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[American Express] Amex Shop Small Spend $5 get $5 is back! [targeted?]

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[American Express] Amex Shop Small Spend $5 get $5 is back! [targeted?]

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$5 (x 5)
August 31, 2019
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Spend 5 get 5 is back - at least for Toronto (not sure about others)

Usually get an email, but didn't this time. Stumbled upon when checking 'Amex offers' through online banking page - apparently have to register directly from your account/app now.


Spend $5 or more and Earn a $5 credit. Up to 5 times.

Shop Small Toronto - July 2019

Expires 2019-08-31


Make a qualifying purchase of $5 or more with your registered Card by 31/08/2019 to earn a $5 statement credit at up to 5 different participating business locations. Limit $25 in total credits. Registration cap and terms apply.

Offer Terms

Only the first 7,000 cards to be successfully registered are eligible for the offer. For a list of participating locations please click here, only merchants identified as Spend $5 Get $5 are eligible. Date format is DD/MM/YYYY.
The registered Card account must be in good standing. Must first register your Card to the offer and use same Card to make qualifying purchase(s) by 31/08/2019. Purchase(s) made during the offer period prior to registration of your eligible Card in this program are not qualifying purchase(s). Only the American Express® Card referenced in this channel is eligible for registration in this offer. Your registration of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card.
To be eligible for a $5 (CAD) statement credit, a qualifying purchase of $5 (CAD) or more in a single transaction, after taxes, must be charged to your registered Card in store at up to 5 different participating location(s) in Canada during the offer period and subsequently posted to your account by 02/09/2019. A qualifying purchase of $5 or more in a single transaction that is made at a different participating business or different location of the same participating business will qualify for one $5 statement credit up to a maximum of $25 in statement credits per registered card during the offer period. One or more purchases made at the same business location will qualify for one $5 statement credit.
Offer valid at participating locations in-store in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. In-store purchases only, online, mobile, and phone transactions are excluded. Please note that the merchants listed on the American Express Maps may change. In addition, business location and other information provided on the American Express Maps may contain inaccuracies or errors as a result of information provided by third parties. Offer is non-transferable. You can earn a maximum of $25 (CAD) in statement credits during the offer period.
Statement credit will be applied to your registered card account within 90 days after 31/08/2019, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. The following transactions are not qualifying purchases for this offer: purchasing a merchant’s goods through a third party, such as through concession stores in department stores, payment account or service of a third party, a card reader attached to a mobile phone, online aggregators that sell goods of other merchants or if the merchant category is otherwise not identified. A statement credit does not constitute a payment and does not satisfy the requirement to pay the minimum due on a credit card. The Cardmember must continue to make separate payments of at least the minimum due in accordance with the Cardmember agreement and account statement.
In the event that you replace your registered Card through Amex Bank of Canada or a licensed third party issuer (as applicable) during the offer period, your participation in this offer will end and you will need to re-register for this offer.
For full terms that apply to registering your Card in the program, see Program Terms. By registering your Card, you agree to receive emails from American Express about this offer.
Last edited by ebes on Jul 15th, 2019 9:42 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Title edit
Thread Summary
Even if not targeted, can sign up manually at link provided by @efrant on page 4 of this thread.
(Many data points suggest $5 get posted even if not targeted.)

Each main card gets max of $25 credit. 1 $5 credit per vendor is strictly enforced this time around.

you'll get a credit for each different card you use at the same store.

If a terminal rejects your Amex card when tapping or using phone pay, it may still work with chip & pin, or magnetic strip swipe. Some terminals are finicky with Amex and tap.

Make sure you filter by Spend $5 get $5
Merchant Maps:

For automatic credits, the merchants need to have both Shop Small logo and $5 logo, not only $5 logo, according to multiple data points.

