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I posted a little while back that American Express Small Business Saturday was returning this year. Small Business Saturday is 11/26, the day after Black Friday. Basically if you spend $25 or more on a registered American Express card at a “small business” you will get a statement credit in the amount of $25. It is a max of one statement credit per registered card. I’m personally excited because that is free money – plus you get to help out small businesses!
The good news is that registration is now open! I’m pretty sure that there are only a limited number of “slots” available for this deal, so go ahead and register your American Express cards now. I can’t guarantee how it will work this year, but last year each authorized user card also was eligible for the $25 statement credit. I am registering all of my cards, albeit with different email addresses (not sure if that matters).
Here are some terms and conditions that may help clarify a few questions you may have:
To be eligible for the Small Business Saturday $25 statement credit, you must (1) register any valid U.S. American Express® Consumer Card or Business Card by clicking on the link at www.facebook.com/shopsmall and follow the directions provided, and (2) use that Card to make a purchase of $25 or more at a small business on November 26, 2011. Registration starts November 1, 2011 and is limited. Limit one statement credit per registered Card, regardless of the number of transactions you make using that Card. Additionally, if you received a $25 statement credit in connection with Small Business Saturday through American Express’ offer on Facebook or Foursquare, you will not be eligible to receive the statement credit through this offer.
Eligible small business merchants are independently owned small businesses located in the United States that accept the American Express Card. Purchases made at large or national chain stores, at franchised business locations and at government agencies are not eligible. Prepaid, Corporate Cards and ExpressPay transactions are not eligible.
If you want to read up on how this promo worked last year, check out this helpful Flyertalk thread. I am excited and ready to put my multiple Amex cards to good use on 11/26! This is an awesome deal for families who have multiple Amex cards. Make sure to share this deal with your friends and family as well so they can get in on the “free money” action. 🙂
Did you get in on this deal last year? Are you going to try it out this year?
Also, I just read on Dan’s Deals that registration for $25 Amex gift cards, sponsored by FedEx, will start today at 1PM Eastern. There are only 30,000 gift cards available, so I am sure they will go quickly. “Like” FedEx on Facebook to get started and for more information. November must be free money month! Update: the gift cards are now all gone, but you can still register for the Small Business Saturday statement credit.
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