Small Business Saturday is Today - Save $25 with AMEX

For the third year in a row, American Express is supporting small businesses across America today by offering a $25 account statement when you spend at least $25 at a small business today using your AMEX card.

Enrollment is limited and has been open for a week, but I had no trouble signing up multiple cards just a few moments ago. Click here to go to the sign-up page.

To find out if a small business is eligible, check either or this handy map provided by American Express.


Here's some fine print--

1. Limit one (1) $25 statement credit per American Express Card.  To be eligible, Cardmembers must enroll an eligible American Express Card in this offer at  Prepaid and Corporate Cards are not eligible. 

2. The number of enrollments is limited.  Enrollment opens at 12:00AM MST ("Mountain Standard Time") on November 18, 2012, and will continue until 11:59PM MST on November 24, 2012 unless the enrollment limit is reached sooner.   

3. To receive the $25 statement credit, the Cardmember must use his or her enrolled Card to spend $25 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location on Saturday, November 24, 2012.  To receive the credit, the transaction must equal $25 or more (for example, if your transaction is only for $15, you will not receive a credit).  Multiple transactions of less than $25 will not qualify even if the combined total of those transactions is over $25.  You may purchase multiple items that together equal $25 or more, but you must purchase them in a single transaction to receive the statement credit.

4. Qualifying small business locations are those identified on the Shop Small® Map, available at  In addition, small business locations that accept American Express through Square also qualify and can be found on the Square Directory at  Small business locations that do not appear on the Shop Small® Map or that do not accept American Express through Square will not qualify for the $25 statement credit offer.  Please note that business location information provided on the Shop Small® Map and Square Directory may contain inaccuracies or errors, including as a result of information provided by third parties. Transactions with political campaigns or political action committees are not eligible, regardless of whether they appear on the Shop Small® Map or in the Square Directory.

5. If American Express does not receive information that identifies a transaction as having occurred in-store at a qualifying small business location, the transaction will not qualify for the statement credit.  For example, the following transactions will not be eligible for the credit:  transactions made using an electronic wallet or any other transaction made through a third party; and transactions not made directly with the merchant.

6. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 8 weeks after American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from the merchant until all of the items from your qualifying purchase have been provided or shipped by the merchant.    

7. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned or cancelled.

8. The Card Registration Terms and Conditions will also apply at enrollment.

Happy shopping, or in my case happy eating!


Eric November 24, 2012 at 02:27 am

Just registered eight cards. Additional card holders on the same account appear eligible as well.

Nick November 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I h ad a bad experiences with a merchant who suddenly had problems with amex after using it there daily for the past 12 months. Does amex have some sort of charge to be a part of SBS?

I am thinking it was kinda sneaky when my visa but 0/3 of my amex cards would process. I am thinking they(the store) have lost a loyal customer.

wow, I missed this one!! Bummer

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