American Express Small Business Saturday Will Return 11/26/11!

I got confirmation emails from American Express within 40 minutes of making the purchases that I will be receiving the $25 credit on all of my American Express cards, including on my additional user cards, business cards, and Citibank issued American Express cards!

Update, 11/26: Registration is now closed. Go out and spend $25 on all of the cards that you have already registered!

Update, 11/25: Don’t forget to register and use your cards tomorrow for $25 in free spending at small businesses!

Registration is now open via the link below. It is letting additional cardholders and Citibank American Express cards register as well, just like last year. This promo is for spending on any AMEX at non-chain stores on Saturday, November 26. You can do this promotion in addition to the Fedex free $25 gift card promotion.

Small Business Saturday Registration Linky

American Express is bringing back Small Business Saturday this year with $25 credits for spending $25 at small businesses on 11/26 (always like a nice b-day present, thanks AMEX for even getting the date right this year, on my 27th birthday and on the 7th anniversary of when I started a little blog called ctownbochur.blogspot.com)

Here is the post and 163 comments on last year’s deal.

Last year the $25 credit worked once for every AMEX card, including on additional cards and AMEX cards issued by other banks like from Citi. They also extended to spending period from just the day after black friday until the end of the year. The exact details for this year’s program are unknown at this point, but I’ll be sure to post them as they come in! Registration will be required and I’ll post the link as soon as registration is open.

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142 Responses to “American Express Small Business Saturday Will Return 11/26/11!”

  1. American Express Small Business Saturday Will Return 11/26/11 - FlyerTalk Forums Says:
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  2. Moe Says:
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    does this work for international purchases?
    thankx

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  3. Ez Says:
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    At the Amex Link, Like, love promotion they had recently, they did not offer the discounts for Citi Amex cards. so i hope this time they will.

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  4. Jimbob Says:
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    Yay!!! Just be careful of adding too many cards on to your cc account. Financial review trigger……

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  5. JoeyJava Says:
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    so just for clarification this would even apply for a macy’s cc and the costco amex’s

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  6. Jimbob Says:
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    @JoeyJava: if it’s amex… it did last year…

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  7. Justin Says:
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    If I have 3 AMEX cards, does it mean I can get $25×3=$75 credit?

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  8. shach Says:
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    @Justin: yes
    @dan will it run another three weeks again?

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  9. Tim Says:
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    I loved this promotion last year, but what was your source that the $25 credit is coming back this year? The only thing that I can find on the SBS website and on their Facebook page is that the “day” is coming back, not necessarily the $25 credit.

    What’s your source? There is nothing online that I can find.

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  10. sky121 Says:
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    Can’t think of any small businesses open Saturday night. No Kosher restaurants where I’ll be!

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  11. John Says:
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    To answer Mose, last year I charged $25 on each of around 15 cards in Israel, and never got refunded. The language of the offer definitely did not limit int’l purchases. I never got around to fighting it though.

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  12. theduke Says:
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    i made 125$ last year on 5 cards, everything went smoothly. can’t wait for this year…

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  13. yada Says:
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    Milked this last year. Just cancelled a bunch of AMEX :( better start opening new ones. Does AA AMEX work??

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  14. Anonymous Says:
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    @John: It was only Nationwide

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  15. Kayef Says:
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    @Tim: Go to smallbusinesssaturday.com and look under the FAQ there is actually a link there to register cards but it doesn’t work yet. It also clearly says that it will run through dec. 31 not like last year when it started out as just 1 day and then got extended.

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  16. kayef Says:
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    I see now that they changed the website within the past week or 2 and there is no option for the faqs. lets hope they didn’t change the rules also!

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  17. ed Says:
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    is there any way to buy amex gift cards and still b eligible?

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  18. Zevy K Bus Says:
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    This is the most exciting thing since the invention of the wheel.

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  19. Nooch, Says:
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    What is considered a small business,

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  20. Anonymous Says:
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    @Nooch,: @Nooch,:
    According to the SBA a small business in one with less than 500 employees. I don’t know how amex defines it though.

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  21. btw Says:
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    can you please supply basic instructions.
    Thanx!

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  22. rache Says:
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    does anyone know if 711 is considered a small business?

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  23. mommafrica Says:
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    @ Nooch
    a mom & pop store, the salon where ur mother/wife goes,that deli where u buy her flowers-simply put:a sm business owner & not a chain of restaurants,hotels;etc

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  24. Yitz Says:
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    Dan,
    Does this work if I purchase a $25 gift card to a small business?

