Shop local is the goal for Shop Small Saturday, an initiative from American Express. This campaign encourages shopping in local brick-and-mortar stores. Here’s the deal: American Express customers get a $25 credit on their bill when they use their American Express card at a local shop on Saturday, November 26. Here’s how it works:
- Register your American Express card at the Shop Small Saturday Facebook page. Then enter the zip code where you’ll shop to find local small businesses.
- Spend at least $25 at a small, locally owned business on Saturday, November 26th, 2011, and get a $25 credit on your card. According to the FAQ, the business doesn’t necessarily have to be listed on the Facebook page but “independently owned and operated businesses located in the USA.”
There’s a limit on the number of American Express cards than can be registered.