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Get the most out of your next small business purchase with American Express.

Through August 24, register for this offer and spend at least $10 using your registered card* at eligible small businesses to get a $5 statement credit up to five times. The offer is open to the first 100,000 Consumer and SBS Cardmembers who enrol to spend at participating merchants in-store in five priority coverage cities – Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Ottawa – as well as online merchants nationally.

Here are the currently eligible cards:

  • Amex Bank CA Issued Basic Cardmember Credit and Charge Cards
  • Scotiabank Issued Basic Cardmember Credit Cards
  • Scotiabank Issued Supplementary Cardmember Credit Cards

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    • Got three credits posted yesterday

      Fussion Pizza, Garden city plaza, Richmond BC
      Jack Frost, Richmond BC
      Bubble Queen Cafe, Richmond BC ( on the thread summary list already )


      4/5 done this year.
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    • Has anyone used AMEX at St Germain Bakery at Markville in Markham Ontario recently?
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    • Yep, strange things with recent Amex Offers. Just checked ours:

      #1 Spouse's offer
      What about spouse #2? :twisted:
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    • They’re delaying the credits again..
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    • For those that spent at Hannam Supermarket in Vancouver, mine finally posted, after nearly two months.
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    • Claw and Kitty @ Markham works!
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    • nope waitress never said a word after tapping, and just went upon their business.
      Interesting... FWIW I did pay with my Apple Watch tap, not sure if that might have affected anything (I paid in my other places with card tap, card insert, phone Apple Pay in some combination and they all came through).
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    • Dang I'm sorry to hear :( I checked again and I for sure got it (M2N 5N2).

      Out of curiosity, did they give you a hard time for using AMEX on the terminal?
      nope waitress never said a word after tapping, and just went upon their business.
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    • went to the same location last week, credit never posted 😢
      Dang I'm sorry to hear :( I checked again and I for sure got it (M2N 5N2).

      Out of curiosity, did they give you a hard time for using AMEX on the terminal?
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    • The terminal here said "No AMEX" but I tapped and it worked so YMMV:
      The Fry - 4864 Yonge St
      went to the same location last week, credit never posted 😢
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    • Wonder if purchases made today will count. Seems like they already removed the "Shop Small Offer Eligible" icon from their map?
      Online purchase would count, usually such transactions get posted later but with same transaction date
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    • Wonder if purchases made today will count. Seems like they already removed the "Shop Small Offer Eligible" icon from their map?
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    • Mine never showed up as redeemed and just disappeared today. I got my fifth credit about two weeks ago so maybe that's why?
      Yep, strange things with recent Amex Offers. Just checked ours:

      #1 Spouse's offer for Staples is still showing Registered and mine has completely disappeared (not showing up under Redeemed) even though mine was redeemed in Aug and spouse's in July; received $30 credit each

      #2 Grocery Offer still showing up for both as Registered (not finished for spouse); mine Redeemed awhile ago and $30 credit received
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    • End of promotion today tho, but here's my DP on Tuesday, Aug 23:

      Happy Day, back to Debit and Cash only
      Memory Corner, POS don't accept Amex, tapped and failed.
      Matsuyama sushi, POS don't accept Amex, tapped and failed. Was told would work if inserting the card? But I didn't have it handy with me.
      Thank you! Good thing I didn't bother going to any of the 3. Hope you reported the first two to www.takeamex.ca
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    • Anyone tried using it Richmond's Happy Day Cafe this year?

      I recall in the past they were being d*cks about accepting Amex.



      Or Memory Corner? Never knew they accepted Amex, at least not at the old location.
      I believe Happy Date are still dicks about it.

      I went to Memory Corner like a month or two ago and I was able to use my Amex.
      End of promotion today tho, but here's my DP on Tuesday, Aug 23:

      Happy Day, back to Debit and Cash only
      Memory Corner, POS don't accept Amex, tapped and failed.
      Matsuyama sushi, POS don't accept Amex, tapped and failed. Was told would work if inserting the card? But I didn't have it handy with me.
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    • Just noticed ... Shop Small offer moved to Redeemed via the Amex App!