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  25. Anonymous Says:
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    @rache: Seriously?

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  26. al Says:
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    why on shabbos?!?!? anyone have ideas of small business type places to run and spend the money?

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  27. Josh Says:
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    If they are going to extend this to 12/31 like last year will we find out before or after 11/26?

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  28. Josh Says:
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    Can we sign multiple cards up using the same email or is that a bad idea?

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  29. Dan Says:
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    @al:
    In CLE both the pizza shop (the better of the 2 we have left ;) ) and the kosher grocery store let people charge their cards and get gift cards or credit for future purchases.

    Last year AMEX announced on that night though that they were extending the promotion until 12/31, but I have no idea if they’ll do that again this year.

    @Josh:
    I did it last year like that without any issues, but it’s probably better not to.

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  30. sam Says:
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    anyone try in baltimore last year? which stores open moztai shabbos and will work? I did david chu’s last year and it worked but that was not on MS.

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  31. Jeff Says:
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    Is this good for Amex Biz casds or only personal?

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  32. Dan Says:
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    @Jeff:
    Both!

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  33. Yup Says:
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    @Dan:

    Dan, not a good idea to use the same email for different card names, or also not good for the same name?

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  34. Mark Says:
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    Would this work on Delta Amex card as well??

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  35. Dan Says:
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    @Mark:
    Sure

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  36. Anonymous Says:
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    do i need to use diff email add for multiple cards?

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  37. joeyjava Says:
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    any luck for anyone?

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  38. Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Says:
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    I registered all 4 of my Amex cards under the same email address. I hope that won’t be a problem; I don’t see why it would be. I’ll be stopping at the mall for a late-night shopping spree on Motzei Shabbos! Thanks for the heads-up, Dan! ;-)

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  39. Dan Says:
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    @Anonymous:
    No.

    @joeyjava:
    ?

    @Smarter Than A Fifth Grader:
    Just remember it won’t work at chain stores!

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  40. sunny Says:
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    just tried both cards & got rejected 4 2nd card said i already registered.tried again with different email also no go .. .should i try different name??also if u r in2 wine scotch liquor stores r good place 2 go that r open sat.nites.

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  41. Yitzchok Says:
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    I got emails that all 4 cards are registered! Tnx!

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  42. Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Says:
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    Thanks for the word of caution, Dan. There are several strip malls in my area with “mom & pop owned” stores. I plan to treat myself to a few things! Happy Early Chanukah to me! :-)

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  43. Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Says:
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    @Yitzchok: Me, too! And the emails were account-specific, giving the last several digits of the cards registered! Can’t wait to enjoy this perk!

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  44. fred Says:
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    @dan
    Just registered a bunch including some citi ones but my penfed amex not working….anyone have luck with any amex other than citi?

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  45. sunny Says:
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    just received email that 2nd card is registered!!! not sure what happened but cool

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  46. Mark Says:
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    Does the Gold Amex work?

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  47. Smarter Than A Fifth Grader Says:
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    @Mark: I successfully registered my Premier Gold Amex, Platinum, Blue, and Citi Amex cards. I received confirmation emails for all of them!

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  48. Charity Says:
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    Can you call Kupat HAir (or the like) on Saturday night and do some easy donations?

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  49. theduke Says:
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    my penfed amex is not working either, but i registered 7 other ones:)

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  50. shum Says:
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    your da bomb dan thank you very much
    just did 7cc and i have 3 more and its not working..dan do you know how will it work?

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  51. sol Says:
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    Sam: it worked in Baltimore last year. 3 different restaurants

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  52. Fan of dan Says:
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    Can I get three for the same Amex account with each authorized user? Also do I need to register on the facebook page or the link is enough?

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  53. maanygreen Says:
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    Dan, can i buy online with this offer?

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  54. yuda Says:
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    Hi dan you are the man
    Where does it work in borough park and where did it work last year
    Thanks

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  55. mannygreen Says:
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    Dan, when i try to sign up i get this massage,,,Oops, our records show that you’ve already registered for this offer. We limit the number of times that a Cardmember can register for each offer. what does this mean i never registered????

