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    • joe134
    • By joe134 1st Nov 16, 1:57 PM
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    Amex shop small back
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    • 1st Nov 16, 1:57 PM
    Amex shop small back 1st Nov 16 at 1:57 PM
    Hi Guys just had e mail from Amex, shop small is back from 3rd Dec to 18th, spend 10 get 5 back?
    I have saved to my main card, but cannot recall how to save to wife's, , both platinum?
    You used to register the cards before, but save to card now.
    Any advice welcome.
    Also,has anyone had e mail?
    Does mbna apply to this promo this time?
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 16th Nov 16, 10:58 AM
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    There are hundreds, indeed thousands, of businesses on the map just in a small area near where I live.
    Originally posted by wolvoman
    Yes, I live in a small market town but there are dozens of qualifying businesses on the map within walking distance.
    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 16th Nov 16, 11:43 AM
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    I'm really underwhelmed with my local offerings - it seems to be predominantly posh clothes shops plus hairdressers and restaurants, and other big ticket items such as carpets, furniture or lighting. There's nowhere I can buy stamps. There is however a burial ground! So far on my list I have a posh bakery where I could buy some overpriced cakes for the sake of it and I'll think of something to buy from the local ironmongers and that's it.
    • SYHR
    • By SYHR 16th Nov 16, 12:39 PM
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    The strange thing about this is that, on the map of locations near me, there are several listed establishments (mainly takeaways) that don't accept card payments whatsoever, never mind Amex. Does anybody else notice this in their area?

    • starM
    • By starM 3rd Dec 16, 7:55 PM
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    It says:- Shop Small from Saturday 3 to Sunday 18 December 2016.


    I am right in saying this is not saturday's?

    My online Amex account shows shows PO offer:-

    Spend 10 or more, get 5 back
    Save to Card to get a 5 statement credit on an eligible transaction of 10+ in-store at Post Office by 31 December 2016. Valid once per Card for the first 30,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms and payment restrictions apply.

    How can I add this offer on my MBNA and Barclaycard Amex cards?

    Thanks
    MS
    • gradgirl
    • By gradgirl 4th Dec 16, 11:56 AM
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    I've used the offer multiple times for that past few years, I don't think there is any restriction as to the days the transaction it is done on..mine were always on Saturdays in previous years.
    I'm not sure about mbna or barclaycard but for standard Amex you can opt in to the offer under the offers section when logged into your account.

    It says in the terms and conditions this year that the offer excludes gift cards! Previous years this is all I have used the deal for, I don't remember seeing that condition in other years.. Does anyone else?
    Also, how would Amex know it was gift cards purchased? Unsure whether to risk it or not!
    • starM
    • By starM 4th Dec 16, 12:23 PM
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    I have purchased gift cards using Amex when they had debenhams and argos offers 50 25 bk. Never had any problems.

    As you have said how Amex will know gift cards has been purchased. It goes through as a normal transactions.
    • starM
    • By starM 4th Dec 16, 5:24 PM
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    Purchased giftcards at Post office shop (not counter) today - tracked immediately with an email from Amex.

    Shop Small from Saturday 3 to Sunday 18 December 2016.

    I have used my card at small shop - no email from Amex - now I am considering if this offer is only available on Saturdays. But Amex conditions are not very clear.

    Has anyone used card today - did you can get email?
    • aleph_0
    • By aleph_0 4th Dec 16, 6:11 PM
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    The offer runs through until the 18th.

    I wouldn't worry for now. If you pay contactless, you won't get an e-mail, but you will still get the cashback when it's paid a few days after the transaction gets added to your statement. Similarly, it's possible for a chip+pin transaction to not ring home at the time - so again you won't get an e-mail, but it will be paid when the transaction is added to your statement. In addition, even if something does ring home, it's possible that you won't get an e-mail.

    If a store was listed, and the 5 isn't paid, then it's usually resolved through a quick message to AmEx.

    Edit: All my transactions except one today were contactless, so no e-mail, the one chip+pin didn't send an e-mail, but as above, not too worried either way.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 5th Dec 16, 8:47 AM
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    I have used my card at small shop - no email from Amex - now I am considering if this offer is only available on Saturdays. But Amex conditions are not very clear.
    Originally posted by starM
    AmEx conditions are quite clear: 'Offer only applies to spend on your saved Card between 3 and 18 December 2016'.

