out of stock AmEx Shop Small - Spend $20 and Get $10 Statement Credits (up to 5 Times) [November 2017]


This year, you can earn $10 statement credits from up to 5 different participating small businesses, as opposed to 10 like back in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Registration Link

Edit (2/11): 100,000 card enrolments reached.
Edit (3/11): 18,000 more cards can be enrolled.
Edit (6/11): 118,000 card enrolments reached.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Save the offer to your eligible Card between 31 October 2017 and 30 November 2017.
  • Limited to the first 118,000 Cards to save the offer.
  • Spend $20 or more on the eligible Card in one transaction in-store at participating small businesses listed
    on maps.americanexpress.com/aushopsmall between 1 November 2017 and 30 November 2017 to receive a $10 credit. Offer is limited to five credits per registered Card, with no more than one credit per participating small business.
  • 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, Myer or PayPal).
  • Excludes online purchases and gift cards.
  • 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 date of qualifying spend.
  • Credit will not be applied to your Card account if your Card has been suspended or cancelled.
  • Credit may be reversed if your qualifying purchase is subsequently refunded or cancelled.

Full Terms and Conditions
OzBargain Shop Small Event Tag. Past deals, forum discussions etc.
Shop Small Map & Wiki including Opal & Myki Top Up Locations
Spreadsheet of locations thanks thydzik

Referral Links

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Referrer: 15,000 Reward Points
Referee: 25,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

David Jones Platinum Card: random (8)

Referrer: 30,000 Reward Points
Referee: 40,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

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          Complained to amex about a store doing something potentially against the law. Not sure exactly what amex can do… the whole reason the airlines changed their fixed $ surcharges were because it’s against the law.


      King of the Pack (888 Wholly Tobacconist) Shop 26/ 61 Oxford St Sydney - still 1% surcharge
      City Convenience 136 Castlereagh St Sydney - 2.5% surcharge

      could anything above 3% be illegal now?


        I guess it depends on how much it costs to process for a business. If a business was mostly small transaction based, the % might be higher to cover the fixed-base fee.


      whereabouts is Allied Mart? 389 Pitt st seems to be Rydges hotel? Also it doesn't show up on this year's map

      • +1 vote

        Its the corner of Liverpool and Pitt st, the old City Mart - now renamed to Allied Mart. Its showing up on the map under their old name.

        Its 379 Pitt - sorry! typo


      Darling Park (201 Sussex Street) - 2.5% surcharge

      This place only accepts AMEX where you have the physical card :( i tried to pay with my apple watch and they rejected it!


      City Essential was 50c today


    Is it the same participants as last year?

    Anyone have the link to the database table? I don't like the map view. It only shows 10 things at a time.

  • +1 vote

    Used it 5 times today,
    received emails within a minute or even seconds

    A warning to those using amcal chemists

    the cream I was looking for was $17.99 at amcal
    $11.99 at woolworths
    and $10 at Kmart,

    Struggled to spend $20 at amcal


      Stock up on toothpaste.

      I'll need to get a bit more than last year this time around, last year's shop small haul only lasted me until August.


      I'm stocking up on household essentials at Amcal. Last year, i bought Quilton for $2.50 a pack


      Amcal is a waste of Shop Small if buying items at regular prices. Even their specials can be everyday prices for discount chemists.

      There are several chains of discount chemists participating in Shop Small. Most of them are franchises so you can hit several stores. Personally, I'm waiting to see if Cincotta release a catalogue this month. Last Shop Small they were selling Claratyne 60 tabs for $20.


    I rego’d DJs AMEX and got a confirmation, spent at a nominated business today, but no email confirmation or refund showing. Anyone else tried a DJs AMEX card yet?

    • +1 vote

      Email confirmations are flaky at best.

      You won't see the credit until the day after the transaction posts. Which won't have happened yet (it will still be pending in your online services/app) if you made the purchase today.


      In my experience with statement credits.
      Yes different to shop small
      But they generally email. Instantly.

