The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, which went from flourishing to struggling seemingly overnight as many businesses were forced to close. Small businesses have taken a large brunt of the economic impact.
In response, American Express® has launched their Shop Small® initiative, offering American Express® cardholders up to $50 in statement credits for spending at small businesses. If you have an American Express® consumer card, you may be able to support your favorite small business and save money at the same time.
How to use the Amex small business $50 credit
This promotion is a simple way to support small businesses, as well as save up to $50 on your purchases. Here are the offer details:
- Eligible and enrolled U.S. card members can receive $5 back after they spend $10 or more at an eligible U.S. small merchant when they shop online, curbside or in-store.
- Each card can redeem this offer up to 10 times, earning a total of $50.
- Only one offer per card member. Card members with two or more cards can only select one card to activate this offer.
- You must activate the offer by July 26, 2020.
- This offer lasts through Sept. 20, 2020.
You'll find the offer listed under "Amex Offers & Benefits" on your account homepage, if you own a qualifying American Express® credit card. To activate the offer, log in to your American Express® account. From there, select the card you want to enroll in the offer and click the "add to card" button. You should receive a confirmation email once you are enrolled.
The next step is to research which businesses qualify under the Shop Small® program. To do this, visit the Shop Small® website. From here, you can search for eligible businesses to shop at.
Which American Express® cards qualify?
While the cards below are our favorite American Express® cards, note that these are just a few cards that qualify for this offer.
All U.S. Amex consumer and business cards and registered American Express® Serve and Bluebird cards are eligible for the Shop Small® Amex offer.
|American Express® card||Best for...||Welcome offer||Annual fee|
|American Express® Gold Card||Dining and travel||60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months.||$250|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||Luxury travel||75,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 6 months.||$550|
|Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express||$0 annual fee||Earn 20% back on purchases at Amazon.com on the Card in the first 6 months, up to $200 back. Plus, earn $100 back after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 6 months||$0|
|Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express||Maximizing cash back||$250 statement credit after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card within the first 3 months.||$95|
|Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card||Delta flyers||Earn 35,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months..||Enjoy a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $99.|
For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, please click here.
For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, please click here.
For rates and fees of Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express, please click here.
For rates and fees of Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, please click here.
For rates and fees of Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card , please click here.