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[Enrollments Reached] AmEx Shop Small - Spend $20 and Get $10 Statement Credits (up to 5 Times)


Enrolment Link Enrollments Reached

I have confirmation of the deal posted by F3ND3R earlier this month.

Earn $10 statement credits from up to 5 different participating small businesses when you spend $20 in a single transaction between 1st - 30th November 2018

Confirmed with the rep, cards will need to be registered for the promotion as previous years. Keep an eye out for the sign up link.

Update: Sign up is possible from 0:01 30 Oct and is for the first 130,000 sign ups
Update 2: Seems to work with Deliveroo

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

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  • The Terms and Conditions have just been uploaded:

    Save the offer to your eligible Card between 00:01 (AWST) 30 October and 23:59 (AWST) 30 November 2018. Offer is limited to the first 130,000 Cards to save the offer.

    So in short:

    • Get your AmEx's ready at 3am AEDST
    • Only 130,000 cards are allowed to enrol (12,000 more compared to last year's 118,000)

    So excited!

    • Is some really awesome person going to do a full extract of the Amex database again and publish it out in an Excel file for us again?

      • Yes, this… that was totally awesome/made the whole promotion so much easier to use. It really is bizarre that AMEX doesn't do this themselves.

  • +13 votes

    exactly when combank amex cards expire

  • Last year it was up to 10 times, right?

  • lol at t&c 3. "warmly welcoming"!

    Based on experiences many faced in previous years, those who have exorbitant surcharges placed on them (e.g. smaller merchants for Myki top ups etc.) should show the merchant this pamphlet.

  • I distinctly remember the lady at Pinewood Newsagency last year, after I had topped up 8 myki cards with $20 each:

    "All done. See you next year!" she'd said.

    Well here we are…

  • Haha. Last time this was on, I set a reminder (it was posted 3 months in advance) but I forgot that the reminder was for you to sign up, not for it to go live. I thought I had already signed up and was ready to spend. So I spent about 6x $20, then realized I got no credit. Then I remembered I had yet to sign up, but when I tried to sign up, it already reached maximum enrollments.

    Won't make that mistake this time.

    P.S. Look out for retailers "participating" but refusing to accept AMEX at checkout. Some even have the AMEX logo on their terminal.


      but refusing to accept AMEX at checkout.

      or has an Amex surcharge….

    • P.S. Look out for retailers "participating" but refusing to accept AMEX at checkout.

      Don't say anything, keep the logo on the card covered when you tap.

      • Or use ApplePay/etc on your phone.

        In the merchant's defence however, sometimes they genuinely do not accept AMEX. The AMEX logo on the screen really just means that the terminal supports AMEX, but the merchant have not enabled it as they do not wish to have an account with AMEX (high fees etc).

    • What about merchants that are listed on the Amex website saying they accept Amex but have turned it off manually so they can’t take Amex?

      I used to go to a bakery that had a hand written sign saying no amex. My husband accidentally used his amex once and it worked. I kept using my amex there until one day it said card error (tried a few more times after this and same error). The bakery is listed on the amex website where they list all the merchants that accept amex, and also on local champion (which I held for a few months).

      Is there anything I can do? Like can I pull the merchant up on this or contact Amex to complain?

      • Complain to Amex

        They will usually credit your account with $10 and delist the merchant after they investigate

        I got 4 merchants delisted last year

        • If the store says no AMEX, can you use Samsung Pay / Android Pay with an AMEX card attached? Would you still get the credits?

          • @lostn: If it's the same situation as Akya described above, the answer should be no.

            If the merchant themselves have turned off the ability to accept AMEX, paying through contactless via your phone doesn't "mask" the fact it's an AMEX so it still won't work.

            Not sure what easternculture is saying yes to, but I guess the answer could be that "yes you do still get Shop Small credit at a participating merchant whether you pay with contactless via phone or with card" - which is true/correct.

