Edit: I was given bad intel on the use of the $200 Dell credit, I have corrected the article to reflect the $200 Dell credit to be split over 6 months.
BLUF: A huge partnership between Dell and AmEx Business Platinum is coming in the form of a $200 Dell benefit starting February 2019. The Dell credit will work the same way as the Saks Credit on the Personal Plat, as in you have Jan to June to use $100, then another $100 from July to Dec. You would opt into the benefit first to get the credit. Dell small business is offering 2% cash back on Ebates, and Dell allows 3 credit cards per order. Members of Founders Card can stack their 5% on top of all of this.
Right now 2 of my 6 AmEx Business Platinum Cards are offering this AmEx Deal of 10% at dell.com, so I am seeing a big AmEx and Dell partnership coming soon:
A month ago I opened an AmEx Business Gold and upgraded it to another AmEx Biz Platinum once the 50k bonus on $5k spend hit, no need to wait a year! I got the new Platinum card in the mail today, and I called AmEx Business Card Activation at 1-800-523-8444 and asked about the $200 Dell Credit.
The customer service representative (CSR) informed me the offer was up to $200 credit annually to be used at the US Dell Store Online and (according the the CSR) in person at a “physical Dell store” (yet to be discovered by me). The credit would not work at a third party retailer selling Dell computers and services. This resets every year after December 31st, and works for products and services from Dell. You have to register with the AmEx website to make sure the offer is active. Credits will post after you make the purchase, but no time line yet on when it would credit.
The CSR mistakenly told me that you will get all $200 to use at once, however she was wrong as the offer is reported as:
Get up to $100 in statement credits between January and June and up to $100 in statement credits between July and December for U.S. purchases with Dell on your Business Platinum Card. That’s up to $200 in statement credits annually. Enrollment required.
I then called Dell at 1-800-624-9897 and asked about splitting an order over several cards. However they were closed for the night. I reached out to the online chat and they confirmed that you could only split an order over three cards:
My plan was to split a $1,200 item over my 6 cards, but I guess I have to settle for four orders of $300, each split over three cards. Each card would get a $100 charge which will be reimbursed by this new credit. It appears Dell does not sell gift cards online, so the spend has to be straight.
With two of the cards registered for 10% back in a $100 charge, I will actually get $20 on this AmEx offer and 2% cash back on Ebates of $6. On check out you can enter three credit cards:
This Friday I will actually place this order and get all three $100 charges credited! I will do this again with my other three cards. Reminder that Dell Small Business is offering 2% cash back on Ebates! Use my Ebates link here to stack the deal.
I also asked the AmEx CSR about WeWork, which will be a one year Platinum Global Access Membership. It appears that you will be able to pick and enroll when you want to activate for the free year. If I can stagger the activations over 6 cards then I will have 6 years of free office space! I have a tour of a Chicago office on Monday, so more to come on that. No information under the benefits tab as of midnight Eastern time on 01 Feb 2019.
More information will come in the form of an email or snail mail! Either way I now have the problem of figuring out how to spend $1,200 in Dell stuff! Please use my link for an upgradable AmEx Biz Green, AmEx Business Gold , or direct application for an AmEx Biz Platinum.
Update: Founders Card Members get 5% more off on Dell on top, use my referral link if interested.