(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.

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