The American Express ‘Shop Small’ promotion will be returning 1-16th December, and cardmembers can save the offer to their card from tomorrow (1st Nov 2018). If you’re not yet a cardmember, but want to consider applying ahead of the offer then check my recent post ‘‘Yes, but did you use the Amex?’ for further information about why the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card might be a good first card.

UPDATE: Read our 2018 Shop Small Special Feature

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This is an impressive offer, cardmembers receive a £5 credit for any transactions over £10 with small businesses who are registered for the offer. All you need to do is save the offer to the American Express card you want to use and then check the very useful map to find eligible businesses in your area. This offer could be ideal if you want to save money whilst keeping your Christmas shopping as local as possible. You’ll earn reward points on these transactions – and if you’re also working towards a spend bonus, then the rewards and credit on a £10 spend would look very generous.

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Further information about ‘Shop Small’ can be found here: American Express

If you’d like a referral use our link for additional bonus points (click here) (scroll down and the gold card is listed under credit cards)

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