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I posted about a week ago about the return of Small Business Saturday on 11/24 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving). This is very exciting news since last year Amex cardholders were able to get a $25 statement credit for any purchase of $25 or more at a small businesses on that day. This was true on cards issued by Amex, as well as Amex branded cards issued by other banks (like Citibank). It was a limit of one $25 statement credit per account, but authorized users who have unique card numbers on Amex issued cards were also able to get the $25 credit.
That meant that those of us with many Amex cards (and/or many authorized users) were able to do very well with purchases on this day. I purchased multiple $25 gift cards from a local restaurant that also is a part of the United MileagePlus Dining Rewards Network. Not only did I get multiple free $25 gift cards to use throughout the year, but I also earned a nice chunk of United Miles through the dining program at the same time.
When I posted about the return of Small Business Saturday last week, I still had not been able to find any details confirming what the day would look like this year. I had my fingers crossed that it would be similar to the last couple of years, and the $25 statement credits would again be available, but that information had not been confirmed. That changed today when according to Dan’s Deals, Amex will again be issuing $25 statement credits on Small Business Saturday. He has a screen shot (copied below) that informs small business owners that customers will again be getting the $25 statement credits.
I’ve got a nice stack of Amex cards at home that will be ready to rock and roll as soon as registration for Small Business Saturday opens. I recommend taking mental notes on where your Amex cards and authorized user cards are located so you can quickly get them all registered as soon as registration opens. I wouldn’t open or keep any Amex cards open just for this promo, but if it won’t hurt you one way or the other to time some applications or closures around this promo, then I would encourage you to do that. No sense in missing out on some free money by just a couple of days. You can register your email address with www.shopsmall.com to be kept in the loop on official Small Business Saturday updates from Amex.