Toronto working stores (Do not copy/paste from previous promos, the store list is very different this time around)
Agincourt Bakery
Amsterdam Brewery, 45 Esandar drive
Aroma Espresso Bar - Liberty Village (120 Lynn Williams St #101)
Aroma - Mount Sinai 600 university Ave
Aroma espresso bar - 562 bay st
Artisano, Islington Ave
Auntie Annie's STC
B Espresso Royal Conservatory of Music location
Bake Code, Yonge & Sheppard
Basil Box, Yonge & Sheppard
Baskin Robbins, Leslie & Cummer
Baskin Robbins, Fairview Mall
Baskin Robbins, STC
Bikkuri Japanese Restaurant by King St
Bo Bay Mon Restaurant
Burger's Priest, Adelaide West
Burger's Priest, Queensway
Butcher's Son on Yonge
Cafe belong, Evergreen Brick Works
Chatime Dundas Street
Chatime Willowdale, Leslie & Finch
Chatime: Bloor&St.George, Leslie & Finch
Dairy Queen, Pharmacy & St Clair
Diana’s Oyster Bar & Grill
Dlish Cupcakes, 833 Queen St W
El Chapo
Extreme Pita, Hudson's Bay center (Bloor Yonge)
Fresh Harvest Fine Foods
Fresh, Y&E
Freshii, 208 Queens Quay W
Freshii, Bloor
Freshii, College Park
Freshii, Danforth
Freshii, Eaton Centre
Freshii, 121 King W
Freshii, King & Church
Freshii, St. James Hotel (Gerard)
Freshii, Yorkville
Freshii Yonge & finch
Freshii, Yonge & Sheppard
Freshii, North Queen
Giant Tiger, 682 Kennedy
Giant Tiger, Lawrence/Markham road
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Church
Healthy Planet Lawrence/Markham road
Healthy Planet Lea Side
Hendriks, 218 Yonge
Hot Oven Bakery, Cloverdale mall
iQ Food, Yonge/Sheppard
Jimmy's Coffee (15 Ossington, 735 Queen St W, 107 & 100 Portland St)
Kinka Izakaya Yonge/Sheppard
Kinka Izakaya Church/Gerrard
Kinton Ramen 1 William Kitchen Rd
Kitchen Table PATH
Kitchen Table Spadina
M Square Cafe, Sheraton Centre
Marcello, 105 Adelaide West
Mii Sandwich, Yorkdale
Nadege, Yorkdale
Nadege, PATH
Nicholbys, PATH
Noah's Natural Foods (322 Bloor W only)
Nutrition Village, Yonge Eglinton Centre
Patties Express, Queen West
PESTACIO, 3322 Yonge
Pizza Hut, Lakeshore West
Red Rocket Coffee, Danforth
Rocky Mountain Soap, Adelaide
Safari Grill Avenue
Saje Wellness Eaton Centre
Second Cup, Sherway
Squish STC
Starbucks (2nd Floor) at STC
Sorry Coffee, Yorkville area
Soulpepper Theatre, Distillery District
Souvlaki Hut Greek Taverna - Etobicoke
Sun Valley Supermarket, 468 Danforth Road
Tabule Bayview Village
Taco Bell, STC
The Cut Above, Cloverdale Mall
Yogen Fruz, Yorkdale

Toronto non working stores (Accepts Amex but no credit posted possibly due to Square, on list but doesn't take Amex or business closed down - report to
A T Fruit Market, 3375 Bathurst (on list but won't take Amex)
The Body Shop, 2901 Bayview Ave
Chatime Yonge & Finch
Freshii, 77 Wellesley Street East & 1853 Avenue Rd- takes Amex $5 credit didn't post
Kaga By Ginza 652 Finch Avenue E (on list but won't take Amex)
KFC Queensway
La Prep on Adelaide by Victoria
Mac's Sushi, Yorkdale
Machu Wok, 161 Bay Street
Mammas pizza,127 yonge st
Mary browns 2690 eglington ave e (on the list but the terminal aka "POS" didn't take Amex)
Potbelly on Yonge (closed)
Secret Garden Y&F
Sage Yorkdale
Veda Healthy Indian Takeout, St. George campus, U of T
Z-teca gourmet burritos, 130 king st w
Michel's Baguette 199 Bay Street (accepts Amex but no credit posted)

Vancouver working stores
A&W Bute
Big Rock Brewery (off sales liquor store counter)
Body Energy Club - City Square
Boston Pizza Broadway
Brioche Urban Eatery
Cafe Artigiano Hornby
Cafe Artigiano 740 W Hastings
Caffè Artigiano, Davie St.
Carl's Jr, Vancouver
Chatime, W Blvd. (no Amex stickers though)
Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar - Coal Harbour
Chipotle 532 W Broadway
Continental Coffee Commercial Drive
Dunbar Pizza
Edible British Columbia, Granville Island
Famous Foods Kingsway
Freshii Renfrew and Broadway
Freshii 4th and Cypress
Freshii Broadway and Ash
Gusto Olympic Village
Gyu Kaku, W Broadway
Hannam Supermarket Surrey
H-Mart Dunbar
H-Mart Robson St
H-Mart Coquitlam
Honolulu Coffee Nelson
JJ Bean Alberni
JJ Bean Commercial Drive
JJ Bean, Davie St.
JJ Bean Olympic Village
Las Margaritas, West 4
Le pho on Hastings
Lucky Supermarket Surrey
The Mackenzie Room, Powell
Osteria Savio Volpe, Kingsway & Fraser
Phnom Penh 244 E Georgia
Red Robin, Lougheed Mall
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Robson
The Poke Guy
Save on foods west Blvd
Take Five Cafe, 701 W. Georgia St. (not 429 Granville St.)
Their there, West 4th
Thomas Haas, W Broadway
Trees Organic Coffee, 450 Granville St. (no power ports)
Turks Coffee, Commercial Drive

