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[American Express] AMEX - Shop Small (Spring 2019) - Spend $5 Get $5 - Up To 5 Times = $25

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[American Express] AMEX - Shop Small (Spring 2019) - Spend $5 Get $5 - Up To 5 Times = $25

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April 30, 2019
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From March 1 to April 30, 2019, when you spend $5 or more in a single transaction (after taxes) in store at up to 5 different participating Canadian Shop Small businesses using your registered American Express Card in your city, you could earn up to $25 in statement credits. Registration is required.

Only the first 20,000 Basic American Express Consumer and Small Business Cards to be successfully registered will be eligible for this offer (city specific registration caps listed in Terms and Conditions). A purchase made during the offer period prior to registration of your Card is not a qualifying purchase.

Available to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal
Thread Summary
To locate participating businesses: Use the map: https://www.americanexpress.com/en-CA/maps?country=CA
Click "Filters", and select "Spend $5, get $5"

For me, logging in to my Amex online account while viewing the map shows more participating businesses that don't appear while logged out.

Report businesses that do not take amex by going to takeamex.ca it's one of those things where one report won't probably do anything, but hopefully they'll do something once they receive enough reports.

List of businesses that take and don't take amex (despite listed as $5 on shop small map) by city:

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Vancouver where accepted:
49th Parallel Roaster
88 supermarket (Victoria Dr.)
Aladdin Cafe
Angus T
Banana Leaf 820 W Broadway
BKH Jerky
Bonchaz, W. Hastings St.
Breka Bakery, Davie
Broadway liquor store
Budgie's Burritos
Buns + Boba
Caffè Artigiano
Carl’s Jr 625 Howe St & Dunsmuir
Cockney king (New Westminster)
Coal Harbor Brewing (wholesale only)
Downlow chicken shack
Dr David Mitchell
Edible Canada
Edo, Pacific Centre
Eldorado Liquor Store, Kingsway
Fable Kitchen
Fairview Beer & Wine
Famous Foods
Finlandia pharmacy, W Broadway
Flower Factory
Foodness
Fresh Donair
Gluten Free Epicurean, The
Grapes & Soda
Gyu-Kaku (Nelson location)
Hannam Supermarket (Burnaby)
House of Dosas
JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Powell St.
Johnny Rockets, Nelson St.
Kaya Malay bistro
Kisokoma Japanese Restaurant on W. Broadway
Le Pho (only MC/Visa stickers on door and cash, but Amex is accepted)
Martini's restaurant, W Broadway
Mean Poutine (only Visa/MC stickers, but Amex accepted)
Meat and Bread, W Pender St.
Miniso Granville (YMMV, some terminals posted differently)
MUJI Robson Street
Nosherie, The
Oyama Sausage
Pallet coffee, all locations
Parallel 49 Brewing
Patsara Thai (New Westminster)
Pho 99 at Renfrew and Broadway
Pizza Garden, Smithe St.
Purebread, W. Hastings St.
Raga Indian restaurant, w Broadway
Ramen Gojiro
Romano's Pizza
Sciue, Davie St., Melville St.
Shizen'ya, Hornby
Storm Brewing
Suika
Sushi Maro
Sweet Cherubim
Taco Time, Pacific Centre
Terra Breads 1605 Manitoba
Their There / Hundy (shows up as Their There)
Thomas Haas (W Broadway)
Triple o's, Marine Drive (CBC Vancouver location not shown on the map, while they take AMEX, uncertain if you get the $5)
Ukrainian Village Restaurant [Denman & Robson]
Umi Sushi Express, Pacific Centre
Uncle fatih's pizza all locations
Vancouver Urban Winery (dining at Belgard Kitchen shows up as this)
Wicklow Pub
Xaawash, etobicoke (Hwy 27/Rexdale)
Yum Sweet Shop (Main & King Edward)
Zakkushi (Main St)
Zara's Deli

Vancouver where not accepted:
Cookies by George, minimum$20
Taste of Vietnam, w Broadway
Happy valley restaurant east Broadway, terminal accepts amex but cashiers don't
Jinya Ramen Kerrisdale
Ben Kei Ramen, w broadway
Legacy Liquor store (accepted Amex but no credit received)
Sal y Limón, Vancouver
Shizen'ya, w Broadway (no longer in business, building to be demolished)
Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizza, kingsway ($100+ only)

