Back in June American Express Canada launched the best ever version yet of their Shop Small campaign and this is just a reminder to all of our readers that you have a little over
two three weeks left to earn those credits for shopping at those small and independent Canadian merchants!
The offer is the same for every American Express cardmember and card.
Each time you spend $10 at Shop Small merchant you will receive a $5
statement credit. This statement credit can be earned up to 10 times for
a maximum of $50 in statement credits per card account. The offer is available for
purchases made until September 13, 2020.
If you aren’t familiar with American Express’ Shop Small program we have a feature to help you out: A step by step guide to the American Express Shop Small Program
which shows you how to find merchants who participate in the program.
Essentially American Express Shop Small merchants aren’t your major
nationwide chain stores. You won’t find Wal-Mart on the list but you
will find mom and pop shops, small regional chains, restaurants and
other small businesses. The best way to find out which merchants you can
use your American Express Card at to earn the statement credit is to go
to the American Express Shop Small website and look for the Shop Small icon beside the merchant:
Ideally, those looking to maximize the offer will only spend $10 at each
location to come out with what is essentially a 50% discount but I know
for me I don’t even think about that. I’ll simply go to my local
merchant and buy what I need to buy whether it is $10, $30 or $300. I
will however consider spending more if I am only at $7 I’ll look to see
if there is anything else I can grab to get to that $10 since I’ll be
getting the $5 back – and that is the gist of this promotion. Getting
you to spend a little more at these merchants to help them out!
You can register for Shop Small promotion the via Amex Offers on the app or Amex
Canada website and you must register your card(s) to start earning the credits:
If the offer doesn’t show up in the app or in your account on the web you can register for it right here.
If you have multiple cards then you can earn the $5 credit that many more times. For example in our family we have the American Express Cobalt Card (2 accounts), The Platinum Card from American Express, Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card and The Gold Rewards Card (2 Accounts) so we could earn up to $300 in credits if chose to do so. Now we haven’t been doing that much shopping to actually have or make 60 transactions but we have definitely earned a few $5 credits so far and have a few more lined up.
Learn more about Shop Small here.