By Jim Donovan: This is a deal that is difficult to pass up. American Express is encouraging people to shop at small businesses tomorrow. It is running a promotion on Saturday, November 27, 2010, that it calls Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is a marketing campaign to encourage shoppers to spend at locally owned, independent brick-and-mortar stores. AmEx is offering 100,000 cardholders who register on the campaign’s website a $25 credit if they use their cards on Nov. 27 at American Express merchants that fit this profile.
The interesting thing is that all you have to spend is $25 to qualify. That means that after you get the credit, the purchase is free!
Again, the promotion is limited to the first 100,000 people who pre-register. I just did that, and if you will be shopping tomorrow, I suggest that you do too. Here is the link: https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/US/sbs/?extlink=em-open-2010sbs-open