In 14 days AmEx Shop Small - Spend $20 and Get $10 Statement Credits (up to 5 Times) [November 2018]

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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.


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To be reminded of this deal before it starts, hit the Reminder link below. You'll receive reminders on or before the start date via OzBargain newsletter (if subscribed), site notification & front page notice. You can also auto-add this event to your Google Calendar, iPhone etc.

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

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Referrer: 60,000 Reward Points
Referee: 50,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    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!

  • +12 votes

    exactly when combank amex cards expire

  • -1 vote

    Last year it was up to 10 times, right?

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    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.

  • +20 votes

    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…

  • +6 votes

    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.

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      but refusing to accept AMEX at checkout.

      or has an Amex surcharge….

    • +1 vote

      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.

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        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).

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    okay, good timing to apply supplementary cards . thanks op

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      Are supp cards free?

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      Waiting for a promo for adding the supplementary cards, hopefully some will crop up before shop small starts :D There seem to have been a few lately.

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        I thought that I read somewhere recently a promo getting 3000 amex points bonus for adding supp. cards.

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          There was, but it was targeted… and I was not in the target group.

          Just recently got one again (the $0 first year annual fee Westpac one, which doesn't affect eligibility for sign up bonuses - which I'm waiting for before getting a better one again… not long now, probably good to go by the next time I'm looking for a card), haven't yet added any supplementary cardholders.

  • +1 vote

    Reminder set.

  • +1 vote

    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?

    • +4 votes

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

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

      • +1 vote

        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!

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

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

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

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

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      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®
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        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…

        • +2 votes

          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.

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            @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.

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            @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???

            • -1 vote

              @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

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                @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!

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            @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?

            • +1 vote

              @gimme: only fee free the first year

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              @gimme: I understand the Amex would continue. I intend to do this.

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                @Yola: It looks like there's a separate fee for the Amex $49/year so I guess it's up to you whether you would want to cancel that or not.
                By the way… I meant to say 'I hadn't read the terms properly'. LB15 is correct.

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                  @gimme: I believe the fee is $199 p.a. (waived for first year) but yes it is separate and the statements are also separate with the payment being made to Amex direct which makes me think that I will be able to keep it after cancelling the Mastercard.

                  • +1 vote

                    @Yola: oh yes you can keep it for sure. I was just saying you will be incur the Amex portion of the fee. As a cheapskate I refuse to pay ANY fee to CC providers.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks for posting OP!

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    Eagerly awaiting our favourite OzBarg member, JV - where is the bargain here?

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      This is the 'normal' price/offer for November (or actually slightly less generous than before last year).

  •  

    Yay! The OzBargain favourite time of the year. I wonder how fast the enrolment cap will be reached this year, every year it seems to be quicker and quicker…

  •  

    Here we go again. Yay.

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    Thanks Op. I've got my 3x amex cards locked n loaded.

    • +1 vote

      3x amex cards

      Amateur. Rookie.
      Reported you to the mods.
      You should hand your badge in on your way out.

      /s

  • -1 vote

    yayyy
    when do we think rego will open?

  • +10 votes

    My cards are ready, knees weak, arms are heavy.

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    Can you get multiple cards on the same account under one name? As in 1 main card plus 4 supps all in your own name? Or do they have to be friends/fam/sidebitch?

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      Could try Mr bohdud, b dud, etc.?

    • +1 vote

      I have two cards on the same account that are both in my name. AMEX actually suggested that when they offered me 7500 bonus points for adding a supplementary cardholder.
      I've currently got a promotion on at the moment, I expect it's targeted, where if I spend $750 on the supplementary card in three months I get 3000 bonus points. Given I usually spend more than $750 per month on the primary card, this is very easy to do, just swap the card that's in my wallet with the one that usually sits in my drawer until Shop Small.

  • +2 votes

    bring back the 10x. 5x is sad…

  •  

    Excellent… My local bottle shop is in this, so some cheap craft beer is on my horizon ;)

  • +3 votes

    please, opal credit topup!

  • +4 votes

    Love this promo, but HATE that Amex map of participating Shop Small businesses.

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    When will Amex points gain 30% more when you pay by points?