If you have ANY American Express credit or charge card – except TSB – you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 18th December with ‘Shop Small’.
American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed to encourage you to shop in local independent stores instead of major chains.
Starting today, Saturday 3rd December until 18th December, you will receive £5 cashback on EVERY transaction you make for £10 or more at a participating ‘Shop Small’ business.
There are very few rules apart from the fact that you can only get one £5 cashback per shop per card. You can, of course, register multiple American Express cards if you have more than one.
It is a simple process:
You MUST register your credit card before making a ‘Shop Small’ purchase.
Any Amex-issued Amex card can be registered by going to the American Express website, logging in and looking under ‘My Offers’ on the statement page.
You can register British Airways, Harrods, Costco, Starwood, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Cashback and Green American Express cards via this link. Corporate and pre-paid cards do not qualify.
If you have an American Express card issued by Lloyds Bank, Barclaycard or MBNA, you must register via this page. TSB Amex cards cannot take part in this offer for some unknown reason.
You can register supplementary cards (an additional card held by your partner on the same account) as long as it has a different card number to your main card.
Find participating small shops
The main Shop Small site is amexshopsmall.co.uk/shopper which contains a link to an interactive map where you can find participating shops in your area.
It is worth noting that it is not just sellers of ‘things’ who are taking part. You may find cafes and even the occasional pub taking part!
One note – last year, contactless transactions seemed to have difficulty tracking and often required a call to Amex to get the £5. Use your PIN number if you can.
Make a qualifying purchase of £10 or more
You can make one purchase per registered card per shop that is taking part in ‘Shop Small’.
If you have an Amex-issued American Express card, you should receive an email confirmation soon after making your purchase. This will not happen with some other American Express cards but your cashback will still turn up.
A £5 credit for every £10 purchase will be added onto your credit card statement within a few days.