Shop the Mom & Pops – Get $25 per card (Update for 2012)
I make hundreds doing this. Shop Mom & Pop stores on November 24th aka “Small Business Saturday” and you will get a $25 statement credit PER CARD if you spend at least $25 in one transaction on your enrolled American Express card.
Yes, I am a crazy person with six no-annual fee Amex cards. Each card has an authorized user. That’s 12 cards x $25 = $300. Like in past years, I plan to swing by my local dry cleaner, wine shop, and restaurants on November 24th. If I don’t actually buy something then and there, I’ll use my Amex to put $25 on one of their gift cards for future purchases. Last year I got multiple gift cards at my favorite Mexican joint.
If you don’t have an American Express card, but would like to get in on this hot kick-back action, there is still time.
Click on “Chip’s Favorite Credit Card Offers” at the top right side of this website for up-to-date deals, terms, and conditions on these cards and more. Email me if you have any questions about which card might be right for your situation. Check out the Gold Delta SkyMiles card. Great promotion! Through that link, you will get 30,000 miles if you spend $1,000 total in three months. That’s enough miles for a free round trip flight and free checked bags for up to nine people in your party.
Authorized users on your American Express accounts can register their cards as well. You still have time to add an authorized user. Just call the number on the back of your card and add them. They will ask for that person’s birthdate and social security number. You do not have to give the social at this time – just a birthdate. But, having the social can get the cards overnighted to you.
This is a Win-Win for everyone. American Express gets goodwill. Consumers get $25 per card in free good and services. Small businesses get more revenue. Those in the Occupy Movement can stick it to The Man, man, by getting a card, adding an authorized user, and helping small businesses $25 at a time.
If you are a small business, go here to download free personalized in-store signage as well as social media and email templates to drive traffic to your small business.
Enroll your eligible American Express® Card at www.ShopSmall.com. Enrollment begins at 12:00AM MST on November 18th and will continue until 11:59PM MST on November 24th unless the enrollment limit is reached sooner. Last year, moments after I made my purchases, I got emails saying “Congratulations, you completed all qualifying transactions on your Card ending in… Expect a statement credit in 3-5 days.” Since I spent exactly what was going to get credited back to me ($25) – I owed nothing on my bill.
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