(EXPIRED) Earn 14% Cashback At Dell Through TopCashback, Stack Deals For ~$38 + Tax Laptop

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Update 9/2/19: The rate is now 14%. The math for the original deal is now even better:

  • Original price = $349.99
  • 10% email newsletter discount = -$35.00
  • 14% TopCashback = -$44.10 (cashback will be earned on the amount paid, so after the 10% discount from the email newsletter has been deducted)
  • 10% Amex Offer = -$31.50
  • Amex Business Platinum credit = -$100
  • Visa prepaid card = -$100
  • Total = $38.40 + tax

n.b. I’ve not had an opportunity to check out all their different deals, so there might be even better opportunities out there.

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Update 2: The 10% rate is available again.

Update: Shortly after publishing this post, TopCashback dropped its rate from 10% to 4%. The other four elements for stacking this deal are still valid, but if you don’t have an immediate need for a new laptop, it’d be worth holding off on ordering anything until you can get a better shopping portal rate.

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TopCashback is offering 10% cashback at Dell for the next few days. While shopping portal rates for Dell do sometimes go above 10%, it’s still a decent rate considering it sits at 4% for most of the year.

Even better, you can stack the 10% cashback with several other deals from Dell and American Express to make your net cost for a new laptop as low as $52 plus tax. Alternatively, you could likely resell the laptop to make a profit.

Dell TopCashback

The Deal

Key Terms

  • Expires September 1, 2019.

Quick Thoughts

One of the best aspects of this 10% cashback rate is that it can stack with a bunch of other deals. Your ability to take advantage of some of these will depend on which credit cards you have and if you’ve been targeted for the Amex Offer. If you do have all of these stacking methods at your disposal though, you should be able to get a new laptop for as low as $52 plus tax.

Note that the laptop I’ll be using as an example only has 4GB RAM. I made a mistake of buying one with only 4GB RAM a few years ago and it slowed to a crawl. I therefore wouldn’t recommend something with a small amount of memory like that unless you’ll only be using it for basic tasks. That said, the following stacking principles will work regardless of how much the laptop’s original price is.

Stacking 1 – TopCashback

First off, click through to Dell from TopCashback to ensure you get 10% cashback.

Stacking 2 – Newsletter Signup

Sign up for Dell’s email newsletter. I hadn’t realized they offered this discount, but Nick mentioned that it even discounts the cost of products that are on sale, plus the discount code is sent to your email straight away. You can sign up for the newsletter here, but be sure to have clicked through from TopCashback first.

Stacking 3 – Amex Offer

There’s currently a targeted Amex Offer that’s offering 10% back on Dell purchases.

Stacking 4 – Amex Business Platinum Credit

The Amex Business Platinum card has a hefty annual fee, but one of its benefits is a $100 Dell credit that’s available twice-yearly – $100 from January to June and $100 from July to December.

Stacking 5 – Visa Gift Card

Dell frequently offers some kind of additional incentive. That sometimes comes in the form of a Dell promo card that expires within a few months, but other times it’s a Visa gift card.

How These Deals Stack Up

There might be even better deals available, but here’s one that I found which means you can get a laptop for $52 before tax. The Inspiron 15 3000 is currently available for as low as $349.99 and comes with a $100 promo Visa gift card. Here’s how the math works:

  • Original price = $349.99
  • 10% email newsletter discount = -$35.00
  • 10% TopCashback = -$31.50 (cashback will be earned on the amount paid, so after the 10% discount from the email newsletter has been deducted)
  • 10% Amex Offer = -$31.50
  • Amex Business Platinum credit = -$100
  • Visa prepaid card = -$100
  • Total = $51.99 + tax

One thing to note is that there’s a chance that TopCashback won’t track the transaction when using the 10% coupon code from the email newsletter signup. I’d say it’s still worth trying though as the worst case scenario is that you only get the 10% discount while the best case scenario is you get the 10% discount and 10% cashback.

Last updated on September 7th, 2019

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Brian

When does TCB go to 10%? It’s still showing 4%

Greg
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Greg

While I appreciate everything you all do at FM, this post title is pretty heavy on the click-bait. I know it says or implies “as low as” $52 but how many of us really have a free $100 VISA/Dell gift card lying around or a $500 Amex Business Card. When you make post titles that assume people have two rare things so that it attracts people to read more on your blog thats total click-bait. I know you guys are better than that and this is just some sort of fluke but I’m just pointing it out because I don’t want to feel misled or see it continue in the future.

USB
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USB

Wouldn’t that Newsletter promo code disqualify you from earning TCB cashback?

shaky02dd
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shaky02dd

fyi the 10% is back today as of now. think some new sales go live at 11, also.

James
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James

I have the Amex Bus. Platinum, but I am not seeing the Dell $ 100 benefit. Is this only applicable to SOME, Amex Bus. Plats?

David
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David

Hi, can you include a link to sign up for Dell’s newsletter please? Thanks!

Blue Heaven
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Blue Heaven

If you stack $100 Dell Credit by platinum card and 10% dell back AmEx offer on platinum card, the 10% back portion will be claw back by AmEx after several statements period.
In the early May, I stacked $100 Dell Credit by platinum card and 10% back AmEx offer successfully. And I had 10% back as statement credit after that however, the exact same amount of charge posted recently by AmEx. Pretty sure its claw back.

dan
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dan

the laptop come with a $100 vgc that Steve showed in this write up here already expired… any folks knows of a current dell laptop that comes with the vgc at this time? TIA

Edit: nvm, found it

Pwd847
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Pwd847

How long for email with coupon code to arrive? Me and my SO both signed up, and no email 1 hour later.

Jenny
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Jenny

How to get $100 visa GC? I don’t see it on dell’s website…

Rob
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Rob

is it only for Dell preferred accounts these deals ? Its asking me to keyin Dell Preferred account number or social ? I am not comfortable giving social here