expired AmEx Shop Small November 2016 - Spend $20, Get $10 Statement Credits (up to $100 Total)

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Shop Small November 2016 :)

$10 statement credit at up to 10 different participating retailers between 31st October - 30th November 2016.

T&C's:

Save the offer to your eligible Card between 00:01 (AWST) 25 October 2016 and 23:59 (AWST) 30 November 2016. Limited to the first 100,000 Cards to save the offer. Spend $20 or more on that Card in one transaction, in-store only at participating small businesses listed on maps.americanexpress.com/aushopsmall between 00:01 (AWST) 31 October 2016 and 23:59 (AWST) 30 November 2016 to receive a $10 credit. Offer is limited to ten credits per registered Card, with no more than one credit per participating small business. Only spend on the Card number you register counts towards the offer. Excludes transactions where you do not spend directly at participating small businesses. For example, purchases made through a third party such as a department store (e.g. David Jones or Myer). Excludes online purchases and gift cards. Offer valid at Australian locations only. Business Cards that are affiliated with a wholesaler partner, American Express Business Travel Accounts, Government Cards, Corporate Purchasing Cards, Corporate Meeting Cards, Corporate Cards and David Jones Storecards are excluded. Credit is not redeemable for cash or other payment form. Credit should appear on your billing statement within 5 business days from qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days from the offer end date. Credit will not be applied to your Card Account if it has been suspended or cancelled. Credit may be reversed if your qualifying purchase is refunded or cancelled.

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    Thanks! Will have to check map, but have registered 4 x Amex cards so will see how I go maximizing the rebates!

  • +3 votes

    Anyone found any other places around Sydney for 'everyday' spending? Cincotta Chemist in Sydney seems to be on the list …

    I'm interested in hearing about other similar places, eg Fuel, but not opal top ups.

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      There are heaps of chemists on list. Is Cincotta Chemist any different in terms of what they sell?

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        Cincotta is reasonably priced and will price match chemist warehouse/woolworths/coles easily, so its a good option for everyday items on shop small.

        For prescription drugs above the PBS threshold it probably doesn't make a difference.

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    thanks for the manual link

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    Back to 10 retailers!,.,.,?
    Awesome, I'm out of town right now, but can someone find the post from about a year back, with my myki map on it?
    I'd do it but I'm on my iPad. I'd love to top another 200 up for only 100,…..

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      It's all in the wiki linked in the description.

      Map.

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        Don't quote me, but I don't think that one is my map.
        Also, all X regardless :(

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          That's the most recent map for Myki based on the shop small event in September. There are 7 places confirmed by members which take Amex for Myki recharges, https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/amex_shop_small_guide#myki.... Unfortunately, when these offers happen retailers ban or surcharge Amex transactions for Myki (e.g. Amcal Chemist in Carlton banned Amex for Myki with a sign).

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          @neil: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/215492

          So none of those ( bottom ) any use anymore? :(

          Totally: reasonable to use a newer map, sad to see so many X tho.

          Are any in the CBD usable at all? Is my map useless?

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          @hamwhisperer:

          I wouldn't even rely on the most recent map. You have 30 days to get the credit so it's best we start again so we can confirm for sure if they places still take AMEX for recharges. Myki has a map of retailers so I'd use that and go from there. I'd go through the September list, then last years. Crowdsourcing :)

          I'll create a new map to maybe ✓ in yellow for September confirmation, ✓ in green for November confirmation, and maybe remove the x's until we have confirmation again that they don't work. Hopefully, others will keep the wiki updated so we can have a updated data source.

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    Damn me for not reading the T&C. It doesn't actually start until Nov 1, but I made a ton of purchases already. :/

    I'm used to the offer being open when registration is open.

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    Any business owners in ACT that is part of the small shop, and have some amex cards message me.
    I'd like to have a quick question.

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    Anyone have issues registering their NAB Platinum Amex card? My card went through however my wife's card which is on a separate account is unable to enrol with an error message "Unfortunately, this card is not eligible for this offer"

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    I was unable to register a supp card on my bank-issued card last week :(
    so devo

  • +1 vote

    Have IGA's been excluded from shop small this year?

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      Looks like it. And petrol stations apparently.

      There is a few Foodworks on the list.

      • +1 vote

        that's quite disappointing. the absence of these stores really undermines the value of the promotion, at least for me (was looking to stock up on Halo Top ice cream and other IGA-exclusive goodies!)

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          There may be some prospect of some stores that aren't listed still working? I might try buy $20 of fuel at the servo that was listed last year and see what happens.

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          Any luck with trying Amex at the servos? Was hoping to use the credit on petrol this year as well.