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  56. Steveo (one word) AKA 'The Closer' Says:
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    @Dan! You’re the man, Donnyboy! I just registered TWENTY THREE AMEX CARDS!!! ( I also got all of them bec of you, son.) Between SPG, PRG, Platinum, and Business cards (all under me) I will now receive $500, FREE!! Follow the leader, baby…..Hello free money :-)

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  57. Good Deed Says:
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    Perhaps use this out to give a donation to your local Chabad House it wont cost you anything and you will do a great Mitzva

    Check Chabad.org/centers for your local center

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  58. yudig Says:
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    if i purchase a gc online for a small business such as a restaurant…will that go thru ok?

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  59. Forum fan Says:
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    If you need anything from Amex Tweet them, the guys in the twitter dept are very chilled! Got myself 75k .

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  60. Anonymous Says:
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    Just signed up my 9 cards, hopefully they will all work!

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  61. APoshiterYid Says:
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    @Dan: Thanks Dan, just signed up a few :)
    I noticed in the ToS it says: “Additionally, if you received a $25 statement credit in connection with Small Business Saturday through American Express’ offer on Facebook or Foursquare, you will not be eligible to receive the statement credit through this offer.”
    Do you think this is referring to the Link, Live, Love promotion?

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  62. Anonymous Says:
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    @APoshiterYid:

    yes it is

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  63. APoshiterYid Says:
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    @Anonymous:
    I’m just wondering on what basis you say this, as it calls it “Small Business Saturday” through American Express’ offer on Facebook or Foursquare. They didn’t call it that as far as I know, but then again I don’t know what they did call that…

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  64. alce Says:
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    last year i got 5 gift cards at Haddar restaurant in Flatbush.
    In boro park u can shop at Mega13 or Super13 on 13th avenue 53 & 52 streets

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  65. Yitzchok Says:
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    Does anyone have ideas of small businesses open on motzei shabbos in Lakewood? (other than pizza/food)

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  66. dan man Says:
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    Does it work for additional card holders also??

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  67. Avi in lakewood Says:
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    @Yitzchok: Bitz Of Glitz

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  68. yitz Says:
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    @Yitzchok: judaica stores

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  69. yoeli Says:
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    @alce: dosnt the stores need to be registered somewhere as a small buisness i can just go into any store

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  70. yuda Says:
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    Dan Does amex card from apple bank qualify for this

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  71. tuvz Says:
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    i am a secondary cardholder on an amex gold card, i have the card in my name…is this good enough to qualify for the deal?

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  72. Donate $25 Says:
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    You can donate to ivolunteerny.com a Chabad shliach who also helps Holocaust survivors. Just donate $25 on Nov. 26 and you’ll get it back. What a Great Mitzva.

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  73. luvflying11 Says:
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    Dan,
    Is the $25 dollar charge needs to be a “single” transaction or can it be “multiple” transaction totaling $25?

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  74. Zvi Says:
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    Do you need to register on Facebook?
    I registered on the ‘linky’ you posted and in the terms it said: “To be eligible for the Small Business Saturday $25 statement credit, you must (1) register any valid U.S. American Express® Consumer Card or Business Card by clicking on the link at http://www.facebook.com/shopsmallwww.shopsmallnow.com and follow the directions provided, and (2) use that Card to make a purchase of $25 or more at a small business on November 26, 2011.”
    Any idea if you really have to go to Facebook (which is blocked by me) ?

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  75. Miriam Says:
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    Do charitable organizations qualify? Can I donate $25 to my local Hatzolah, Tomchei Shabbos, Bikur Cholim, etc on Motzei Shabbos and get the Amex $25 credit?

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  76. Miriam Says:
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    @Zvi: No – I registered without Facebook and got a confirmation email

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  77. rafi Says:
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    does a Bank of America Amex qualify?

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  78. GRP Says:
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    Deal is dead?
    I got this message when I tried to sign up…

    Unfortunately the maximum number of Cardmembers have already registered for this offer. Please visit https://sync.americanexpress.com/ to learn more about other exclusive offers available for American Express® Cardmembers.

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  79. Jason Says:
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    D’oh! A day late and a dollar short!

    Unfortunately the maximum number of Cardmembers have already registered for this offer. Please visit https://sync.americanexpress.com/ to learn more about other exclusive offers available for American Express® Cardmembers.

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  80. HSS Says:
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    @rafi:

    YES!! Assuming you registered it for the promo already it will definitely work!! I used mine last year and plan on using it again tonight!!!

    HSS

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  81. joe Says:
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    Any idea as of now if they will be extending till the end of the year?

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  82. Shmu Says:
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    IMPORTANT: Does the business have to be registered as well or will this work at ANY small business?? Please let me know asap, I have 9 credit cards registered…

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  83. Any online places? Says:
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    Are any online places considered small business?