            • +1 vote

              @illumination: you are right. i have tried this at multiple places(example Ikea). even when you pay using your phone, the efTPOS machine will still decline the card, as it detects to be an AMEX

  • okay, good timing to apply supplementary cards . thanks op

  • Reminder set.

  • Is it just me or is there no registration link available yet?
    That's what the reminder needs to be set for, unless registrations open on 1 nov?

    • That is the greatest ever Amex promo ever! 756k points earned

      • Look at the upvotes during that time, only 21 in during the greatest ever promo. Strange

      • Wow. Deal envy. Have you redeemed the points since?Didn’t even know about Ozbargain back then. It’s amazing how rapidly online communities have grown over the last 10 years. Clearly a not so well thought through campaign by some ignorant marketing manager, but looking at the upvotes, it didn’t backfire too much - if you’d do that in this day and age, we’d be on it with tens of thousands of users within the day of launch!

      • Nice haul! Still holding onto those points or redeemed them for a few RTW F redemptions?

    • Australian Frequent Flyer Forum now has a toxic environment due to the right users the mods and admin have allowed.

      • Sounds interesting; I've never bothered signing in there, just looked at the deals that occasionally get linked too. What's been going on?

        • I don't think it's toxic at all, but they do have a particular view of ozbargainers that isn't necessarily complimentary

          • @trotsky: Just sounds like some "internet rivalry" to me lol

            I'm a member there - not particular active, but can't say I've noticed many comments about ozbargainers. You just see some references here and there, generally of Credit Card deal posts.

    • I'm regretting passing on the Qantas Lifetime Gold for (I think) $5,000 back in the day.

  • +2 votes

    With CBA cancelling the Amex cards.

    Whats the next best card to sign up to from Amex? Assuming those cards can be used for Amex statement credits too.

    • The American Express Essential® Credit Card
    • The Low Rate Credit Card from American Express®
      • The cards listed from Amex have no annual fees. Hence no obligation to use them and can stay in a draw until the Amex Statements credit deals show up. True Ozbargainer…

        • Westpac has no annual fee too for first year + 120K points with minimum spend.

          Cancel after first year <- this is true ozbargainer.

          if you just put your card in draw and your credit limit will eat into your future credit card or loan.

          • @SnoozeAndLose: Thanks mate, I'll look into it. As for credit limits, credit cards can be cancelled in a whim.

            If I'm only gaming for Amex statement credits, the card won't be more than 5k in limit. Ideally probably at around 2k, after the minimum spend rewards have been received. Cheers.

          • @SnoozeAndLose: Ive had an amex platinum edge for yrs as its profession discounted.

            Ive been meaning to cancel for yonks because the 149 fee doesnt match up to the nerfed $200 credit. If i close and go the westpac will you still be eligible for 120k points??

            I assume it also depends which loyalty points you get?? The platinum edge i believe is ascent? The one that swaps 1:1?

            The only issue is i have no idea who ill fly with so im stuck unable to transfer out my amex points and close it. Perhaps if the westpac one allows me to retain my amex points and close the existing one before annual review comes up…?? Possible???

            • @SaberX: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/401343

              Minimum spend $3000 each and they are Qantas points so what you have own previously doesnt matter.

              You can sell the QFF point here, many buyer here. 1 points = 1 - 1.3 cents

              • @SnoozeAndLose: but it's illegal and a leap of faith that you'llg et paid and likewise you'll pass points over to someone? Even then qantas may confiscate them correct?

                i had a look at the westpac link. it looks great but the application assumedly is hard as you have two cards you need to pass credit limits for (assuming they're 15k minimum per card like most other issuers?). THe main issue is i presume minimum spend is $3k on the mastercard for 80,000 QFF points, and the amex card you need to spend another $3k to get 40k points? Which is alot fo me, don't think i could make it unfortunately :(

                but the $0 annual fee sounds great!

          • @SnoozeAndLose: I thought the Amex portion of the Westpac combo deal was no fee forever? Also if you cancel the Westpac visa card would it automatically cancel the Amex?