Small Business Saturday(11/19)- JUST ADDED

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Postby nismoZtuner » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:42 pm

My bad Gamma didnt check past post...I just posted away haha
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Postby Gamma » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:19 pm

Bump to let others know who missed this thread about the Amex promotion this coming Saturday.

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Postby Gamma » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:30 am

Today's Small Business Saturday. Make sure to shop small today and support your local businesses.

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Postby Robrus1 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:35 am

Just signed up all 3 of my cards. I will be making 9 purchases today.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Two things I'm not clear on...

If I make an $11 purchase on my BCE and then a minute later make a $12 purchase on my PRG at the same store, do I get $10 or $20 in savings?

What if I make two $11 purchases (separate swipes) at the same store, both on the same card - $10 or $20? Assuming the merchant reports it as two separate transactions, that is.
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Postby Robrus1 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:37 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:Two things I'm not clear on...

If I make an $11 purchase on my BCE and then a minute later make a $12 purchase on my PRG at the same store, do I get $10 or $20 in savings?

What if I make two $11 purchases (separate swipes) at the same store, both on the same card - $10 or $20? Assuming the merchant reports it as two separate transactions, that is.


$20 is the answer to both your questions. As long as the business shows on their map of small businesses and if say it's a small business with several locations, make sure you go to one of the ones on the map. You can make 3 separate transactions at the same store and as long as they are over $10 each, you get $30. I researched this pretty in depth this morning because I plan on making 8 more purchases today that will be slightly over $10 each. I'm even going to try a gas station on the map and put in $10 at a time. Should work. Next stop, liquor store, will get several 12 packs.... :)
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Postby PlyrStar93 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:12 pm

Robrus1 wrote:$I'm even going to try a gas station on the map and put in $10 at a time. Should work.

According to the terms and conditions:
Transactions with political campaigns or political action committees as well as purchases at [color="Red"]gas or service stations[/color] do [color="Red"]not[/color] qualify for the statement credit, regardless of whether they appear on the Shop Small Map.
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Postby PlyrStar93 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:18 pm

So here is another question: can Shop Small be combined with other Amex offers if the purchase amount minus $10 is less than the offer requirement?

For example, there is an offer for Johnny's Kitchen & Tap which gives $8 back if I make a purchase of $40 or more. (Pretend that I have added this offer to my card)
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Now, this location is on Amex Shop Small map as well.
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If I spend ONLY $40 there, what will happen? There terms do not explicitly say if it's possible to gain both, but if they credit $10 back for Shop Small, will that make the Amex offer ineligible as it looks like I only made a $30 purchase?
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Postby Robrus1 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:36 pm

Good to know, I guess I missed that. I would think you would get both because the $10 can take several days to apply and it's a separate transaction, so the purchase will show up to the computer as $40, not $30.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:11 pm

Chocolate x 5, bagels.

$83 worth for $23 net.

The chocolate cashier wasn't too thrilled about the extra work, but the place was pretty quiet so I didn't inconvenience any other customers.
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