American Express today announced its largest-ever global Shop Small Campaign, that includes a commitment of more than $200 million over the next several months to help jumpstart spending at small merchants. According to the Small Business Recovery Research conducted by American Express, 62 percent of U.S. small businesses reported that they need to see consumer spending return to pre-COVID levels by the end of 2020 in order to stay in business. Considering how many small businesses were hit due to the economic fallout caused by COVID-19 and healthcare restrictions that followed, this new Amex offer is very timely, and can help some small businesses stay afloat.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, and now is the time to join together and help them rebound from this global crisis, because their success is critical to job creation, strong economies and thriving neighborhoods,” said Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman and CEO of American Express.
Spend $10 and Get $5 Amex Offer
The total amount you can receive back with this new Amex offer is $50 – $5 for each of up to 10 purchases.
The offer is valid both online and offline. You must enroll by July 26th to participate and your spend of $10 or more per purchase must be on a US business location on the shop small map or online directory. The new Amex offer is valid through September 20th. Purchases made after Sept 20th are not eligible to receive the $5 statement credit.
Here are the qualifying American Express Card accepting merchants. Please note that business location and hours of operation provided on the Amex map may not be the most up-to-date. It’s always a good idea to call up the merchant before visiting.
Similar offers are rolling out globally in Australia, Canada and the UK, with France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and more to follow.