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Registration is now officially open for the American Express’s annual Small Business Saturday, a shopping event that will occur on Saturday November 29, 2014. On this day, American Express cardholders will receive up to three $10 statement credit on purchases of $10 or more for up to $30 in statement credits per registered card at local businesses (an even better offer than last year).
The purpose of Small Business Saturday is to draw attention to the many brick and mortar businesses in customers’ own towns that frequently get overlooked by giving Amex cardholders a statement credit when they use an American Express card at a participating business. Since it launched in 2010, this has slowly gained more popularity, rising to the ranks of the “post-Thanksgiving” shopping craze alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday as one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
As I previously stated, registration is now open, and you can register each Amex card you have – personal and business as well as primary and additional accounts – and get up to $30 statement credit for each, so the more cards you have, the more potential savings. This year, you can also register your American Express Bluebird card this year. Registration is limited, so if you want to participate, it’s best to register early before the cap is reached. I have four American Express cards (The Platinum Card, Premier Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, and Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express), so I’m looking forward to getting back in $120 in credits, as I’ve registered all of my cards.
You can check out this site that lists all the small businesses in your area, which will come in handy for making sure the businesses you’re interested in are considered small businesses and will qualify for the statement credit. You can also add the date to your various calendars (eg, Google, Outlook) so that you don’t forget to shop on November 29. If you have any questions about where to shop or how to register, Amex has provided an FAQs page that should help with any issues. Really, it’s a great opportunity for you to get statement credits, but it’s also nice to support local businesses in your area.
Happy Shopping! Stay tuned for more shopping offers regarding post-Thanksgiving purchasing, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
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