Support Local Businesses And You Could Earn $25!

As the holiday shopping season opens, it’s the best time of year to shop at your favourite local, independent businesses. On November 27, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, join the movement and celebrate Small Business Saturday. Spend at least $25 using your registered American Express┬« Card at a small business that day to earn a $25 statement credit from American Express.

It’s a way of honouring the businesses that are the backbone of the economy. It’s also an important way to support your own neighbours, because for every $100 spent at local small businesses, $68 returns to the community, according to Civic Economics.

Small Business Saturday is being presented in partnership with local advocacy, business, and trade organisations across the United States. American Express is donating $1 to Girls Inc. for each of the first 500,000 “Likes” of the Small Business Saturday Facebook page.

Here’s how to get involved:

  • If you’re an American Express┬« Cardmember, register your Card to be eligible to earn a $25 statement credit on any purchase of at least $25 on November 27 at locally owned independent small businesses that accept American Express. Enrollment is required, and limited to the first 100,000 people who register at https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/US/sbs.
  • If you’re a Small Business Owner, sign up at http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday to receive a $100 Facebook advertising credit to help build online buzz and drive customers to your business. Supplies of advertising inventory for this offer are limited, so sign up now. You can also download promotional materials and a number of social media tools.
  • If you want to Join the Movement and help support Small Business, visit http://www.facebook.com/smallbusinesssaturday, where you can “like” Small Business Saturday, syndicate news feeds about the day to your personal networks and spread the word by giving a shout-out to your favourite local shops and restaurants via Facebook and Twitter.

Terms and conditions apply to each of the offers described here, and you can see them and learn much more about the program at http://www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.

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