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  84. clevelander Says:
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    @Shmu: I called them on friday and they said they do not have to be registered. They said a small business is less then then 50 employees and they also sai dthey not being very strict on that number. enjoy

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  85. clevelander Says:
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    @Any online places?: online purchases do NOT count.

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  86. rich Says:
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    Where can I see a list of small bussiness?

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  87. fred Says:
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    Got an email. Congratulations, you have met all spending qualifications on your card anding in xxxx! You should receive your statement credit in 2-3 business days. They are very efficient this year.

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  88. Anonymous Says:
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    Z berman books in passaic is opened tonight and is eligible

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  89. steven Says:
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    Is there anyway to still register tonight

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  90. lakewood Says:
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    @rich: there is no list. its any business with less then 50 employees.

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  91. deal killer Says:
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    I tried pomegranate in brooklyn and didn’t get a email confirm saying I will get a credit – previouly went to another store and instantly got email confirm

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  92. Anonymous Says:
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    @deal killer:
    Pomegranate is not consideed a small business.

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  93. Anonymous Says:
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    http://www.Chabad.org/donate works. I just tried it and got the message from Amex that it worked.

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  94. Any online places? Says:
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    I meant; Is there any online store which has a physical small business presence?

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  95. ? Says:
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    What happens If I spend less than 25? Do I get a credit for zero, the amount spent or the full 25?

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  96. lakewood Says:
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    @Any online places?: they said anything bought on line does not count, you must physcilly go to the small business.

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  97. metoo Says:
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    Is there a way to check which cards are registered? I found email confirmations for some, but can’t find the others and I think I registered all of mine.

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  98. ! Says:
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    The Obamas shop at a bookstore near the White House to support Small Business Saturday: http://apne.ws/trxDPp

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  99. me Says:
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    @Any online places?:
    z bermans works online…. u can buy gift cards as well.

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  100. me Says:
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    @clevelander:
    not true at all

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  101. Yitzchok Says:
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    I got an instant email that it worked…..all 3 times that I did it for my local Yeshiva

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  102. yosef w Says:
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    happy birthday DAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! may u and the website be going to 120!

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  103. Dini Says:
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    Free sushi from Sushi Spot 2 in Crown Heights. Thanks, Amex!

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  104. fred Says:
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    If you don’t spend 25 u get ZERO!

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  105. fred Says:
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    @dan:
    I got my emails instantly! Its a goo way to check if the store is eligible. Wait a few min. And if no conf then try another store. Its best to buy stuff that can be returned.

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  106. saea Says:
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    you get no credit for less than $25 purchase
    bought gift certificates in eichler’s, lots of people on line doing the same thing, they told me they’re open tonight special for this

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  107. Manu Says:
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    That was fun! Thank you!

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  108. happy camper Says:
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    I went to shnapps liquer on Ave m with a couple of cards. The owner was very nice . He broke down the bill and split it between all the cards

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  109. shmul Says:
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    Here is the list of stores
    http://shopsmallnow.com/

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  110. Steveo Says:
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    pomegranate is a sbs merchant:
    http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday type in zip code 11230 and its listed on page 2

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  111. rich Says:
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    Just got an email from amex on my seven cards that it went thru

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  112. NJG Says:
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    I think that the email confirmations only come from businesses that they themselves registered for this event, however there are many other businesses that qualify. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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  113. mike Says:
    113

    I charged 4 cards by super 13 in BP behind me was a man with 11 amex cards waiting to charge..

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  114. mocha Says:
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    @lakewood: Whose they? too late now but when I called last week Amex said the exact opposite.

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  115. Arthur Says:
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    I shopped at Pomegranate too and have not received a confirmation email.

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  116. Goldmine Says:
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    I charged 15 but only got 12 confirmation emails. Do you think I’ll still get the credit if I didn’t get the confirmation?

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  117. donor Says:
    117

    I registered the card via the linky that Dan published a few days ago and got confirmation via email from Amex; I donated today via Holocaust survivor linky and got “We appreciate your contribution to iVolunteer New York. Below is a summary of your payment:1 – Every Penny Counts (25) $25.00″
    but did NOT get an email about any rebate nor an Amazon GC. What did I miss?

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  118. Andrew L Says:
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    I swiped my family’s cards through the Square reader on my phone and they instantly got the confirmation email.