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    Is there only 2 dining places? Im only seeing 2

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    NQR if off the list, so is a local fruit market. Rather disappointing this time, just eateries are on the list…

  • +3 votes

    Just put $20 on my Opal card at Nextra in Westfield Chatswood. Last time I topped up there as part of Shop Small September I got charged $1 surcharge; this time I got charged $0.50. Also got the qualifying e-mail. One down, nine to go!

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      Nextra Chatswood charged $1 yesterday

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      I was charged $1 today and I recharged OPAL using 3 cards. My son has a friend who works there and he confirms that the Amex surcharge is 5%.

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    Just spent the money but I don't receive any confirmation email from Amex, does anyone get the same problem?

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      Sometimes it's immediate sometimes it's a day or two later

    • +2 votes

      I find if you use the chip instead of tap and go its instant.

      I can confirm that this is the case as I've used nine retailers in the Sydney CBD and got the email while I was still in store.

  • +2 votes

    Ezymart 58 Pitt Street is charging $1.50 for Opal top ups.
    Ezymart 300 George St with $2 surcharge.

    Got the confirmation emails for both instantly.

  • +8 votes

    More Opal top-ups:

    Oxford St Newsagency you can get away with paying no surcharge if you buy a Redskin or Milko for 25 cents with your top-up.
    Connaught Newsagency on Liverpool St charge 50 cents surcharge.
    The Lucky Charm Pavilion (opposite Citisuper) charge $1 surcharge. Also happened to run into four Shop Small reps there advising the shopkeeper about Shop Small and giving out advertising material and pens. So I flashed my AMEX at them and asked for a pen too xD
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lxs2hc0r9j3sawf/IMAG1081.jpg?dl=0

    • +1 vote

      Nice pen. Looks like you were on the train… travelling effectively half price after topping up Opal card??

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        Pretty much 😏 My weekly Opal usage is between $35-$40 a week so trying to make the most of Shop Small by using the majority of them on Opal top-ups :)

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          Yeah, you might as well! Do you have more than one card? That hadn't occurred to me to do that, but the professional ozbargainers on here are all about that!

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          @snapper: Nope, just one primary AMEX. I could take out a supplementary card but dunno whose name to use ahahaha (unless I put initial surname since my primary one is first name surname)

  • +3 votes

    I found the pavilion charges $2 and they also pointed to their sign stuck on the counter. So far can confirm Wus Pharmacy still $0.50; B&J at 187 Thomas St is $1; EzyMart at 11 Rawson Pl is $1.50

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      That sucks. In my case, they were probably distracted by the Shop Small crew when I did my top-up …

      • +1 vote

        Perhaps. EzyMart 770 George charges $2 instead of $1 as per the map (or I was unlucky there, as well)
        Confirmed Connaught & Oxford still $0.50

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          You didn't buy a Redskin or Milko at Oxford St Newsagency? You save 25 cents and get a Redskin or Milko!

        • +2 votes

          @kerfuffle:
          I was distracted (read: in awe) by the guy in front of me who had around 6 AMEX cards with a number of Opal cards. I only got my Amex last week so I was clearly the newb in the store.

        • +2 votes

          @ajamedor: Yeah, we have a few members on here with multiple cards (Turd for example has nine cards). Last time there was Shop Small, I bought a pack of Werther's Original. Next time my friend! :)

          P. S. If you like Art and Design books, head down to Beautiful Pages at 114 Oxford St; they're also participating in Shop Small and have excellent customer service

        • +7 votes

          @kerfuffle:
          So this is my confirmed run for the day:

          629 George - $0.50
          187 Liverpool - $0.50
          18-32 Oxford - $0.50
          300 George - $1.00
          187 Thomas - $1.00
          169 Phillip - $1.00
          58 Pitt - $1.50
          23 Rawson - $1.50
          770 George - $2.00

          Felt like I was playing Ingress all over again but much more satisfying when you know you're getting cash back!

          Can someone verify that 14 Carrington & 201 Elizabeth are closed down? Or was I looking in the wrong area?

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          @ajamedor: Ooh thanks for your breakdown! I have five uses left so your list of locations is very handy; kudos!

        • +1 vote

          @ajamedor: Can verify that 14 Carrington is indeed closed down. Went there today.

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          Just FYI, I went to 770 George today and the guy charged $3. I almost walked out but $7 free Opal credit is better than $0 free Opal credit. His machine also screwed up and there are now triplicate charges on my Amex account, but I'm not sure whether or not they'll end up going through. Will be disputing if they do…

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          Could you please confirm if you got email/when you get credit from 169 Phillip? Doesn't seem to be on the map.

