Two months ago, I ran this post on ‘Small Business Saturday’. This has been running in the US for a few years, and is a nationwide attempt to promote smaller retailers.
It is of interest to Head for Points readers because American Express is the main sponsor. In the US, Amex offers generous discounts on transactions made on the day.
As per my original post, the first UK ‘Small Business Saturday’ will be on Saturday 7th December.
I have now found out what the American Express promotion will be.
For all purchases made at participating shops on the day using an American Express card, you will receive a £5 statement rebate. The minimum purchase required will be £10.
The exact details are not yet available. I am guessing that you will need to register your Amex card in advance, and I am guessing that you WILL be able to use MBNA and Lloyds cards as well. I am also guessing that it will be ‘one statement credit per card per retailer’. (This means that if you have 5 Amex cards, you could buy 5 x £10 gift vouchers in each shop and use them for a larger purchase.)
The list of participating shops appears to be same list as was used for the ‘Shop Small’ promotion earlier this year.
More details will undoubtedly emerge from Amex as we get closer to the date.
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