(Update 1/8/21: No clawbacks yet, but the issue has been fixed for purchases made a few days ago with credits posting today of only $100. Per reader Brent)
Lots of people have made purchases at Dell since January 1 on their Platinum business card expecting $100 credit, and they ended up getting credited more than $100. E.g. they made a $250 purchase and got $200 credit or they made $150 purchase and get $150 credit.
This is due to the extra $100 Dell credit which was given out last year, making for a total of $200 in Dell credits for the latter half of 2020. This bonus credit was not slated to repeat itself in 2021, meaning there’s really just supposed to be $100 credit for January – June 2021. Yet the credit is posting as if there’s $200 in credits now available ($100 regular + $100 bonus).
People have already called the bank hoping this was an indication that the 2020 offer was renewed in 2021, and they were told the credit is in error. Honestly I’m pretty sure this one would have been discovered regardless. Now it’s just a question whether the bank will claw back the credits. My guess is they well. In any case, it’s good to have a headsup to understand what’s going on. If you want, you can try your luck and hope it doesn’t get clawed back.