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Update #1: You do not have to receive an invitation offer from American Express, I have two cards and received email only for one card but able to register my 2nd card using the following link.
Update #2: The double bonus points offers are also eligible for the following American Express cards.
- American Express Membership Rewards Card
- American Express Delta SkyMiles Rewards Card
- American Express Blue Cash Everyday Rewards Card
- American Express Blue Sky Rewards Card
- American Hilton HHonors Card
- American Express Plenti Card
- American Express Schwab Investor Card.
You can register any of the above cards using the following link.
American Express is currently sending out a promotion to select American Express Starwood Preferred Guest credit holders through email offering 2 SPG points for each dollar spent on small business. The double points offer is available to all the purchase made at small business listed on the Shop Small map through December 31, 2016.
American Express SPG Double Bonus Points small business spend
To receive the double bonus points you should have received the email offer from American Express and enroll your card through American Express website before using your card at a small business. Not all the small business are eligible for double bonus points only the small business listed on the Shop Small map is eligible to receive the bonus point.
I checked the Shop Small map website; it mostly contains the small business run by the individual owner, in other words, you will not find any franchise based business like Subway or Gas Station even though they are all owned by small business owners. If you are shopping in your neighborhood small business grocery store or paying for dry clean, it would most likely be included on the Shop Small Map website.
Sample shop small list available in New York Area
You can use Shop Small Map website to find out what are all the small business available in your area eligible for double bonus points for each dollar spent. Here is a sample list of small business available in the New York Area as per Shop Small Map website. If you do not want to be bothered with finding out which business is covered or not just use the card in all small business place. If the small business is covered, you will automatically get the double bonus points.
Starwood Preferred Guest Points
Starwood Preferred Guest Points (SPG) are very valuable, and I value them 2 cents a point. You can transfer SPG points to more than 32+ airlines frequent flyer program on a 1:1 ratio basis. Using SPG airlines points transfer option, you will get 5,000 additional bonus points when you transfer 20,000 blocks of points to your airline frequent flyer program.
Terms and Conditions for the double bonus points offer
Shop Small® Offer
You must enroll your eligible American Express Card at amex.co/shopsmalloffer to start earning 2X Rewards on purchases at qualifying small businesses through 12/31/16. If you have more than one eligible Card, you must separately enroll each Card. The following explains how eligible enrolled Cards earn 2X Rewards during the offer period:
Earn one additional Starpoint per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card at qualifying small businesses.
You will not earn 2X rewards (i) on any bonus you may already receive with your Card, including any additional points/miles/cash back that you may already receive when you spend on certain types of purchases or at certain merchants or (ii) on any other bonus/rewards you may earn with a different promotion or offer from American Express. This offer applies to the first $250,000 in purchases for each eligible Card Account issued to a business and the first $100,000 in purchases for each eligible Card Account issued for personal use, starting from the time you complete enrollment through 12/31/16.
Qualifying Small Business
Qualifying small merchant locations appear on the Shop Small® Map (including the searchable directory), available at shopsmallnow.americanexpress.com. Please note that the merchants listed on the Shop Small® Map may change. In addition, business location and other information provided on the Shop Small Map may contain inaccuracies or errors as a result of information provided by third parties. Purchases with political campaigns or political action committees as well as purchases at gas or service stations do not qualify, regardless of whether they appear on the Shop Small Map.
Purchases may fall outside of the offer period in some cases (and therefore not qualify for the offer), such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the purchase. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped.) Additional Card Members on your account are not eligible to enroll in this offer, but you earn 2X Rewards for qualifying purchases made by any Additional Card Members on your account. The following do NOT count as purchases and will not qualify for this offer: fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of any cash equivalents. A purchase may not qualify for this offer if it is not made directly with the merchant, if made through a third-party payment account or using a mobile or wireless card reader or if you use a mobile or digital wallet.
To earn rewards with this offer, your Card Account must be active, in good standing, and not in default at the time of fulfillment. What you earn with this offer: (i) is in addition to any other rewards you may get from using your Card Account; (ii) will be posted to your account within 10-12 weeks after the end of the offer period; and (iii) may be reversed if a qualifying purchase is returned or cancelled. American Express reserves the right to modify or revoke this offer at any time for any reason in its sole discretion.