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Sign me up! Earn Double Points on Purchases at Small Businesses with Eligible American Express Card

American Express has historically provided some great benefits to consumers to promote Small Business Saturday, earmarked for the Saturday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, to encourage consumers to shop at Mom and Pop stores after lining up at big box stores for a $50 flat inch the day before.

In prior years, we’ve seen a credit of $10 after spending a certain amount, though the most generous was easily 2014, where card holders were given this credit up to three times per card. The exception to this was 2015, when no statement credits were issued to consumers, in an effort to focus American Express’ resources to the small businesses themselves.

This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 26 (as expected), though this year’s promotion last much longer than just one day – earn double points on purchases on your eligible American Express credit card at registered Shop Small store from now through December 31! Register here.Shop Small Small Business Saturday Screenshot

This is a huge point-earning opportunity, since it allows credit card holders to earn double points for over 2 months!

A cap of earning points on $100,000 in purchases is in place, and is limited to only the primary card holder on the account, but even so, this is still a great deal. Each card must be enrolled individually on American Express’ website.

The following cards are eligible for this promotion:

  • Membership Rewards Cards
  • Delta SkyMiles Cards
  • Blue Cash Everyday or Blue Cash Preferred
  • Blue Sky
  • HiltonHHonors
  • Starwood Preferred Guest
  • Plenti
  • Schwab Investor Card

For the complete list, visit American Express’ website
Shop Small Small Business Saturday

On the flip side, the following cards are not eligible:

  • Prepaid and Corporate Cards
  • American Express Cards issued by other financial institutions
  • The Plum Card®
  • Clear from American Express®
  • Blue Cash InStore
  • Blue Cash Rebate Card
  • Blue for Students®
  • American Express® Platinum Cash Rebate Card
  • Optima
  • One


Fortunately, since I live in New York City, it isn’t too difficult to find a store that’s associated with this promo, but if you’re not sure if the shop near you is participating, you can always look it up on the Shop Small Map.


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