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[American Express] Amex Shop Small campaign [earn $5 for every $10 they spend at up to five eligible transactions]

Got the news via friend - official announcement to be followed

One of our favourite ways to back small merchants and connect Cardmembers with the local businesses they love, this year’s Shop Small campaign comes with a great offer. Starting Wednesday, June 29 until August 24, 2022, eligible Cardmembers can earn $5 for every $10 they spend at up to five eligible small business locations. The offer is open to the first 100,000 Consumer and SBS Cardmembers who enroll to spend at participating merchants in-store in our five priority coverage cities – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Ottawa – as well as online merchants nationally.
Thread Summary

Currently, only the following card types are available to be registered with this offer:

- Amex Bank CA Issued Basic Cardmember Credit and Charge Cards
- Scotiabank Issued Basic Cardmember Credit Cards as of 1:28 am PDT
- Scotiabank Issued Supplementary Cardmember Credit Cards as of 1:28 am PDT

Link for Scotiabank cards - ... pping.html

The following cannot be registered with this offer at this time (1:28 am PDT)

- Amex Bank CA Issued Supplementary Cardmember Credit and Charge Cards (It DOES NOT appear to allow registrations through the Generic Amex Offers webpage)

For a list of eligible in-person merchant locations please visit ... r-Favorite

For a selection of eligible online merchants please visit ... #shopsmall

And look for merchants on these two websites with both a Shop Small icon (depicted by the blue circular Shop Small logo) and a Shop Small Offer Eligible icon (depicted by a red price tag). Only merchants with both icons are eligible for this offer.

See last year's thread summary for a list of vendors (including many charities that accept online donations) that were confirmed to be working back then (of course YMMV this time around).

Other working charities/non-profits/political parties confirmed working

Scouts Canada

Other working charities/non-profits/political parties confirmed not working

ONLINE confirmed working
Metrolinx via GO Weekend Pass / GO Transit e-tickets
Fantuan Delivery — can double dip with the $25 get $5 offer! (monthly fee)
HongMall App
Kandy Krazed (use code FREESHIP for free shipping!)
SAXX Underwear Co
SVP Sports
Tru Earth
Cuddle and Kind
Peloton Apparel
Credit Valley Conservation Area Online Reservations
Reigning champ

