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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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        • Same. Especially when amex is devaluing its points next April

  • +2

    I topped up my opal at Rhodes News, on the ground floor of the shopping centre. No surcharge either :)

  • +7

    Just a warning here you might want to take a screenshot of the merchant on shopsmall map before you spend $20 there. I spent $20 at a restaurant thought I was fine as it was on the map. The next day Amex removed the merchant from the map and I live chat with Amex they told me to upload screenshot for proof of the merchant was on the map.

  • +2

    Myki top up success at Racecourse Lucky Lotto and News (the one co-located with Woolworths Newmarket). 3% surcharge which got rounded up to $2 for $60 to-up (3 cards). Got the emails straight away.

    Newmarket Newsagency doesn't do Myki top ups at all.

    • I can confirm that Racecource Lucky Lotto does Myki top-ups with a 3% surcharge. I went in today before lunch time and the gentleman that served me had no issue with me using multiple amex cards and myki cards.

  • If there are multiple same-name stores in the State for the same brand, does each store location count as a unique shop? They are listed in the map / data scrape as being different sites, so should be ok to hit up each one?

    • +2

      Nevermind, chat helped me :

      at 16:27, Nov 14:
      If all 3 different locations are showing on map then all are eligible

      at 16:28, Nov 14:
      ok thanks.

      at 16:28, Nov 14:
      I assume that this is because each store will have it's own american express vendor ID

      at 16:29, Nov 14:

  • I play safe today. Called 3 merchants on shopsmall map before I headed over and none of them accepted Amex. Saved me a trip.

    • +1

      I’ve had some bad experiences this year. Seems to be a campaign going downhill rapidly.

      • Amex has enough cardholders now so they don't care about customer satisfaction anymore. The overall Amex is a piece of junk.

    • can u still pay and then request amex for a statement credit?

      • Then it is outside the Amex pRomo t&c they will tell you to get lost.

        • In previous years, they are usually very good and credit you. What is the name of the restaurant that was removed?? Is it in thyzdik's map?? I suggest trying online chat again.

      • Sure you can still pay and then request amex for a statement credit.
        The question is what will be the Amex response. Good luck!

  • Went somewhere listed on the map, but they didn't accept amex. Where do you go to select the amex live chat from? I can see on the contact us page in my account, it says live chat is "available 24/7", but don't see an actual link to it. Can someone please direct me to where it is? Thanks

    • Never mind, its shown up now. Thanks

  • +1

    CTC Pendle Hill
    135 Pendle Way
    Pendle Hill
    3% surcharge

  • +3

    No issues with Myki top up here.

    Daily News 452 Little Collins St Melbourne

    Went around lunchtime, it was very quiet!

    The guy only allowed me to do 10 cards.

    • +1

      Any surcharge?

      • None

    • +1

      Only 10 cards?

  • Anyone here find it difficult to load the shop small map? I have been trying for days and it won't load!

    • +1

      Yes many problems. Sometimes works other times not. Sometimes works in chrome sometimes firefox.
      I have used this link put up by someone earlier in this thread and has worked for me.
      Alternatively use the alphabetical listing provided on excel earlier in this thread.

      • Thanks! The excel file deserved a new thread!!! : )

  • +16

    Just an update. I've been putting the changes in daily to the wiki and maps (Myki/Opal) but here is latest tables as of 16/11. Also note if you open up the map with your mobile, it will add it as a layer in Google Maps so you can just navigate to the closest one to you. Keep up the comments with success/failure.


