AMEX Will NOT Offer Statement Credits This Year on Small Business Saturday

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The last 5 years, AMEX has offered statement credits for AMEX cardholders who shop on Small Business Saturday.  But AMEX confirmed they will NOT have statement credits on Small Business Saturday this year, November 28, 2015.

AMEX Will NOT Offer Statement Credits This Year On Small Business Saturday

Good While It Lasted! There Won’t Be AMEX Statement Credits for Small Business Saturday This Year

I’ll share the details!

What’s Going On?

Link:   AMEX Small Business Saturday FAQ

Small Business Saturday began as a way to support local businesses on the day following Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.  This year, Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2015.

AMEX Will NOT Offer Statement Credits This Year On Small Business Saturday

AMEX Will Support Small Businesses in Other Ways, and You Can Still Save Money With AMEX Cards

In previous years, AMEX has offered cardholders $25 statement credits, or even $30 back as 3 individual $10 statement credits.  So I was excited when I heard Small Business Saturday would return this year.

But now AMEX says:

This year we are not offering a statement credit offer for Card Members on Small Business Saturday, but are instead increasing the support and resources we provide to help small business owners market the day within their communities and truly make it their own.

AMEX Will NOT Offer Statement Credits This Year On Small Business Saturday

Instead of Statement Credits, AMEX Will Help Small Businesses Directly With Advertising and Other Resources

However, AMEX will continue to promote local businesses, by offering advertising, marketing materials, and event guides.

Great deals are always available for a limited time, so enjoy them while they last!  And be on the lookout for the next deal!

Other AMEX Perks to Help You Save

AMEX cardmembers can save money with:

AMEX Offers – Having more than 1 AMEX card gives you more opportunity to be targeted for these discounts.  And you can get the same offer on multiple cards!

ShopRunnerGet complimentary membership in ShopRunner by having an AMEX card.  You’ll get free shipping and discounts from dozens of online merchants.

So if you like to shop, there are still ways to save with your AMEX cards!

Bottom Line

AMEX confirmed they will NOT offer statement credits to cardmembers who shop on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2015, this year.

This is disappointing because they’ve offered the perk for the past 5 years.  But it’s also a reminder to take advantage of great deals while they last!

AMEX cardholders can still save money on their holiday shopping with AMEX Offers and complimentary ShopRunner membership.

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10 responses to “AMEX Will NOT Offer Statement Credits This Year on Small Business Saturday

  1. That’s terrible. SBS is one of the things I use to justify keeping my AMEX cards with annual fees.

  2. I have a couple of fee cards that I justified keeping because of SBS. While I’m all for supporting small businesses on that day or any day, I don’t see any reason I’d use an AMEX card in particular. Time to thin out my CC collection.

  3. It’s fine with me. People with 5 – 30 cards were abusing this anyways.

  4. @Jason @DaveS – I’m disappointed too. I hope they’ll make up for it my adding more AMEX Offers, or perhaps another new perk soon!

  5. Completely terrible. What’s the point now of SBS if there is no incentive for their cardholders to spend?? They think we are simply going to head out Saturday and support the cause with an AMEX?!?! I’ll use a Visa or MasterCard for any expenditures on SBS. Completely nuts.

  6. The point of SBS is to promote small business. No credit = no incentive to shop = not promoting.

  7. Oh well.

    It would’ve been nice if they’d have just limited it to primary cardholders to weed out the abusers, but I can hardly blame them for discontinuing it.

    If you’re going to cancel your AmEx because of SBS then you weren’t someone AmEx wants holding their card anyway.

  8. “It’s fine with me. People with 5 – 30 cards were abusing this anyways.”

    Abusing how? By spending at small businesses?

    Wasn’t that the point? Why does it matter if the cardholders were getting a good deal. How did that detract from the profit of small businesses?

  9. AMEX I think has become fairly generous as a whole in recent years. Awesome offers on a variety of businesses, small to large, Shoprunner for free, Boingo included in annual fee for SPG cards. Not only that, 6% cash back at grocery stores on some of their cards. I feel like we “win” everyday, not just once a year.

  10. My SPG biz fee is up and this helps make the call for me. BOINGO is garbage IMO, I rarely need wifi at Home Depot… Sheraton club access, don’t need. I rarely see the solid offers on this card either, they mostly come to my fee free EveryDay card. At $95 AF not having the SBS credits made the call for me. I don’t blame them for cutting it, biz decision on all our parts.