American Express Shop Small Returns


The popular American Express Shop Small promotion has made a return.  Between now and August, you could be eligible for a $5 cashback when spending $10 or more at participating  businesses.

In this round of Shop Small you can get the cashback 10 times per account. This will allow up to $50 in credits per account.

American Express have opened registrations for the American Express Shop Small promotion.  If you are eligible, you will find the promotion under ‘Your Offers’ when logged into your account.

What is Shop Small?

Shop Small is a cashback program that American Express designed to encourage card-members to shop at small businesses. It does this by offering a cashback when spending at a nominated merchant.

It’s a good perk. You get a discount, while at the same time supporting small businesses in the local community.

As mentioned, under the current offer, when you spend $10 or more at an eligible business, American Express will refund you $5 of that spend. If you meet all the eligibility criteria, American Express will deposit the $5 directly into your account.

How can I register?

If you’re card is eligible, you should be able to find a registration link while logged into your American Express account. Simply find the Shop Small Amex Offer, then click on the link to  “Save to Card”.

If you have more than one card, you will need to register each card separately.

Eligible Cards

The promotion is available on a wide variety of American Express cards.  Having said that, there are some cards are not eligible to participate. These include American Express Business Travel Accounts, Government Cards, Corporate Purchasing Cards, Corporate Meeting Cards, Corporate Cards and David Jones Storecards.


American Express have produced a map of participating businesses. By spending $10 or more at one of these businesses during the promotion period, a $5 statement credit will be available to you. Note that you can only get the rebate once per business.

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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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.