AMEX Small Business Saturday Will Return 11/30/13; Statement Credit Will Be $10 This Year

Update: Today is the big day, don’t forget to register your cards below before shopping!

Small Business Saturday Registration Linky

Small Business Saturday Qualifiying Stores Map

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Originally posted on 10/01/13:

Small Business Saturday FAQ

-You will be able to register your American Express Cards at www.shopsmall.com at 12:00 A.M. MST (Mountain Standard Time) on 11/24/13 until 11:59 P.M. MST on 11/30/13, unless the registration limit is reached sooner.
-Registration is limited.
-Use your registered cards on 11/30/13 to spend $10 or more in a single in-store transaction at a qualifying small business that appears on the Small Business Saturday Map. Online transactions do not qualify.
-The Small Business Saturday Map will be available from 11/21/13-12/1/13.
-Card Member will receive a one-time $10 statement credit for that transaction from American Express within 90 days after 11/30/13.
-Consumer and small business cards are eligible. Corporate cards and prepaid Card products (other than American Express Serve) are not eligible.
-If the qualifying purchase is returned or cancelled, the statement credit may be reversed.

From past years’ experience this should still work with 3rd party AMEX cards like those from Citi, however if for whatever reason you do not get credit automatically getting it manually will be extremely difficult. With AMEX issued cards it’s easy to be credited manually.

This should also work with primary and secondary cards directly from AMEX, but not with secondary cards from 3rd party issuers like Citi. Of course each card must be registered separately but you are able to use the same email address.  An American Express card can have up to 99 additional users though people have reported going through a financial review for adding too many additional cardholders to their account.

HT: sara

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There’s still time to signup for additional cards (and add additional users to each of those cards) to take advantage of this promotion.

Consumer cards include:
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
-TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express
-American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
-The Platinum Card® from American Express
-Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express
-American Express® Gold Card
-Blue Cash Preferred Card® from American Express
-Blue Cash Everyday Card® from American Express
-Blue Sky from American Express®

Business cards include:
-Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN
-Business Gold Rewards Card® from American Express OPEN
-The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN

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142 Responses to “AMEX Small Business Saturday Will Return 11/30/13; Statement Credit Will Be $10 This Year”

  1. Josh Says:
    1

    $10 bux…boooh!

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  2. Moshe Says:
    2

    BBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  3. Hey Says:
    3

    Sucks!

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  4. Azhoopsfan Says:
    4

    That sucks

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  5. yuneeq Says:
    5

    Disappointing!!

    Guess the fun ride is staying to slow down…

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  6. Sucks Says:
    6

    Sucks

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  7. Anonymous Says:
    7

    Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

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  8. Mo Says:
    8

    stupid, I have been signing up for additional cards for a while now and this does not payout for the spg membership.

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  9. c'mon Says:
    9

    dan, I thought u have with american express?!?! what happened?

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  10. Dogo Says:
    10

    Do they really feel this will get more businesses to accept AMEX?

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  11. Solomon Says:
    11

    Hope it does not get down to $5 next year :(

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  12. milechazzer Says:
    12

    Bummer!
    Where does it say $10? I don’t see it in on the Shop Small page.

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  13. Mo Says:
    13

    @milechazzer: Is there an American Express statement credit offer for Card Members for this year’s Small Business Saturday?
    Yes. American Express is offering Card Members the opportunity to get a one-time $10 statement credit when they register any eligible American Express® Card and use it on 11/30/13 to spend $10 or more in a single in-store transaction at a qualifying small business that appears on the Small Business Saturday Map.

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  14. Dan's the man Says:
    14

    I hope business let you divy up purchases to a few different cards (for examples buy a $50 gift card to the small business using 10 different AmEx cards).

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  15. CHAIM Says:
    15

    DISAPOINTED

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  16. Reuvenhunt Says:
    16

    @ everyone.
    Guys, it’s free money!!!

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  17. Dan Says:
    17

    @Reuvenhunt:
    And it should still be good on all of your primary and secondary cards.
    Not as great as before, but nothing to sneeze at.

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  18. Curtis Says:
    18

    A little more effort and less $, but still free. I’ll take it. Just hope the stores I go to can take 10+ cards, haha.

