Small Business Saturday and $25 Credit

November 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Shopping

Amex gives a $25 credit during Small Business Saturday, but you have to register fast.

Small Business Saturday is on Saturday November 27, 2010, aimed at encouraging consumers to support local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We like that!

If you’re an American Express card holder, you can register your Amex card for Small Business Saturday and when you spend $25 or more at participating small businesses using that card, you’ll get a $25 credit on your Amex statement!¬†

The tiny type¬†says that the $25 credit is only for the first 100,000 people to enroll their card at Amex. That’s not very many people at all, so act fast as they’re now promoting this offer nationally. We wish it were open to more people but we don’t make the deals, we just pass them on to you and hope it helps someone…

What we don’t like is the fact that we can’t find a list of participating small businesses. The only one we know of in Albuquerque is the women’s fashion store Runway Apparel (via their Facebook page). So if you’re registered with Amex for Small Business Saturday and then you shop at Runway Apparel spending over $25 on the day, you get 25 bucks back on your statement.

If you know of any other Albuquerque businesses taking part in Small Business Saturday on November 27 – either with the Amex promo or in any other way – tell us about it. In any event, Small Business Saturday is a great idea to bear in mind if you’re heading out to shop on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Hold some of your dollars back on Black Friday perhaps…




One Response to “Small Business Saturday and $25 Credit”
  1. Dara says:

    The registration page for Small Business Saturday states:

    “Eligible merchants include any independently owned small businesses that accept the American Express Card. Purchases made online, at large, national chains, at franchised business locations and at government agencies are not eligible. Prepaid, corporate cards and ExpressPay transactions are not eligible. Limit one statement credit per Cardmember.”