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American Express Offers $5 Statement Credit for Small Business Saturday

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Get rewarded for supporting small businesses

American Express is once again hosting its annual "Small Business Saturday" event, which aims to promote and support small businesses across the United States during the busy holiday shopping season. And this year, Amex cardholders can enjoy a special bonus.

Earn a $5 statement credit

From now until November 25, Amex cardholders can receive a one-time $5 statement credit by using their enrolled eligible card to make a single purchase of $50 or more at any eligible small business in the U.S. Terms and conditions apply.

Find participating businesses

To help cardmembers find applicable places to shop, Amex has created a small business map. This map includes a wide range of businesses, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and even museums. In New York City, for example, cardholders can enjoy discounts at City Acres Market and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Make a single $50 purchase

To qualify for the $5 statement credit, remember that you must make a single purchase of $50 or more. If you split your $50 into multiple transactions, you will not receive the credit. So, if you're dining out, consider bringing a friend, and if you're shopping, be sure to spend enough to meet the threshold.

Top Amex cards for shoppers

There are several Amex cards that offer great rewards when shopping at small businesses. Here are three of our favorites:

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express: Amex's most premium offering
  • American Express® Gold Card: Earn 4 points per dollar at restaurants, takeout, and delivery in the U.S.
  • Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express: Get 3% cash back on U.S. online retail purchases (up to $6,000 per year)

If you have any of these cards, you can enjoy even more rewards when shopping at small businesses. And by taking advantage of Amex's Small Business Saturday promotion, you'll also receive an extra $5 in your pocket just in time for the holidays.

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