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  19. savingsbigtime Says:
    19

    $10 free dollars is still something i agree $25 is better ,but look at the bright side its not $0

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  20. Reuvenhunt Says:
    20

    If they made it $9.99, the Brooklyn stores like kol tuv probably wouldn’t let me take advantage:)

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  21. ?? Says:
    21

    You make it sound like AMEX owes you something here…

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  22. zalmen leib teitelbaum Says:
    22

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

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  23. d Says:
    23

    does it work on a bluebird card?

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  24. beeweegee Says:
    24

    @d: No.

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  25. y.g. Says:
    25

    An American Express card can have up to 99 additional users though people have reported going through a financial review for adding too many additional cardholders to their account. is it a safe to add like 5 additional users to all of my cards

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  26. Joe Says:
    26

    Bunch of unimaginative ingrates.
    Just add 2.5x as many AUs as you currently have.
    Chalk the extra hassle up to “increased cost of chasing freebies” Get with the program.

    (2nd line was a joke)

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  27. mjd612 Says:
    27

    @dan- still pays to keep card opened and pay the fee?
    Also if i have business and regular and i close down one will my points stay in my account?

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  28. PBaruch Says:
    28

    Not worth it to get out of bed for.

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  29. Miriam Elyakim Says:
    29

    what about american express jet blue cards?

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  30. drew Says:
    30

    Just a lesson… be happy with what you have when you have it

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  31. WAM Says:
    31

    Quote from fine print: “Merchants in the following categories are also not eligible: …. charities, non-profits…”
    https://freeads.americanexpress.com/merchant/faq

    No tzedakas/yeshivas this year?

    BTW, I totally agree with those that are happy with free money, even if it’s less than last year.

    @mjd612 If your annual fee is $65, make sure to have at least 6 additional cards (AU) to compensate.

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  32. Mjd612 Says:
    32

    @WAM:
    What Amex cards work? Is there a list?
    Platinum? Blue sky?

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  33. eli Says:
    33

    When I try to add an AU on AXP SPG it says please call us so we can review the details of the AU. How can I get around this ?

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  34. gaby Says:
    34

    Not worth the excitement of the past years and for 10 bucks I’m not going to make myself crazy, if I go out will do if not not

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  35. Same Says:
    35

    @WAM:
    They said the same thing last year and didn’t enforce it, but they may change it this year.

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  36. :( Says:
    36

    You mean we actually have to get jobs now???

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  37. ten is not enough Says:
    37

    1. HOW MANY AUs IS SAFER? 2. WHICH CC CHARGE ANNUAL FEES FOR THE AUs? 3. is it worthwhile to space making AUs or all at once 4. MAJOR MT ON DAUGHTER !!!! TWO IS A TOTAL PARTY

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  38. plum card? Says:
    38

    dies this work on Amex Plum card?

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  39. papa Says:
    39

    It’s a huge let down. I was banking on buying gift cards for a year worth of groceries! I better go get a job now!

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  40. Eli Says:
    40

    can AUs be children under 18?

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  41. lisa Says:
    41

    all you people who have a lot of cards, are they all actually in different peoples’ names? Or can I order cards all in my and my husbands name? Are you allowed to order many caAnyone can clarify? rds all in the same name or does it have to be changed a little- though it will still be the same bday and ss??

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  42. FB Says:
    42

    Dan if i have 2 cards on the same statment will i get 2 X?

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  43. yankel Says:
    43

    DO YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE SS NUMS of all ur au’s?

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  44. Dan Says:
    44

    @FB:
    If they have different numbers.

    @yankel:
    No, not over the phone.

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  45. chay Says:
    45

    Does a bloomingdales amex card qualify?

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  46. Farj Says:
    46

    Does Macys Amex qualify?

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  47. h Says:
    47

    Could anyone please let me know how many AU is safe to add to avoid a Financial Review…

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  48. Maven Says:
    48

    SOMETHING EVERY BUSINESS SHOULD KNOW!!!

    This year, unlike previous years, in order for a business to be part of the Small Business Saturday program – the business MUST register on Amex Shop Small website. If they don’t register then they will not be part of the program!

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  49. ira Says:
    49

    @WAM:

    i understood that to mean that the organization cannot take advantage of the advertising available to small business users, not that the org. could not participate in program. Any thoughts on the matter?

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  50. Fidelity Says:
    50

    Had no issue using a Fidelity Amex last year for this

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  51. Yalili Says:
    51

    Isnt registration supposed to be live now?!

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  52. Yalili Says:
    52

    Sorry. Starts MST! 2 hours behind EST.

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  53. David R Says:
    53

    @Yalili: No, read the post again.

