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Thursday, April 8, 2021

BDO and its partner American Express, are coming together to support local businesses

BDO partners with American Express to support local businesses; those hit hardest by the pandemic. American Express is bringing its global Shop Small movement to the Philippines.

American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are at the core of every thriving neighborhood. That's why — inthe midst of the recession in 2010 American Express created Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encouragepeople to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

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.

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


  1. I like this BDO and American Express partnership. Their initiative to help local businesses through Shop Small is a great thing. Kudos!

  2. Wow ang galing namn ng BDO and American express . Very helpful ito para ma support nila ang mga local business 🤗❤️ (Apple Joy Camañero)

  3. wow. Ang nice naman po nito. talagang malaking tulong po ito para sa mga lokal na negosyo sa pamamagitan lang ng Shop Small. ❤️🥰

  4. This partnership of BDO and American Express is really good. They are bringing Shop Small to the Philippines to lend their support to local businesses who have been particularly affected by the pandemic. This is a great news.

  5. Thank you for supporting Local businesses. Very great partnership.


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