BLUF: $200 Dell Credit Comes With The AmEx Business Platinum. You can spend $100 from January to June, then another $100 from July to December. You can split charge over three cards per order at Dell.
Step 1: Obtain AmEx Platnum(s)
- Apply Biz Plat directly here, get bonus
- Apply for Biz Gold, get bonus, then upgrade to Plat (no 1 yr wait)
- Apply for Biz Green, get bonus, then upgrade to Plat (no 1 yr wait)
- Apply SCRA/MLA to each card to ensure the $595 annual fee is waived
Step 2: Register $100 Offer for Each Biz Plat Card and 10% Offer
Create a new americanexpress.com log in for each card and add the offer listed under the benefits section for each card. There is an error that prevents adding the Dell offer to an account with multiple Business Platinum Cards on the same account.
Also check the AmEx offers here and add one to the Biz Plat card to be used for the Dell offer. This one was offered for me:
Step 3: Sign up for TopCashback and Ebates
- Check Cash Back Monitor to see who is offering the best cashback deals
- Sign up for TopCashback here
- Sign up for Ebates here
Step 4: Sign Up For Dell Rewards and Military Discount Codes
Email MilitaryDiscount@dell.com this document from DFAS:
and wait 2-3 days and you should get an email like this:
Your military discount code is: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Please go to www.dell.com/MPP/Fed to use this coupon Dell Coupon Offer: Offer valid 11/3/2018 6:00am – 2/1/2019 11:59pm CST If you run into any issues please let me know. Coupon is only good for dell branded products. If you are trying to purchase latitude or precision I will have to manually discount.
Coupon is good with select other offers, but not with other coupons. Coupon is valid on select order codes. Offer does not apply to, and is not available with, systems or items purchased through refurbished items or spare parts. Purchase limit of 1 items per order. Not valid for resellers and/or online auctions. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors.
Step 5: Select, Buy Items, Split Charges
I used the 5% Cashback option via the Top Cashback to buy a non Dell product since the military discount would not apply:
On check out I was able to enter three credit cards to split up the $318.74 charge over three AmEx Platinum Cards (example shows $200, but just do $100):
For Dell branded products I used the site www.dell.com/MPP/Fed to use the military coupon. Here is what I bought over just two cards:
Note that this also included $5 in Dell Advantage Rewards and free shipping from registration! I am going to try to see if I submit this order to Top Cash Back for a 5% stack. Many products that are not dell branded are not the cheapest, but Dell products have the largest discounts. No datapoints on the reimbursement yet. Happy shopping!