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250+ online stores that DEFINITELY accept American Express February 2018

A list of online shopping sites that accept American Express credit cards.

Have an American Express (AMEX) card but don’t know which online stores will accept it? We’ve taken the guesswork out, so that you can use your American Express credit card during your shop and earn points and receive the member rewards you’re entitled to with it, and avoid any surcharges. Note that while some places don’t accept American Express, they might accept PayPal, which is a portal that allows you to pay for goods with your credit card. In many circumstances, this includes American Express. Interested in getting an American Express card? Compare American Express cards and apply for one here.

Points to keep in mind

While the below list isn’t definitive, it does provide an idea of the scope of retailers that accept American Express without charge. In this list, there may be some retailers, in particular aggregators and marketplaces, that only accept American Express for certain items. You will be informed of this during the checkout process. The surcharges mentioned are for American Express payments only. Some of these retailers may place a surcharge on ALL credit cards that go through their checkout. Again, you will be informed of this during the checkout process.

Retailers that accept American Express

RetailerAccepts AMEX?
1-800-FlowersYes
1-800 FloralsYes
3dcart Shopping Cart. Yes
6PMYes
80sPurple.comYes
Adam & EveYes
AlamoYes
Albris: Books, Music & MoviesYes
AldiYes
All-battery.comYes
AllSaintsYes
AmazonYes
American Eagle OutfittersYes
Ann TaylorYes
AnthropologieYes
Apollo BoxYes
Arvixe, LLCYes
ASAP Title LoanYes
Ashley Homestore Yes
Ashley StewartYes
ASOSYes
Atlantis, Paradise Island, BahamasYes
Auto EuropeYes
Avas Flowers FloristYes
Avis Rent A CarYes
BarkBoxYes
Barnes & NobleYes
Barneys of New YorkYes
Bedandbreakfast.comYes
Best BuyYes
Big Star DenimYes
Birchbox ManYes
BirchboxYes
BloomingdalesYes
Blooms TodayYes
BoohooYes
Booksamillion.comYes
Botanic ChoiceYes
Bourbon & BootsYes
BowflexYes
BRIC’s MILANOYes
CheapFlowers.comYes
CheapOairYes
Chico'sYes
City ChicYes
Clearly ContactsYes
CrayolaYes
CuriosityStream LLCYes
CVSYes
Daily BurnYes
Dashlane Inc.Yes
DIRECTV Yes
Disney WorldYes
DisplateYes
Dollar Rent-A-CarYes
Dollar StoreYes
DominoYes
Dorothy PerkinsYes
Duda MobileYes
EachBuyer.comYes
eflowerwholesaleYes
eHarmonyYes
Enterprise Rent-A-CarYes
Ethel M ChocolatesYes
EuropcarYes
ExpressYes
Fabric.comYes
Falcon FarmsYes
FandangoYes
Farm Fresh To YouYes
Fashion MiaYes
Fila.comYes
Filthy FragranceYes
Fisher-PriceYes
FitbitYes
Fiverr International LimitedYes
Fleurop.comYes
Flora2000Yes
Flowers FastYes
Flowershopping.comYes
Forever 21 Yes
Fox Rent A CarYes
Frankdandy.comYes
Free CountryYes
Free PeopleYes
Freshpair.comYes
FreshTrendsYes
Friendfinder.comYes
From You FlowersYes
FTD.comYes
Fye.comYes
Gaiam.comYes
GameFlyYes
GameStopYes
GetflixYes
Gift Card GrannyYes
GiftCardMall.comYes
giggleYes
Yes
GoldMedalWine Club and CraftBeerClubYes
Groupon Yes
H&R BlockYes
Happy SocksYes
Hawaii Flower LeiYes
HertzYes
Hide My AssYes
Hide.MeYes
Hinterland trading - Via AmazonYes
Holiday AutosYes
Home Box Office Yes
Home DepotYes
HotelPlannerYes
HP Yes
HughesNetYes
Hulu.com (Hulu Plus)Yes
Hush PuppiesYes
IberiaYes
ibVPNYes
Intuit, Inc. Yes
J. CrewYes
Jack RogersYes
JaguarPCYes
JCPenneyYes
JournelleYes
JustFlowersYes
Kaspersky Total SecurityYes
Kate Spade Yes
KicksUSAYes
KinguinYes
Kiwi.comYes
KlowdTVYes
Kmart Yes
LDF Blooms - Via AmazonYes
LensDirectYes
LightInTheBoxYes
LowesYes
Lucky BrandYes
LuggageGuy.comYes
LuisaviaromaYes
LuxuryLane.comYes
LyftYes
Mac SecurityYes
MacMallYes
MacysYes
Market America BrandsYes
Mel BoteriYes
Michal NegrinYes
MicrosoftYes
Mighty Leaf TeaYes
MiniInTheBoxYes
Miss SelfridgeYes
MissguidedYes
Mobil gas stationYes
ModclothYes
Moleskine storeYes
MoneygramYes
MyproteinYes
Naked ZebraYes
Nasty Gal Yes
Native RemediesYes
Natural Skin ShopYes
Nearly NaturalYes
Neiman MarcusYes
NET10 WirelessYes
NetflixYes
NeweggYes
NFLShop.comYes
NordstromYes
O'NeillYes
O’ReillyYes
Oculus VR, LLC Yes
OfficemaxYes
OpenSkyYes
OrbitzYes
Organic BouquetYes
Overstock.comYes
PacificaYes
Paltalk.comYes
Park “N FlyYes
PatPatYes
Payless ShoesourceYes
PaypalYes
PBS Kids ShopYes
Penn-ElcomYes
PerryEllis.comYes
Pick Up FlowersYes
Pier 1 ImportsYes
Pottery BarnYes
PricelineYes
Priody Natural CosmeticsYes
Proboardshop.comYes
ProFlowersYes
ProHealthYes
RaffaelloYes
Rainbow ShopsYes
Ralph LaurenYes
Red Dress BoutiqueYes
RIA Financial ServicesYes
RockportYes
RunkeeperYes
Russel Stover ChocolatesYes
SafewayYes
Sally BeautyYes
SamsungYes
SearsYes
SephoraYes
ShaveMobYes
ShiekhShoesYes
ShipporterYes
Shoes of PreyYes
ShopbopYes
Shopgeox.comYes
ShopifyYes
Shopify PlusYes
Silkflowers.comYes
SIMPLE MobileYes
SK-IIYes
Skin Care HeavenYes
SkinStore.comYes
Smart DestinationsYes
SpiritLineYes
SpoofCardYes
Square, Inc.Yes
STA TravelYes
StarbucksYes
Stew Leonard's Gift BasketsYes
Straight Talk WirelessYes
StrawberryNETYes
Sugardaddie.comYes
Sun & SkiYes
Sun Flower GalleryYes
SuperdryYes
Swap.comYes
Swim StealsYes
SwimSpot.comYes
SwimsuitsforallYes
T-MobileYes
Taldepot.comYes
TargetYes
Tervis TumblerYes
The Forever RoseYes
The MineYes
TheFlowerExchangeYes
ThinkGeek Yes
Thorne ResearchYes
Thrifty Rent-A-CarYes
TNVitaminsYes
TolunaYes
Tommy HilfigerYes
Topshop Yes
TorGuardYes
TorridYes
Total WirelessYes
Touch of ModernYes
Toys R UsYes
TriwasYes
TunnelBearYes
U.S. CellularYes
UniqloYes
Urban OutfittersYes
Verizon Yes
Verizon Fios Yes
Verizon WirelessYes
ViagogoYes
Vipre AntivirusYes
Vistaprint CanadaYes
Vital ChoiceYes
VUDUYes
WalgreensYes
Walmart Yes
Western UnionYes
What a BloomYes
White GloYes
Whole FoodsYes
WomensuitsYes
WorderyYes
Yelp Inc.Yes
YolaYes
YooxYes
Yves RocherYes
ZafulYes
ZazzleYes

