- Jun 3, 2014
For those in Melbourne, it turns out that the Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville is a Shop Small vendor...
Seems no shop small credits have come through for over a week now despite getting the confirmation emailsAnother welcome Shop Small surprise is the duty-free shop at Brisbane Airport.
(Even better was that the gin I wanted was available in 1L bottles at duty-free for less than what Dan's wants for 700ml - quite happy with that.)
I've noticed that my bonus points for Shop Small have only been posting on the 3rd and 4th of every month.
Personally not having to track a promotion is a positive to me, and in my experience almost every small merchant gives points (plus that ShopSmall sign is a bit of a giveaway!). The main concern I will have is knowing when I hit the point limit but frankly that’s a good problem to have if I do get close across my cards.My bonus points were crediting regularly through the first 3 weeks of April without issue (entries on 9 different days between 4th and 22nd) before they abruptly stopped showing up. Then on the 4th and 6th of this month I had about a dozen new lines show up in my points history.
The promotion is appealing, but the opacity is frustrating to say the least:
I'll continue earning bonus points incidentally (or accidentally) but not paying much attention to the promotion otherwise.
- No exhaustive list of merchants that qualify - it's a coughshoot. Amex has almost made it as hard as possible to direct earn to merchants that qualify, which I understood to be the whole point of Shop Small
- No coughulative tally of Shop Small points earned. The best option I've found is PDF statements where points are grouped at the end, but even then I need to manually keep a tally across statements
- No dates or descriptions on Shop Small points entries making it virtually impossible to reconcile Shop Small confirmation emails to statement entries. Could they really not work out a way to display Shop Small points in the Bonus Points column alongside the relevant transaction...?