This is bad news. Looks like there will be no free stuff this year from Amex. On the FAQs page of Small Business Saturday it is clearly stated that there will be no statement credits this year. Many people have probably been adding cards to their Amex portfolio, so this is very disappointing.
Small Business Saturday was one of the great perks of carrying Amex cards. Hopefully there will be some nice Amex Offers around the same time to cheer up Amex cardholders.
Here’s the statement on the FAQs page
As in years past, American Express will continue to drive awareness of Small Business Saturday and encourage consumers to shop small through local and national advertising.
This year we are not offering a statement credit offer for Card Members on Small Business Saturday, but are instead increasing the support and resources we provide to help small business owners market the day within their communities and truly make it their own.
Small Business Saturday started in 2010 and is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year’s Small Business Saturday is November 28th, 2015, but who cares anymore? In protest, I’ll be shopping at Big Businesses only on November 28th.
Let us know if this changes the value of Amex cards for you!