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Best ways to use the Amex Business Platinum Dell credits in 2022
Years ago when American Express Business Platinum introduced Dell credits my honest reaction was in the realm of ” well, this is useless for me.” I though to myself, I don’t use any Dell products, so what would I spend that money on? Funny enough, most people I speak to have no idea they even have the benefit let alone how to capitalize on it. So, if you’re unfamiliar, cardholders get a $400 annual Dell credit split into 2, $200 statement credits twice a year: Jan through June, and July through December.
My attitude changed once I dug into Dell a bit more, and while I still don’t value the credit at a full $400, I have found considerable value buying non-Dell products that they happen to sell. Everything from portable chargers to Bose surround sound systems.
My wife and I have total of 5 Amex Business Platinum cards = $1000 semi annually to spend at Dell.com. Here’s what I found to be the best ways to use the Amex Business Platinum Dell credit.
Step 1: You need to enroll first
You should be able to do so on the card rewards page here
Check to see if you qualify for the latest Dell Amex Offer
Ok…what are the great things I can get with my Amex Business Platinum Dell Credit?
Portable Hard Drive
Lacies are my goto and Dell now carries them. I’d imagine we will pick up at least 1 before the end of the year. I particularly like the rugged versions since I pack them and take them with me wherever I go.
Portable battery chargers
Yep, while I think Anker makes some of the best on the market, these Aluratek’s are pretty great as well. I recently tested the 10k out on a trip across Europe and found it’s palm size to be perfect to stash in a jacket pocket. It’s considerably smaller than my 12k Anker and provides roughly the same amount of charge. I’m thinking of getting the 20k
While most Bose headphones are significantly more than $100…you can find deals quite often. I’ve used both of the below options and they are quite nice, and I would recommend over say…wireless headphones from Beats.
If you’re doing much international travel, these are super handy, and I’ll be the first to say…I’ve accidentally left them in hotels around the world. These are great items to get and put back as a little gift to someone taking a trip abroad as well.
I find myself moving my laptop around all the time, and often times, I’m in a room that doesn’t have a surge protector and I plug it straight into the wall. A could pick up a few of these and tuck them under a couch, bed, etc.
Let’s be honest…how many times does your printer konk out.
I purchased this a couple years ago and it’s fantastic quality and you can either use it with the stand, or you could add on a desk clip with an arm that makes it articulate.
Dell allows splitting payments
This is great if you personally have more than one Amex Business Platinum, or there is more than one in your family and you want to split payment. My personal household has 5, so that’s $2000 in credits we will score for 2022.
Add in Rakuten to earn even more Membership Rewards – keep an eye on this – it has been as high as 15x.
Rakuten partnered with American Express to allow users the ability to earn Membership Rewards instead of cashback. That’s what I do, and how I’ve earned over 100k points this year off referrals and bonus points. You’ll notice that since Amex Offers are triggered on the backend of a purchase, you earn the Rakuten multiple on the full purchase price.
I’d also suggest checking out the Dell Deals page
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