What a great time it is to be an American Express cardmember! They launched some of their best ever bonuses last week. They are providing some of the best accelerated earn offers for existing cardmembers and now American Express Canada’s awesome Shop Small offer is back for the summer as well! The great news with Shop Small is that you can still get in on it if you get yourself an American Express right now as this offer runs until August 23 and it is open to all cardmembers – new or existing.
If you are unfamiliar with Shop Small it is a promotion funded by American Express to encourage cardmembers to shop at the smaller merchants – your mom and pop shops, local chains etc. The promotion awards registered cardmembers with a $5 statement credit each time you spend $10 or more in one transaction at participating Shop Small merchants. You can earn the credit up to 10x from 10 different retailers for a total of $50 in statement credits. Have more than one American Express card? Register all your cards and you can earn multiple credits – we have six cards in the Rewards Canada family which means we could earn up to $300 in credits for shopping small.
The offer runs from June 28 to August 23, 2021
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.
Learn more about Shop Small here.