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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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Last Edited by imjustagirl December 3, 2011 at 06:38 PM
We should summarized all these info for next year.All the possible way to do this deal. If AMAX is not wise up before that. Saw a post that said he did it 28 times, not sure how.


Open a small business and become your own customer.. takes just minutes: squareup dot com (need iphone/android phone) (Hey "ashwinkumara", you are clearly a troll, so stay away instead of removing useful info from wiki)

Do not forget to check in with foursquare app, there's another $25 for that Smilie


One credit per REGISTERED card. The FB search results do NOT necessarily reflect qualifying stores....some large retailers and businesses that do not accept AMEX are among the results given.


Dead if you haven't signed up (Link [americanexpress.com]) already.

FYI, everyone. IF you've already registered your card, the confirmation email of a qualifying purchase will appear INSTANTLY as soon as your card has been swiped at a qualifying SMALL BIZ.

I just did two this morning and Congratualtions email came at exactly the same time as the time on the receipt.


I would recommend you guys to call up the merchants and ask if they will accept AMEX. I went to one restaurant that supposedly accepts AMEX (it was on the AMEX facebook page) but initially refused it until I made a fuss about it. They finally relented and accepted AMEX, but I did not receive any email confirmation. I have no idea what the merchant did to mess up the transaction or how this will affect one's eligibility for the $25 credit. It looks like I am going to have to fight this. Get screenshots of the shop on the facebook website and to be doubly sure only visit those shops!
EDIT: For some of us at least, we're getting no email confirmation when we spend at a local SB even with merchants who will gladly take AMEX...


http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday There is a spot on there where you can put in a zip code and it will pull up ALL the small businesses. Click the plus symbol where it says 'see where you can shop to earn your $25 statement credit'. Another spot further down lets you put in a zip code but only pulls up local businesses that have a facebook page.



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 mechanic
local gas station (no chain)
independent book stores (I even ordered ebooks on their website)

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.



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To find your local businesses that are participating:

Click:
https://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday

Then click on "Get Involved" on the left hand side.

Then click on "See where you can shop to earn your $25 statement credit"

By the way, "small" online businesses qualify, too. I am not sure how to tell which ones qualify but I know for sure that Classy Groundcovers [ClassyGroundcovers.com] qualifies (they have some sale items that end up close to free).

also www.TheBuffaloWoolCo.com has some things for pretty much half price.

Media Mega Mall http://www.mediamegamall.com is a valid small business for this AMEX deal! You can order online, I got the congrats email from AMEX right after purchase. They've got SmartBlu BDRs for 79 cents. See my post here: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=45219925&postcount=1116

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As far as getting additional cards go, it's a mixed bag. Costco Amex has a different account number for each card. For Macy's and Fidelity, it's the very same account number.
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From BARGAINEERING,com it looks like registration begins Nov 1st


American Express Small Business Saturday 2011

by Jim Wang
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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.

http://www.bargaineering.com/arti...-2011.html

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.
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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." CoolCoolCool

Quote above is from AMEX Press Release located here:
http://about.americanexpress.com/...s-soc.aspx

Thank you AMEX. wootwootwoot
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.
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Epic! I did this last year and got a metric F*@#k ton of beer for free. I guess this year I'll come back to the same liquor store. Smilie
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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.

http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/
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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 mechanic
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).
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can't wait, tasting that pizza already....
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so any AMEX cards work?
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so any AMEX cards work?

I think the last time it told you if your card would work when you tried to register it.

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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.
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Used this at the local Mexican restaurant last year. Free food and drinks is good!
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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...
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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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