So long, Black Friday. Hello, Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $25 statement credit for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. Then, use the card at hundreds of South Florida businesses to save $25 on a purchase.
Cards must be registered through Nov. 24 or until the enrollment limit is reached.
Visit the ShopSmall.com to find a local retailer particpating. Then, shop there on Saturday to get the $25 credit. Search the ever-growing list of participating Central and South Florida businesses by zip code.
Created in 2010 to help support small business and jumpstart the economy, the program date is no accident. Located between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it aims to take advantage of the heaviest shopping weekend of the year.
If you preregistered, you can also score special deals through FourSquare when you check into merchants on Saturday. Check the the "Explore" tab on your phone. Then, unlock specials and load to your card. No coupons are necessary. Just use the card to redeem discounts. Also, Twitter is offering $1 million in free advertising to mom and pop merchants, too. The first 10,000 business to register get $100 in ads.
Click here to register and find a merchant.
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