Get $20 Back with American Express!


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Here is another American Express statement credit promotion (although might be limiting) where you can get $20 free by using your Amex card at a participating merchant. To celebrate the Shop Small Big Break winners (sponsored by American Express, where a few businesses won $25k), American Express is honoring the cities where those small businesses are located.

There are five winners, thus five local areas represented: Raleigh, Cumming (Georgia), Carol Stream (Illinois), Anaheim, and Staten Island.

How does the $20 statement credit back work? Between September 29 and October 7, spend $20 or more in a single purchase at a qualifying small business in your area to receive a one-time $20 statement credit! All the terms state that it must be an in-store purchase, so not sure yet if any online or over the phone purchases will work. It also looks like you can register for multiple promotions, if you happen to randomly be in those areas within the same week, and as many American Express cards as you have (similar to all other American Express statement credit back promos).

Since this is a spend $20, get $20 back, you really can get $20 for free! This is a one time credit per account, but you can sign up and use multiple Amex Cards for more free money! This is for transactions at small businesses in each local area. I’ve listed the participating merchants on below as well, although with many of the other Amex Shop Small promotions, even if they aren’t on the list, but just a small business, you’ll still get the statement credit – not yet confirmed, but better safe than sorry by just sticking with the list given. You can check out the specific zip codes in the terms at the bottom of each registration link.

Registration is limited, so if you live in one of these areas, sign up quickly before it gets filled.

If you live in one of these areas, enjoy your free money! If I have any success with a phone/internet order, I’ll be sure to let you know.

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Scott
Scott
9 years ago

Thank you! I am in Cumming very useful info for me!

Corridor!
Corridor!
9 years ago

Can you register multiple Amex cards under the same name?

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  Corridor!

@Corridor! Yes, you can register multiple Amex cards.

Scott
Scott
9 years ago

for this in the ATL area this is broader than Just Cumming: Offer valid in-store at qualifying small businesses in or around Cumming, GA that reside in Alpharetta, Cumming, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Suwanee, and are in the following zip codes only: 30004, 30005, 30009, 30022, 30023, 30024, 30028, 30040, 30041, 30075, 30076, 30077, 30096, 30097

This covers businesses in a pretty wide area north of Atlanta

sil
sil
9 years ago

would in-store be the same as calling to order for take out?

Corridor!
Corridor!
9 years ago

Thank you for the post. 7 Cards later and I will be in the area with in the next week!

sil
sil
9 years ago

forgot to ask if I register 2 amex cards, can I use both for the same restaurant on the same date but make 2 seperate purchases?

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  sil

@sil – for all other similar Amex statement credit promotions, yes you can make the same purchase on the same date at the same merchants. Gift cards included as well.

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

Thanks for this. But is anybody else finding the map of locations to be difficult to work with? I’m panning and zooming to find stores closer to me, but can’t get it to display consistently. Any clues?

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  Dan

@dan – the participating merchant list is quite challenging. I also have a gut feeling that all small businesses along they have a billing address in the participating zip code list will work.

gary
gary
9 years ago

Thanks all signed up all amex cards and new spg card (from your link) already paying me dividends 🙂

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  gary

@gary – Awesome! I love the feeling of making money above the annual fee!

yitzi
yitzi
9 years ago

Is this promo per account or per card? E.g. UA’s. . .

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  yitzi

@yitzi – per cards

Angelina
9 years ago

Can I register the same card for all 5 areas? Thus making it possible to earn up to $100 per AMEX card ?

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  Angelina

@Angelina – Absolutely!

Scott
Scott
9 years ago

@Angelina devious!

Scott
Scott
9 years ago

that was meant tongue in cheek of course.

gary
gary
9 years ago

Yes you can sign up for each area. Now the fun part finding online stores in those areas.

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Wise2u
Wise2u
9 years ago

man, just moved from Cumming in April….used my amex small business credits at POP’s liquor store

samleeatl
samleeatl
9 years ago

Are you sure you can get $20 per city? Would hate to spend $20 each of the 5 cities and only end up $20 credit. Where can we find out?

