Small Business Saturday + $25 AmEx Credit


Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now Small Business Saturday!  Tomorrow, Saturday November 27th, marks the first ever Small Business Saturday.  This is a time to celebrate and support those local mom and pop shops that add charm and personality to your local community.  What would you do without that family-owned restaurant?  or the local nursery?  or the little toy store?  To encourage shoppers to take time for small businesses, American Express is offering a $25 credit to everyone who shops at a local, independently-owned business in your community.  Here’s how you can participate in Small Business Saturday and receive your $25 credit:

Simply spend at least $25 at an independently-owned small businesse in your community that accepts the American Express Card (not franchises though), and you’ll receive a $25 credit to your AmEx statement.  In addition, for every “like” received on the Small Business Saturday Facebook page, American Express will donate $1 to Girls, Inc…an organization supporting female entrepreneurs.  So far they’ve raised over a million dollars for this organization!

You can get started by first registering your American Express Cards at  I’ve already registered my AmEx in preparation for Small Business Saturday and it only took me about 2 minutes to do so at the above link.  Totally doable.  This is a great way to get to know some new shops in your neighborhood or revisit familiar haunts.

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