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.Save at least $400 on your next trip using one of my favorite credit cards, Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard! 40K points with no fee first year. See the Credit Card Deals page for more offers. Thanks for your support!