Kris Ziel
9 years ago

Slightly off topic, but if you have your amex linked with your twitter account, you can get a $5 statement credit if you have a McDs purchase of >$5, you just have to tweet #AmexMcDs.

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  Kris Ziel

@Kris – That’s right! You can read more about that promotion at this prior blog post.

Pete
Pete
9 years ago

You have listed Alpharetta but I do not see any small business listed except in Cumming via link. What’s the best way to search for Alpharetta, Roswell, and etc small businesses that are qualified? Thanks

Dave Golden
Dave Golden
9 years ago

I’ve found the best way to capitalize on these types of offers are to find online retailers, preferably “medium sized” businesses that offer gift cards. Not necessarily SMALL – and I define “medium” as having multiple locations, sometimes throughout the US. For example last time I was able to use my AmEx cards to purchase Small Business Chicago, which included “Taste of Chicago” – and on our next visit to Chicago, we took our family out to dinner at Lou Malnatti’s pizza. 80% of the bill was paid for by this promotion, not including tip. If anyone has any suggestions for “medium sized businesses” to use this with, please let me know. Also, re: McDonalds, worked like a charm. GIT IN MY BELLY!

Richard
Richard
9 years ago

Does anybody know if you register the AMEX pre-paid too? Thank you.

james
james
9 years ago

I noticed Hilgenfield Mortuary was participating in Anaheim for those just dying to get in on this promo…

Andyandy
Andyandy
9 years ago

To the savvy retailer in these cities.
1: Put together something (anything) you’d be willing to sell and ship for $20.
2: Promote it on Flyertalk/Milepoint, here, etc.
3: Allow people to place phone or internet orders (even if it’s not how you do most of your business)
4: Profit!

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  Andyandy

@Andyandy – I agree. What a great way to get so many orders in one day! The issue with the Provincetown one this past summer is that they weren’t even able to fill the mass number of orders they were receiving. But I agree with you!

DealsSeeker
9 years ago

@Richard It does not work with Prepaid Amex cards.

Thanks for this! People are reporting that the Staten Island one is dead now.

Anyone have any good online places for the other cities? Like a place with gifts?
Thanks!

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  DealsSeeker

@Richard – That’s correct. The Amex Prepaid cards do not count.

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  DealsSeeker

@Deals Seeker – You are right, Staten Island is dead, darn 🙁 I wasn’t able to register and I am even in NYC, able to utilize it. Oh well, lesson learned to register quick! I haven’t done research yet on any good merchants in those cities yet.

DealsSeeker
9 years ago

Sign up for LastPass, FREE downloadable software for automatically filling in your information in forms, and create identities for yourself with your credit card information. This will speed up the registration process immensely! For instance, I create an identity for DealsSeeker1 with my Penfed CC info, DealsSeeker2 for my Citi Amex CC info. and so on, until you have used up all your credit cards. Then just fill the form each time with each identity!

I will email you my research when I’m done.

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  DealsSeeker

@DeelsSeeker – That would be great, thanks!

DealMomma
DealMomma
9 years ago

Thanks so much for this blog! Do you know if authorized users can get the $20 statement credit too?

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  DealMomma

@DealMomma – As long as the authorized users credit card number is a different number, then yes!

wendy
wendy
9 years ago

Okay, I have some info for The $20 AmEx Deal:

Registered for 4 cities but I’m starting w/ Raleigh & it seems to be quite the challenge. Especially b/c descriptions for many of the merchants don’t seem to be accurate. A good number are miscatagorized, non-existant or even closed down.
**i.e: In Raleigh, there’s a merchant entitled: BLACK (listed under gifts, etc). My Google results brought me to various sites re: upper middle class black residents in Raleigh but no business called Black. So until more posts pop up here about which stores do online shipping, you’ll prob need to search ea individual listing, like I am.

Another issue: I haven’t found any sites (incl the official Amex one) which actually lists the websites for ea. indiv. biz. Online now-shuffling back & forth between tabs (the Amex full promo page and Google) to figure out what the heck each store sells. At this point, the time investment is pretty steep, so turn on some football, grab a cold one & search away your Saturday! The few “shipping friendly” retailers I could find will likely sell out of their under $20 stuff pretty quick!

