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Reminder: Small Business Saturday is 11/30

Posted November 29, 2013

Smart Shopper: Good Deal


The annual Small Business Saturday event is this Saturday,  November 30. This is a great time to support your local small businesses and do a little more holiday shopping! If you signed up for the Amex promotion I posted about last week, don't forget that you will get a $10 credit to your card when you spend $10 or more at a qualifying business.

To qualify to receive the credit, you had to register your American Express card through the American Express Small Business Saturday website starting Sunday, 11/24. Registration was limited and is now closed. Once you receive the confirmation that you have successfully enrolled (which happened immediately last year), head over to their  website and click on the Visit the Map link to check out the qualifying small businesses near you.

You have to spend $10 or more in one transaction on Saturday, November 30, to get the credit. If you spend less than that, you will not get the credit. The $10 has to be spend all at once, from the same store, in the same transaction. You will receive the statement credit within 90 days. You will want to read the fine print on this found on their website.

There are a number of qualifying restaurants and other businesses in my area so I will have no trouble finding somewhere to spend my free $10!


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  • heremeaj Nov 26, 2013

    I had read that corporate cards were excluded but it took mine and said that I was registered so worth a try. Looks like some good restaurants are participating and I can always find a stocking stuffer at Ace Hardware

  • meredith88 Nov 25, 2013

    I forgot about this until just now but there is still availability! I'm excited to try this deal for the first time this Saturday!

  • glo Nov 24, 2013

    AmEx corporate cards are not eligible. Bummer. I also got oneof the 25 dollar cards last year and had no trouble spending it!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Nov 22, 2013

    Ditto, moo! :-)

  • moo Nov 22, 2013

    I did this last year when it was $25 and had no problem at all spending it. I look forward to doing it again this year!!