American Express Offering Increased $30 Statement Credit for Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday kicks off again this year on Saturday, November 29, 2014, (after Thanksgiving Day) and like the last few years, American Express is offering a statement credit for purchases made with your Amex credit card.


This time around American Express is offering up to three $10 statement credits for the first three purchases of at least $10 at local small businesses for every card registered (OFFER EXPIRED)! In the past, each credit card was only eligible to earn a $10 statement credit so this means you can earn 3X the statement credits this year.

Small Business Saturday is the alternative to the madness of Black Friday shopping, an ode to corporate consumerism, when hoards of people line up outside of stores after Thanksgiving dinner to snag deals. American Express helped start Small Business Saturday in 2010 to encourage people to support their communities by spending money at local small businesses and since then it has become an annual event.

This year you can also support online businesses like which features handmade custom items on sale by individuals, however Etsy boutiques must register by October 24, 2014 to participate.

How To Earn $30 Credit on Your Amex Credit Cards

To earn the three $10 statement credits you first have to enroll for the promotion starting on November 16, 2014. Registration is limited, so set an alert on one of your calendars to remind you to sign-up soon after it goes live. You can also set a reminder for November 29, 2014 by going to their ‘About’ page then clicking on “Save the Date” and select how you want to get the alert.


Then on Small Business Saturday, use your registered Amex credit cards when shopping at a participating small businesses. You can find out which businesses are participating by looking up the interactive map and by narrowing the results by zip code or city.


You won’t be able to access the registration until midnight November 16, 2014 (Mountain Time), but there are a few different ways to register per the terms and conditions of the of the event.

A. By completing the registration form accessible via
B. By logging in to your account at and clicking on the ‘Amex Offers’ tab or ‘Small Business
Saturday’ offer tile in ‘Amex Offers & Benefits’
C. By logging into the American Express App and visiting the ‘Offers For You’ tab in the ‘Membership’ section
D. By adding the offer directly to your connected Card via
E. By tweeting #AmexShopSmall to add the offer directly to your connected Card

The American Express products that will be eligible for the statement credit on Small Business Saturday include all American Express credit cards (except corporate cards), as well as Amex BlueBird and Amex Serve. For instance, if you have three American Express credit cards that you register and you spend the maximum you need to earn the $30 statement credits, that would mean a total of $90 in statement credit.

The Bottom Line

Small Business Saturday is a great way to not only support small local and mom-n-pop shops in your neighborhood, but you’re also benefiting by saving money! Depending on how much money you spend and how many American Express credit cards you have the statement credits will vary, but considering this is 2x times more than what American Express was offering last year it’s a solid way to save some money.

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