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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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Can folks who had success in the past years start to name a few places to help us out please?
I purchased xmas ornaments at a kiosk in the mall as well as Gift Cards for the local supermarket.
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Can folks who had success in the past years start to name a few places to help us out please?
Roosters worked for me last year yummy
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Aww, must spend $25 or more????

So I can't buy a 20oz Pepsi at the corner store and profit $23.34???

On the other hand, i guess that means I can get $25 worth of free food at the taco shack or pizza place.
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oh man, I'm really looking forward to that. question -

Is Amex Pass card eligible?
Is Citi Amex card eligible?

I know last year, the 2nd user card on the main account was eligible, and Fidelity Amex card was eligible.
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Can folks who had success in the past years start to name a few places to help us out please?
It needs to be a small independent business. I spent my money at a local Italian restaurant in my town. You need to link your card number to the program and then spend $$$ at an independent small business on Small Business Day. Actually, I think last year they extended it a few days.
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Holy crap ... if there was a deal on SD where the UPS man delivered a $20 bill FOR FREE, there would still be complaining!!
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Last year I spent a couple dollars at a small business and still got a $25.00 credit.
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Holy crap ... if there was a deal on SD where the UPS man delivered a $20 bill FOR FREE, there would still be complaining!!

Yeah, I remember that thread. People were whining cause the UPS guy was late that day. EEK!
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What about with an AmEx pre-paid?
good question!
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What about with an AmEx pre-paid?
nope.
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Yeah, I remember that thread. People were whining cause the UPS guy was late that day. EEK!
I thought most of the complaints were centered around the bill not being crisp enough!
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Last year I bought a $30.00 gift card to a local (non-chain) nail salon as a gift. Got the statement credit within 2-3 days if I recall, but there was an early signup...don't see that yet here.
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Thanks can't remember where I used it last year
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I used my at a local record store. Almost missed out last year but they extended about a week.
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Ahh.. man I shouldn't have closed one of my Amex blue credit card. I just closed one couple months ago when I was cleaning up my cards. Now I only have one Amex to use. It worked great last year buying gift certificates at Hmart (Asian grocery).
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