***NOW LIVE*** MEGATHREAD Amex Shop Small - 2nd - 17th December 2017 - spend £10, get back £5 - ***NOW LIVE***
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***NOW LIVE*** MEGATHREAD Amex Shop Small - 2nd - 17th December 2017 - spend £10, get back £5 - ***NOW LIVE***

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Yep they have sent out emails confirming it's running again this December - from 2nd-17th December. A great way to support your local shops, eat out on the cheap etc - and get back £5 on a £10 spend once per card, per outlet.

You might want to get you/ your partner a new Amex card + supplementary card in readiness - there are free Amex cards (Gold in year 1, BA Amex card Blue) that come with great points. Or you could go premium (for a fee) - the Amex Platinum or the BA Premium Amex card, the fees seem high but can be justified in many cases, which I hope the discussion that follows will clarify. Please ask any questions & we'll try & help out with answers.

Activate online @ your Amex a/c - or alternatively, all cards (including non-Amex issued cards) can be registered here
americanexpress.com/uk/…ll/

shopsmallcrawl.com is cuddykid's guide to London Oyster top-up outlets
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Shop Small map - maps.americanexpress.com/uks…all
You'll have to play around with your postcode - default seems to be London!

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Hello all - as we're gearing up to once again utilise this incredible promotion to the max, I have knocked up a site to (initially) help those out in London find places to top up oyster card - last year I got £100s back per card from oyster topups across London. Check it out: shopsmallcrawl.com

Please visit the 'contribute' link and help fill this map with known places that accepted oyster cards last year.

I will be updating the map with more functionality over the coming days if I get time. Hopefully we can get a great comprehensive map with notes to help each other out.

Regulars will know what a nightmare the official amex map is...!

Please quote me if you have a question so I get notified. Happy shop smalling!

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Does this work with supplementary cards? I thought it was only the main cardholders.
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bhara6 m ago

Does this work with supplementary cards? I thought it was only the main …Does this work with supplementary cards? I thought it was only the main cardholders.



works fine with supp cards - just register for the offer online first
Thanks, I expected that date.

Fingers crossed the map has been updated properly.
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Here's the answer to one question that might worry some people: do I have to earn megabucks to pass the Amex card approval criteria/ credit checks?

In general, they are looking for £20,000+ combined household income as declared on your application - there won't be any checks on this element - however, there may or may not be other 'credit checks' which might be as simple as checking you're on the electoral roll. Each application is assessed on its own merits. If you already hold another Amex card, you might get instantaneous approval online. Other applications sometimes need a couple of days for the credit team to assess - but this should not worry you, it happens all the time.
backinstock4 m ago

Thanks, I expected that date.Fingers crossed the map has been updated …Thanks, I expected that date.Fingers crossed the map has been updated properly.




You can work your holiday around the dates now
Chanchi323 m ago

You can work your holiday around the dates now



No time for holidays .......................... spreadsheets to prepare.
Despite owning about 7 cards none of mine are amex! Must remedy this....
I love the small shop offer they run most years :-)
Just a heads up on One Stop shops.
They weren't listed on the Amex map last year, but spends were credited.
Try one anyway, maybe for stamps (?) and see if you get notification (main cardholder). Supplementary cards don't seem to get the email notifications............................... hence needing a spreadsheet to keep track. ;-)
Some good offers usually available at One Stop shops, especially in December.
Edited by: "y-oh-y" 29th Nov 2017
Shame barclayard ditched Amex this year, maybe time to apply for a new card.
Derek_Duval47 m ago

Shame barclayard ditched Amex this year, maybe time to apply for a new …Shame barclayard ditched Amex this year, maybe time to apply for a new card.


i'm really annoyed about this, I used their cashback card which was pretty decent
Derek_Duval49 m ago

Shame barclayard ditched Amex this year, maybe time to apply for a new …Shame barclayard ditched Amex this year, maybe time to apply for a new card.



MBNA have done the same (well from next week or somat)
As a small business, I don't take Amex. Their fees are 3-4 x the amount I pay for other credit cards. If you want to support local businesses, eat out / shop local and pay in another way. You don't get a fiver back, but you are doing what you think you set out to do.
graybags8 m ago

As a small business, I don't take Amex. Their fees are 3-4 x the amount I …As a small business, I don't take Amex. Their fees are 3-4 x the amount I pay for other credit cards. If you want to support local businesses, eat out / shop local and pay in another way. You don't get a fiver back, but you are doing what you think you set out to do.


may i propose you try to renegotiate with amex, recently they have been offering much better rates.

it may be worth noting that amex take the hit on the £5 on this offer, so its give and take...
josh97122 m ago

i'm really annoyed about this, I used their cashback card which was pretty …i'm really annoyed about this, I used their cashback card which was pretty decent


It annoyed me as well so I just got a separate Amex which I not use as the main card
Damn. Will have cancelled my Amex card by then!
Cheap_as_Chimps4 m ago

Damn. Will have cancelled my Amex card by then!


