AMEX Small Business Saturday Shop Small Registration starts right now, and registration is limited. Small Business Saturday is the day after Black Friday, where if you spend $25 on your registered AMEX card at a small business you will get a $25 credit back for each card registered. This is basically $25 in free money for every AMEX card you have. My wife and I have a total of 5 cards together, so we will get $125! The best way to take advantage of this deal is as follows:
1. Register your AMEX Small Business Saturday Shop Small website.
2. Scroll down to the AMEX Small Business Saturday Shop Small Map.
3. Search for your favorite small business/restaurant that accepts AMEX. If it shows up on the map, it will qualify.
4. Go to the small business/restaurant and make a $25 purchase or more.
How I plan to maximize on this deal:
I will find a restaurant or two that sells $25 gift cards and buy $125 worth. I found that Habit Burgers is actually a small business and sells gift cards. $125 of Habit Burgers.. yummm.
Also I called Ramen Yamadaya in Culver City and verified they sell $25 gift cards. One of my favorite foods. 🙂
I love food, especially when it is free! There are plenty of options, just do a search and see if the business qualifies. Last year I went to a nice sushi restaurant to get a $25 off a meal. I tried to split the bill with my wife, to get 2x $25 credits but unfortunately she said no because it was too embarrassing :(. This year I will plan my AMEX Small Business Saturday strategy better :).
Here are the Terms & Conditions:
To be eligible, Cardmembers must enroll an eligible American Express Card in this offer at ShopSmall.com. Prepaid and Corporate Cards are not eligible.
To receive the $25 statement credit, the Cardmember must use his or her enrolled Card to spend $25 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Saturday, November 24, 2012. To receive the credit, the transaction must equal $25 or more (for example, if your transaction is only for $15, you will not receive a credit). Multiple transactions of less than $25 will not qualify even if the combined total of those transactions is over $25. You may purchase multiple items that together equal $25 or more, but you must purchase them in a single transaction to receive the statement credit.
Qualifying small business locations are those identified on the Shop Small® Map, available at ShopSmall.com. In addition, small business locations that accept American Express through Square also qualify and can be found on the Square Directory at https://squareup.com/directory/?cmpId=amex or from your mobile phone using the Square Wallet app. Small business locations that do not appear on the Shop Small® Map or that do not accept American Express through Square will not qualify for the $25 statement credit offer. Please note that business location information provided on the Shop Small® Map and Square Directory may contain inaccuracies or errors, including as a result of information provided by third parties. Transactions with political campaigns or political action committees are not eligible, regardless of whether they appear on the Shop Small® Map or in the Square Directory.