Small Business Saturday Registration Opening Date and Other Details

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Recently I have recieved several questions related to this year’s American Express Small Business Saturday, so I decided to write a reminder post with a few key details so you will be prepared!

  • Small Business Saturday will happen on November 30th – the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
  • Registration for your American Express cards will begin on November 24th at 12AM Mountain time on  It will continue until 11/30, or the max number of registrants is reached.
  • You can register each Amex card you have – including authorized user cards with a unique card number.  This includes Amex cards that are issued by other banks, like some of the Citi AAdvantage cards.  This does not include prepaid cards, gift cards, and Bluebirds.
  • You will get a $10 statement credit on each registered card when you make a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Saturday, November 30, 2013
  • Qualifying small business locations appear on the Small Business Saturday Map, available beginning on November 21, 2013 at

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This year isn’t as lucrative as last year since the statement credit has been reduced from $25 to $10, but my family probably has at least 10 Amex cards, so I’ll happily take $100 or more in free small business goodies…likely in the form of gift cards to local restaurants, just like we did the last few years.  I recommend marking 11/24 and 11/30 on your calendars so you don’t miss any of the Small Business Saturday action.  Also, start making a mental note of where all your Amex cards are located so you have them out and ready for action on the 24th!

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  1. No need to mark the calendar dates. I am sure mommypoints and perhaps a few others will remind me again, so I am not worried at all.

  2. @Benny, depends upon which gas station and grocery store. Texaco, Kroger, etc. would NOT count as small businesses. I have a very small convenience store nearby that counted last year.

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