From BARGAINEERING,com it looks like registration begins Nov 1st
American Express Small Business Saturday 2011
by Jim Wang
Small Business Saturday, the easiest way to “make” $25, is back for it’s second year. Smack in between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday was American Express’s promotion in which you could get a $25 statement credit if you spent at least that much at a “small business” that day. There are various other business focused promotions associated with it, like $100 in free Facebook ads, but for consumers, the $25 is one of the easiest ways to benefit from having an American Express card.
To take advantage, you’ll need to register at the Small Business Saturday website once registration opens on November 1st. Last year, the promotion was limited to the first 100,000 to pre-register their card so you’ll want to act quickly. I’ll try to get a reminder out before the 1st.
AMEX $25 Statement Credit
"For the second year in a row, American Express will help drive traffic through the doors of small businesses with a special incentive: a $25 statement credit offer for Cardmembers when they register their Card and spend $25 or more on Small Business Saturday, November 26, at any qualifying small business that accepts the American Express Card. Cardmembers will be able to register their cards in early November."
Thank you AMEX.
There is another thread for the FED EX Participation in Small Business Staurday, But the thread I am posting here is direct from AMEX.
Keep an eye out. There may be other companies jumping in with similar promotions.
What is it a repost of? I would like to rep the original poster but don't know who that is.
American Express Small Business Saturday coming November 26, 2011 free $25.00 credit.
Make a charge at a small business on November 26, 2011 and American Express will give you a $25.00 statement credit.
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From the Facebook page:
This year, Small Business Saturday will take place on November 26.
“Like” this Page to stay informed on how to get involved and
help make it bigger than ever. Shoppers will be eligible for special offers and have opportunities to show their support for local businesses in their area. American Express Cardmembers who register or link an eligible Card can receive a one-time $25 statement credit when they spend $25 or more at a small business on November 26. Cardmembers should check back in November for details.
Confirmed locations that worked during last year's promotion (feel free to add your own):
locally owned restaurants
locally owned grocery stores
locally owned liquor stores
locally owned sporting goods stores
local meat market
local tanning salon
local gas station (no chain)
Basically it should work at any store that has one location or only a few locations which are all in the area.
Obviously the business has to take American Express. If when November 26 rolls around you call a business to ask if they take American Express, I suggest telling them that you only calling because of this promotion and that if they don't take American Express, it doesn't mean that you won't shop there. Many small business owners don't take American Express because of the costs involved for them (which of course make it harder for them to stay in business). A small business owner getting a bunch of calls asking if they take American Express without knowing why could lead them to think they need to start taking it, when in reality most of those people would be happy to pay with different card (or if you really care about your local small business, pay cash).
Last edited by rajlovermaster; 10-19-2011 at 01:39 PM.. Reason: added to confirmed locations
I think the last time it told you if your card would work when you tried to register it.
Can folks who had success in the past years start to name a few places to help us out please?
I could name a few places but they are all small privately owned businesses in my town so that's not really going to help you. Just make sure it's not a chain place. I had two cards with extra cards for my mom and my brother. We did groceries several times at a local deli and I was surprised to find out I got the $25 credit after paying for a doctor's visit with one of my cards.
I searched "Freebies" for "AMEX" and "American Express". None of the posts came back showing "AMEX $25 Statement Credit" or anything that resembled it. I just checked Freebies again and still nothing shows prior to my post. What should this be considered if not a Freebie? I don't want to steal anyones thunder. I don't need any thunder.
I didn't see it and I just wanted to share with everyone. Would you like me to delete my Original Post? Please advise...
Very nice and looking forward to more details. We did this last year and they credited easily. It was a nice Italian dinner.
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