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Back in September, American Express announced that its annual Small Business Saturday promotion where Amex cardholders can get statement credits for using their card on purchases at participating local merchants would be taking place on Saturday, November 30 this year. Though details were scarce at the time, the company has since said registration would open at 12:00am (midnight) Mountain Standard Time on Sunday, November 24, and would remain open until 11:59pm MST on November 30.

Small Business Saturday will return this year on November 30th.
Small Business Saturday will return this year on November 30th.

However, because the number of registrations is limited, I would encourage you to register your eligible American Express cards as soon as possible at the following registration site (note the link might not be working at time of publication until registration goes live tonight).

Since it launched back in 2010, Small Business Saturday has become a well-entrenched part of the post-Thanksgiving shopping craze, joining Black Friday and Cyber Monday as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The purpose of Small Business Saturday is to bring shoppers into the many brick and mortar businesses in their own towns that frequently get overlooked in favor of big box stores and department stores by giving Amex cardholders a statement credit when they used an American Express card – personal or business – at a participating business. In the past, statement credits have been around $25, but this year it’s a mere $10. Still, you can register as many Amex cards as you have and get the $10 statement credit once on each of them, so you might as well take advantage of the savings, even if they are smaller than in years past. Just note per the terms & conditions, your purchase must be more than $10 in order to qualify for the credit and if you return the merchandise, the statement credit will be revoked.

So good luck registering all your cards, and then in the week between now and Small Business Saturday, you can check out this site which lists all the small businesses in your area so you can plan your shopping and be sure to get the statement credit on your purchases.

If you don’t currently have an American Express card or are looking to open another one, you can check out my Ranking of the Top American Express Travel Credit Cards.

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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