Don’t Miss Out on Half Price Christmas Gifts, Drinks and Food – Courtesy of American Express ‘Shop Small’

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Amex Shop Small adds a little money-saving sparkle to the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas shopping (and socially distanced socialising) feels more fun when you’re effectively only paying half price for a lot of it!

For those of you not already familiar with ‘Shop Small’, it’s an regular promotion sponsored by American Express that gives cardholders a £5.00 statement credit back whenever they spend £10.00 or more at a participating business.

You can only get one credit back per card, per merchant, but if you have a few Amex cards (and most people reading this probably do) and are prepared to hop around a bit, you can save a small fortune on festive drinks and stocking fillers alone. Note there is also a £50 total cap, meaning that you can use each card at up to 10 different businesses.

This year, Shop Small is running from 5th20th December (inclusive) – so you can get saving right now!

To register your cards for the promotion, simply login to your account, click on “offers” and then “save to card”.


“Save to Card to get £5 back when you spend £10+ in a single in-store transaction at a participating Shop Small business between 05/12/2020 and 20/12/2020. Valid once per participating location, up to 10 times. Terms apply.”

Amex has produced a map showing participating merchants, but it’s a little buggy (as usual), so patience may be required when using it.



Saving a few fivers might not sound that exciting, but with a bit of planning you can do a lot better than that.

Are you enjoying ‘Shop Small’ this year?


  • These Shop Small Offer Terms set out the key terms of our Shop Small Offer. Please make sure you read these together with our general Offer Terms which contain important qualifying conditions that you should read. If any term set out below is inconsistent with the general Offer Terms, the term below will apply.
  • This Offer is available from 05/12/2020 until 23:59 UK time on 20/12/20 (the “Offer End Date”).
  • This Offer is only intended for UK Cardmembers who are the targeted recipients of this Offer.
  • To participate in this Offer, you must save this Offer to your qualifying American Express Card (“Card”) and make a qualifying purchase from a participating UK small business before the Offer End Date.
  • In addition to the types of Cards excluded under the general Offer Terms, purchases using Pre-Paid Cards will not qualify for this Offer.
  • This Offer only applies to purchases in Great British Pounds on the Card to which the Offer is saved. This includes purchases using a Card loaded into a mobile payment wallet.
  • This Offer is only valid for purchases made on-site at UK small businesses that are participating in our Shop Small Offer. Purchases made online from a small business’ website will not qualify for this Offer.
  • To view and search for participating UK Shop Small locations please visit the Shop Small Map. Eligible locations will be highlighted with a Shop Small badge and the map will be filtered to ‘Shop Small’.
  • Small businesses listed on the Shop Small Map may change and your ability to redeem Amex Offers may be affected during this challenging time because of changes in some small businesses’ operations, such as reduced hours or suspension of in-person shopping, dining or services. Business location and other information provided on the Shop Small Map may contain errors. The operating hours and services provided on the Shop Small Map may vary. Please contact businesses directly to check they are open. We reserve the right to change or cancel this Offer at any time.
  • Please dine/shop responsibly by adhering to the current government guidelines.
  • To qualify, a single purchase must be for at least £10. Buy now pay later purchases are excluded from this Offer. Please see the general Offer Terms for more information about excluded transactions.
  • If you make a qualifying purchase, a £5 statement credit will be applied to your Card. You can receive up to 10 statement credits per Card, but only one statement credit per participating small business location. Multiple purchases made in a single purchase transaction will only qualify as one purchase for the purposes of this Offer. When we calculate how many qualifying purchases have occurred, we will not include purchases made by any additional Cardholder(s). Purchases made by an additional Cardholder will qualify for this Offer separately where the additional Cardholder saves this offer to their Card and makes a qualifying purchase from a participating small business before the Offer End Date.
  • Qualifying purchases must be billed to your Card Account by the participating small business before the Offer End Date. If the small business does not charge your Card before the Offer End Date, your purchase will not qualify for this Offer.
  • In the case of lodging, travel or car rental you must make your booking, and your Card Account must be billed, before the Offer End Date.
  • The statement credit should appear on your Card Account statement within 5 days from the date you made a qualifying purchase but may take up to 90 days from the Offer End Date. Please refer to the general Offer Terms for information about when statement credits can be lost.
  • A statement credit may be reversed if a qualifying purchase is refunded or cancelled. Any misuse, as reasonably determined by us, relating to your redemption of American Express Offers or any previous American Express Offers and promotions may result in a statement credit being reversed, and ineligibility from future American Express Offers and other promotions. This reversal may take place up to a maximum of 180 days after the Offer End Date.
  • By saving the Offer to your Card, you agree to all our Offer terms

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