      Took awhile for ours to come in, hope everyone's done/receiving your SS credits!
      Mine never showed up as redeemed and just disappeared today. I got my fifth credit about two weeks ago so maybe that's why?
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    • Tomorrow Wednesday August 24, 2022 is the last day !
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    • I found that this year if your credit didn't post in 1-2 days, then it probably wont show up until 3-4 weeks later.

      Personally I'm still waiting for 2 credits to show up....but I can't be bothered to waste my time with Chat.
      Just go out and spend at another Shop Small, or forget about it....it's only 5 transcation this year anyways.

      I know this is RFD....but wow the amount of time you guys spend chatting with, asking for another, and chasing these Amex Reps, just for a $5 credit.
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    • Just noticed ... Shop Small offer moved to Redeemed via the Amex App!

      Took awhile for ours to come in, hope everyone's done/receiving your SS credits!
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    • Didn't even do one this year. Promotion sucked IMO with lack of retailers involved.
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    • Confirmed NOT working ( or it just takes way longer time for it to be posted? )

      All these transactions were taken at the last week of July, nothing got posted:
      IZUMI-YA, Richmond BC
      Darumaya, Richmond BC
      H Mart, Vancouver Downtown
      Ramen Danbo Robson, Vancouver
      Crap I didn’t see this post before hitting H Mart DT.
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    • is anyone else getting errors while registering a scotia card??

      "WE'RE SORRY
      Our system is not responding at this time, please try again later.

      If this problem persists please Contact us."

      Haven't able to sign up this entire duration. The contact us link doesn't take you anywhere either.
      After trying multiple times, I successfully registered the card today. Going to spend $10+ now at 5 places quickly!
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    • this year is it still only one merchant one card can only use once?
      Yes, you have to go 5 eligible places for $5x5 credits
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    • this year is it still only one merchant one card can only use once?
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    • Did multiple chats and also called in, and I am still waiting for credits from purchase in early July ☹️

      All the agents just tell me to read T&C and then ask me to wait. I told them that my friends (well people reported here 😉) got the credits for the same merchant after only a few days, while I need to wait weeks to months. But the agent just go back to T&C blah blah blah

      And this isn't the only credits that I am waiting for - the 3 x $60 Grocery also not posting either.

      This really making me not want to anything extra / above-and-beyond to try to do these offers anymore.
      I forget which one it was a few years back, I had the same sorta response. They wouldn’t do anything unless it was 90 days or 120 days after the promo ended. I waited till 95 days or so and called back. I guess I got the person who wanted to help so I got my x2 $5 credits after a 15 minute phone call.

      Edit: I got my farm boy credit after 3 days.
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    • Did multiple chats and also called in, and I am still waiting for credits from purchase in early July ☹️

      All the agents just tell me to read T&C and then ask me to wait. I told them that my friends (well people reported here 😉) got the credits for the same merchant after only a few days, while I need to wait weeks to months. But the agent just go back to T&C blah blah blah

      And this isn't the only credits that I am waiting for - the 3 x $60 Grocery also not posting either.

      This really making me not want to anything extra / above-and-beyond to try to do these offers anymore.
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    • Just wanted to share my experience at Unholy Donuts in downtown Toronto. I bought some donuts to ensure it was over $10. They are tasty donuts. I got the credit 3 days later.
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    • Last time i was there $20 is the minimum gift card you can get from there
      I'd be fine with a $5 off $20 too. Thanks
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    • From the thread summary:

      Bayview Village Guest Services, 2901 Bayview Ave

      Does this mean that if we get a $10 GC we get $5 statement credit?
      Last time i was there $20 is the minimum gift card you can get from there
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    • From the thread summary:

