American Express card members, it’s time to get excited – AMEX Shop Small 2018 has finally arrived! This popular ‘Spend and Save’ promotion will run for the month of November, and registration is now open.

How does it work? During the month of November, American Express Card Members will receive a $10 credit when they spend $20 or more in one transaction at participating Shop Small merchants, at up to 5 different places.

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 find out how you can register your card for AMEX Shop Small 2018, and discover everything you need to know about this popular promotion.
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How can I register for American Express Shop Small 2018?

The AMEX Shop Small 2018 promotion is now open, and registration only takes a minute. Simply:

  1. Have your AMEX card handy, and go to the registration page on the AMEX website here.
  2. Enter your first and last name, AMEX card number and email address
  3. Receive offer registration confirmation, and then start shopping!

You’ll be able to save the offer to your eligible AMEX card between 00:01 (AWST) 30 October and 23:59 (AWST) 30 November 2018, or when the offer registration cap of 130,000 Cards is reached.

Amex Shop Small is very popular, and it’s not uncommon for the card cap to be reached early. As such, we’d encourage you to save the offer to your AMEX card as soon as possible.

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. When you search the Shop Small Map, eligible merchants will be highlighted with the Shop Small logo.

The AMEX Shop Small Map is updated regularly and can be found here.

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Do I need to register each AMEX card separately?

Yes. Only spend on the Card number you register counts towards the offer. Each eligible AMEX card must be registered separately. This includes supplementary cards. See below for more information about which AMEX cards are eligible.

What is the 2018 AMEX Shop Small spend period?

The 2018 AMEX Shop Small spend period is between 00:01 (AWST) 1 November 2018 and 23:59 (AWST) 30 November 2018. You need to spend on your eligible, registered card during this time period to receive a $10 credit.

When will AMEX Shop Small credits appear in my account?

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

Which cards are eligible to participate in American Express Shop Small 2018?

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 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.Full offer terms and conditions are available on the 2018 AMEX Shop Small page.

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