Remember to Use Your Free Small Business Saturday Money!

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Just a quick reminder that today is Small Business Saturday!  Not only is this a great day to remember to support the fine small businesses across this country, but if you do so with a registered American Express card then you will get a $10 statement credit for a single in-store purchase of $10 or more at a small business found on the map here I have read reports of locations not on the map also working, but that is a riskier play than simply sticking to a place certain to work. 

You can do this once with each registered Amex (so don’t forget authorized users!).  Josh and I have about ten Amex cards between us, so we got about ten $10 gift cards to a local restaurant.  They even give a bonus on every $50 in gift cards purchased at this specific restaurant, so we should get even more “free money”.  The local restaurant is a winner in this transaction, and so are we!  Our email confirmations came within minutes of each purchase, so we know that everything has worked as it should.


Corporate cards and prepaid cards (other than Serve) are not eligible, so that counts out BlueBird.  This promotion is open to those in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, though those in the UK have their own version of Small Business Saturday on December 7th.

If you have questions about this offer feel free to ask in the comments section or check out the official FAQs.

Happy Small Business Saturday!  How will you be taking advantage of this offer?


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  1. On it! BP gas station in my ‘hood is on the map (“small business”, go figure!), so bought two $10 gas transactions, went to hardware store, local market & liquor store. 5 cards down, 5 to go!

  2. Can I use one card and get ten dollars off at multiple small business or does one card get only one ten dollars discount for the day?

  3. just used my five cards at my local Marathon station to purchase five gift cards of ten dollars each.
    thanks to AMEX for a tank of gas.

  4. I don’t even think it has to be on the map to get the discount…last few years, I purchased gift cards from area restaurants that were NOT on the map and I still got the credit…but this is a new year so YMMV?

  5. I did not get email confirmations although I used my cards at locations on the map. Does that mean I am not going to get the credit?

  6. Oopsie, I used my SPG Business. Forgot it couldn’t work. However, AMEX did register it (i’m bitter), but did use two other AMEX cards and got email confirmation.

    • Business cards work, just not corporate cards. You should have received email after purchase but if you registered and shopped at an eligible small business it should all work out.

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