American Express card members rejoice – Shop Small is back! This popular ‘Spend and Save’ promotion will run for the month of November 2018.

Shop Small is my favourite American Express card membership perk. It offers a discount on everyday purchases I’d likely make anyway and it helps to support small businesses in the local community. The promotion is designed to encourage American Express card members to spend at small businesses, while highlighting the wide acceptance of AMEX locally.

Read on to learn more about AMEX Shop Small 2018 and find out how you can participate.
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How will AMEX Shop Small work in 2018?

During the month of November 2018, American Express Card Members will receive a $10 credit when they spend $20 or more in one transaction at participating merchants, at up to 5 different places. Full offer terms and conditions will be released by AMEX closer to the promotion start date.

How can I register for AMEX Shop Small?

Registration for Shop Small 2018 is not yet open.

AMEX have advised us that Card Members will be able to save the offer to their eligible card between 00:01 (AWST) 30 October and 23:59 (AWST) 30 November 2018. The promotion will be limited to the first 130,000 Cards to save the offer.

As in 2017, it’s expected that this year’s Shop Small promotion will be very popular. As such, we’d encourage you to save the offer to your AMEX card as soon as registration opens.

Once you’ve saved the offer to your card, simply spend the required amount and wait for the funds to be credited to your account. Simple!

Which businesses participate in AMEX Shop Small?

So many merchants are accepting AMEX these days, and the network of businesses participating in AMEX Shop Small grows larger each year. During Shop Small, most card members should be able to find a range of participating merchants close by. But how do you identify which small businesses you can shop with?

Enter the AMEX Shop Small Map. It’s a handy, searchable tool that will help you identify participating AMEX Shop Small Merchants. The AMEX Shop Small Map is updated regularly and can be found here.

AMEX Shop Small map

When will AMEX Shop Small credits appear in my account?

Credits should appear on your billing statement within 5 business days from qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days from the offer end date.

Which cards are eligible to participate in AMEX Shop Small?

All primary American Express cards (including David Jones co-brand AMEX cards) are eligible to participate in Shop Small.

Supplementary Cards are also eligible, but they need to be registered for the offer separately from the primary card.

The following cards are not generally eligible to participate in AMEX Shop Small: Corporate Cards, American Express Business Travel Accounts, Government Cards, Global Travel Cards, Business Cards that are affiliated with a wholesaler partner, Corporate Purchasing Cards, Corporate Meeting Cards and David Jones Store cards.

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