BDO and American Express support local businesses bringing shop small to the Philippines for the first time | Inquirer Business

BDO and American Express support local businesses bringing shop small to the Philippines for the first time

/ 12:16 PM May 14, 2021

BDO and its partner American Express, are coming together to  support local businesses; those hit hardest by the pandemic. Through this partnership, American  Express is bringing its global Shop Small movement to the Philippines. 

To encourage shoppers to show their love for local businesses, BDO and American Express are launching a special Shop Small offer of 5x Rewards* for purchases made at participating Shop Small  merchants using BDO-issued American Express Cards from March 15 to June 30, 2021.  

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With over 1,000 merchant locations, ranging from retail shops, restaurants and specialty stores,  reward points earned can be used to redeem a reward of choice from a selection of gift certificates,  gadgets, appliance, air miles and more.  


“Together with BDO, we are bringing Shop Small to the Philippines to lend our support to local  businesses. They are such an important part of our lives, and they have been particularly affected  by the pandemic,” said Sanjiv Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Network  Services, South East Asia and South Pacific, American Express. “We want to play our part to support  them and we hope our Shop Small movement encourages everyone to support their local  businesses.” 

Started in 2010 in the United States, American Express’ Shop Small is a movement to celebrate the  contributions local businesses make to their communities and the economy, and to encourage  shoppers to support them. Since then, it has been introduced in countries around the world including  Singapore, Australia, the UK, India and Japan. 

“Shop Small is one of the ways we can support local businesses in the country,” said Ma. Nannette  R. Regala, BDO Senior Vice President and Consumer Banking Marketing Head. “With this initiative,  we’re encouraging Filipino shoppers to do their share and help small and medium enterprises bounce  back. Every spend can help make a difference.” 

To learn more about the Shop Small movement and view the complete list of partner merchants,  visit 

*Terms & Conditions apply. 


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