      Bayview Village Guest Services, 2901 Bayview Ave

      Does this mean that if we get a $10 GC we get $5 statement credit?
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    • I did both North York and markham ones, i never got the credit.
      Something's wrong with this year's.
      I did Big apple in colborne and haven't got credits as well...
      They all appear on the map.
      I got it after 1 month wait!
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    • Went to Bin4 burger lounge in Vancouver paid with Amex using Apple Pay on Aug 10th. Have not received a credit yet, so I went into the app and started a chat. Asked about why the $5 credit had not posted yet. The chat agent said because I used Apple Pay it was not an eligible transaction. I primarily use Apple pay to transact and have received other shop small credits. Anyone else have this issue?
      I’ve used Apple Pay for my AMEX and didn’t have issues receiving $5 credits.
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    • Went to Bin4 burger lounge in Vancouver paid with Amex using Apple Pay on Aug 10th. Have not received a credit yet, so I went into the app and started a chat. Asked about why the $5 credit had not posted yet. The chat agent said because I used Apple Pay it was not an eligible transaction. I primarily use Apple pay to transact and have received other shop small credits. Anyone else have this issue?

      I have been using Google Wallet (Pay) when making payments, and this has not been an issue (I have had to contact Customer Service, but not for this reason).
      This what the response from Amex was earlier:

      “as per the terms you need
      to use your cards directly with the
      merchant but I see you used apple
      pay.
      Here are the terms:
      "One or more purchases made
      directly at the same business
      location or the same online
      business will only be eligible to
      qualify for one $5 (CAD)
      statement credit."
      The Amex Rep is wrong. You can use Google Pay or Apple Pay for Shop Small or other Amex Offers.

      Start another chat and confirm that the merchant is eligible ... As it seems some merchants are either not eligible even though showing on map or it may be taking longer (or not at all) for statement credit to post.

      Another option since time is running out (Aug 24th) is spend at another merchant, if you don't want to wait/chat again :)
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    • This what the response from Amex was earlier:

      “as per the terms you need
      to use your cards directly with the
      merchant but I see you used apple
      pay.
      Here are the terms:
      "One or more purchases made
      directly at the same business
      location or the same online
      business will only be eligible to
      qualify for one $5 (CAD)
      statement credit."
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    • Went to Bin4 burger lounge in Vancouver paid with Amex using Apple Pay on Aug 10th. Have not received a credit yet, so I went into the app and started a chat. Asked about why the $5 credit had not posted yet. The chat agent said because I used Apple Pay it was not an eligible transaction. I primarily use Apple pay to transact and have received other shop small credits. Anyone else have this issue?
      I have been using Google Wallet (Pay) when making payments, and this has not been an issue (I have had to contact Customer Service, but not for this reason).
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    • Went to Bin4 burger lounge in Vancouver paid with Amex using Apple Pay on Aug 10th. Have not received a credit yet, so I went into the app and started a chat. Asked about why the $5 credit had not posted yet. The chat agent said because I used Apple Pay it was not an eligible transaction. I primarily use Apple pay to transact and have received other shop small credits. Anyone else have this issue?
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    • I had the same as well.

      Just wondering does amex removed the "Redeemed Offer" section from the app?
      It seems offers are staying under registered offers for a while after they have been used.
      Seems like a somewhat new glitch ... redeemed offers still appearing under registered.
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    • Ordered takeout via fantuan app (had a separate offer $5 for $25 spend)

      Got two separate $5 credits…wondering if the 2nd one = Shop Small

      (Both offers still show as active but i am pretty sure i have used up the quotas in my account)
      I had the same as well.

      Just wondering does amex removed the "Redeemed Offer" section from the app?
      It seems offers are staying under registered offers for a while after they have been used.
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    • Ordered takeout via fantuan app (had a separate offer $5 for $25 spend)

      Got two separate $5 credits…wondering if the 2nd one = Shop Small

      (Both offers still show as active but i am pretty sure i have used up the quotas in my account)
      I would assume so.
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    • Ordered takeout via fantuan app (had a separate offer $5 for $25 spend)

      Got two separate $5 credits…wondering if the 2nd one = Shop Small

      (Both offers still show as active but i am pretty sure i have used up the quotas in my account)
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