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  54. Noturbizniss Says:
    54

    It opened at 12 est. I registered my 43 cards by 1220

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  55. dogo Says:
    55

    it is open for the past hour! i got conformations.

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  56. TheNewGuy Says:
    56

    Sounds like most of you guys spent the whole year waiting for the $25 and the minuscule $10 is crushing your dreams. My heart goes out to all of you.

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  57. Hiding Says:
    57

    No, same sweet dreams, just 2.5X as many cards for amex to print out for me.

    ReplyReply
  58. badabinging Says:
    58

    43 cards!!! Wow!! I have same amount as last year so for me this is a 60% reduction in benefit… :(

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  59. qu Says:
    59

    If I close the card after small business Saturday even before posting the $10 on to my acct will I still get the statement credit any idea?

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  60. Yossi Says:
    60

    registered 24 cards ? now , where do I use them ?

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  61. MarkS Says:
    61

    Registered my 12 cards….

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  62. A Says:
    62

    Is there a phone # too where u could register? Last year there was

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  63. Ymksa Says:
    63

    Do you have to have the physical card to register? Waiting for cards to come in mail and want to register then already…

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  64. Jason Smith Says:
    64

    Since the AMEX terms clearly stated that charities were not eligible to register and I see plenty of Tzedakos listed, I think it just becomes a Mitzvah Habo Beaveirah if you contribute.

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  65. da Says:
    65

    Sorry

    This system cannot validate your Card information.

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  66. Jason Smith Says:
    66

    The Amex Terms of signup

    “You must not be a government agency, public administration organization, political organization, charity, non-profit, business or trade association, direct seller or shopping property management firm”

    Please don’t give any money to the tzedakos that signed up and maybe next year they will stop this huge Chillul Hashem.

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  67. Avi Says:
    67

    Anyone know if I can I use all my Amex cards for separate purchases at a single qualifying store and get multiple $10 credits?

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  68. C Says:
    68

    I registered on phone for a bunch of new cards with my siblings names.now in the mail I got a letter for each new card requesting ss numbers. Do I need to call them and register them with Ss numbers in order to activate the cards, how do I go about this?

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  69. rachel Says:
    69

    Does bluebird american express work?

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  70. TheNewGuy Says:
    70

    @ymksa 866-515-4134
    @avi it worked last year
    @C yes every AU needs your SS of the supposed user for this exact reason- they don’t want scams

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  71. Sanity Please Says:
    71

    Guys,
    If you guys take unfair advantage of AmEx, i.e. ordering 63 cards, keep in mind:
    1. You will probably be ruining it in the future for regular honest people, who aren’t looking to rip every free penny they can get, i.e. they start profiling certain zip codes.
    2. Think of Chillul Hashem of lots of frivolous additional card requests from certain zip codes.

    Please guys, don’t lose all you decency for $10.
    If you rip too much, you will end up with nothing at the end, all you are doing is that companies will stop doing these generous offers.

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  72. Emes Says:
    72

    Just registered 39 cards! :)

    @ C: Providing them with your siblings SSN will cause it to be reported on their credit bureau. Best to check with them prior, and, even better, don’t provide it. Cards will still work.

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  73. Mark Says:
    73

    Amex business platinum work?

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  74. DrA Says:
    74

    Also works for Amex Hilton HHonors cards

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  75. CMS Says:
    75

    If I registered a few cards last year, do I need to register them (same ones) again this year?

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  76. Yossi Says:
    76

    @Farj: It worked for me last year. Dont know about this year.

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  77. Yossi Says:
    77

    Pigs.. What a chillul hashem.. 43 cards ?
    and then u guys are wondering why they reduced to $10..

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  78. josh Says:
    78

    anyone know if the bluebird card would work for this?

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  79. TheNewGuy Says:
    79

    @Emes: emes? Seriously? That’s what the guy with 39 cards thinks if himself? Smell the coffee bro. Ain’t no bigger shakran than you

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  80. DANIEL ZUCKER Says:
    80

    DO JET BLUE AMEX QUALIFY?

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  81. HUCAFan Says:
    81

    FYI – I don’t think AMEX Serve was eligible last year – but it is this year – I got an email about it and already registered!

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  82. Kevin Says:
    82

    @Daniel Z:Of course

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  83. DoGo Says:
    83

    35!
    Does wrong first name qualify?

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  84. robert Says:
    84

    how do us here in israel take advantage? any bizness out there that wants to help us?

