Now in its 11th year, Shop Small returns with a new initiative to give small businesses additional support.
This year American Express is offering Aussie small businesses the chance to win one of 10 Shop Small business grants worth $10,000 each.
“Since 2013, American Express has shone a spotlight on the importance of supporting the small business community through Shop Small as we believe that small businesses are the heart of communities and the backbone of our economy, but they need all of our support if they are to thrive,” Emily Roberts, vice president and general manager of consumer and commercial services at American Express, says.
For the month of November, each American Express transaction processed in store or online at a Shop Small business will receive an entry into a draw to win one of the grants. All American Express Shop Small businesses are automatically enrolled into the promotion.
American Express is also giving eligible card members the chance to win a share of 10 million points. Once enrolled in the Shop Small offer, each time a shopper uses their enrolled American Express card to make a purchase at a Shop Small business, they have a chance of winning one million membership rewards, Qantas or Velocity points.
“Australians are proud to support local in the knowledge that every dollar spent with a small business is important in maintaining the vibrancy of local communities and the livelihoods of hard-working small business operators. We look forward to seeing shoppers backing small businesses, especially during the all-important lead up to Christmas,” adds Roberts.