Because of the yearly fee?
Candystore3 m ago

Because of the yearly fee?



Yeah
deleted139113926th Sep 2017

works fine with supp cards - just register for the offer online first


Thanks op!

How do you register for the offer? Couldnt see on website...
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ashleyrmcintosh9 m ago

Thanks op!How do you register for the offer? Couldnt see on website...



it's a bit too soon to register but not too soon to 'get your ducks in a row' & set yourself/ partner up with a couple of cards each - that takes a bit of time to organise
Cheap_as_Chimps53 m ago

Damn. Will have cancelled my Amex card by then!


I wouldn't worry, the yearly fee can be refunded pro rata
Will this offer work with Lloyds Tsb AmeX credit cards?
I started cancelling all my MBNA credit cards never used them no offers
deleted139113926th Sep 2017

Here's the answer to one question that might worry some people: do I have …Here's the answer to one question that might worry some people: do I have to earn megabucks to pass the Amex card approval criteria/ credit checks?In general, they are looking for £20,000+ combined household income as declared on your application - there won't be any checks on this element - however, there may or may not be other 'credit checks' which might be as simple as checking you're on the electoral roll. Each application is assessed on its own merits. If you already hold another Amex card, you might get instantaneous approval online. Other applications sometimes need a couple of days for the credit team to assess - but this should not worry you, it happens all the time.


Which card is best to go for for these deals? They seem to have quite a few!
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Babbler3 h, 16 m ago

Which card is best to go for for these deals? They seem to have quite a …Which card is best to go for for these deals? They seem to have quite a few!



most people start with the Gold Card which is free in year 1 & gives you 20,000 free points = £200
O god that's my life gone again to their terrible website/map!
zararh6 h, 41 m ago

Will this offer work with Lloyds Tsb AmeX credit cards?I started …Will this offer work with Lloyds Tsb AmeX credit cards?I started cancelling all my MBNA credit cards never used them no offers



2 years ago it worked with my Lloyds TSB Amex but last year TSB cards seemed to be excluded from the deal. Not sure if they'll be included this year or not...?
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niknak8 m ago

2 years ago it worked with my Lloyds TSB Amex but last year TSB cards …2 years ago it worked with my Lloyds TSB Amex but last year TSB cards seemed to be excluded from the deal. Not sure if they'll be included this year or not...?



that's true - I suspect the same this time round
Does it work with the basic card? Otherwise I'd forget to cancel it... Lol
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graybags10 h, 43 m ago

As a small business, I don't take Amex. Their fees are 3-4 x the amount I …As a small business, I don't take Amex. Their fees are 3-4 x the amount I pay for other credit cards. If you want to support local businesses, eat out / shop local and pay in another way. You don't get a fiver back, but you are doing what you think you set out to do.



I think I'd rather support local businesses with my custom AND get £5 back every time I spend £10 with them, thanks!
Why link an old map? The link is for 2016.
Edited by: "mspychala" 26th Sep 2017
dodgymix11 h, 28 m ago

MBNA have done the same (well from next week or somat)


How do you know? Is that confirmed?
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mspychala3 m ago

Why link an old map? The link is for 2016.



there'll be a new map along sometime soon!
Ok I was going to cancel my American express Lloyd cc
bhara22 h, 14 m ago

Does this work with supplementary cards? I thought it was only the main …Does this work with supplementary cards? I thought it was only the main cardholders.



Amex is probably the only card issuer where the supplementary cards have a different number and get treated as a different account. This means the offers can be used across all cards.
deleted139113926th Sep 2017

most people start with the Gold Card which is free in year 1 & gives you …most people start with the Gold Card which is free in year 1 & gives you 20,000 free points = £200

I cancelled my Gold card 2 years ago, can I reply and have another year fee free?
bhara23 h, 40 m ago

Does this work with supplementary cards? I thought it was only the main …Does this work with supplementary cards? I thought it was only the main cardholders.


Can Supplementary Cardmembers take advantage of Shop Small?

Yes Supplementary Cardmembers can participate in Shop Small. They simply need to create an Online Account (if they haven't already done so) and then register their Card for the offer. Please note that the offer is linked to the Card not to the Account, so every Supplementary Card holder must follow these steps.

bozo0072 h, 34 m ago

Amex is probably the only card issuer where the supplementary cards have a …Amex is probably the only card issuer where the supplementary cards have a different number and get treated as a different account. This means the offers can be used across all cards.



Yes ... I realised this last night when I went to add a supplementary card for the missus to my account!

It told me I could not add the card to my account and that I needed to register online for it separately so I didn't bother thinking that the new card was going to have it's own credit limit etc which wasn't what I wanted!
Tried this in a couple of shops listed last time, both didn't accept Amex. Didn't embarrass myself further. Cold
Managed to max out 6 oyster cards last year in London along with dining at loads of restaurants. All split across my 3 amex cards. Phenomenal deal.

Think we should get a spreadsheet going for the London shops! Amex's map is terrible... any takers..?
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