    As regards emails, I don't remember getting them last time they ran this (apart from the initial one confirming I had 'saved the offer to card'). But my only purchase so far was contactless, so we'll see.
    • Jeems
    • By Jeems 5th Dec 16, 12:03 PM
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    There is a takeaway near me listed on the map, which has a big sign at the counter that says they don't take amex. I reported it last year, but still listed.
    Originally posted by bubieyehyeh
    Send them a secure message or call them and tell them this. They'll normally offer you the 5 anyway as a gesture of goodwill / thank you for telling them. I've done this a few times since I started using the shop small offers.
    • joe134
    • By joe134 7th Dec 16, 7:37 AM
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    It says:- Shop Small from Saturday 3 to Sunday 18 December 2016.


    I am right in saying this is not saturday's?

    My online Amex account shows shows PO offer:-

    Spend 10 or more, get 5 back
    Save to Card to get a 5 statement credit on an eligible transaction of 10+ in-store at Post Office by 31 December 2016. Valid once per Card for the first 30,000 Cardmembers to save. Terms and payment restrictions apply.

    How can I add this offer on my MBNA and Barclaycard Amex cards?

    Thanks
    MS
    Originally posted by starM
    Register Mbna and Barclay here

    https://www.amexshopsmall.co.uk/shop-small-for-shoppers/card

    my PO are not on this promo for some reason? usualy get xmas stamps
    is it on save to card, my offers or shopsmall map?
    off to do 2 butchers tomorrow.
    last year I got e-mails, but save to card may be different this year.
    Last edited by joe134; 07-12-2016 at 7:45 AM.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 7th Dec 16, 7:41 AM
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    I live in a village. The post office, the butcher, the beauty salon, the farm shop, and the garden centre all take Amex.

    In the nearest town, the Dentist takes Amex.

    Lots of opportunities.
    • joe134
    • By joe134 7th Dec 16, 11:04 AM
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    I live in a village. The post office, the butcher, the beauty salon, the farm shop, and the garden centre all take Amex.

    In the nearest town, the Dentist takes Amex.

    Lots of opportunities.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    The number of shops participating in my area, are considerably less this year!
    I only use these 2butchers for this event, feel guilty, but, they don,t seem to mind. 60 of meat for 30. 3 cards.
    They are a lot dearer than Morris, which is on the doorstep., but with the cash back, it,s viable
    Money in their till.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 7th Dec 16, 11:34 AM
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    I only use these 2 butchers for this event, feel guilty
    Originally posted by joe134
    I shouldn't, I doubt it costs them a penny.
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 7th Dec 16, 6:47 PM
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    I shouldn't, I doubt it costs them a penny.
    Originally posted by Biggles
    Well it costs them a few pennies in the form of amexs relatively hefty fees, though admittedly not anywhere near the full promotional cost.
    • bxboards
    • By bxboards 11th Dec 16, 12:48 PM
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    Useless for me, the only business listed is a posh hotel. I've opted in to this for the last 3 years and never been able to use this sadly.

    The AMEX 'tailored for you' offers are always obviously not tailored for me - I have 1 back from Starbucks, with no Starbucks within miles, 1% back for train tickets with no train station for miles, and 10 off Heathrow Express - and I couldn't be much further away from Heathrow if I tried
    • ag17
    • By ag17 12th Dec 16, 12:18 PM
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    I tried to take advantage of the "shop small" scheme at two merchants (one a shop, the other a restaurant) shown on the map. Neither accepted Amex, and the restaurant owner claimed he had never accepted it...

    Have raised this issue with Amex and, whilst I have been given a 10 credit, have not had a satisfactory explanation as to how these two businesses appeared on the map in the first place.
    • wolvoman
    • By wolvoman 12th Dec 16, 12:56 PM
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    Up to the end of yesterday I've done 210 transactions on this promo, with still a week to go. Going to see if I can hit 500 transactions by next Sunday - that's 5k of spend and 2,500 in savings!!
    • lev441
    • By lev441 12th Dec 16, 10:20 PM
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    Up to the end of yesterday I've done 210 transactions on this promo, with still a week to go. Going to see if I can hit 500 transactions by next Sunday - that's 5k of spend and 2,500 in savings!!
    Originally posted by wolvoman
    How on earth have you spent so much??? I thought I was doing well with 20 transactions over 5 different amex's...?!
    • joe134
    • By joe134 13th Dec 16, 7:56 AM
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    I,ve only done 3, one with MBNA. As usual, MBNA haven,t refunded the 5, AMEX plat did theirs next day.
    I have this every year. MBNA says it,s Amex,s responsibility, Amex say it,s MBNA,s.
    All cards are registered with AMEX.
    don,t think I can be a****d with second butcher et.al, with MBNA.
    I went ape the first year, there were loads on it, now, only 10 locally.unless I want to eat out all the time.
    no thanks, that,s why I buy meat, which. I don,t eat.OH et al.
    anyone else had trouble getting their mbna 5?
    Last edited by joe134; 13-12-2016 at 8:33 AM.
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