        • +1 vote

          @luker9001:
          I have problems receiving email confirmation but I can confirm I have the $10 credit already in my account.
          169 Phillip is Society Convenience Store

          FYI Every location I've listed above I now have been credited.

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      Rawson Pl wanted to charge $2 during the last shop small weekend.

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      I went to Rawson Pl at lunch time he wanted $2. the same guy did not charge me any fee on Monday. I didn't recharge obviously. Some people must accept $2 surcharge so they can lift up the fee like that.

      Similarly 770 George St charged me $1 on Monday today he asked $2. I didn't recharge there either.

      Kudos to Wu Pharmacy, Connought Newsagency and Oxford St Newsagency. They never increased their 50c surcharge.

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      Can't locate WU Pharmacy in Shop Small Map. Did you guys get the email confirmation after doing the Opal topup? Thanks

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    Does anybody know if Android Pay transactions work?

  • +2 votes

    NSW Convenience Store on Macquarie St in Parramatta charge $1 surcharge for a $20 Opal top-up.

    Five down, five to go! (Got e-mails for all except Oxford St Newsagency as I tapped there but they have the Shop Small sign up so should be all good)

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      Is opal top up the sole purpose for you shopsmall visit !?!

      • +1 vote

        Majority of them, yes. I also plan to eat at Ippudo in the city during my break at work and hopefully pick up something at Beautiful Pages.

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    did anyone get their confirmation emails today? I had two transactions, no emails

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    my transactions are showing up on amex online. in the past, I always got emails from these merchants

  • +10 votes

    Thanks for all the updates with Opal, hopefully we will get some Myki testing as well. Shop Small Wiki List has been updated as follows:

    Name Address Suburb Description Last Updated
    Darling Park newsagency 201 Sussex St Sydney September
    B&J newsagency 187 Thomas St Haymarket 1, 2 November
    Nextra Chatswood Westfield Chatswood, 229/1 Anderson St Chatswood 5% or $1 for $20 Opal top up September
    Oxford St Newsagency 1/18-32 Oxford St Darlinghurst 50c surcharge (or free with purchase), 1, 2, 3 November
    NSW CONVENIENCE STORE 119A MACQUARIE STREET Parramatta $1 surcharge, 1 November
    Neutral Bay Wycombe 167 Wycombe Rd Neutral Bay $1 surcharge September
    Society 169 PHILLIP ST Sydney $1/trx, 1 November
    Menzies/Ezymart 14 Carrington St Sydney $1/trx September
    EZY MART PTY. 58 Pitt St Sydney $1.50 surcharge (Was $1), 1, 2 November
    Wus pharmacy 629 George street Haymarket 50 cent surcharge per card, 1, 2 November
    Ezy Mart 11/23 Rawson Place Haymarket $1 charge per card, 1, 2 November
    Connaught newsagency 187 Liverpool St Sydney 50c surcharge, 1, 2 November
    The lucky charm Pavilion Centre, 580 George Street Sydney $1-$2 surcharge, 1, 2 November
    The lucky charm Pitt Street, Westfield Centrepoint Sydney $2 surcharge September
    The lucky charm 22/201 Elizabeth St Sydney $1 surcharge September
    Ezymart 166 Belmore Rd, Randwick 70c surcharge September
    Ezymart 300 George St Sydney $1-$2 surcharge, 1, 2 November
    CONVENIENCE AT THE COVE 114 LONGUEVILLE ROAD Lane Cove $1 surcharge September
    Ezymart 770 George St Sydney $1 surcharge, 1, 2 November

    📍 Updated Opal Map 📍

    Keep the comments rolling as retailers often change surcharges during these campaigns.

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    58 Phillip St now $2 surcharge

    Also could we add 21 Hunter St City Convenience, also $2 surchage

  • +3 votes

    City convenience 1 castlereagh st - $2 surcharge
    City convenience 19 hunter st - guy is greedy asking for $2.50 surcharge because I'm getting $10 back - I said won't do it here.
    EzyMart 58 Pitt st - $2 surcharge from today onwards

    • +1 vote

      ohh I just see this post.

      City convenience 19 hunter st, I saw on the counter it said $1 surcharge for Credit Card so I give it a go for $40 topup.
      After I topup, he told me to pay $22 per card. I asked why then he said it's Amex.

      RIP OFF!!!!

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      That's very unethical

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      Crappy City Convenience store that same night at 19 Hunter St poorly lied that the system was "down", so no Opal Amex possible…
      Does anyone know if I can report this poor behavior to Amex?

      Shopkeeper should've just admitted he didn't want to process my transaction instead of cowardly lieing.

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