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American Express Small Business Saturday is November 29, 2014, (the Saturday after Thanksgiving!). This year you will get three $10 statement credits when you make 3 separate $10+ purchases at a small business in your area!
How to Participate in AMEX Small Business Saturday
Step 1 – Register
You must register your American Express card for Small Business Saturday to get the $30 in statement credits. It’s free to sign-up! Registration begins November 16, 2014.
The number of registrations is limited, so if you’d like the discounts don’t wait too long to sign-up.
Step 2 – Shop
Use your registered American Express card at a small business in your area. Check out the Shop Small map to find businesses that are participating.
You will earn three $10 statement credits when you make three $10+ purchases!
Which Cards Will Get You a $30 Credit?
You can use any credit card issued by American Express. Other cards you might not suspect qualify as well:
- AMEX branded cards issued by other banks
- Authorized user AMEX cards
- AMEX Serve prepaid debit card
- Bluebird from American Express
So this an excellent time to sign-up for American Express cards like the AMEX SimplyCash with $250 sign-up bonus. That’s because there is currently no annual fee on this card. So the more AMEX cards the better!
Update: The AMEX SimplyCash card is no longer available for new sign-ups.
For example, the AMEX SimplyCash card with an authorized user card can give you $60 in credits. Plus you get $250 in cash back when you sign-up for AMEX SimplyCash and spend $5,000 on purchases within
6 months of card membership. But you have to apply by September 21, 2015 January 25, 2016 April 27, 2016.
So that’s a total of $310 ($60 in statement credits + $250 sign-up bonus) to put towards your holiday shopping!
You will NOT earn the $30 credit with these cards:
- Any card without an AMEX logo
- AMEX corporate cards
- AMEX gift cards
American Express Small Business Saturday is November 29, 2014. This year you can earn $30 in statement credits per AMEX card, which is a $20 increase from last year!
To earn the credit just register your qualifying AMEX cards and make 3 purchases of $10 or more at participating small businesses.
While you will only get $30 in cash back per AMEX card, you can register every AMEX card you have. And for folks like me who have lots of AMEX cards in their wallets, that adds up to significant savings!
So if you sign-up for the AMEX SimplyCash card and add an authorized user, you can earn $60 in statement credits on Small Business Saturday. And you’ll get another $250 in cash back for signing-up for the card and spending $5,000 within 6 months.
This is a fantastic start to the holiday season!
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