How to get the Amex $25 small business statement credit

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Mogul of Pineapples
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How to get the Amex $25 small business statement credit

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:03 pm

Attention all American Express cardholders:

Amex is running a promotion where cardholders receive a $25 statement credit for shopping at a small business on Saturday, Nov 27th of this year. To get the promotion enroll your Amex card here- http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/

I am still trying to figure out what constitutes a participating small business. I'm not coming across any information on that site.
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Postby BLD » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:48 am

I saw this too. It comes across as any small business that has one location is part of the promotion. If I have time tomorrow I might call and try to clarify. Does this promo go 1 per cardholder or 1 per account?

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Postby infomaniac » Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:50 am

To be eligible for this offer, you must register your eligible American Express Card between November 8 and November 27


Using your registered American Express Card you must spend $25 or more at participating small business merchants on 11/27 to receive the $25 statement credit.


Eligible merchants include any independently owned small businesses that accept the American Express Card. Purchases made online, at large, national chains, at franchised business locations and at government agencies are not eligible. Prepaid, corporate cards and ExpressPay transactions are not eligible.

If your Card is replaced during the promotional period, please call the customer service number on the back of your Card for assistance. Registration is limited to the first 100,000 enrollees. Limit one statement credit per Cardmember. Statement credits are generally issued within 5 business days after your qualifying purchase, but may take up to 2 billing cycles to post to your account. Additional terms apply; see Registration Terms and Conditions for details.


Those are the details for 2010.

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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:20 pm

I spent $32 at a local, single location health foods store on Small Business Saturday using my enrolled Amex. I will report back when the $25 statement credit posts or if it doesn't.
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Postby infomaniac » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Registration was still open on the day of the promotion. It is hard to believe there were not 100,000 willing participants for a free $25.

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Postby pippenmeister » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:29 pm

I saw this on TV when it was going on and it had made me think more and more about getting an American Express cards. Were all American Express cards part of this?

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Postby Generallisimo » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:19 am

It's pretty clear that Amex is experimenting with social media here and deliberately did not advertise it as heavily on other media as it normally would to see how many people they can reach on facebook.

Seeing what pippenmeister says, it was also a brilliant marketing move to increase that Apple-like fanatical love for Amex.

Keep in mind that Amex is getting access to a lot of information (depending how much you willingly put-up) if you like it on facebook, so paying $2,500,000 to collect thousands of person's informations in order to do more direct marketing (and probably risk analyst, I predict the next scandal to break out for someone having their credit limit cut based on what they posted on their wall) is a bargain compared to paying many more millions to have Google do the advertising for them.

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Postby Smerri » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:50 am

I signed up for it too, just haven't been to a small business yet.

As far as the social media experiment, they are definitely active on Facebook. I became a fan of theirs a few weeks ago and they are constantly posting and interacting with customers. (This goes for both American Express and American Express OPEN).

A recent status update:
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We love hearing feedback from our customers. Don't you? Share one of your favorite customer testimonials with us.


Interesting way to interact with customers in a different setting.

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Postby Cucumber » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:08 am

so paying $2,500,000 to collect thousands of person's informations in order to do more direct marketing


And maybe less if a full 100 thou didn't signup for it :ppp

I used it when can we expect the $25 statement credit to show up?
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Postby loogoo » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:47 pm

I remember seeing something about this. Being that I was denied for a Chase card I doubt American Express will approve me now but I sure would love to have a card that runs special offers like this.



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