ONLINE confirmed not working


Vancouver confirmed working
A&W Willowbrook, Langley
Anatolia’s gate, Burnaby
Baroness Bubble Tea, W Broadway, Vancouver
Bean Banh Mi, Kingsway, Vancouver
Beijing Tong Ren Tang, Richmond
BjornBar Bakery Burquitlam, 111 - 581 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
Blenz coffee
Boba Monster, Fraser St, Vancouver
Body Energy Club, Brentwood mall (beside Mc D), Burnaby
Bovine Rice Bowls, Pender St, Vancouver
Breka Bakery & Cafe, Downtown Vancouver
Bubble Bear Cafe, Granville St, Vancouver
Bubble Queen Cafe, Richmond (online order works as well)
Cakebae, Dunbar Vancouver
Celine's Fish & Chips Granville, Vancouver
Century Car Wash, 33 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver
Chewies 2201 W 1 Ave, Vancouver
Chicago wraps and subs , Richmond
Consumer Food Market, Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Doli Supermarket, Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Dosa factory kingsway vancouver
Edo, Pacific Centre foodcourt, Vancouver
Ernest Ice Cream on Quebec St, Vancouver (credit did not post so I contacted Amex rep and it posted, was told it was a "glitch" in the system)
Fable diner bar, richards, Vancouver
Famous Foods, Kingsway, Vancouver
Fujiya, 912 Clark Dr. Vancouver
Fujiya, West Pender, Vancouver
G-men at Steveston Ramen, Richmond
GPI Supermarket, Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Gardenworks (Burnaby)
H Mart Dunbar
H Mart UBC
Habitat For Humanity ReStore (Burnaby)
Haven Apparel, Vancouver, Online Works too
HellCrust Pizza, 4140 E Hastings St, Burnaby
Hi Five Chicken, 5933 Hastings St, Burnaby
Hon's, 3025 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Hon's Wonton 1661 E Broadway, Vancouver
Kinton Ramen, UBC
Kirin - Alberni Street, Vancouver
Korna Natural Pet Supplies, W Broadway
Kurotaki Chabann (Downtown Vancouver)
Le Creuset Richmond Centre, 6551 No. 3 Rd, Richmond, BC
Major Joy Flavoured Chicken, Surrey
Maple Sushi, South Surrey
Marutama Ramen, Richmond, Online works too
Matcha Cafe Maiko, Richmond
Matsuyama Japanese Restaurant, Richmond
Mello donuts (chinatown)
Menzou Ramen & Bubble Tea, South Surrey
Miko Sushi, Robson Street, Vancouver
Myst Asian Fusion (Burnaby)
Mr Pretzels, Metrotown
Neptune Palace Seafood Restaurant, Vancouver (highly recommend their dim sum for lunch and Peking duck/lobster rice for dinner)
North road sushi, burnaby
Obsessions, 595 Howe St, Vancouver
Parsley Doner, [email protected]
Phnom Penh, Vancouver
Pho99 Vietnamese Noodles, Langley
Pho Han, 9020 Capstan Way #110, Richmond (paid via in-store QR menu web app)
Pink Peppercorn, Kingsway, Vancouver
Pizza Garden, Metrotown
Pokey Okey, Richmond/ Online order
Pure Nail Bar, Burrard
Rice & Noodle, Robson, Vancouver
Rice & Noodle, Highgate, Burnaby
Rocky Point Ice Cream, Port Moody
Saint Germain Bakery, Coquitlam
Saint Germain Bakery, Kerrisdale
Saint Germain Bakery, Metrotown
Saint Germain Bakery, Richmond Centre
Saint Germain Bakery, Surrey
Sapporo Kitchen (Delta/Ladner)
Sharetea, Robson Street, Vancouver
Sharetea, Renfrew street, Vancouver
Shiok Kingsway - took a week to post
Sun Siu Wah Seafood Restaurant (Richmond)
Sungiven Foods (Langley)
Sunrise Market (Vancouver)
Taps and Tacos (Food Truck, Port Moody)
The Bakery Brewing (Burnaby)
Thomas Haas Chocolates (Vancouver)
Timothy's Frozen Yogurt (Steveston, Richmond)
Tin Lee Market, Vancouver
Trees Coffee, Vancouver
Ton Ton Sushi New Westminster
Uno Beef Noodle, 2811 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
Western Lake victoria dr
West Vancouver foot clinic
Yum bunnys Burnaby
Yummy Slice Pizza, 2889 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver
Yuus Japanese Tapas, Richmond, Online order
UMI Japanese Eatery, Richmond Centre
Zubu Ramen, Metrotown

Vancouver confirmed not working
Blue Parrot Granville Island
Baik Mi Korean Restaurant, Langley
Cannery Cafe
Creme de la Crumb, Richmond (on map but did not post)
DL Chicken UBC (not on map, but other location is)
Dosa Factory, Kingsway, Vancouver (it's in list of working but didn't post for me even after 2 weeks)
Edo Japan, Richmond Centre
Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant, Vancouver (refused Amex, "no Amex" written on payment terminal - reported)
Hannam Supermarket, Burnaby
Hannam Supermarket, Langley
Hannam Supermarket, Vancouver
John 3:16 Broadway (refused Amex, but works on POS)
Koya Japan, Metrotown
Loonie Town, No. 2 Road, Richmond
Manchurian & Masala, Delta (refused Amex, tap and insert didn’t work)
New 2000 Supermarket, Richmond
Pet Pantry (Main), Vancouver - didn't accept AMEX
Rama Sweets and Restaurant, 120 St, Surrey - on Amex shop small offer map but terminal won't accept Amex (reported)
Reliable Gun, Fraser St, Vancouver - on amex shop small offer map but didn't post
Steamworks, Vancouver, didn’t post
Small Victory - on amex shop small offer map but didn't post
Sunrise Physiotherapy Clinic , Victoria dr Vancouver reception would void the transaction
Tonton Sushi Cambie Vancouver (not on map but other locations are)
Waffle house, NEW Westminster, didn’t post

Abbotsford confirmed working
Birchwood Dairy Farm (not listed on the Amex list, and machine looks like a Square machine, but confirmed working)


