American Express just opened registration today, Sunday 11/24, for their annual Small Business Saturday promotion where they offer a free $10 statement credit for all Amex cardholders who spend at least $10 at a qualifying small business merchant on Saturday 11/30. You can read all the terms on the Amex site, but it essentially operates this way:
- First, register your American Express card here. This takes one minute and all your need is your name, email address and credit card number. This does not lock you into anything, it just enables you to take part in the free program, so if you have an Amex card, register now as the spots are limited.
- Shop in person (online transactions don’t count) on Saturday November 30th at a small business registered as part of Amex’s program. See the list here.
- Spend at least $10 in one transaction at a qualifying small business in order to qualify for the statement credit.
- Amex will apply a $10 statement credit to your account within 90 days. (last year we received our credits within 10 days)
This really is free money, and it helps to support your favorite local small business, so we highly recommend you register! This really is a great promotion run by Amex as they are giving away millions of free dollars and helping local communities.
You can register each Amex card in your wallet to receive the $10 credit. For instance, we have five different Amex accounts (since we maximize our travel rewards; learn how with our free travel rewards coaching program) and Laura and I each have a card on all five accounts for a total of ten cards. We registered ten cards for small business Saturday, so this gives us $100 free to spend on 11/30! It’ll be somewhat time-consuming to check out ten distinct times for ten qualifying transactions, but it’s well worth it to get $100 free.