Vancouver where accepted but no credit:
Creme de la crumb (square reader)
33 Acres Brewing (square reader)
Rain or Shine Ice Cream - Cambie (square reader)
Miniso (41st Ave.)
Legacy Liquor store (card accepted OK but no credit received)
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GTA where accepted:
A&W, Billy Bishop Way, North York
Aroma - 618 Yonge St
Aroma , 40 King St W., Scotia Plaza (Bay and Adelaide)
Aroma Gibson Square, 8 Park Home Ave, North York, ON M2N 2J2
Aroma Liberty Village, 120 Lynn Williams St
Aroma, 66 Wellington St W., TD Food Court (York and Wellington)
Aroma, Fairview Mall
Aroma, Unspecified Location
Artisano Bakery - Etobicoke
Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Eatons Centre
Aviv Restaurant, 328 Dupont
Bar Burrito - Etobicoke
Blackgold Cafe, Scarborough
Cafe Crepe - Near Scotia Bank Theater
Cafe Polonez - Roncesvalles
California Sandwiches - Leslie & York Mills
Camp Connection, Lawrence Plaza
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice, Yonge and Finch
DaanGo Cake Lab, Scarborough
Danish Pastry House - Sherway Gardens
Danish Pastry House, Union Station
DeMeersman Belgian Chocolate - Downtown toronto
Dineed coffee 199 Bay street
Dineen coffee 140 Yonge street
Edulis
Eva's Original Chimneys, STC
Freshii, Front and Berkeley
Freshii, RBC Plaza (Bay and Wellington)
Freshii, Stockyards VIllage
Freshii, Yorkville VIllage
Golden Bubbles, Scarborough
Gong Cha, North York
Gong Cha, Scarborough
Grace O'Malley's, Duncan & Pearl
Gyu Kaku, Church & Adelaide
Jimmy the Greek, Yorkdale
Jollibee, Scarborough
Just Bags, Lawrence Plaza
Kernels, STC
Kinka Izakaya, North York
Kinton Ramen - Church St Location
Le Creuset, Yorkdale
Love Me Sweet, STC
Mac's Sushi, Yorkdale
Memories of Japan
Mii Sandwich, Yorkdale
Miniso, STC
Mosmos coffee 25 king street w. In path
Muji, STC
Muji, Yorkdale
Nadege - Queen St location
Nadege - Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Noah's Yonge, North of Eglinton
Nori Japan, Brookfield Place
Northern Maverick Brewery - Bathurst & King
Oliva - 4679 Yonge St
Organic Garage - Liberty Village
Page One Cafe
Panda Express, Stockyards VIllage
Pavao Meats and Deli
Philty Philly's, Stockyards VIllage
Pho House - 625 Gerrard St E
PJ Obriens - Downtown
Prenup Pub, College St
Prince Japanese Steak House - 5555 Eglinton Ave W
Rabba, Unspecified Location
Richtree Natural Market - 11 Unique Eateries, Eaton Centre Lower Level
Second Cup - Sherway Gardens
Second Cup 145 King St W (Univ & King) Store # 9085
Second Cup 307 Queen St W Store # 9179
Second Cup 355 Danforth (Chester) Store # 9124
Second Cup 5095 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6Z4
Second Cup 730 Yonge (Yonge & Charles) Store # 9169
Second Cup, Stockyards VIllage
Second Cup, Yorkdale
Snakes and Lattes, College St.
Soma Chocolates - The Distillery District
Soulpepper Theatre - Distillery District
Spring'N Fresh Rolls - Warden & Eglington
Sunshine Spot - Sheppard/Leslie
Taco Bell - Jane and Finch Mall
Taro's Fish, Sheppard/Leslie
Thai Express, Fairview Mall
Thai Express, Stockyards VIllage
Thai Express, Unspecified Location
Thai Express, Yonge and Finch
The Craft Brasserie - Liberty Village
The Face Shop, Yorkdale
Uncle Tetsu, Bay and Dundas
Uncle Tetsu, Yorkdale
Wasabi Grill and Noodle, STC
Woody's Burgers - Long Branch
Yellow Cup Cafe- East Mall
Yuzu at 236 Adelaide St W

GTA where accepted but no credit:
Aroma, 2040 Avenue Road
Meet Fresh, Yonge/Finch
Michel's Baguette, Fairview Mall
Michel's Baguette, Yorkdale Mall
Papa John's, 255 Dundas St E
Second Cup, Unspecified Location
Zavida Coffee, 382 Yonge St
Pai
OneZo Tapioca, Chinatown location