Calgary confirmed working
Aggudo Coffee
Asadal Korean Cuisine
Bearspaw Kananaskis Travel Centre (Esso?), 100 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis, AB
Cafe 100
Canelos Ice Cream
Donair Palace (Brentwood)
Han Corea
H-Mart Downtown
Kabob Garden
Lily Vietnamese Submarine (Bowness)
Monki (Beltline)
Olly Fresco's Watermark
Opa (Banker's Hall)
Pie Junkie (Mahogany)
Royaltea (Mission)
Sushi Shop Core Centre
The Moon Tea House
Tokyo Street Market
Umi Sushi (Rocky View / Crossiron Mills)
Vital Posture Clinic
Wow Bakery (Chinook Centre)
Decathlon (South centre mall)
Yi Jia Asian Dried Food (New Horizon Mall)

Calgary confirmed not working
Azalea Korean Cuisine (T&T Harvest Hills)
Pat & Betty's
Phoenix Massage & Wellness

Edmonton confirmed working

Rocket Fizz

Edmonton confirmed not working

Winnipeg confirmed working

Winnipeg confirmed not working


Toronto (and Greater Toronto Area) confirmed working
6ix Pizzas, 2070 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1C9
AiTaiker Taiwanese Fried Chicken: 9200 Bathurst St #7, Thornhill, ON L4J 8W1
Allwyn's, 4750 Yonge St
Annex Photo, 362 Bloor st W
Artisan Plus, 122 Dundas St W
Bai Fang Taiwanese Bento, 5 Northtown Way
Bayview Village Guest Services, 2901 Bayview Ave
Bayview Village Wellness Centre, 2901 Bayview Ave Suite 201
Big Bone BBQ (Markham)
Big Sizzler (Markham)
Booyah, 16 Vaughan Rd
Bowthai - 4755 Leslie St, North York,
Brown Donkatsu North York - 6024 Yonge St, North York, ON M2M 3W5
Charley’s Steakery - Square One food court
Chiang Rai, 7750 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON L3R 0A7
ChocoSol - 1131 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1B1
C Plus Tea, 3278 Midland Ave, Unit D122
Collective Arts Brewery, 777 Dundas St W
Daily Sushi Restaurant, 20 Carlton St
Da Endz Restaurant, 5210 Yonge St
Diana's Oyster Bar and Grill, 2105 Lawrence Ave E
Dlish Cupcakes 833 Queen Street West
Eataly Toronto - Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A6 (Purchased at cafe on ground floor)
Eggsmart, 155 East Beaver Creek
Evolution Cycles
Fahrenheit Coffee, 120 Lombard St.
Fat Bastard Burrito, 366 Bloor St East
Fibrestream - Internet Provider
Fourth Man in the Fire (pizza restaurant), 832 Dundas W, Toronto
Fran's Restaurant (main floor), 20 College St
Fran's Upper Deck (rooftop), 20 College St
Geste Croissanterie 1183 Dundas Street West
Green vegetarian - Dundas West Ontario
Hajime Japanese restaurant - 2209 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E8
Hakka No. 1 - 2584 Finch Ave W, Toronto, ON M9M 2G3
Hanyang Jokbal 한양족, 633 Silver Star Blvd
Hazukido, Markville Mall
Hazukido, North York
Healthy planet - Lawrence East Ontario
Heisei Mart (Jtown)
Hemingway's Restaurant, 142 Cumberland Ave
Ice Creamonology, 250 Queens Quay W
Ikon Sushi (Markham) - YMMV (they claim it's cash/debit only, but Amex still goes through on machine)
Il Postino ,186 Main St, Unionville, ON L3R 2G9
Indian Crown, yonge and sheppard
Inspire Restaurant, Markham Main St
IQ Food, Yorkdale Mall
Istanbul Cafe Espresso Bar, 174 Eglinton Ave E
Johnny's Shawarma, 1904 Kennedy Rd
Juliana Social Cafe - 387 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 2M7
Kettlemans Bagel Etobicoke
Kenzo Ramen - 4860 Yonge St
Khao San Road - 11 Charlotte St, Toronto, ON M5V 2H5
Kibo Sushi House, 4002 Sheppard Ave E
Kinton Ramen - 51 Baldwin
Kinton Ramen, 505 Highway 7 East, Thornhill, ON L3T 7T1
Kome Shokudo - 1383 16th Ave #2, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 0E2
Kung Fu Tea, 8200 Birchmount Rd Unit L, Markham, ON L3R 9W1
LA LA Bakeshop, 3272 Midland Ave B127, Scarborough, ON M1V 0C7
Little House of Deli, 161 Liberty St
Little Tibet, 1449A Queen St W,
Lucullus Bakery, 5200 Yonge St
Lucullus Bakery (Downtown Markham), 169 Enterprise Blvd
Machi Machi - 3278 Midland Ave D108, Scarborough, ON M1V 0C9
Macklem's Baby Carriage, 2223 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Mad Radish, 120 Bloor St, East
Magic Noodle, 7700 Markham Rd
Mikaku Udon, 360 Hwy 7 Unit 10, Richmond Hill
Momo Cafe & Zomsa Bar, 1498 Queen St W
Monkey Sushi, Yonge and Eglinton
Mos Mos Cookie Shop, 655 Bay St.
Munay Bolivian Food (881 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1C4)
Myodetox Markham, 8828 Birchmount
Nadege Ice Cream Shop, 780 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 2R5
Nadi Halal Kebab House, 65 Rylander Blvd, Scarborough
Naniwa Taro, 7 Byng ave.
Now Tea, 505 Hwy 7, Thornhill, ON L3T 7T1
Odd Burger: 9960 Dufferin St, Vaughan, ON L6A 4K5
Onigiri KaiKyoTei - Pacific Mall (food court)
O'SOMAE - 357 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2H1
Out on the Street, 551 Church Street
P&F Meat Products, 10768 Victoria Square Blvd
PAI Uptown - 2335 Yonge St
PannTea - 5651 Steeles Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1V 5P6
Papi Chulo's Mexicana - 121 Ossington Ave
PAT Supermarket - 5 Glen Cameron Rd, Thornhill
Pilot Coffee - 50 Wagstaff Dr
Pride of Canada Carousel (Downtown Markham) 8080 Birchmount Rd, Markham, ON L6G 0B6
Ramen Misoya (Markham)
Ritz Carribean, 450 Yonge St
Seoul House Restaurant, 3220 Dufferin St
Shawarma Royale - 1520 Steeles Ave W Unit 118
Shawarma Royale - 4455 Kingston Rd Unit # 3
Sun Tea, 5990 16th Ave #222, Markham
Szechuan Express, Royal Bank Plaza
Thai Square, 277 Port Union Rd
The Alley Hub: 8750 Bayview Ave Unit 1, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4V9
Topol Sandwich, 8 Kingsdale Ave
Umbra, 165 John St, Toronto
Unholy Donuts, 95 Maitland St
Very Good Congee & Noodle, 9390 Woodbine Ave
What A Bagel - 808 York Mills Rd, North York, ON M3B 1X8
WingsUp, 22 Bathurst St
Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea, 5425 Yonge St
Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea, 4002 Sheppard Ave E