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  85. Dan's the man Says:
    85

    Anyone know of any kosher supermarkets in the Monsey / Teaneck / Passaic area that will be open motzei shabbos and that sells gift cards for future use?

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  86. magrie Says:
    86

    can you get credit at many different stores on the same card? or only one credit per card??

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  87. TheNewGuy Says:
    87

    @magrie one credit per card

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  88. mf Says:
    88

    Gm,
    Would it also work for a Macys AMEX card?

    Tx

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  89. bracha Says:
    89

    I registered a few cards, and they all said they were registered successfully, but I only got 1 confirmation email? Did anyone else have this?

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  90. Chabad Says:
    90

    Can you confirm – or help me find where in the terms it says – that when charging a card with a registered business on Square, you’ll get a statement credit?
    Thanks a lot.

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  91. Chabad Says:
    91

    Scratch that.
    I just noticed the quote from the terms from a previous comment that it’s not for charities. And finally found on AMEX – card readers (like Square) are not eligible.

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  92. SB Says:
    92

    @bracha:

    If you used a gmail address the confirmations are probably combined into one email. All four of my cards were confirmed one on top of the other ( just have to scroll down).

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  93. bracha Says:
    93

    SB, it did use a gmail address, but I scrolled down and still only see one confirmation. ( I disabled that conversation thing, maybe that is what caused yours to be combined?)

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  94. bingo Says:
    94

    anyone experiencing my problem? i am trying o register but i keep geting message “Sorry

    This system cannot validate your Card information.

    any help here?

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  95. mm Says:
    95

    @bingo
    I just tried to register my SPG ameex card and got the same msg: “Sorry This system cannot validate your Card information.”
    So does SPG not work, anyone was able to register it?

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  96. @Jonny Says:
    96

    I just tried to register costco amex card and got the same msg:

    Sorry
    This system cannot validate your Card information.

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  97. PromoFan Says:
    97

    Im geting this eror now on a few types of Amex cards Im trying to Register. I regiserd alot of cards already without any isue erlier today. the system might be down. will try again later. If anyone has anymore Info Please update.

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  98. PromoFan Says:
    98

    Update: I was using IE So I tryd Chrome and its working.

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  99. mm Says:
    99

    I just registered my other Amex cards (Hilton,Premier Gold) like just 5 mins ago and it worked but SPG is still givin me a msg about validating my card.
    Has anyone successfully register SPG recently?

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  100. chabadrox Says:
    100

    @Dan does amex bluebird debit card also qualify for sbs?

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  101. chabadrox Says:
    101

    just tried and bluebird doesnt qualify…oh well. it should though cuz its not a prepaid card, no?

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  102. Azis Papa Says:
    102

    I had no trouble registering my SPG cards.

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  103. Sguitarist18 Says:
    103

    Is it confirmed that only stores that have registered with AMEX are eligible?

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  104. AG Says:
    104

    It says no online stores. Is that new? I believe I used the promotion last year for online purchases.

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  105. nate Says:
    105

    can’t get my spg or costco cards validated. duno y not? workd the other day. is registration closed?

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  106. Yankees Says:
    106

    Just tried doing it like Dan but they woukd not do it for me.

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  107. aharon Says:
    107

    I successfully validated SPG and Costco cards. Only one card wouldn’t work and that was a card that I couldn’t activate on my amex on line profile either. suspect the card may be closed. Any suggestions where to use 17 cards either in the Miami area, or on the phone to a Lakewood store?

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  108. savan Says:
    108

    @Sanity Please:

    THANK YOU for posting this. People should never say tzedakos and how to make a scam in the same thought. It gives us a bad name and is just greedy!

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  109. Yosef Says:
    109

    This is probably a dumb question – but if a business is not on the map – is it for sure a non-starter. There is a biz that I got all my credits at last year that accepts amex but is not on the map…at least I can’t get it to come up… Help! Thanks!

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  110. Molo Says:
    110

    Doesn’t it work with bluebird?

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  111. Fan Says:
    111

    Any good SBS options in Baltimore?

    Seven Mile Market will work?
    Any other good options?

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  112. Jack Says:
    112

    Just returned home after using all nine of my AMEX branded cards. None of
    the small businesses I went to were on the map although they were the
    same ones I went to in years past and received the statement credit.
    I received confirmations by email already for all nine although this
    was part of the email:

    We are currently processing your transaction in order to determine if
    you qualify for the one-time $10 statement credit associated with the
    American Express Card Member Offer for Small Business Saturday.

