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American Express Small Business Saturday coming November 24, 2012 same $25.00 statement credit

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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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#1186
I did a search. Didn't find the topic. Sheesh.
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I did a search. Didn't find the topic. Sheesh.
Yes, we know, it's the 90th time we heard that.
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Quote from sushibath View Post :
I did a search. Didn't find the topic. Sheesh.

so you are EYE, under a new user name?
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Quote from ritmomundo View Post :
It looks like you can. From the FAQ:


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I was wondering the same thing. And this is just AmEx. They've probably got Visa/MC/Discover as well.
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How do you people have that many credit card accounts?

We use it regularly , Pay off balances and have good credit score above 800.


More have 3 Users in home


Delta 3 individual account + 3 X 2 user each = 9 Cards
Citi Amex for all 3 users so other 3 card
3 Fidelity Amex for all 3 users = 3 cards
1 Macys Amex for grabbing all Card Savings all u people uses 1 card only As 3 authorized used = 1 card.


Total 16 cards.
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Quote from sushibath View Post :
I did a search. Didn't find the topic. Sheesh.
Ask yourself this question next time. WHEN did this go live? If it was more than a day ago (which this was) THEN it is highly likely some other SDer posted this before and you are not searching correctly. This is the 15th repost of this topic.
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Does anyone know if the AMEX we got from the FedEx Facebook giveaway works? I use Discover so don't have a real AMEX card.

If so, that would be so slick; like getting $50 for nothing Big Grin
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Quote from UB3RD4NG View Post :
Does anyone know if the AMEX we got from the FedEx Facebook giveaway works? I use Discover so don't have a real AMEX card.

If so, that would be so slick; like getting $50 for nothing Big Grin
Isn't that Fedex card a prepaid/fixed value card? If so, then no, as prepaids are excluded from this offer.
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Quote from UB3RD4NG View Post :
Does anyone know if the AMEX we got from the FedEx Facebook giveaway works? I use Discover so don't have a real AMEX card.

If so, that would be so slick; like getting $50 for nothing Big Grin
Prepaid cards aren't valid.
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Quote from Shellac View Post :
Is fb facebook? I don't even know if my authorized users have facebook.

Just sign them up on the sign up page and see if you get the confirmation email.
ah, the blue color misguided me

and the fact that i check fb every 3 minutes

got to focus on work..
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#1195
I wish the repost bot caught these before sending deal alerts.
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I wish the repost bot caught these before sending deal alerts.
There is no repost bot. Reposts are user reported by clicking on mod alert and selecting the repost option.
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I wish the repost bot caught these before sending deal alerts.
I wish you'd stop reposting complaints.Mad

At this point the deal is live, why keep coming back to check posts when you know they're people asking the same repeat questions.? What new info are you looking for?

I personally have done this now for multiple years and I keep coming back to read the updates and simply skip over the routine questions.
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There is no repost bot. Reposts are user reported by clicking on mod alert and selecting the repost option.
Or you can TD the thread and select repost as the reason and it will automatically prompt you for the original thread. I wish people would do that instead of all the repost posts in the reposted thread. And people in he.. wish they had ice water.
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Quote from eibboh View Post :
How do you people have that many credit card accounts?
Some of us like to add multiple cards a year to capture signup bonus's.

Example, spend 5k in 6 months, get 50k points. In doing so you start to create a sock draw of cards. The caveat is you have annual fees on the account holder. The upside is AMEX gives each of your AU's (authorized user, son, mom, monkey, gynocologist) a unique card number allowing you to multiply the 25.00 reward.

When you have 5 AMEX cards in your name and over a period of time add 4 AU's to each card, you end up with 25 Amex cards.
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Quote from dayjayvw View Post :
I wish you'd stop reposting complaints.Mad

At this point the deal is live, why keep coming back to check posts when you know they're people asking the same repeat questions.? What new info are you looking for?

I personally have done this now for multiple years and I keep coming back to read the updates and simply skip over the routine questions.
We could get into an infinite loop here, but using your own logic, why do you keep coming back and replying to complaints you don't like and skip them over to read the updates?
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