Get up to $50 cashback with American Express Shop Small

Sally McMullen 31 October 2018 NEWS

Support small businesses and reward yourself with cashback to your American Express this month.

Good news, savvy shoppers! The Shop Small campaign from American Express is back just in time for the Christmas spending season.

You’ll receive a $10 credit to your account when you use your American Express credit card to spend $20 or more in one transaction at participating merchants. You can take advantage of this deal up to five times in November, meaning you can score $50 back to your account altogether.

You have until 30 November 2018 to register your American Express credit card, and the promotion is only available to the first 130,000 card members.

The Shop Small campaign includes shopping retailers, restaurants, cafes and more, so you can look forward to cashback whether you’re grabbing a coffee or buying gifts for a loved one ahead of the holidays. You can find your nearest Shop Small merchant using the map on the American Express website or look out for the Shop Small sticker at participating stores.

The campaign only applies to in-store purchases, so you can’t get cashback when you’re shopping online.

As well as rewarding Amex card members, the Shop Small campaign is designed to promote and support Australian small businesses. According to the Amex’s annual Economy of Shopping Small Report, spend with small businesses has dropped by 12% (from 83% in 2016 to 70% in 2018) over two years among those who shop at least once a week at a local shopping village. This has resulted in three in five small businesses reporting flat or declining revenue growth year-on-year.

“By shopping locally – at your corner grocer, café, pharmacy, bakery or hairdresser – in November, you will be supporting grassroots growth and community engagement, to ensure the engine room is firing on all cylinders,” said Australian small business and family enterprise ombudsman Kate Carnell regarding the Shop Small campaign.

So what are you waiting for? Register your Amex and get shopping!

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