Small Business Saturday: Check out this promotion and save big!

American Express is holding their annual Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012. Why should Boulder Families care? This is a really great opportunity to support local businesses, but it is also a fantastic way for families to save a lot! On November 24th when you spend at least $25 at participating local businesses using your American Express card you will get a $25 statement credit. This rocks!

There are a few things you need to do to get ready for this money saving event:

1. Register your Amex card[s] on November 18th. They say their is limited registration so I would actually get online and register as early on the 18th as possible. Don’t forget to register ALL of your cards with unique numbers because you can get the credit for each of these. For the registration site click here.

2. Research your favorite local stores to see if they will be participating. To do your research you can click here to see their Shop Small Map. You can search by city OR you can search by name. The name search may give you more than the general search.

3. Shop on 11/24. The best part is you support those stores because they keep the revenue, yet you get a credit. You have to spend at least $25. Consider spending on both of your cards to maximize your statement credit. Think of holiday gifts for teachers, family, friends, kids, neighbors or whomever you usually purchase gifts for. Also think about places you usually spend money for your family’s regular purchases. Maybe you can buy a gift card to this store for future purchases. Get creative. You get the idea!

The Mommy Points blog has a lot of detail on this promotion. I am telling you about it because I believe it is a great way to support small businesses AND earn some cash for your family at the same time.

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