Amex Offer: Spend £15 with small businesses and get £5 back

Dec 4, 2021

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American Express cards offer cardholders special promotions where you can earn bonus points or cashback on your purchases, simply known as Amex Offers. When you register the offer to your card and meet the spending requirement, you’ll be on your way to bonus points or extra cash. With this particular Amex Offer, you will be rewarded by spending at small businesses.

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Amex has brought back its Shop Small offer to coincide with Small Business Saturday on 4 December 2021. The day aims to encourage people to support local businesses and has been a regular Amex event since 2013.

To get involved all you need to do is save the offer to your card and spend a minimum of £15 at eligible small businesses in order to get £5 back. The offer is available from 4 to 15 December 2021, perfect for buying a new outfit for your much-deserved holiday abroad next year. Once activated the offer can be used once per merchant per card, up to five times — meaning a total possible reward of £25 cashback.

Remember, if you have multiple American Express credit cards make sure to save the Offer to each one to benefit from even more savings. Cardmembers can enrol in the offer from 24 November via the American Express app or their online account.

Related: Your ultimate guide to Amex Offers

According to the terms and conditions, the offer is only valid at participating small businesses, and purchases must be paid for on the same American Express card that the offer is registered to. Once the purchase has been made, the statement credit should appear on your account within five days of qualified spending but may take up to 90 days from the end of the offer period. Any misuse of the offer, including cancellation or refunds, may result in the credit being reversed.

The offer will not apply to corporate or pre-paid cards and is aimed squarely towards U.K. cardmembers. Any ‘buy now, pay later’ purchases are also excluded and transactions must be billed to your card account by the participating business before the offer end date.

To check to see if this offer is available to you, log in to your Amex account and scroll to the bottom of the page and click “View All” in the Amex offers section. Once you’ve found the offer you want, click “Save to Card” and be sure to use that card on your eligible purchases.

Emily McNutt contributed to this story.

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