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Though certain credit cards — such as The Business Platinum Card® from American Express — have high annual fees, that $695 (see rates and fees) you’ll spend every year you hold the card provides some undeniable perks.
One of those perks is up to $400 in annual statement credits toward Dell purchases made in the U.S. The $400 is split up as a statement credit for up to $200 for purchases between January and June and another credit for up to $200 for purchases between July and December.
You must register for the statement credit before use.
To ensure you use the full value of your benefit before it resets in 2024, we’ve rounded up 14 items you can buy with your credit.
Amazon Echo Studio: $199.99
A smart speaker that’s Bluetooth- and app-controlled, the Amazon Echo Studio provides some of the best audio quality on the market thanks to its immersive, three-dimensional soundscape.
Buy: Amazon Echo Studio for $199.99
Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Travel Keyboard: $159.99
Typing on the go? If so, consider this detachable travel keyboard, which is spill-resistant and has a glass trackpad and a backlight for extra visibility. It’s also incredibly slim, so it takes up less space in your work bag.
Buy: Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Travel Keyboard for $159.99
Fitbit Versa 4 Smart Watch: $179.95
As we head into the new year, consider the Fitbit Versa 4 Smart Watch to help you stay on top of your fitness goals. The watch can track your distance, sleep activity, heart rate and more. It’s Bluetooth-connected, so you can set alarms and reminders through your phone.
Buy: Fitbit Versa 4 Smart Watch for $179.95
Timbuk2 Robin Commuter backpack: $179
The Timbuk2 Robin Commuter backpack is a functional bag suitable for both work and travel, with its weatherproof shell and space for a 13-inch laptop. It also features several compartments and pockets for easy access and protection.
Buy: Timbuk2 Robin Commuter backpack for $179
Samsung Galaxy Buds2: $149.99
These noise-canceling Bluetooth earbuds are effective yet small, making them the perfect size to throw in your suitcase for your next trip or into your bag for work.
Buy: Samsung Galaxy Buds2 for $149.99
Ring Video Doorbell: $99.99
Step up your home security and get notified from your phone when a visitor rings your doorbell with this Ring Video Doorbell. It also features built-in motion settings that you can adjust to your preference. The built-in rechargeable battery powers this enhanced doorbell, or you can connect it to an existing doorbell wire.
Buy: Ring Video Doorbell for $99.99
Logitech HD Dual Mic Audio Webcam: $99.99
If you work from home, you may want to consider stepping up your video and audio game with this 1080-pixel, high-definition webcam. It comes equipped with two built-in microphones and easily mounts onto your monitor or computer.
Buy: Logitech HD Dual Mic Audio Webcam for $99.99
Aluratek power bank: $79.99
Frequent travelers should never be without a reliable power bank, such as this one from Aluratek, which is equipped to charge most USB-C laptops and mobile devices.
Buy: Aluratek power bank for $79.99
Epson 202 4-pack printer ink: $59.99
If you are one of those people who still maintain an at-home printer, you know printer ink can get quite pricey. This four-pack from Epson is reasonably priced, with a variety of cartridges to choose from to fulfill your printing needs.
Buy: Epson 202 four-pack printer ink for $59.99
World Power AC Travel Adapter: $34.99
In addition to a power bank, frequent travelers should also have at least one universal adapter handy so they can charge their devices no matter what country they find themselves in.
Buy: World Power AC Travel Adapter for $34.99
Nintendo Switch — OLED Model: $349.99
We know video game consoles are over that $200 threshold, so the credit won’t entirely cover them. However, the credit unlocks some pretty great deals if you plan to buy one anyway. This newest member of the Nintendo Switch family allows you to play at home on the TV or on the go with your friends, with a 7-inch OLED screen.
Buy: Nintendo Switch — OLED Model for $349.99
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Nintendo Switch: $59.99
My favorite Nintendo game growing up, Mario Kart 8 is giving me all the feels, with plenty of appearances by new favorites and original characters, such as Dry Bones, King Boo and Bowser Jr. You can race up to four players in 1080 pixels while playing in the TV mode or the revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses.
Buy: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — Nintendo Switch for $59.99
Download Xbox Microsoft Flight Simulator: $119.99
For all our AvGeeks, here’s your chance to fly high with this flight simulator from Microsoft, which also comes with the free “Top Gun: Maverick” expansion.
Buy: Download Xbox Microsoft Flight Simulator for $119.99
Xbox Series S 1TB: $349.99
Although the Microsoft Xbox Series S video game console that was previously on this list is no longer available, a suitable alternative for the same price point ($349.99) is Xbox’s Series S. It has next-generation speed and performance featuring a 1 terabyte solid-state drive.
What won’t trigger the credit
Know that Dell doesn’t sell its own gift cards directly. You cannot use the credit on international transactions and purchases made via the international contact center, global events, Dell Financial Services, Dell Outlet for Home, Dell Outlet for Work, Dell Partner Direct, Dell Premier, Dell Premier Connect, Dell Premier Select and authorized retailers.
Maximizing your purchase
Before shopping, register for the Dell statement credit. While on the American Express website, also check your Amex Offers to see if your Amex Business Platinum is targeted for an Amex Offer on Dell purchases.
The terms may specify that you need to make the purchases through dell.com/amex, so you’ll probably want to use that link if you’re using an Amex Offer. However, if you aren’t targeted or find a better offer, you can instead click through a cash-back portal such as Rakuten (which can earn you American Express Membership Rewards points) to maximize your purchase.
You could also maximize your return by booking through an airline portal offering bonus miles for Dell purchases, such as a portal for United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines or Southwest Airlines. The payouts change occasionally but generally offer 1 to 2 miles per dollar spent. You’ll also want to check if any portals offer bonuses for hitting a certain spending threshold.
The $200 Dell credit will soon reset for 2024, so be sure to use the credit by the end of the year.
For rates and fees of the Amex Business Platinum card, click here.