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Last Edited by widgit November 22, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Heads Up: I got an email from Amex directed to small businesses saying that they will again be having SBS on Nov 24, 2012.

Information is limited for now, but here are the highlights:

$25.00 statement credit

"We are helping customers find you by placing all American Express small merchants on an online map so they can shop small at your business."
The map feature sounds like it will eliminate confusion over what businesses qualify for the offer. I'm not sure if they've had that in the past or not.

This has been posted in hot deals in past years, so that's where I put it again.
https://www.americanexpress.com/u...hop-Small/

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Last Edited by beowulf7 November 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM
$25 statement credit occurring as soon as Mon., 11/26/12! Cool

1. Registration
Register here (direct link): https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/US/en/SBS2012/
if it doesn't work, go through here:https://www.americanexpress.com/u...hop-Small/ and click on 'Enroll now'...

You should receive a confirmation email (Thank you for Enrolling for the Small Business Saturday(R) Offer) if your registration was successful. Save the email until you receive your $25 statement credit. After you decide which small business you will shop at (see Amex eligibility criteria #4 and 5 below) save (use prt sc and Paint program or other method) proof this small business is on Amex's list (see ShopSmall.com)--as last year when some members did not receive credit Amex told them the business they used was not eligible (by that time Amex had already removed the list for some locations).

Only CC will work. Gift cards, Prepaid cards including Serve, Bluebird, etc... will not work.
Serve cards are NOT eligible. I enrolled my MACYS American Express successfully.

There is an article about this here:
http://www.moneytalksnews.com/201...dium=email

Find your answer from last year's thread:
http://slickdeals.net/f/3389736?v=1

Authorized users may get separate 25$
For example:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=53310006&postcount=1402 (not sure why s/he did not start a new thread)
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=45454094&postcount=1308
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=44192498&postcount=195



2. Determining which merchants are eligible for the $25 credit

Eligibility Criteria for $25 Credit (as of Nov 18):
4. Qualifying small business locations are those identified on the Shop Small® Map, available at ShopSmall.com. In addition, small business locations that accept American Express through Square also qualify and can be found on the Square Directory at https://squareup.com/directory/?cmpId=amex. Small business locations that do not appear on the Shop Small® Map or that do not accept American Express through Square will not qualify for the $25 statement credit offer. Please note that business location information provided on the Shop Small® Map and Square Directory may contain inaccuracies or errors, including as a result of information provided by third parties. Transactions with political campaigns or political action committees are not eligible, regardless of whether they appear on the Shop Small® Map or in the Square Directory.
5. If American Express does not receive information that identifies a transaction as having occurred in-store at a qualifying small business location, the transaction will not qualify for the statement credit. For example, the following transactions will not be eligible for the credit: transactions made using an electronic wallet or any other transaction made through a third party; and transactions not made directly with the merchant.

6 Regarding the SQUARE only from point #4; Noted from the second link near top, when clicked note disclaimer below the enroll button and map
"Small business locations that accept American Express through Square also qualify for the $25 statement credit offer but may not appear on this map. For information about small business locations that use Square, please visit the Square Directory"
This means they accept Square transactions also not only

The search function on Amex's website to find small businesses in your area does NOT work as one would expect. It searches for businesses that BEGIN with your search term. For example, if you search for "wireless" it will return stores that begin with wireless like "Wireless Shop" and "Wireless City" but it won't find a store that's named "City Wireless".

Do NOT rely on the shopsmall site to give you accurate information. Around my area there are a number of Chinese restaurants listed that do not accept Amex. I don't know why they're on there then - maybe they used to take it. Be sure to call the location you are planning on visiting to see if they accept AMEX cards. It would suck to get there, have a nice meal or whatever and then get turned down on using your card.

Free Gas. Check to see if your local Gas station is listed on the Amex Map. Confirmed my local Shell is on there. Make sure to go inside and have them charge at least $25. Woohoo!

PLEASE add ONLINE OPTIONS here:
None so far... apparently



3. Determining if your transaction was eligible for the $25 credit
- Verified 2012. It has been reported on this board that you will get an email confirmation from AMEX after a successful and eligible $25 purchase
- Verified 2012. It has worked for Authorized Users cards as well, with confirmation email
- Verified 2012 The following co-branded AMEX have received confirmation email: Fidelity (FIA), Virgin Atlantic (BoA), PenFed Travel Amex, Macy's AMEX, Bloomingdale's AMEX PLEASE ADD MORE TO THE WIKI IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION

If you have co-branded AMEX and did not receive credit, please edit this part of the wiki on how to contact AMEX to fix it.


Example of email confirmation

Title: Thank you for Shopping Small
Text: Thank you for using your enrolled Card ending in XXXX and for supporting Small Business Saturday

Email confirmations can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few days. Sometimes, you may never get an email, but you will still see the 25 dollars credited on your statement. So, relax people! According to multiple posts on Nov 24 (Sat), the AMEX email system was down. However, on Nov 25 (Sun), multiple people have reported receiving the email for all their cards...

