Amex Business Platinum Card – New Shipping, Wireless & Dell Credits Explained

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American Express has introduced new limited-time offers for cardholders. The new offerings are a way for customers to get extra value out of premium cards while not being able to use their travel perks and benefits. One of those cards is the Amex Business Platinum Card that has a $595 annual fee. With this card, you can now get a monthly $20 shipping credit, a monthly $20 wireless credit and up to $200 for Dell purchases through the end of the year. So that is a total of $520 in credits if maximized. Now let’s look at the details of each category, and what purchases qualify for these credits.

Up to $160 Credit for Shipping Services

From May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 you can earn up to $20 in statement credits each month when you use your American Express Business Platinum Card to pay for monthly shipping services purchased directly in the U.S. for courier, postal, and freight shipping. Purchases made by both the Basic Card Member and Additional Card Members on the Business Platinum Card Account are eligible for statement credit. For additional details, visit https://www.americanexpress.com/us/rewards-info/business.html.

U.S. Shipping

To earn additional rewards for shipping, the purchase must be made in the U.S. for courier, postal, and freight shipping services. Examples of merchants that accept the Card and where you can earn additional rewards include:

  • FedEx
  • UPS
  • United States Postal Service
  • Other companies that are primarily in the business of courier, postal, and freight shipping services

More Details

  • This is not a complete list so other services could qualify. You need to check yourself maybe with a small transaction.
  • You will NOT earn additional rewards on shipping costs added to retail purchases (e.g. online or catalog purchases).
  • You will also NOT earn additional rewards for moving services, local trucking, and trash removal.
  • Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents.

Up to $160 Credit for Wireless Services

From May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 you can earn up to $20 in statement credits each month when you use your American Express Business Platinum Card to pay for monthly wireless telephone service charges made directly from a wireless telephone service provider in the United States. Purchases made by both the Basic Card Member and Additional Card Members on the Business Platinum Card Account are eligible for statement credit. For additional details, visit https://www.americanexpress.com/us/rewards-info/business.html.

U.S. Wireless Telephone Service Providers

To earn additional rewards, the purchase must be for monthly wireless telephone service charges and made directly from a wireless telephone service provider in the United States. Examples of merchants that accept the Card and where you can earn additional rewards for Wireless services include:

  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

The following types of purchases are NOT included for additional Wireless rewards:

  • Purchases from authorized retailers, resellers or third party sellers
  • Purchases for hardware (e.g phones and accessories) or repair services
  • Bundled services offered by Wireless companies for TV, Internet and VoIP
  • VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services

Examples of merchants where you will NOT earn additional rewards include:

  • Authorized retailers or resellers (e.g. Spring Communications, Wireless Zone)
  • Bundled packages (e.g. AT&T U-verse, Verizon Fios)
  • Superstores (e.g. Wal-Mart, and Target)
  • Electronics stores (e.g. Best Buy, Staples)

Up to $200 in Additional Dell Credits

From May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 you can earn up to $200 in statement credits for purchases made on your Business Platinum card directly with Dell Technologies or at dell.com in the US and US territories Purchases made by both the Basic Card Member and Additional Card Members on the Business Platinum Card Account are eligible for statement credit. You are eligible for up to $100 in additional statement credit between May and June 2020 and $100 in additional statement credits between July and December 2020. For additional details, visit https://www.americanexpress.com/us/rewards-info/business.html.

These limited time Dell credits are in addition to the Dell credits that are already a permanent benefit for the American Express Business Platinum card. These credits work as follows:

  • You receive up to $100 in statement credits between January and June.
  • You receive another up to $100 in statement credits between July and December.

So now you can get a total of $400 in Dell credits this year.

More Details

  • Valid only on purchases made on your Business Platinum card directly with Dell Technologies or at dell.com in the US and US territories where Dell Technologies is the merchant of record for the purchase.
  • Not valid on online purchases shipped outside of the US.
  • Please allow 2-4 weeks after an eligible purchase is charged to your Card Account for statement credit(s) to be posted to the Account.
  • Your transaction will not be eligible if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it.
  • To be eligible for this benefit, Card Account(s) must be not canceled and not past due at the time of statement credits fulfillment.

Guru’s Wrap-up

These credits definitely give you extra value for the Amex Business Platinum card. You can get $20 monthly for shipping services, $20 for wireless services, and then another $200 in Dell credits. If maximized that is an extra $520. However, again American Express is not making these credits easy to use by giving them monthly in small amounts. The Dell credit is a bit easier. One purchase before the end of June should trigger $200 in credits and then another one between July and December will trigger $200 more.

Let me know what you think. Will this credit convince you to keep your Business Platinum card?

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