£5 cashback on £10 Amex purchases TOMORROW with Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow, Saturday 7th, is the UK’s first ‘Small Business Saturday’.  And, as American Express is the main sponsor, this is a great opportunity to rack up some decent discounts with your cards.

You will receive £5 cashback on your American Express statement for every £10+ purchase you make at a participating small business on Saturday.

Small Business Saturday

The rules are simple:

You can receive cashback from an unlimited number of shops ….

… but only once per shop per card

You need to register your American Express card in advance

Supplementary cards can be registered separately and count as a ‘different’ card

All UK issued Amex cards, whether Amex, Lloyds or MBNA issued, can be registered

The website to register your cards is here (scroll down for the link).

The list of participating shops (and, indeed, cinemas, pubs and restaurants) in your area can be found here.

At first glance, the list in my area seems smaller than the last Amex ‘Shop Small’ promotion.  What I don’t know is if retailers with an Amex ‘Shop Small’ sticker in their window, but who are not on this list, will count or not.

Remember that a) many retailers will be happy for you to split a purchase over a number of Amex cards and b) if a store sells gift vouchers, it may be worth buying a number of £10 ones for future use, even if you don’t want a specific product on the day.

(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. pazza2000 says:

    Different experience this time around. Most of the merchants were aware of the promo, in some cases I was not allowed to split, ‘under the managers instruction’. I targeted 5 merchants total, however really only took advantage of 3 buying gift cards, with two not allowing me to ‘split’. Most interesting however was that two merchants whom were not on the list; The Fragrance Shop (chain) and a local restaurant surprisingly did trigger an email, and had I known I would have tried to split the transaction.

  2. All credits received. Smooth all round.

    • pazza2000 says:

      How long does the credit typically take to post to an MBNA issued account? All credits have posted on the Amex issued cards today, and yesterday for the 2 locations that were not on the list however visited on Saturday and received qualifying emails (to my surprise)

      • Historically quite slow, based on previous promos, and you don’t usually get an email

        • pazza2000 says:

          Thanks. Keen to cancel the particular MBNA card, having held on to it a little longer solely for this promotions. Hopefully it won’t be too long.