GTA where not accepted:
Asian Legend, Finch
A & W, Bathurst and Bloor
Han ba tang, Yonge and Sheppard
Illy Cafe, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Second cup in path store#9424
Java Joes - 25 Sheppard Ave W - wanted to add a 5% surcharge for taking AMEX
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Montreal where accepted:
Mucho Burrito, St-Laurent
Kojax Souflaki, St-Laurent (inside Place Vertu)
Café Myriade, 1432 Mackay
Hvmans Café, 1455 Ste-Catherine W.
Jeff de Bruges, inside Eaton centre
Pigeon Espresso Bar, 1392 de Maisonneuve W.
Madisons, 5222 Sherbrooke St E.

Montreal where accepted but no credit:
Maison Christian Faure, 1225 Maisonneuve location

Montreal where not accepted:
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Calgary where accepted:
Kawa Espresso Bar
Opa Souvlaki - North Hill
Papa John's - online delivery
Shawarma Barlow - 17th Ave
Good Earth - UofC
Jerusalem Shawarma - Country Hills
Second Cup - Market Mall
Cafe 100 - Country Hills (The guy said they didn't accept Amex, but I insisted and it worked. As we left, it looked like someone was telling him off -- not sure if it was because he lied to us, or because he let me insist)

Calgary where accepted but no credit:
Miniso Store Thi - Sarcee Trail (so far)

Calgary where not accepted:
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Edmonton where accepted:

Edmonton where not accepted:
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469 replies
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Jul 29, 2014
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As mentioned in OP

Available to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal

and also

participating Canadian Shop Small businesses

(ie specific businesses, not just any business)
GRAMMAR: The difference between "Feeling you're nuts." and "Feeling your nuts."
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Oct 22, 2015
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Also
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
This offer is only available to Canadian Basic American Express Consumer and Small Business Cardmembers who have been sent this offer by email. 

The last promo I didn't get some of the credits, so beware.
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Thanks Op, did not get the email.
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wra45mon wrote:
Mar 1st, 2019 10:42 am
Also
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
This offer is only available to Canadian Basic American Express Consumer and Small Business Cardmembers who have been sent this offer by email. 

The last promo I didn't get some of the credits, so beware.
It allowed me to register Platinum and Biz SPG. Hopefully it works
Sr. Member
Oct 22, 2004
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Thanks OP. Was able to register Cobalt and Personal Gold cards.
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Dec 4, 2007
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Thanks OP! Worked for my Platinum Personal, SPG Business, and Cobalt. Will register my other cards when I get home! Does anyone remember if secondary cards qualified for 5 additional $5 credits?
Jr. Member
Feb 5, 2013
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Sweet, just found out Uncle Tetsu’s accepts Amex! Will be getting my brother a cake for his birthday and $5 back.

Thanks OP!
Member
Aug 5, 2018
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Awesome deal.

Just received email.

The link is here:
https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/m ... hop-small/

I tried to enroll from the email website, it says 'can't enroll onpreview page', so I changed the URL to the following:
https://offerenroll.americanexpress.com ... 775Toronto

I would suggest anyone to try and enroll with this link ASAP, with ALL your amex cards before slots runout.

From last time, secondary cards also get $25, so I enrolled all of them.
Last edited by xx1what on Mar 1st, 2019 12:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Yes I love this deal. I got a secondary card for my wife for this promo LOL
Deal Guru
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So does AMEX do this to have us investigate which places are saying "no you cannot use your AMEX for that $5 transaction"? Happy to check!
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Jan 31, 2016
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Thanks OP liking this promo alot. Allowed me to register primary and secondary cards.

Only issue last time with same promo was a few of the credits didn't go through automatically so had to call in to get the credits.
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silverferrari wrote:
Mar 1st, 2019 11:29 am
Thanks OP! Worked for my Platinum Personal, SPG Business, and Cobalt. Will register my other cards when I get home! Does anyone remember if secondary cards qualified for 5 additional $5 credits?
Supplementary cards don't qualify. See T&C's.
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xx1what wrote:
Mar 1st, 2019 11:44 am
Awesome deal.

Just received email.

I tried to enroll from the email website, it says 'can't enroll onpreview page', so I changed the URL to the following:

https://offerenroll.americanexpress.com ... 775Toronto

I would suggest anyone to try and enroll with this link ASAP, with ALL your amex cards before slots runout.

From last time, secondary cards also get $25, so I enrolled all of them.
Use the OPs link

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