    If your transaction qualifies for the American Express Card Member Offer,
    you will receive a $10 statement credit from American Express within 90 days.

    We’ll see how it turns out.

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  113. bud Says:
    113

    any websites offering stuff for $10 and FS?

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  114. Smendrick Says:
    114

    Gift certificate available!!!

    KOSHER YAMA SUSHI
    8163 LEFFERTS BLVD, KEW GARDENS, NY, 11415-1728

    718-880-1750

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  115. Got $40 off! (4 cards!) Says:
    115

    Merkaz Stam is still on the map this year- just got a gorgeous Rambam Menorah for free, after their %20 discount on Menorahs and my 4 cards!! Oh yeah! They are open now- 718-773-1120

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  116. Froym Says:
    116

    @Got $40 off! (4 cards!): How about Hamafitz?

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  117. Dd Says:
    117

    Thank you AMEX and Dan for all your help!! Just bought my wife a Bosch 48 cards ;)

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  118. BrooklynDan Says:
    118

    just got $80 gift card at Sunflower cafe in brooklyn!
    Heading to Cafe Venezia for $90 gift card as well.

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  119. Joe Says:
    119

    @Dd: where ?

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  120. petzel Says:
    120

    is goldbergs grocery on 18th ave in brooklyn on the list?

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  121. Joe Says:
    121

    @petzel: they are on the map

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  122. Dan's the man Says:
    122

    Shelly’s in Teaneck is open and on the list. The manager was very accomadating breaking up my gift card purchase into multiple $10 charges on different Amex cards. The gift card could be used at Shellys and Noah’s Ark.

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  123. milechazzer Says:
    123

    Any websites to submit cards (easily) to online now, for $10 gift cards or to combine charges for a larger gift card?

    thx

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  124. Moshe Says:
    124

    Can the merchant type in the cc numbers over the phone, or does he have to swipe the card?

    (What if the card strip on the card is worn out, are you out of luck?)

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  125. Rachel Says:
    125

    @Dd: Where did you get the Bosch?

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  126. BrooklynDan Says:
    126

    @Moshe: They were able to punch in numbers for me, other merchants may vary

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  127. Got $40 off! (4 cards!) Says:
    127

    Yup- that’s how I did it at Merkaz Stam, over the phone 718-773-1120

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  128. Fan Says:
    128

    Dougie’s in Baltimore is doing the Amex credit on Gift Cards. :)

    ReplyReply
  129. Yoni Says:
    129

    Can some one please post stores that this is working over the phone?

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  130. chaim Says:
    130

    btw Chabad of Las Cruces (in New Mexico) is on the map
    their website is JewishLC.com

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  131. quick ques Says:
    131

    what happens if shopped first? by mistake forgot to register one card before charging it… now it’s registered but will credit work? or should I call store to charge again?

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  132. $110 Says:
    132

    For all of you who are to great to get out of bed for 10.00 we went to a local restaurant and got a 110 gift card which we paid for with11 cards and will use whenever we want. Thank you amex for the gift.

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  133. WAM Says:
    133

    @quick ques:

    Chat with Amex online, see if they help…

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  134. Shmendrick Says:
    134

    Taking phone orders VHQ
    KOSHER YAMA SUSHI
    8163 LEFFERTS BLVD, KEW GARDENS, NY, 11415-1728

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  135. ruch Says:
    135

    gotsome free books and groceries!! it feels good :)

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  136. bud Says:
    136

    @Got $40 :
    thanks for leaving their name/numb. i got $70 store credit over the phone bet. 11:57pm and 12:02am EST. (and 7 emails from amex conf.)

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  137. sara Says:
    137

    I didn’t get any email conf. Does that mean that the seller did not qualify? Too late now…

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  138. Anyone else? Says:
    138

    I went into a store last night at about 7 PM EST and used a few cards and didn’t get any emails ….. The charges show as pending and all the cards were registered and u have emails showing they were….
    Anyone else have this?

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  139. frd Says:
    139

    180 bucks

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  140. dsh Says:
    140

    @Anyone else?
    i didn’t get emails but just checked my account and i was credited. It seems emails were not necessarily sent.

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  141. BB Says:
    141

    Happy to report that I got credited for all cards that I used for a charity :).

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  142. boruch Says:
    142

    i registered for this but didnt charge anyting on the date, i still automatically got a $10 refund! :)

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