    Name Address Suburb Description Last confirmed
    Big H Milkbar 95 Chapel St St Kilda 2% Nov 2018
    Boronia Heights Pharmacy 1096 Mountain Hwy Boronia $1 Surcharge Nov 2016
    Brunswick St News 185 Brunswick St Fitzroy 30c/1.5% surcharge Nov 2018
    Cigarette Express Convenience (YE MAO PTY LTD) 109 Brunswick St Fitzroy $.50 Nov 2018
    Daily News 452 Little Collins St Melbourne No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Foodworks (Gertrude St Mini Mart) 169-171 Gertrude Street Fitzroy $0-$1 Nov 2018
    Halfpenny Pharmacy 381 Sydney Rd Coburg No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Kilsyth Newsagency 520 - 528 Mt Dandenong Road Kilsyth No Surchage Nov 2016
    Malvern Authorised Newsagency 114 Glenferrie Road Malvern 3% surcharge Nov 2018
    Montmorency Pharmacy 45 Were St Montmorency No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Pinewood Authorised Newsagency 59 Centreway Mount Waverley No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Prahran Central Pharmacy 229 Commercial Road South Yarra No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Prahran Convenience 196 Commercial Rd Prahran No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Racecourse Lucky Lotto and News 338/380 Racecourse Rd Kensington 3% Surcharge Nov 2018
    Southgate News & Lotto 3 Southgate Ave Southbank 3% but no cashback Nov 2017
    Swanston Street Lotto 3/227 Collins St Melbourne 2%-3% Surcharge Nov 2018
    The Summit 163 City Rd Southbank No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Victoria Harbour Pharmacy 66 Merchant St, Docklands No Surcharge Nov 2018
    WU & T - Blandford Crescent Milk bar 48 Blandford Cres Bayswater North 3% Surcharge Nov 2016
    Wattle park pharmacy (Amcal) 1123 Riversdale Rd Surrey Hills No Surcharge Nov 2017
    Waverley Road Authorised News 336 Waverley Road Malvern East Sept 2016
    Westgarth Pharmacy 62 High Street Northcote No Surcharge/Not Accepting Amex Nov 2018
    Zouki Royal Melb Hospital 300 Grattan Street Parkville No Surcharge Nov 2018


