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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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#901
Quote from z4m View Post :
I'm sorry but it seems like you have a hard time understanding basic English. Let me break it down for you:
  • The solution you proposed in your earlier post was to search using "google.com".
  • The solution you're proposing in your last (quoted) post is using the slickdeals.net website search.
  • These are 2 different searches, powered by 2 different search engines, which means it's not one and the same. They also return different results on the same search string/query, if that isn't somehow evident to you.

As far giving US a bad name, your display of dumbness isn't helping the cause.

Also, if you read my original post in this thread (given you're not lazy at all and bothered to read and understand what the other person is saying), you will see that I stated that I searched using 3 different (relevant) strings,neither of which yielded the result. Eventually, I had to manually find this thread since I know it existed.

Your failure to comprehend basic English is EPIC!. Before you say something, take a couple minutes to think what you're saying, cause you're failing to grasp the crux of the matter, which is - the search engine on this website is not efficient.
Way too much effort trying to explain your failed attempt at using something as simple as a Search function. Move along.
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#902
repost millions of time
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#903
Quote from smokarz View Post :
Is there a number to call to verify if a store is 'small business'?
Yeah, call up the store and ask for the manager. Ask them how many employees, how many franchises, and if they do more than $10 million in sales annually.

To give you an idea how "big" small businesses can be, car dealerships qualify for the credit. Ace hardware qualifies. Submarina franchises qualify. DDS/medical services qualify. Supermarkets the size of Albertsons/Vons but not Albertson/Vons qualify.
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American Express Deals: Serious Business.
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#905
Quote from 1stbuy View Post :
Way too much effort trying to explain your failed attempt at using something as simple as a Search function. Move along.
Doesn't discount the fact you just contradicted yourself and have no out. For the record, I'm not the one getting bothered by reposts - sounds like you guys should move along.
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Quote from z4m View Post :
Doesn't discount the fact you just contradicted yourself and have no out. For the record, I'm not the one getting bothered by reposts - sounds like you guys should move along.
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Quote from dadab View Post :
Why? Is the search function on the website not enough for you?
The search by city only brings up a max. of 20 businesses. Type in New York, NY and you'll still only get 20!!

The search by business only brings up a business if it's a 100% exact match with the business name that Amex uses. (including their internal abbreviations)

There appears to be no way to bring up the total list by location.

Do you understand now or are you still confused?
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#908
Quote from rcglfr View Post :
I have been trying since 8am to enroll my card but can never get thru, is anyone else having this issue?
I just enrolled four cards all in a row with now problems.

Try a different browser?
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I'm feeling a 30 minute rage quit coming on. Smilie
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Quote from puneet_pal View Post :
I havent seen this posted as a recent thread ...
So you didn't bother to look on the first two pages of the forum?

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#911
Quote from puneet_pal View Post :
I havent seen this posted as a recent thread
Get your head out of your butt!
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Quote from z4m View Post :
Doesn't discount the fact you just contradicted yourself and have no out. For the record, I'm not the one getting bothered by reposts - sounds like you guys should move along.
god damn, stfu already

Take to PM if you have an issue.
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#913
Quote from z4m View Post :
Yes agreed that everyone should post responsibly, but my point is if the search doesn't work efficiently you really can't blame the user. If I have to key in 3 words from the title in a certain manner to bring up the result, then I don't think the search function on the site is working very well. My original post was for the guy who was getting all worked up due to it; seems like an overreaction to me over something so minor.

You're also assuming "mods are too busy to search for repost themselves". You do understand that this site generates revenue, and it is a standard practice to appoint people who are responsible for site monitoring/moderation which includes responsibilities such as this, right?
You just need to learn how to search. Next time, check the box for "Search Thread Titles only" or "Search First Post only". It pop up on top by "American Express" or "Small business".
If I need to submit 10 repost alerts to modulators everyday, image how many reposts they need to merge.
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Last edited by billcsho November 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM
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Sorry if this has been asked already. I have 2 costco amex cards under the same account with slightly different card numbers. Are both eligible?
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Quote from RetiredDoc View Post :
Sorry if this has been asked already. I have 2 costco amex cards under the same account with slightly different card numbers. Are both eligible?
yes, as long as the card numbers are different.
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