Vancouver non working stores
Banana Leaf 820 W Broadway (machine does not accept amex)
Caffè Divano Port Moody (machine does not accept amex)
Creme de la Crumb Virtual Way (Square reader)
Gabi & Jules Handmade Pies and Baked Goodness (machine does not accept amex)
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters (in Maple Ridge)
Gymboree Oakridge Centre (closed down)
Kitsilano sushi (renamed Kitstaya sushi, no longer accepts amex on web order)
Milano Coffe Roasters (156 W 8th Ave), accepted Amex but no credit has appeared after 9 days
Mjs natural pharmacy Victory Dr. (amex accepted but no credit after 10 days)
Oakwood Canadian Bistro W 4th (closed down)
Pho japolo Broadway (amex not accepted signage)
PadThai Cuisine 132 Broadway E (machine does not accept amex)
Rain or Shine Ice Cream 3382 Cambie - has white square tap pad that accepts Amex but as specified in the T&C, these tap pads will not give you a $5 credit
Taan char (approved payment but once they noticed it was Amex refunded me)
Vij's Rangoli (credit has not posted and it's been over a week)

Calgary working stores
(this is from my email from Amex)
Good Earth Crowfoot
Mill Street Brewpub
The Saucy Bread Company
Sky Line Luge Calgary
Forbidden City
Quickly Premium Bubble Tea (Jus Fruit Pacific)
Thai Sa On

Calgary non working stores

Montreal working stores
A&W #5800 (655 Avenue du Président-Kennedy)
Delices de L'erable Vieux Montreal
Jeff de Bruges, Eaton Centre (1500 McGill College Ave)
Kinka Izakaya (1624 Rue Sainte-Catherine O)
La Cure Gourmande (their cookies were not good though)
Olly Fresco's, Promenade Cathedrale (625 Rue Sainte-Catherine O)
Pita Pit (3550 Park Ave)
Universel Dejeuners et Grillades (359 Saint-Catherine St W)

Montreal non working stores
Mandy's Phillips Square (no credit posted, appears twice on map w/ & w/o 5$ logo)
Restaurant Vinnie Gambini (closed down, appears twice on map w/ & w/o 5$ logo)
Rotisserie Corfu (won't take AMEX, appears on map w/ 5$ logo)
478 replies
May 18, 2017
273 posts
Toronto, Ontario
i see this offer too! thanks OP!

Just checked the amex map link, so its only valid at locations with the small shops logo?
May 22, 2018
54 posts
Only received it on one of my four cards.

Wonder if AMEX has started to restrict to one offer per member rather than per card. Any data points otherwise?
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Thanks OP, only got it on the Bus Plat, not the Personal Gold
Jan 14, 2012
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Targeted this time, did not receive this on any of 3 cards (Cobalt, Marriott, Biz gold)
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Jul 31, 2012
179 posts
Thanks! Out of bonvoy, cobalt and simply cash only got it on bonvoy
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Nov 1, 2010
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Got it on my Personal Gold. Not sure if I want to go around doing this again as I'm still owed $10-15 from last time. The participants being listed on their map seems to mean nothing.
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Jan 12, 2017
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whats the url to register..i rmember u could add supplementary cards as well but op link u can't
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Apr 20, 2006
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Thanks for the heads up OP, logged in to my mobile app and it showed up, I only have Amex personal Gold atm.
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Jun 17, 2006
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Thanks OP. Got it on Amex Gold Air Miles but not my Blue Sky. Would have probably missed this if not for your post!
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Nov 20, 2005
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If you go-to your Amex Dashboard, there's a new blue box on the right hand side that says "AMEX Offers".

I applied via that link. Thanks OP for the heads up.

Sep 14, 2018
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Thanks for the heads up. It was showing in my offers on the app (Cobalt card).
Oct 14, 2017
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Thanks OP got it on my Bonvoy. Has anyone gotten it for a supplemental card or is this only for primary cards?
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Oct 8, 2015
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Looks like it’s targeted....household has 2x simply cash and 1AM but none of them gets this offer...

Anyone can dig out the sign up link, if at all?


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