    Name Address Suburb Description Comment Last confirmed
    Allied Mart 379 Pitt Street Sydney No surcharge Nov 2018
    Bay Mini Mart 4 Bay Road, Shop 2 North Sydney $0-$2 Surcharge Nov 2018
    Brighton Le Sands Newsagency 273 Bay Street Brighton-Le-Sands 3% surcharge Nov 2016
    CTC Pendle Hill 135 Pendle Way Pendle Hill 3% surcharge Nov 2018
    City Convenience 327-329 George St Sydney $1 surcharge Nov 2018
    City Essential 171 Clarence Street Sydney $2 surcharge Nov 2017
    City Mart 525 525 George Street, Shop 1 Sydney No surcharge Nov 2018
    Connaught Newsagency 187 Liverpool St Sydney 50c surcharge Nov 2016
    Convenience At The Cove 114 Longueville Road Lane Cove 80c surcharge Nov 2017
    Convenience Store (Grocery Zone) 368 Sussex St Sydney $1 surcharge or purchase Nov 2016
    Darling Convenience Store 20 King St Sydney $0-$1 Surcharge Nov 2018
    Darling Harbour View Convenience Suite 24, 5A Erskine St Sydney $0-$2 surcharge Nov 2017
    Darling Park Newsagency 201 Sussex St Sydney 70c surcharge Nov 2018
    Dee Why Newsagency 20 Howard Ave Dee Why 2% Surcharge Nov 2018
    Devonshire St Newsagency 70 Devonshire St Surry Hills No Surcharge or Not Accepting Amex Nov 2018
    Double Bay Newsagency 390 New South Head Rd Double Bay 40c surcharge Nov 2016
    Fastway 44 Park st Sydney 30c-40c surcharge Nov 2017
    Fastway 40 Miller Street, Shop 1 North Sydney $1 Surcharge Nov 2018
    Fastway Convenience 4/27 Park St Sydney 40c/2% surcharge Nov 2018
    Hornsby Mall Newsagency Shop 1, 33 Florence Street Hornsby 1.8% surcharge Nov 2017
    Humphreys Newsagency 60-62 The Corso Manly No Surcharge Nov 2018
    King of The Pack 13 Faraday Rd Padstow 2% surcharge Nov 2016
    King of the Pack (888 Wholly Tobacconist) Shop 26/ 61 Oxford St Darlinghurst 20c/1% surcharge Nov 2017
    Kings Langley Newsagency 4/125 James Cook Dr Kings Langley 3% surcharge Nov 2018
    MLC Newsagency (foodcourt) 19 Martin Pl Sydney 3%/60c Nov 2018
    Meadowbank Newsagency 64 Constitution Rd Meadowbank No surcharge Nov 2018
    Millennium Convenience Store 289-295 Sussex St Sydney $1 surcharge or reject Nov 2017
    Mirna Convenience Store 69 Liverpool St Sydney $1-$1.50 surcharge-No Amex Nov 2016
    Neutral Bay Newsagency 6 Young Street Neutral Bay $1 surcharge Nov 2016
    Neutral Bay Wycombe 167 Wycombe Rd Neutral Bay $1 surcharge Nov 2016
    News King Shop 1013, Westfield Bondi Junction 81c surcharge Nov 2016
    News New Newsagency Shop 3067 Westfield Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford Street Bondi Junction 50c surcharge Nov 2016
    Nextra Chatswood Westfield Chatswood, 229/1 Anderson St Chatswood $1 surcharge Nov 2018
    Nextra Newsagency (Gifts n' News) TOP RYDE CITY SHOPPING CENTRE, LG2 Ryde No surcharge Nov 2018
    Nsw Convenience Store 119a Macquarie Street Parramatta $1 surcharge Nov 2016
    Oakhill Village Newsagency 9/83 David Rd Castle Hill No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Oxford St Newsagency 1/18-32 Oxford St Darlinghurst 50c surcharge Nov 2018
    Quay Newsagency Shop W8A Alfred St Circular Quay 1.6% Surcharge Nov 2018
    Redfern Convenience Store 152a Redfern St Redfern $1 Surcharge Nov 2018
    Rhodes News 1 Rider Blvd Rhodes No Surcharge Nov 2018
    Riverside Convenience Store 1-3 Julius Ave North Ryde 60c surcharge Nov 2016
    Safeway Souvenirs & Convenience 25-27 South Steyne Manly No surcharge Nov 2016
    Society 169 Phillip St Sydney $1 surcharge Nov 2018
    Spar Redfern Level 2, 7-9 Gibbons St Redfern No fees Nov 2016
    St Martin's City Newsagency 31 Market Street Sydney $.50-$.80 surcharge Nov 2018
    The Lucky Charm Pavilion Centre, 580 George Street Sydney 2% surcharge Nov 2018
    The Lucky Charm Pitt Street, Westfield Centrepoint Sydney $.40 surcharge Nov 2018
    The Lucky Charm Shop 22/500 George St Galleries Sydney $.40 surcharge Nov 2018
    The Lucky Charm (QVB) 84/455 George St Sydney 2% Surcharge Nov 2018
    To's Newsagency Shop 1083, Westfield Hornsby Hornsby 1.8% surcharge Nov 2017
    Village Convenience Store 150-158 Epping Road Lane Cove $2 surcharge Nov 2016
    Waitara Friendly Grocer Shop 4, 71-77 Edgeworth David Ave Waitara 3% surcharge Nov 2017
    Walsh's Village Pharmacy 3 Meagher Avenue Maroubra No surcharge Nov 2018
    World Newsagency Shop 402, Level 2, 1 Darling Drive Sydney $.20-$.40 surcharge Nov 2018
    Wus pharmacy 629 George street Haymarket 3% Surcharge Nov 2018
    • The map location for Allied Mart 379 Pitt is named as City Mart 525 George St. This needs to be fixed.

      Allied Mart only allowed 2 transactions.
      Lucky Charm Pavilion only allowed 2 transactions.

      City Mart at 614 George St had no surcharge and allowed all transactions I asked for. Emails received.

      • The map location for Allied Mart 379 Pitt is named as City Mart 525 George St. This needs to be fixed.

