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- Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:53 am
- Location: United States
Kudo's to American Express for sending the confirmation emails. AmEx, if you are reading this, thank you for that courteous gesture of reassurance that you logged our effort to participate in the Small Business Saturday program. There is no indication at the retailer level whatsoever. In fact, in the mapped store that I went to today, the clerks had never heard of SBS. I just proceeded with my transactions, purposely paying for items individually to meet the guidelines, and voila, I too, received 3 emails.
I will say that were it not for this store being on the SBS list, I would never in my life have even heard of them, let alone darkened their doorway, so I guess from the store's perspective, the program works. Even when the items purchased were already on sale, and less than $15 per transaction (to realize the maximum savings)... the small business gains some traffic and attention that it would otherwise have to pay advertising to attract, which never got me to go there in the past. But AmEx's kick back did.
AmEx Platinum Charge: NPSL, $450 AF
AmEx Reserve Credit: $30K limit, $450 AF
Chase Slate Visa Credit: $32K limit, No AF
Near Term: Need a good MasterCard for places that won't accept AmEx or Visa
Long Term: Will downsize out of one or both current AmEx cards to reduce AFs