my Personal Platinum and 2 authorized users. I’m pretty sure Dell let’s you split charges over several cards so I think I have $300 to spend…

  3. I believe this is a Vanilla Platinum only offer. I didn’t see it on my Schwab Plat, but got it on my Vanilla.

  4. Gary,

    There are many items for under $100 or slightly above on the Dell site. Hard to believe if you looked at it you couldn’t find something you want.

    Also I take full advantage of the Sak’s credit. Granted clothes are very expensive but I usually get kitchen items (pots, pans, knives, etc) for around $50 to trigger the credit. If I pay $10-$15 net for a high quality item ($60-$65 before $50 credit) that is a win in my book. I’m also someone that gets full value on their airline credits. I’m lifetime Platinum on AA so don’t typically pay fees but sometimes there are really cheap basic economy fares and I buy the seats (which are reimbursed) since I still get bags free and preboard due to my status. Also my daughter flies home from college and I use the credit for her seats and bags. Finally I take full advantage of the $200 credit w Uber or Uber Eats.

    In 2020 I am getting $600 in value (Witjthe Dell credit) so all the other benefits (which I realize aren’t very valuable right now) are free. Then I have the upcoming $200 Amex travel credit to use on top of that. People that say they can’t use the Amex credits just don’t know how.

  5. @AC – I didn’t mean to suggest there weren’t under $100 items I wanted, I made a purchase yesterday and got acknowledgment from Amex of the credit today

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