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#2536
got the credit for macys amex
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Last edited by silxcite November 27, 2012 at 05:38 PM
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Quote from gunnerusa View Post :
My charges posted on 11/24, but no credit or email yet. I went to a 76 gas station that was listed on the site, but the charge shows the Union 76 corporate address in some other state rather than the actual location. I figure I'll give it a couple more days but I'll probably have to fight for what's mine. Good thing I saved the receipt!
what are you going to do return the gas?

don't worry amex will come through. they always do.
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Quote from Switching2Geico View Post :
what are you going to do return the gas?

don't worry amex will come through. they always do.
We'll see! My annual fee is $450, so I do expect a bit of customer service for that!
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Also, the fine print states: credit maybe delayed until purchases are delivered or received. I have items on backorder and both have rebate deadlines, also! I'll be watching this like a hawk on a mice-crack, diet. Amex has never let me down but Ace hardware, might.
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I registered my Dillard's AMEX at 2:56 Saturday the 24th, and received the registration email. Made the purchase about an hour later (at the same restaurant where i used my Registered Costco AMEX earlier in the day). Got the purchase confirmation email for Costco Sunday, and statement credit today, but neither for the Dillards AMEX. Starting to worry it's not going to through...
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I bought pizza at 6 PM on Saturday but for some reason my credit card statement shows it posted on Sunday (maybe the pizzeria didn't process the transaction until the next day after Saturday?). BUT, I received the email from AMEX saying thank you for shopping small and supporting small business Saturday so it must have recorded in their systems as soon as I swiped my credit card on Saturday. After all they even admitted it in the email.

Does anyone else have this problem or do you think I'll have a problem getting my credit?
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Quote from Kendo View Post :
I bought pizza at 6 PM on Saturday but for some reason my credit card statement shows it posted on Sunday (maybe the pizzeria didn't process the transaction until the next day after Saturday?). BUT, I received the email from AMEX saying thank you for shopping small and supporting small business Saturday so it must have recorded in their systems as soon as I swiped my credit card on Saturday. After all they even admitted it in the email.

Does anyone else have this problem or do you think I'll have a problem getting my credit?
as long as you have a receipt and you got the thanks you are fine.
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#2543
I never got the Thank You email, other than the one I got for registering my 3 cards. My three statement credits of $25 each finally hit today! I was getting a little worried. My three charges were still pending as of first thing Monday morning, but had posted later that day. However there weren't any statement credits... Thankfully all is well in the world and I got $75 worth of free wine and liquor! Big Grin

AMEX has been very good to me this year.
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on the phone with them as we speak asking again then.
Are you seriously asking Amex about the loophole many people on the forum count on?!?!?! Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)

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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
+1 I was really hoping for that one again.
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Quote from edlin303 View Post :
Are you seriously asking Amex about the loophole many people on the forum count on?!?!?! Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)


+1 I was really hoping for that one again.
which one of many loopholes are you talking about? the one that says 1 per cardholder or something else? it is 1 per cardholder and 1 per au, is that what you wanted to know?
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#2546
I flipped the billing and shipping addresses on an online order and understandably the seller requested address verification. I replied via email and stressed that the original 11/24 charge must stand. If they have to reenter the order this $25 credit could be lost. To make matters worse this card is my mom's and she would have great difficulty explaining the intricacies over the phone if that's what they need to verify. :faceplant:
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Quote from smidge1 View Post :
popular but a no go.
Curious if you are saying that because a CSR said that, or if you were seeing the date was past where it started last year? Amex has had a holiday promotion for the past 7+ years, so I can't believe they won't have something. Maybe not giftchain, wishlist, but there will be something.
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The primary user on my SPG AMEX got the $25 credit, but the athorized user (different AMEX card number, even), did not. Because the primary got credit already, I'm assuming I'm out of luck with the au this time around. I think both got credit last year, but I don't remember.
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Quote from BlueLightSpcial View Post :
Curious if you are saying that because a CSR said that, or if you were seeing the date was past where it started last year? Amex has had a holiday promotion for the past 7+ years, so I can't believe they won't have something. Maybe not giftchain, wishlist, but there will be something.
I asked via twitter today. Said no news but didn't say definitively no either. Damn I remember the Wishlist too.... hoping they do something, otherwise the other promos will have to suffice Frown
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Quote from crablover2 View Post :
The primary user on my SPG AMEX got the $25 credit, but the athorized user (different AMEX card number, even), did not. Because the primary got credit already, I'm assuming I'm out of luck with the au this time around. I think both got credit last year, but I don't remember.
I don't think you're out of luck. I got the credit and so did both of my authorized users(all different numbers linked to my account). The strange thing is they got the confirmation email and I did not. All three credits are listed on my account though. This is for a type of Amex that hasn't been available for new applications for years although the type of card should not matter.
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