        OK, good pickup. I was creating the map by name, address and suburb using maps but seems to be throwing things in the wrong place so now only mapping based on address and suburb. All fixed now.

      • City Mart at 614 George St had no surcharge and allowed all transactions I asked for. Emails received.

        City Mart or City Convenience? Google and the data from last year say City Convenience.

        • +1

          City Mart. Emails received as "City Mart 614".

      • 525 George st said machine not working :(

    • does recharge at 3 different The Lucky Charms store entitle to $10 cashback for each store?

      • Yes.

    • Railway hotel on chapel street in winsdor worked , no surcharge for myki.

    • +1

      Stanhope Gardens Newsagency, in the shopping centre near Kmart, 2.5% surcharge, so 50c. Used 15 cards. The guy was very efficient. This morning.

  • Fastway Convenience - did 6 cards at one go for Opal Top up, no issues at all. Emails received

  • Meadowbank Newsagency next to Meadowbank station 5 cards with no surcharge. If you have many cards please go on the weekend.

  • Should Westpac branded AMEX work ? I used it for 2 Opal top-ups at 2 places listed and didn't receive email confirmations i.e. at Allied Mart and City Mart 525. Previously I received email notifications for another AMEX card used at these 2 places.

    • +2

      Yes, as long as you enrolled/saved the card to the offer.

      • what does one do when the confirmations don't come through ?

        • Contact Amex …

        • +1

          Post on ozbargain first, then contact amex

    • I received email for Westpac branded card for transaction at City Mart 614 George St.

  • +3

    It appears Amex has added some extra shops to the map after shop small started so it may be worthwhile rechecking the map again if you haven't done so in a while in case any new merchants have appeared last minute. I reached out to thydzik and he helped me do a new scrape last night.

    Here's the link to help those who use the spreadsheet

    • +1

      They removed a few shops near where I live even I have called and confirmed they accept Amex. Dodgy Amex

      • Yep same here as well, they removed a shop that I have been going to. It was still there yesterday. Will try today and see what happens. If no credit is honoured, then I will contact customer support since I've got a screenshot of the map previously and the statement credit emails.

        • Okay, so I ended up getting the email for the shop that has been removed from the map. So it seems safe to do it for removed listings.

          • @ronnknee: You are lucky. They asked me to post screenshot otherwise no proof no $10 statement credit.

            • +1

              @wtfnodeal: The system Amex have in place is that they email each merchant who participated the previous year and if they do not reply they are considered to be in and on the map accordingly.
              Just like MY HEALTH.
              Once a complaint is received then they supposedly adjust the map.
              Just went through the process…operator said thanks very much and that was it.
              Insisted on supervisor and of course $10 immediately granted.

              • +1

                @IanC: I did insist credit $10 to my credit card but the live chat guy called Brian insisted no screenshot no $10 credit. They won't update the map trust me. There was a shop on the map that I went there 2 weeks ago didn't accept Amex and I complained to Amex through live chat. That shop is still on the map. LOL they are hopeless.

                • @wtfnodeal: LOL.

                  You MUST RING and ask for a supervisor..
                  Several years ago when they changed the Virgin Free flight to $200 credit I did not receive notification.
                  Discussed the matter with a supervisor and immediately credited a large number of points in compensation.
                  If you strike a difficult operator just ring back and try someone else or ask for a complaint to be lodged and insist on a case number
                  Tell them they have not removed the merchant and are misleading 130000 people despite being made aware of the error

    • Thanks mate and thanks to thydzik. I like using the spreadsheet.

  • +2

    Went to 452 Little Collins St Melb this afternoon but closed so will go Monday.
    So headed to Prahran Central Pharmacy, no issue at all topping MyKi with 3 different cards, seemed like they had done it before.
    Go across the road to Prahran Convenience, different story. Would only let me top up $20 once only, said something about Fair Use Policy… all good, I come back another day and do another card

    Yet to try my local IGA, that's on the Shop Small Map that does MyKi topup but unsure if they allow Amex to top up MyKi, will try tomorrow.

