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One of the most popular travel hacks (that has little to do with travel but a lot to do with “free money“) is back again for another year. American Express cardholders can now register their card(s) for the Shop Small promotion.
The promotion will run from 1-16 December, 2018. In principle, it is pretty simple – spend more than £10 at a participating merchant and receive a £5 statement credit. You can only receive one £5 credit per merchant.
The tricky part can be determining which merchants are participating. But if you click on this map, you’ll be taken to the Shop Small website where merchants are placed on an interactive map.
The fun element of the promotion is determining which pubs are participating, and organising a pub crawl with a few mates… such that American Express pays for a substantial part of your holiday festivities.
You can register with ANY American Express card – click here to do so – although there are far fewer of these in circulation with the demise of the MBNA airline dual Amex/Visa. Even supplementary cards can participate if they register separately.
This IS one of my favourite promotions as, despite best intentions, it can be too easy to do all of one’s shopping at the large chains. But at least once a year we are reminded to support smaller, independent merchants in the run-up to the holidays…
What’s your record for the amount of £5 statement credits received? Are you going to participate this year as well?