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Old Oct 6, 11, 9:48 pm   #1
 
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American Express Small Business Saturday Will Return 11/26/11

Being reported on Dan's Deals.....

"American Express is bringing back Small Business Saturday this year with $25 credits for spending at small businesses on 11/26 (always like a nice b-day present, thank AMEX!)"

"Last year the $25 credit worked once for every AMEX card, including on additional cards and AMEX cards issued by other banks like from Citi. They also extended to spending period from just the day after black friday until the end of the year. The exact details for this year’s program are unknown at this point, but I’ll be sure to post them as they come in!"

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/16597
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Old Oct 6, 11, 10:20 pm   #2
 
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Oh wow.

This actually brought me some business last year when I still had it as I heavily advertised the promotion to get people to come in. Although, it helped the business' around me as well but it's fine. I give props to AMEX for doing something like this.
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Old Oct 7, 11, 7:22 am   #3
 
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Happy dance
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Old Oct 7, 11, 7:24 am   #4
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Read about last year's promotion here:

Register USA AMEX to earn $25 credit for Small Business purchases 11.27-12.31.10
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Old Oct 7, 11, 9:20 am   #5
 
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Found this on the excellent blog Dans Deals.

Offer valid for the first 100,000 people to register.

Get $25 back on Small Business Saturday.
Simply fill out the form below and then use your registered American Express® Card to shop at participating small businesses on Small Business Saturday - November 27, 2010. You’ll receive a $25 statement credit when you spend $25 or more at participating small businesses. But hurry, enrollment is limited.

https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/US/sbs/
It's like deja-vu, all over again
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Old Oct 7, 11, 9:56 am   #6
 
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More information to come at this url?
http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/

At the time of this posting, the page is mostly a 'billboard on the Internet' with a video that is basically a powerpoint-like commercial.
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Old Oct 7, 11, 1:26 pm   #7
 
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i guess i'll have to do the research..why didn't i get in on this last year...

hopefully my delta amex works(along with my gold prg)
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hope they extend it till the end of year like last year

its just for one day this year...I hope they extend it cuz Ill be traveling on vacation out of the country on that day..DOH!
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Old Oct 9, 11, 3:53 pm   #9
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its just for one day this year...
If I recall correctly, the 2010 promotion was also announced for one day, then extended. I cannot think of a reason they would again announce it for one day if they plan to extend, but perhaps the decision is driven by the first day transaction volume.
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Old Oct 9, 11, 3:55 pm   #10
 
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What constitutes a small business? How does AMEX know that you are shopping at one? Is the transaction coded differently?
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Old Oct 9, 11, 4:07 pm   #11
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What constitutes a small business? How does AMEX know that you are shopping at one? Is the transaction coded differently?
Short answer: A small business is a physical location (no online purchases) that is not owned by, operated by, or affiliated with a national or regional company or franchise.

Precise answer: Review the 2010 thread. Everything you need to know is there, with examples of transactions which were reimbursed or not:

Register USA AMEX to earn $25 credit for Small Business purchases 11.27-12.31.10
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Old Oct 9, 11, 6:47 pm   #12
 
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So Mia I can understand why the prepaid card isn't accepted for this deal
but why isn't any corporate card accepted?

we can use this at any restaurant for example Buffalo wild wings right?

it just has to be a place not online ordering.

or are restaurants not included?
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Old Oct 9, 11, 8:04 pm   #13
 
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we can use this at any restaurant for example Buffalo wild wings right?
I don't think that is a small business. Isn't that a chain? Small business is like independent restaurants, mom and pop type stores, not large chains.

Eligible merchants include any independently owned small businesses that accept the American Express Card.
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Old Oct 10, 11, 8:39 pm   #14
 
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Wonder if it will be per card again or only per account this year.
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Old Oct 13, 11, 10:00 pm   #15
 
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So Mia I can understand why the prepaid card isn't accepted for this deal
but why isn't any corporate card accepted?

we can use this at any restaurant for example Buffalo wild wings right?

it just has to be a place not online ordering.

or are restaurants not included?
Corp cards are rarely, if ever, included in Amex promos.

Buffaol Wild Wings isn't a small business, is it?

Restaurants are included. Read the thread mia linked. Find the promo page - and read the guidelines. mia is our forum moderator, not the Amex tour guide.
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