    I only have 3 amex (I'm a novice) so topping up over next couple weeks shouldn't be too much of a hassle.

    • Can confirm that Prahan Convenience is extremely stingy with this - make sure you top up on different Mykis.

    • Don't bother with Prahran Convenience if you want to use more than 1 card. They have a made up rule against it. Just down the road Prahran Central Pharmacy had no issue at all.

      • I have 2 more Amex to use at Prahran Convenience but think I'll just forget about them. The guy is cranky and not welcoming at all.

  • +2

    Eastwood near train station,korean side, 2.5% surcharge. Charge 4 opal, all received email.

    19 Railway Parade
    Eastwood, New South Wales 2122

    • +1

      The lady said they dont do opal with Amex even with surcharge

      • When i recharge, it was the man around 40ish.

  • +2

    Armadale Mini Mart (IGA Exress) Corner of High St and Orrong Road, accept Amex for MyKi topups, no issues, no surcharge

  • Will Amex manually honour a Shop Small if the only thing you have to go by is the confirmation email? Been a couple of weeks now since and I still haven't received the cashback yet (all others have come through, even a couple that I didn't get emails for).

  • Got confirmation email for everything except Roy Young Chatswood which trades as Pharmacy 4 Less. Should I be worried? It still shows up as Roy Young in the transactions.

  • +1

    City Mart 525 accepts only one Amex card per person. I do recharge at other stores then come back half an hour later. The staff remembers my face and does not accept second recharge. He says it is instruction from owner. I wonder if the business loses money when accepting Amex for Opal recharge. The store is empty with no other customer at both times.

    • When i have 2 cards on my hand. They say machine not working. My mate then go in with 1 card he did it without any issue or question.

  • I only have one Amex, if I would use it for Myki top up do I have to go to 5 different shops and top up $20 each to get $50 profit? Or can I use the same shop several times in different transactions?

    • +2

      The first option.

    • +1

      What danielh said. And only if you registered your Amex

  • Don't know how to update the list, but another myki top up location.

    Adams Pharmacy - 413 Nepean Highway Chelsea

    1% Surcharge

    • Have updated list and map. Thanks.

  • +1

    Sydney Opal top up: No surchage. Both are 2 mins from train station.

    Roseville Newsagency

    Spar Redfern

  • Bay Mini Mart in north sydney wanted a 3-5 dollar surcharge on a 20 dollar opal topup. Too high for me so I left.

    Fastway on the other hand didn't charge any surcharge (the one near the station/opposite Zurich insurance)

    • I got $1.50 surcharge the other day and was pissed with that. I read earlier that someone got no surcharge.

  • My experience using 4 AMEX cards at 9AM to 10AM in the city on a weekday.

    Name Address Comments
    Society 169 Phillip St Could one do one at a time. Took ages and no tap.
    MLC Newsagency 19 Martin Pl Very efficient. She tapped 4 one by one and got out in 2 minutes.
    The Lucky Charm Westfield Centrepoint Wouldn't let me do any card that wasn't my name
    St Martin's City Newsagency 31 Market Street Insert only but did them one by one. old guy growned when I mentioned AMEX
    Wu's Pharmacy 629 George Street
    The Lucky Charm Town Hall Station
    The Lucky Charm Pavillion Two cards max.
    City Mart 379 Pitt Street Incorrect location on Google Map. No surcharge and guy was very efficient with two EFPTOS machines.
    • 379 Pitt is Allied Mart not City Mart - only allowed 2 transactions. Map says City Mart 525 George which is incorrect. Reported.
      Lucky Charm Pavilion - only allowed 2 transactions, however I returned 10 mins later and did another 2.

    • whereabouts is the newsagency in mlc food court? i couldn't find it. thanks!

  • Topped up a single Myki card at The Summit Convenience on 12/11/2018 successfully. No surcharge!

  • Does anyone know which charities are on the list this year?

