American Express are running their Shop Small promotion through November. This follows a previous weekend version of the promotion that ran back in September.

Under the Shop Small program, American Express will pay you back $10 when you spend $20 or more at participating small businesses. American Express are allowing you to do this 10 times per account. As a result, you stand to gain credits of up to $100 on your account.

While not strictly travel related promotion, many travellers have an American Express card, so the Shop Small and other cashback offers that American Express run, can be relevant to travellers.

What is Shop Small?

Shop Small is a program that American Express have run a couple of times in the past, It is designed to encourage cardmembers to shop at participating small businesses. It does this by offering a cashback when spending at a nominated merchant. As mentioned, under the current offer, when you spend $20 or more at an eligible business, American Express will refund you $10 of that spend. This is paid directly into your American Express account as a statement credit.

Eligible Cards

It is worthwhile noting that the promotion is applicable to a wide variety of American Express cards. This includes bank issued cards, not just the American Express issued cards.

For an American Express issued card, you will be able to register for the promotion by saving it to your card (either through an email, or on your online account offers)

For holders of bank issued card, you can register at This includes cards issued by Amex cards issued by ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB or Westpac.

Registration opened today and runs until the end of the promotion on Sunday. Note that registration is limited to the first 125,000 cards that apply.


American Express have produced a map of participating business. By shopping at one of these restuarants this weekend, a $10 statement credit will be available to you. The range of  businesses available in the promotion is quite broad, so hopefully you will be able to find a business or three to spend a few dollars at.





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