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Small Business Saturday is today!

Posted November 29, 2014



The annual Small Business Saturday event is today, November 29. This is a great time to support your local small businesses and do a little more holiday shopping! If you have an American Express card and you sign up for the Amex promotion, 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 have to register your American Express card through the American Express Small Business Saturday website .  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 29, 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. You can get the $10 credit up to 3 times. See their website for all the details.

You can see a number of local small businesses (not necessarily part of the AMEX promo) offering deals and coupons at and ShopLocalRaleigh.


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 29, 2014

    vlynn - sounds like a great way to use your AMEX promo!

  • vlynn Nov 29, 2014

    People may not realize it, but places like Carlie C's, several thrift stores like the garner community thrift and paws for cause on south saunders, the park west 14 movie theater in morrisville, and lots of food places take part in this small business Saturday deal with American Express. I got a free breakfast from Cafe Carolina and some groceries from Carlie C's.