American Express Shop Small Christmas 2021 discussion
7th December 2021 at 11:04jjoohhnn
Can’t remember from previous years, is it a single transaction or can it trigger with cumulative spend? The coffee stand at my local station is on there and could hit it up across multiple days perhaps..
7th December 2021 at 11:08thom
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It has to be a single transaction I’m afraid. It’s also only valid once per participating shop, but if you have multiple Amex cards you could get it on each.7th December 2021 at 11:18Bill
I wonder how long it will take to receive Shop Small credits. Some of the Offers credits haven’t posted after 4 weeks7th December 2021 at 11:22Super Secret Stuff
Buy some cakes and sandwiches for work!7th December 2021 at 13:56rum
I wonder how long it will take to receive Shop Small credits. Some of the Offers credits haven’t posted after 4 weeks
Yup, it’s been like this for a while now. I end up having to call Amex to get credits manually and I am beginning to get tired of doing this every time.8th December 2021 at 19:08cinereus
It’s not really worth bothering with any more tbh…8th December 2021 at 19:34rams
My Sat spend credited today8th December 2021 at 20:16thom
My Spend on Sunday credited on Wednesday so three days.9th December 2021 at 08:02DJ
The credit for my Saturday spend at our local restaurant has posted as well.9th December 2021 at 10:20Tom
Sat spend. Credit on Monday9th December 2021 at 12:19peckishpassport
Always check the ‘Savings’ tab on your online account after a couple of days as it typically appears on there if it’s triggered – only accessible on the desktop/web version, not the app.
If it’s not appeared on there, it most likely hasn’t triggered so Amex CS chat should be able to manually apply.13th December 2021 at 06:48truthbetold
Despite posts to the contrary,I received email notification of my single shop small transaction this season within minutes of my spend.13th December 2021 at 07:22dst87
I haven’t received any shop small notifications, but have had one credit.
The other place didn’t credit automatically. Apparently they’ve switched to using a payment aggregator. CS said they’ll credit it if the place is on the map, but they really need to find another way to track these (or remove them from the list if ineligible) as it would take someone with fairly specific knowledge to identify what type of payment system a retailer is using.13th December 2021 at 08:54JonathanC
I think it was last year, I shopped at a place on the shop small map, and the credit has never arrived. I don’t bother with it anymore now13th December 2021 at 21:39memesweeper
I managed to make a COVID isolation overlap almost perfectly with Shop Small! Doh!14th December 2021 at 12:32ms
No chance of getting a credit for cumulative spend?14th December 2021 at 12:40Peter K
No chance of getting a credit for cumulative spend?
No, no chance at all.14th December 2021 at 20:09yorkshireRich
Never understand the negativity regarding this offer. Maybe I’m just lucky but I absolutely love shop small. I’ve used the offer in a couple of local pubs and cafes, and on the wife”s supplementary card and her own too.
Used this in some lovely villages in South Wales last year also. Never once did it not credit.14th December 2021 at 21:01ryaneberry
I’ve found a nice sweet spot (for us non London lot) and Cosy Club or branded ‘lounge’ counts, even though they’re a chain of around 180, all under one company! Plus each restaurant counts as another shop so an easy £25 per card with buying gift cards15th December 2021 at 09:25ms
On many occasions I had to chase missing credits.
Mainly because of iZettle.
Also disappointed that this year the spending period has been cut.15th December 2021 at 10:25MD
I shouldn’t laugh, but my other half had her supplementary BAPP stolen recently and the scumbag charged six fraudulent transactions to it before I realised. All fairly small thankfully, and impeccable customer service from Amex in freezing the card and refunding the transactions. Just noticed this morning that one of them was >£15 in a newsagent, and has now triggered Shop Small… Manufactured Spend?
15th December 2021 at 11:51Jan M
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I keep on discovering that places listed as eligible for Small Spend don’t actually accept Amex…15th December 2021 at 12:06Mikee
Anyone else getting nil results from the Shop Small map? Tried 2 different browsers and no shops appear no matter what location I choose.15th December 2021 at 12:17TeamPlat
Had an interesting experience with a restaurant on the shop small map the other day. Went to pay and tapped my amex card to the machine. Transaction went through fine and receipt printed. It was only then did the restaurant owner realise I’d paid with an amex. He said something along the lines of “we don’t usually accept amex because they charge fees which are something like 10x more than visa/mastercard”.
Please correct me if I’m wrong – don’t shops have to sign up separately to amex to be able to accept them? I thought I remembered reading somewhere (possibly on hfp) that amex have been working on their relationship with small business owners so that fees are no more than visa/mc or if so, only by a very tiny amount?
Was an awkward situation but since everything went through fine, the owner just accepted it and we went on our way.15th December 2021 at 12:39Aerotec
Shop Small map not loading any data. Just says “We weren’t able to find any results for this location.”
Shame as I was planning on popping out for a Shop Small lunch and visit a few shops for some small xmas gifts. But without being able to plan where to go it will be too much hassle hunting down Shop Small window stickers and hoping they are indeed still taking Amex!
I walked to a shop yesterday to pick up some gifts but their card machine was out of service! I have only done 3 or 4 Shop Small transactions so far. I always used to get to 30-40+ transactions across the multiple cards. 🙁
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