November is a big month for small business with the Amex Shop Small campaign encouraging (and financially rewarding) Australian shoppers for supporting small business in their local community. Fancy the idea of $10 appearing in your account when you spend $20 or more at a local business? Here’s how to score your free cash from Amex – and some of the other perks of getting involved.
Why support small business?
From November 23-30, Amex will be giving participating card members a $10 statement credit when they spend $20 or more in one single transaction with a participating small business. (You’ll recognise a participating small business by the Shop Small sticker in their window.) Aside from scoring $10, there are plenty of good reasons to get behind local business.
Australian small businesses employ more than 4.8 million people (about 46% of private sector employment) and contribute approximately 20% of Australia’s GDP. Small businesses also make a vital contribution to community life not only by providing goods, services and jobs but also via local initiatives like sporting clubs, schools and charity.
How can the shop small campaign help your small business?
As well as raising awareness, Amex and other sponsors of the Shop Small campaign have put together a host of offers to give participating small businesses a helping hand.
American Express are giving away $5,000 to one lucky small business every day during November. The more American Express transactions you process, the more chances you have to win.
Participating small businesses will also have the opportunity to score:
- A $10,000 grant from MYOB
- $10,000 Virgin Australia gift vouchers
- Facebook credits for the month of November
- 10% on Office Works product purchased in November
- Cheaper rental on NAB EFTPOS Mobile
For small merchants in Sydney and Melbourne Amex will also be hosting events and seminars designed to help make your small business a big success. To find out how to get involved as a shopper (and score your $10) or a small business, find out more on the Shop Small website.