    • +2

      Hey, I saw RSPCA Tasmania listed so I donated $20 online and it triggered the $10 back. I feel like some of the other RSPCAs might also be covered but not sure. I've not been able to find any other charities unfortunately.



      I've also just donated $20 online to http://www.pbcf.org.au which triggered the email.

      I used the map and typed in "foundation" and there seem to be a few others but not sure if they have online donation options.

  • Also confirming my successful Myki top-ups without any surcharge at:

    Pinewood authorised newsagent
    Daily News Little Collins St
    The Summit Southbank

    Didn't play the game well enough this year where my supplementary card arrived after shop small enrollments finished so have used up my 5-time limit very quickly! :(

  • Confirming VICTORIA HARBOUR PHARMACY & NEWS (Docklands) for Myki top-ups.

    It was amazing! They had a separate counter just for Myki top-ups!

    They were so helpful and kind! Highly recommend going down there, even if it is out of your way!

    • How many cards did you use? I'm planning to go there tomorrow or weekend..

      • +1

        I topped up with one card, staff member was terse so maybe jakxon was lucky?

        I think small topups are okay and consider how busy they are when you go. People with large numbers of cards are causing some retailers to take themselves off the shop small program due to the disruption on the business.

        • thanks, i will go different days.. hope to use 4 cards..

      • +1

        I went around 3:30pm. I do suggest always go at non busy times.

        I have 12 cards. She told me someone came in with 15 cards last week. lol.

        • oh.. and no surcharge for 12 cards at once ?

  • First time ive ever bern to a pharmacy to top up myki card

    Got told since they dpnt make any money cash only unlrss i buy something in-store

    Thats nasty

    • +1

      Tell them to not do Myki top ups then! Report them to PTV or whomever looks after Myki outlets.

  • +8

    If anyone is interested in donating to charity, the below triggered the small shop credit when I donated:
    RSPCA Tasmania - https://www.rspcatas.org.au/
    PBCF - http://www.pbcf.org.au

  • +1

    Shout out to Pinewood Newsagency. Went there around midday (pretty quiet) and they were VERY accommodating. Said I was wanting to top up Myki and they anticipated I was looking to do the AMEX Shop Small on multiple cards. No effort required and no surcharge… Too easy!

  • +2

    For those people eat at Din Tai Fun in Sydney, be warn they don't allow split bill. But if you come with several persons and with multiple cards, split your orders on multiple order forms. Saw a couple came together and order each on a separate form, but share their dishes together. Wasn't fully understand until they each pay by a separate Amex later. Smart move.

    • They dont do itemised or split bills?

      • They literally said in their comment that they don't do split bills …

        • Thats a bit of a hard one.

          Itemised most places dont, understandelby

          I would expect a straight split down the middle fine.

          But wouldnt be surprised for a declibe for $20 x 5

          • @Samsungnote10: Some places (like Din Tai Fung) literally don't have the function to split bills. Others do by using for example, CBA's Albert. Have you worked in retail before? It seems like from your limited knowledge, you haven't …

            I'm all for splitting bills, but it's very time consuming from the retailer's side, as someone who has worked in retail

            • @kerfuffle: I work hospitality, so yes im more than qualified to answer.

              From your limited knowledge its obvious that ive never come across a system that cant split.

              You do know that din tai fung is not a retail outlet? I suspect not

              • @Samsungnote10: As someone who i) is Chinese and ii) last ate Din Tai Fung six years ago had an allergy reaction to peanut sauce in their Spicy Seasame Noodles, which is why I don't eat Din Tai Fung any more, I'm aware what Din Tai Fung is, thanks.

                • @kerfuffle: Then you should know that retail and hosptilaity are different.
                  Have often do you split a retail sale?
                  And how often do you split a restauanrt sale.

                  As someone who is invovled in hospitality, i have never seen a system or pos or eftpos terminal that will not allow a split payment.
                  Any venue that refuses to is actively choosing to

                  See what they say if your card only has half the funds available on one card and on the other

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