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[Registrations Closed] American Express Shop Small - Spend $20 or More, Get $10 Back up to 5 Times

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American Express ShopSmall now open for enrollment.
With all respect to Darkii's post back in September giving the heads up. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/481426?page=1#comment
Login to your American Express account between 1 November 2019 and 30 November 2019 and click “Save to Card” on the Shop Small Amex Offer. Spend at different participating small businesses to redeem, up to five times.

Shop Small Wiki/Guide - Go Card Top Up List - Myki Top Up List - Opal Top Up List
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Shop Small Maps
Myki Top Ups Map - Opal Top Ups Map

Mod note: Duplicate exception applies

Amex shop small Store spreadsheet

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        Might give amex chat a go then

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          And you can cut and paste a copy of the conversation.

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      I had no issue with them. But the local chat was disappointing

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      amex chat experience is a hit and miss

      i find you may get more better experience non local centre response. however chance you need follow up calls to confirm getting your credits or charges sort out.

      local are relative little more arrogant attitude towards handling customers. sometimes you can hear from the accent. however again, some rare case is different

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    Pyrmont bridge convenience store (19 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050), $1 surcharge

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    3 more shops to add in Western Sydney for Opal Top Up

    St Marys NEWSAGENCY- No surcharge

    Kingswood NEWSAGENCY- No surcharge

    Rooty Hill NEWSAGENCY- No surcharge

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      All OK with multiple cards today. Thanks for sharing them.

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        No worries

        Mount Druitt newsagency is also listed but they don't do Opal top ups.

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          Just to add to this St Martin's Newsagency in Blacktown also does not do topups on Amex although they are on the small shop list

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    An update, Pinewood newsagency does not accept Amex for miki top up.

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      Wow really. I managed to get 4 in early Nov.

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    Done my myki Melbourne run:

    1. Wattle park pharmacy (Amcal) 1123 Riversdale Rd Surrey Hills
    2. Armadale Mini Mart (IGA Exress) Corner of High St and Orrong Road Armadale
    3. Prahran Central Pharmacy 229 Commercial Road South Yarra
    4. Prahran Convenience 196 Commercial Rd Prahran
    5. The Summit - southbank

    All were without issues, no fuss, no surcharges. surprisingly efficient and quick.

    Only one that wasnt correct on the wiki was Pinewood, as reported by others - they didnt accept amex for myki topups.

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    Coogee village newsagency (180 Coogee Bay Rd, Coogee NSW 2034) 3% surcharge (60c) for opal top-up

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    Newspower Go in Top Ryde City shopping centre has iTunes gift vouchers through their ePay terminal (and other gift cards in general) and happily accept Amex/Shop Small with 4% surcharge.

    Apparently the physical cards with withdrawn for some reason. The woman working there was nice but she didn't know how to work the ePay. The man was very amiable and helpful.

    So that's me setup for discounted Netflix and Disney+ for the following year.

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    Nextra in Chatswood only charged 2% surcharge as opposed to 5% in previous years and as stated in the wiki.

    • +1 vote

      is that the Westfield's one or the chase one?

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        Sorry should have stated. It’s Westfield.

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          Thanks. I did top up there.
          What about nextra chase. Did you try your going there too?

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            @bashar20: No I already maxed out my 5 allotments.

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              @uggugg: I maxed up today utilising the Roseville and Lindfield ones.

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                @bashar20: Are there Nextras in Roseville and Lindfield?

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                  @ihbh: I meant newsagents there.

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                    @bashar20: Good to know they are small shops. Did you get it from the spreadsheet or map?

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                      @ihbh: Comments on OZB. Roseville just outside station. Lindfield inside station as you go up stairs.

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    Today I received a manual adjustment credit of $10 from Amex.

    Description was Dummy Level 8/Hierarchy Re-Structure.

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      What a coincidence. I got a similar performance review feedback today

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    Did not receive an email nor a credit for a place listed on Shop Small and confirmed in the Wiki as a GoCard top up.

