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Dan’s Deals highlights what could be a great deal at Dell for those with Business Platinum credits to use: get a 27″ gaming monitor and a $125 Dell promo eGC for $199.99 That can be a great deal for those with the Business Platinum card and its associated statement credit to use for Dell purchases (up to $200 in statement credits between January and June and up to $200 in statement credits between July and December), especially if they also have an Amex Offer to stack.
- Dell is offering a 27″ gaming monitor + $125 Dell Promo eGift Card for $199.99 (model G2723HN)
- Direct link to this deal (our affiliate link, but you can go through a portal for cash back to stack)
This can be a terrific deal first and foremost if you have a use for the monitor. There are current Amex Offers available on some cards for 10% or 20% back at Dell, which can stack if you have that offer on a business Platinum card. That means this monitor could cost a net ~$180 or ~$160 (plus tax on $200) — meaning that it would be free if you have one of those Amex Offers and the full $200 Business Platinum credit to use. In that case, you would end up with a 27″ monitor and a $125 Dell Promo eGift Card for $0 out of pocket, which seems like a pretty stellar deal.
Stack with a shopping portal for even more back (potentially). Most portals have very low rates for Dell right now, but I still see 15% back through Capital One Shopping. I recently bought this portable external monitor (our affiliate link) on sale for $270 to use with my laptop when I’m out and about and the 15% back tracked just fine through Capital One Shopping.
Be sure that you see the $125 eGC still advertised on the product landing page as I don’t know when this will end. Always take screen shots. I believe that the promo eGC may not be reflected in the cart, so keep screen shots to follow up with support if necessary.
Even if you don’t really want/need the monitor, you may be able to sell it and end up with some profit and a $125 gift card or donate it and end up with some good karma and a $125 gift card. Either scenario seems decent.
Keep in mind that Dell promo eGift Cards have a short shelf life: they arrive via email 10-20 days after the monitor ships and then are only valid for 90 days from the day they are emailed. You need to be on top of your game and make sure you use the eGift Card.
I’d also caution readers that when you earn more in cash back than you spend at Dell, Amex has sometimes been known to claw back some credits. It would be wise to make an additional purchase or two from Dell to make sure that you spend more than you’ll earn back in credits. In other words, if you were to only buy the monitor for $200 and receive both $200 in statement credits on the Business Platinum card and $40 in statement credit from the 20% back Amex Offer, that has sometimes resulted in a claw back. Better to find a way to spend another $41 so you end up spending at least $1 out of pocket for the half-year.