Last week I posted that American Express Small Business Saturday would be returning this year. This is a program American Express launched last year whereby you can get a $25 statement credit for registering your American Express card and making at least a $25 purchase with it on the day after Black Friday. This year that day is Saturday, November 26.
To get the $25 statement credit you need to register your card here. Then simply make a minimum of a $25 purchase at a small business on the 26th, which American Express defines as follows:
Eligible small business merchants are independently owned small businesses located in the United States that accept the American Express Card. Purchases made at large or national chain stores, at franchised business locations and at government agencies are not eligible. Prepaid, Corporate Cards and ExpressPay transactions are not eligible.
Each card can be registered once, so if you have multiple American Express cards they should all be eligible. To be on the safe side it can’t hurt to use different email addresses for each card, though.
This year registration is limited, so you’re going to want to sign up sooner rather than later.
I only have one issue with this promotion — I can’t think of a single small business in my area. The one restaurant I took advantage of this promotion at last year went out of business, so I think I’m pretty much hosed.