    On checking the Amex site the Shop Small offer has disappeared as a Saved Offer from the cards. I'm not sure that this is the problem as it seems to have disappeared from all cards.

    I guess this requires an Amex chat to sort out.

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      On checking the Amex site the Shop Small offer has disappeared as a Saved Offer from the cards. I'm not sure that this is the problem as it seems to have disappeared from all cards.
      I guess this requires an Amex chat to sort out.

      I talked to AMEX chat and they confirmed my offer was still valid and I had 3 more to go even though all traces of it had left the Offer areas.

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      An update on Myer News for topping up the Go Card, the credit took three days to come through and the email never arrived indicating a successful Shop Small.

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    Elizabeth Pharmacy on Elizabeth Street, Melbourne also accepts Myki top ups with Amex, charges $0.50 per $20. 9Ok with multiple top ups.

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      Is this in map

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    Just topped up myki on Daily News, Little Collins. No questions asked, no fee. Great service

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      The same for me at Daily News and Summit Convenience on City Road.

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    Barangaroo Pharmacy no longer take AMEX for opal top up

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    Myki top up at Press and Grocers (Central Park Newsagency) - 393 Wattletree Road, Malvern East.
    No surcharge. Multiple cards.

    Also sell iTunes gift cards.

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      did you get the credit for this one? It's not on the official map so just wondering

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        Initially it wasn’t on the map.
        I contacted Amex and they have manually processed the credits.
        The have now included the merchant on the map.

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    Did my opal top-up @ Darling Harbour View Convenience Store in Lime St, Sydney next to City Cellars… Multiple cards and no surcharge, received confirmation emails

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      I just went and she wanted to charge me $2, per card.

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        525 and 614 George Street Allied mart no surcharge multiple card ok

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          I went to Allied mart & they said $1 surcharge

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            @airpoe: Which one? The one on corner Liverpool Street and Pitt Street?

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              @SnoozeAndLose: Yes, the big corner one

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                @airpoe: I said 525 and 614 George Street and you are referring to Pitt Street one. Just walk another min or two to those shops I said.

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      Did you go to Lime or Erskine St? Lady in Erskine St said $2 surcharge but Lime st no surcharge, same store though

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        i think you’re right. I was at the erskine street shop. Like daylight robbery.

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    what about i swipe the card on 29/Nov and 30/Nov, transaction will be pending until December, does this count?

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    Has anyone received credit for Yayoi restaurant in Chatswood? Visited last Saturday but still no credit yet.

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      Pretty sure they dropped off last year. Wasn't game to check then, but good luck!

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        I contacted Amex on chat. They are listed in the spreadsheet but don't currently appear on the map. The city outlets do appear on the map. Amex said there was an issue with the way Yayoi in Chatswood were registered and said they would make a manual credit.

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    Just did my final run at Rhodes. Favourite shop small for opal run!

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    For Myki topup

    LITTLE LONSDALE NEWSMART 485 LA TROBE STREET

    No surcharge

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    Crane Newsagency Marrickville okay with multiple opal top up 1.5% surcharge on Amex

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    My mom tried to use her DJ AMEX card (Shop Small offer saved in the card)
    at the Laurent Bakery at the Glen Shopping centre, in Melbourne.
    But the staff said that their credit card terminal does not accept DJ AMEX cards ?!

    Has anyone had problems having their DJ cards accepted ?
    I went to the same bakery a few weeks earlier and had no problems using my Velocity Platinum AMEX card.

    • +1 vote

      I used my Amex Reserve Card at the Laurent Bakery (@ the Glen) during 2019 shop small, there was no issue - I even got the $10 back. Surely this is a misunderstanding, ask your mom to contact Amex and explain the situation and they may credit the $10. I have done this in 2018 shop small where I had a similar encounter.

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    Should i pay these shop small spends with points as 30% off.

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      Got the same offer. Funny stuff from AMEX!

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      15,310 points equals $100 off Shop Small Merchants.
      20,000 points gets you a $100 Amazon, Coles etc. gift card.

      I think if you are into the Frequent Flyer game then that's still probably better value.

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        So i should still leave it for QFF…