|Don't Forget to Register November 18th and Shop Small November 24th.|
Once you've registered just spend $25 or more at your favorite small business listed on the website on November 24th (the day after Black Friday) and American Express will give you a $25 statement credit. It's a great deal and there really is no catch, but they do limit how many people can participate, so register early. Last year I bought several gift cards with each of my AMEX's from one of our favorite local restaurants, Mikuni, and we were still using them there well into the summer. This is one of the best promotions of the year, and you're an American Express customer you don't want to miss out. They're basically giving away free money and free stuff! What's not to like?
Stuff You Should Know: Prepaids, Bluebirds and corporate cards are not eligible for the promotion. Last year we had no problem getting statement credits for both the authorized users as well as the main account holder- as long as the credit cards have different numbers on them, you should be good to go! Also last year you were able to participate in Small Business Saturday by syncing your cards to facebook, foursquare, and twitter then checking in on the day. No word yet on whether or not you'll be able to do that again this year, but keep that in mind in case for whatever reason you miss the sign up or the maximum number of participants is reached early. Good luck and don't forget to Shop Small next Saturday!