What kinds of American Express cards are there?

American Express cards come in two formats: those issued by American Express itself, and “companion cards”, which are available from most major banks. With a companion card, you’ll receive an American Express card and either a Visa or Mastercard as well. Like other credit cards, American Express credit cards come in different variations including, high-income earner cards (Platinum, Black), low rate and fee cards, Frequent Flyer cards and store cards.

What are American Express rewards?

American Express Membership Rewards is the rewards program of American Express. Once approved for your American Express card, you’ll automatically be enrolled in American Express Membership Rewards. You accrue points with purchases which you can use to book travel, redeem shopping rewards or transfer to Frequent Traveller Partners like Qantas and Velocity. You can also use these points to access discounts at Ticketmaster.

How do I get an American Express card?

Eligibility for American Express cards varies between cards. However, an applicant must be 18 years or older, an Australian resident or citizen, have a good credit rating and must meet the minimum income requirement for the card. You can compare and apply for an American Express card online here.

Are there any surcharges for using American Express cards?

Some merchants will charge a surcharge for using an American Express card. This surcharge is typically around 2% of the total cost. You will be advised during the checkout process whether a surcharge is included in your cost for using this credit card. We’ve noted stores that do this in the table above.

Why don’t some merchants allow you to pay by American Express?

Every time a customer swipes their card, merchants are required to pay that credit card company a fee for using their service. This is known as a merchant service fee and is why some retailers require a minimum spend in order to accept credit cards. American Express purchases are no different. Some merchants don’t want to pay these fees and hence won’t accept the card, while others will charge a surcharge to use it. However, as you can see from our list, there are plenty of stores that don’t.

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