Took a break to post here so still haven’t moved past Raleigh yet. But here are my finds for the “least out of pocket” that offer shipping:

*Azurelise Chocolates in Raleigh-
9 piece gourmet chocolate box (you select ea. piece)-
$15. Cheapest shipping is $11.30. I’m in Cal so might not be as much for those closer to NC.

*Ida Claire Gifts in Raleigh-
Mostly fru fru stuff-a flashback to sorority days w/ most everything, pink, preppy & monogrammed. A few sale items around $20 but even those are horribly overpriced. Still, anything UNDER $20 ships for $3.50 (Note that they want you to call in your credit card # to complete the order, for safety reasons.

*Eco-Dilly, Raleigh-
A pretty reasonably priced shop that specializes in recycled, repurposed planet-friendly goods. Most seem to be totes, wine bags, etc. Cute, colorful & several things for under $20. 6 pages of stuff to order online but not terribly varied merch. Shipping seemed midrange.

Hope to see more info posted for the other cities.
Happy Shopping!

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  wendy

@Wendy – Thanks for sharing this. I am going to take a better look into the potential stores tomorrow. Hopefully we can find some good stuff!

wendy
wendy
9 years ago

Also in Raleigh:

Here’s another good possibility for spending that $20:
Luxe Apothecary, Raleigh-

Store looks quite promising. Sells higher end beauty stuff & looks like online orders are common based on their web setup. However clicking on ANYTHING on their landing page keeps bringing me to some technical register report of some kind. Obviously a glitch. Will call store to see when it’ll be fixed. As it is now, prices can’t be viewed either. Will update when I learn anything new.

Angelina
9 years ago

Has anyone found one that worked yet?

Kushal
Kushal
9 years ago

I received emails confirming that I will receive $20 and that I have met the conditions. I did these transactions on Sat 9/29. I picked up grocery stores from the web link which was provided.

Oren
9 years ago

@Kushai – which link are you talking about that worked?

ddawg
ddawg
9 years ago

@Kushai what web link was provided?

Kushal
Kushal
9 years ago

Sorry for the confusion. I picked up a grocery store from the Amex link which was shared in the post. Basically I changed Zip code and picked up a grocery store. There is no online store for this.

ddawg
ddawg
9 years ago

@Kusha- Ah ok thanks.

@dealswelike- Find any good online stores that this proo can be used for in any of the states?

Kushal
Kushal
9 years ago

There are few ideas which are circulated on dansdeals forums and on fatwallet. You might want to catch threads at these places also.

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1222008/

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/24371

dealswelike
dealswelike
9 years ago
Reply to  Kushal

@Kushal – Thanks!

Dave Golden
Dave Golden
9 years ago

Just spoke with the owner of Azure Chocolates out of Raleigh. He was very accommodating and I requested he charge $20 to each card and send me one giant gift card – no problems. Obviously the payment hasn’t posted to my AmEx statements yet, but with the end date 2 days away, I figure I will just email customer service at AmEx and they always credit the amount anyway. Plus, I feel good knowing that I can help a small business out. and bury my face in CHOCOLATE.

http://www.azurelise.com/contact.html

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jl100
jl100
9 years ago

Yes the map was very difficult to use. I’m not sure why they just can’t print an alphabetical list of businesses by zip code. I went to Kerr Drugs in Raleigh and Brandywine Cellars in Durham. Did not get a confirmation email on either one, not sure if they are doing that this time. I am hoping this is not another promotion that I have to request the credits; had to do that last time with Small Business Saturday. For some reason Amex’s system only automatically credits purchases at certain businesses and not others. At least if these work I’ll know where to go for November 24th.

spiffy
spiffy
9 years ago

Azure Chocolates out of Raleigh did not automatically credit for me..looks like I will have to hunt this down by calling AMEX…….anyone else?

bringer
bringer
9 years ago

same here…going to call amex right now :)..in the past I have not had a problem getting credited

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