Don’t Forget To Register Tomorrow For Small Business Saturday on November 24th

by on November 17, 2012 · 9 comments

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Since it first took place on November 27, 2010, American Express’s annual Small Business Saturday has become a part of the “post-Thanksgiving” shopping craze, joining Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The purpose of Small Business Saturday is to draw attention to the many brick and mortar businesses that frequently get overlooked by giving cardholders a $25 statement credit when they used an American Express card – personal or business – at a participating business.

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This year’s small Business Saturday will be taking place on November 24th.  Registration is officially open tomorrow, November 18, at 12:00 am MST and is limited, so be sure to sign up quickly to get in on the statement credit.

Terms & Conditions

To be eligible, Cardmembers must enroll an eligible American Express Card in this offer at Prepaid and Corporate Cards are not eligible.

To receive the $25 statement credit, the Cardmember must use his or her enrolled Card to spend $25 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Saturday, November 24, 2012. To receive the credit, the transaction must equal $25 or more (for example, if your transaction is only for $15, you will not receive a credit). Multiple transactions of less than $25 will not qualify even if the combined total of those transactions is over $25. You may purchase multiple items that together equal $25 or more, but you must purchase them in a single transaction to receive the statement credit.

Qualifying small business locations are those identified on the Shop Small® Map, available at In addition, small business locations that accept American Express through Square also qualify and can be found on the Square Directory at or from your mobile phone using the Square Wallet app. 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.

Check out this cool, colorful infographic Amex released to show how shopping at small businesses makes a difference not only to your own community but also when you’re traveling elsewhere. That donut you buy today could mean the creation of a new job tomorrow.

It’s easy to sync your card, find the list of merchants in your area and save that $25 while supporting small businesses in your community at the time of year most people are doing their major shopping anyway, so stay tuned for more details on this year’s Small Business Saturday.

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  • CG

    How long does this usually last I don’t wanna be up til 2AM fml…

  • marc

    We have a magazine subscription business that counts as an Amex small business (do a search for Discount Magazine in zip code 33913).
    For all the people who want to get the easy $25 bonus, we will work with you to split the orders, give additional discounts, basically whatever it takes to get you that free $25. (We’ve been in business over 30 years also!)
    Magazines are a great christmas gift, so knock out 2 birds with one stone!
    We also match competitors prices, so you are guaranteed to get the best price.
    Call 800-999-5070 M-F 930-5pm EST. Ask for Marc.
    Mention you saw this on the blog posting and i’l take care of you the best I can…
    Easy way to spend the $25, get the bonus $25, and get your christmas shopping done!

  • Guest

    Do you know if I can use an AmEx card that is owned by say Citi – like my American Airlines Amex? Or is only an AmEx card that is under American Express – like my SPG?

  • R-info

    Do you know how strict they are about it being an in-store purchase as opposed to one made online? I am going to be travelling that day, not sure I will be able to spend it in-store.

  • Rob Perelman

    I strangely got a $25 prepaid AmEx branded with the “Small Business” logo on it in the mail yesterday. I haven’t seen anyone on the Internet get anything similar, but I’m not complaining because it seems to be a normal AmEx with $25 credit on it. Have you heard of this, TPG?

  • Guest

    It’s probably when you signed up for the FedEx sponspored Small Business Saturday promotion that ran a couple weeks ago. You were one of the lucky ones!

  • Phonetime07

    is this for any small business or only for the ones listed on the amex site?

  • disqust101

    Only cards issued directly by Amex work – no other bank cards (like Citi Amex) work.

  • disqust101

    Ok, registered 9 cards. That plus the $25 Fedex freebie is $250 easy money.

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