Toronto confirmed not working
Belaggios Gelato - 705 Kingston Rd #16, Pickering, ON L1V 6K3
Chatime Castlemore (Markham) - No credit (Likely apply to ALL Chatime franchises)
Cuppa Tea, 20 Carlton St - machine doesn't take AMEX
Duo Cafe - 9206 Leslie St - machine doesn’t take amex
Firehouse Subs Markham Road - 9750 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L6E 0H8 (did not receive credit)
Fortune Tea - Visa/MasterCard only - 5 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1
Hattendo Baldwin - did not trigger credit, 13
Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1
Honeymoon Dessert - 3828 Hwy 7 Unit 2, Unionville, ON L3R 1L7
Kabob Guys - cash / debit only - 4045 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, ON M1S 1S8
Onezo - no amex - 3621 Hwy 7 Unit 120, Markham, ON L3R 0G6
Pablo Cheesetart - accepts AMEX but no credit - 5990 16th Ave Unit 216
Pho Saigon - cash / debit only - 16925 Yonge St, Newmarket, ON, L3Y 5Y1
Pho Saigon - sign at entrance saying cash / debit only -1045 Steeles Ave W, North York, ON M2R 2S9
Pitaland - 165 E Liberty St (credit not received)
Poke Guys (Markham) - on Shop Small list but no credit received
Shandra's Roti Shop - cash / debit only - 5030 Maingate Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W 1N5