      That's been my experience
      Ezcept for the dimmi ones. Which took days


      Yes; paid for my dinner tonight with my DJs AMEX on Android Pay and got the e-mail confirmation immediately.


    CITY CONVENIENCE STORE 173-179 BROADWAY , ULTIMO; Opal top up cash only not accepting Amex. I told the owner "you're losing business big time" Anyone knows how much commission they get from opal top up?


    Anyone tried Sushi Hub? Is it part of shop small? It has Amex cash back spend $20 and get $10 back, combine with shop small you get another $10 back from Amex. Free $20 worth of sushi from Sushi Hub!

  • +1 vote

    Got refused for Amex at City Convenience 136 Castlereagh St today.

    • +1 vote

      i just asked him to charge me the 2.5% that he said he was being charged and he topped mine up yesterday

    • +1 vote

      Went into to get an opal recharge. Must have accidently flashed my AMEX. Guy says the Opal Machine is down. Yeah right, these machines go down that easily. Looks like the prick unplugged it.

      Are they losing money even on the 2.5% surcharge?

    • +1 vote

      @neil please mark this as down


    in a previous post there is a mention of an excel list, is there a way to export the participating business list?


      Just search on thydzik in this comment thread, by clicking the "Comments" link in the top of the post, then doing an in-page search.


    Anyone else find that businesses are disappearing from the map/list?

    Eg Adriano Zumbo Macquarie Centre used to be there I swear!


    Awesome deal!


    Can anyone still register through the manual link? I keep getting system unavailable when pressing 'Submit'.

  • +4 votes

    Topped up my Opal card at Darling Harbour View Convenience Store (7 Erskine Street, Sydney). Google Maps has the address as 24-26 Erskine Street, which is incorrect.

    Surcharge $0.50 per credit card.

    EDIT: I received the emails straight away - Amex issued Discovery card, and Westpac issued Amex card.

    • +2 votes

      I just came back from there, the manager has increased the surcharge to $2 per card :(


      I went this arvo at about 3.30pm and paid 50cent surchage for each card, not sure where the $2 came from. how annoying!

      I also went to Darling Park newsagency, 50 cent surchage but each card needs a pin, they cant paypass (not sure why, annoying).

      Got emails for both

  • +3 votes

    Probably repeating what others have said, but can't hurt to confirm emails from the following in Sydney:

    King of the Pack (888 Wholly Tobacconist) - Shop 26/ 61 Oxford St - 1% surcharge
    Allied Mart - 389 Pitt Street - 1.5% surcharge
    Oxford St Newsagency - 1/18-32 Oxford St - 1% surcharge

    Other than these, has anyone found places that charge 1.5% or under in the same area (near Wynyard or Town Hall) + email confirmation?


    Urban News Shop TR8, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney; On the shop small map but they had a sticker on their EFTPOS saying not accepting AMEX; go elsewhere for opal top up guys


    We're sorry, this offer is no longer available.

    Want to register our last two cards but its now amex done with more cards…

  • +3 votes

    Can confirm that Victoria Harbour Pharmacy (Docklands, VIC) still accepting AMEX for myki reloads (no surcharge), however they are limiting to one card per customer only (I only had one!)

    Very friendly ladies at the counter too I must say :)

  • +1 vote


    Note the merchant name on my statement is "ALG FOOD STORE & WAHWAH FOOD S"

    Emails received and has a $1 surcharge.

  • +1 vote

    Am finding good value in small local bottle shops
    Obviously higher priced than dans

    So if a 40 dollar slab costs 45
    As long as you can split it into two payments.
    That's a 40 dollar slab at Dans for 25 after two credits.

    Good enough for me

  • +1 vote

    Have updated the Opal Wiki & Google Maps. Keep the comments coming about all your successful (or unsuccessful) top-ups. Some surcharges get raised the further into the promotion.

    Also any Myki updated but only 1 updated entry for this year.

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