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  119. levi Says:
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    100$ credit at kol tuv

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  120. alce Says:
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    Dan,
    Thank u, recvd conf for the 8 charges

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  121. ShmuliT Says:
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    Thanks for the free pizza:)

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  122. M. Josef Says:
    122

    Dan, Ur The Man! Had 3 Cards, Hilton, Gold, & Starwoods. Ordered 5 more additional Users for each. $25 x18 cards = $450. 100 went to Tzedakah! 350 in gifts cards for places I always go to eat. Great Motzei Shabbos! Thanx Dan! A Gr8 Chodesh 2u!

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  123. lakewood Says:
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    @mocha: I read it on dansdeals/fourms

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  124. boruch Says:
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    I love it that normally most jewish stores refuse to take your amex card. Suddenly they all take it …
    Let’s see what tomorrow bring ;)

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  125. anony Says:
    125

    I registered 2 cards and used it at stores that were on their small business list. However, I did not receive any emails confirming that I’ll receive the credit. Should I worry?

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  126. Mordy Says:
    126

    I used 3 cards to buy @96 worth o sushi. I did not receive any emails.

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  127. chaim Says:
    127

    @boruch:
    tomorrow their machines will forget how to take amex

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  128. Screwed Says:
    128

    Classic, I tried donating money to a local tzedaka that was advertising that they will put the charge through on 12/26. Just checked my gold card they put it through on the 25th.

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  129. Josh Says:
    129

    @donor #117, I did the same thing and have not received any email confirmation from AMEX. Dan, you posted that it would work, any idea what the story is here? I used two different cards with it

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  130. Yaks Says:
    130

    Anyone shopped at rockland kosher in Monsey? I received confirmation for all my expenditures besides for the ones done there?! My friend had the same experience! I know they were listed on the small business page that was linked to amex’s site. Anyone have the same experience?

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  131. Dan Says:
    131

    I would give it a week and see if the credit comes through automatically guys, don’t worry too much about the email.

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  132. Josh Says:
    132

    @Dan, if the credit doesn’t show, any way to get it after the fact?

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  133. Dan Says:
    133

    @Josh:
    Yes, the social media team will be able to give you a credit.

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  134. manny Says:
    134

    yay! i charged a total of 12 cards yesterday! 7 at orchedia and 5 at a supermarket. walking down the streets in BP last night everyone was talking about where they spent thier amex. a guy behind me in line was impressed that i had 4 card that still had the activation stickers on them!

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  135. Yaakov Says:
    135

    My children’s school sent out emails trying to get people to donate money to them via this deal. I called the executive director and said I was prepared to donate $250 on the condition that the school allow me to charge my tuition to AMEX. He refused. So did I. I give as good as I get.

    I think it’s a chutzpah for any store, business, or institution to try to score $ off this deal and then not accept AMEX for payments.

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  136. Reuven Says:
    136

    @Screwed:
    I have the same issue, with the ad advertised.
    If it sticks and I lost out for trying to do a decent thing, I may challenge it if they don’t refund me.
    Dan, any thoughts on the IVolunteer issues?

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  137. Dan Says:
    137

    @Reuven:
    See comment 131.

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  138. shard Says:
    138

    I also have 2 card numbers on one statement but only got 1 credit..I called Amex and they said that it can take up to 2 billing cycles to get the credit and he checked with a manager as well..if i don’t get the credit then call back and they will manually do it…

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  139. Abe Says:
    139

    Is there a way to get in touch with Amex about my macys Amex i am not getting it and Amex said call macys and macys said call amex what should i do?

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  140. Elaine Says:
    140

    @Abe:
    I have the same problem. I got my Macy’s bill and called them and they said call AMEX. AMEX said they don’t have access to my account, only Macy’s does. I vaguely remember getting the confirmation email, but I must have accidently deleted it. I’m going to try to call number on back of card tomorrow.

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  141. Elaine Says:
    141

    I just called Macy’s again and this time I got a helpful agent who was familiar with the offer. She graciously called AMEX while I was on hold and she told me that even though they were not part of the promo, they were crediting my account. They will do that for anyone who did not get the credit – They just have to call AMEX.

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  142. Sarek Says:
    142

    It’s now Feb. 13, over 2 billing cycles, and I do not have the credit. My AmEx is through Bank of America, which denies any knowledge. AmEx says it has to come from BoA. I have an Email from AmEx saying that I have completed the qualifying transaction. So this must be a scam run by AmEx.

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