Fluz App Triggering Shop Small Purchases
Update (Aug. 4, 2021) – Seems dead. See comments below.
Update (Jul. 2, 2021) – You can use the Fluz app again for the Shop Small Amex Offer and the new welcome bonuses that give you 15X or 10X on Shop Small purchases. This worked last year as well as you can see below, but there are some exclusions based on what gift cards you buy.
Fluz is an app that lets purchase gift cards either at a fixed denomination or an amount that you prefer, depending on the merchant. The Fluz app also lets you generate a code you can scan at the register or enter online. You can read my review of the app here and sign up here if you don't have an account.
The Fluz app should also come in handy right now as it triggers the Shop Small Amex Offer where you get a $5 statement credit for spending $10 at select merchants. This means that you can purchase any of the gift cards that are available on Fluz and you will get $5 back as long as you spend at least $10. You can repeat this two times. FluzPay is also showing the Shop Small Map, so everyone should be eligible to use their Amex Offer in the Fluz app.
With Fluz you can buy gift cards such as Amazon, Home Depot, Uber, DoorDash and more. Most brands start at a minimum of $15. You will also earn cashback on these purchases. Amazon for example earns 1% cashback and Home Depot and Uber 2%. Cashback can be used towards your next gift card purchase.
I made two purchases on July 5th. For the second purchase I used the cashback that I earned from the first.
And two days later the Shop Small Amex Offer credit posted.
I never received the Amex Offer email that usually come as soon as you redeem an offer.
This Shop Small Amex Offer has been generous with what counts as a small business. Many charges that you would not expect, are triggering it such as Fluz App purchases, Kohl’s, Walgreens, Freetaxusa, Patreon payments and more. Let me know if you have noticed any other merchants that unexpectedly triggered the Amex Offer.