Hamilton confirmed working
Collective Arts Brewing, 207 Burlington St E

Ottawa confirmed working
Bushtukah (both locations)
Cycle Power, 1574 Carling Ave
Grounded Kitchen Coffee , 100 Gloucester St.
Happy Goat Coffee, 326 Elgin st.
Mill St. Brew Pub, 555 Wellington St
UC Baby 3D Ultrasound, 1300 Baseline Rd
La Provence Bakery, 500 Hazeldean Rd
Sala Thai Cuisine 2666 Alta Vista Dr
Baja Burger Shack, Britannia beach
Greenfields public house, 900 Greenbank Rd


Elsewhere in Quebec confirmed working
Dollaratout, St-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Le Chalet Glacé, St-Gabriel-de-Brandon
Resto Pub Le Zouk, 530 rue Notre-Dame, Montebello

Montreal (and its suburbs) confirmed working
Boulangerie Jarry (Jarry/St-Denis)
Boustan, Sherbrooke E/near Langelier
Kinton, Westmount
K2+ Bistro, rue Crescent
Kazo Ramen, 7569 Newman Blvd
L'Amour du Pain Bakery, Boucherville
L2 Lounge, CF Fairview Pointe Claire
Monsieur Cornet, Varennes (not on the map)
Pattes & Griffes (various locations)
Restaurant Paul Patate
Yumi Burger, Downtown
Tabagie LU (Centre Laval)

Montreal confirmed not working
Tacos Nash, Beaubien E - on the website, take Amex, no credit


Fredericton Confirmed Working

Halifax/Dartmouth working
622 replies
User avatar
Jun 22, 2015
66 posts
I checked on amex plat. I don’t see the offer. Will it show on June 29?
Deal Addict
User avatar
Nov 14, 2006
2514 posts
Only 5 transactions this year, but $25 is better than $0!
Today is YOUR day.
You're off to great places!
You're off and away!
Aug 22, 2021
480 posts
10 to 5 transactions. At least it’ll make me spend less Face With Tears Of Joy.
Deal Fanatic
Jan 19, 2017
7048 posts
at participating merchants in-store in our five priority coverage cities – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Ottawa – as well as online merchants nationally
Jr. Member
Nov 24, 2019
129 posts
Yay! Amex keeps on giving out good offers
Deal Addict
Oct 17, 2012
1937 posts
Not seeing it on Bonvoy this time :(
Normally this was all cards... Sad

Edit: oops, just realized it's not until later this week. Thanks for headsup
Deal Addict
Oct 13, 2017
1083 posts
Lowered the transaction number and is far more limited it seems... Only in those 5 cities? Here in Hamilton in the past I was able to do things like go to Taco Bell. Now it looks like I have to either be in Toronto or potentially use it while in Calgary.
Sr. Member
Apr 16, 2015
877 posts
I don't like the part about it being restricted to 5 cities (and nothing in Atlantic Canada) - I hope that's not true
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Nov 16, 2004
23375 posts
Guys, if the offer BEGINS June 29, maybe wait until that date to see if you got the offer.

Edit: The city update is weird. You want us to shop small or not, like why are you removing all these small businesses in other cities from the promotion?
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Jun 18, 2004
571 posts
Vancouver Island
If Amex wants us to shop small, maybe they should focus on businesses in small towns, not in cities with over a million people
Sr. Member
Apr 2, 2016
588 posts
trigger0 wrote: Got the news via friend - official announcement to be followed

One of our favourite ways to back small merchants and connect Cardmembers with the local businesses they love, this year’s Shop Small campaign comes with a great offer. Starting Wednesday, June 29 until August 24, 2022, eligible Cardmembers can earn $5 for every $10 they spend at up to five eligible small business locations. The offer is open to the first 100,000 Consumer and SBS Cardmembers who enroll to spend at participating merchants in-store in our five priority coverage cities – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Ottawa – as well as online merchants nationally.
Thanks OP!

Any idea if supplementary cards will be able to register and participate like before?
Aug 28, 2004
313 posts
ml88888888 wrote: at participating merchants in-store in our five priority coverage cities – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Ottawa – as well as online merchants nationally
Who actually accept the card and didn’t just sign up for the discounted tnx fee. Happy hunting everyone.


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