After you’ve gotten everything ready for the big Thanksgiving feast tomorrow you should be preparing your shopping plan not just for Black Friday but also for Small Business Saturday. How you choose to shop and how you pay could mean the difference in hundreds of dollars.
I can’t tell you how much I save with my American Express Cards!
If you have an American Express card you should keep up with the latest Offers on your specific card. Log into your account page and at the bottom check out the Amex Offers & Benefits.
Make sure you click the ‘Add to Card’ button on any offers you want to use. Everyone should be able to take advantage of the #Shopsmall offer that is only one day each year… the Saturday after Thanksgiving…. American Express promotes Small Business Saturday the day after Black Friday.
The offers you find on American Express can be really good. For example right now on my cards I found: Toys R us (on-line) $15 back on $75, E-bags $10 back on $50, Petco $5 back on $10, Uber rides $10 back on $10, Starbucks online $5 back on $10, Sony $25 back on $100.
And it’s being reported that the Sony offer if also good on Gift Card purchases. So let’s think about that… if you have 4 different American Express cards, (like SPG, Hilton, Delta, Blue) you check and if each one is offering the $25 off $100 for Sony added it to yur card offers, you go to the Sony web site 4 separate times and buy 4 different gift cards. On each one you will get $25 back on your American Express bill. Now you have $400 in gift cards to shop at Sony… can anyone say $325 PlayStation 4?
And you should being figuring out where you want to spend your FREE $30 (per American Express card you have with the offer)…. Shop Small Business Saturday. American Express promotes this #ShopSmall by giving you $10 back on a $10 purchase …up to 3X If it is at a qualified Small Business and on Saturday November 29, 2014.
You have to go to your American Express account (For anyone that does not have an American Express, this offer should be available on the Bluebird Card (which is an American Express product). Once you add the OFFER to your card then you just find your favorite small business stores on the American Express Web Site www.shopsmall.com remember you have to spend the $10 minimum to get the $10 back, and then do that in 3 different stores!
YEAH! Free Shopping, only thing better is flying free and free shipping. Speaking of Free Shipping, I take full advantage of the FREE Shoprunner Program offered (yep for FREE) on one of my American Express cards. It really comes in handy when you don’t want to meet a minimum spend of $100 at some stores. You can buy just the item you want, maybe its only $30 and you get it shipped FREE/ 2day ! I love it and hope they continue offering the Shoprunner.
Also on some American Express offers is the great $150 BACK on a $150 spend with ATT wireless. Basically you pay your ATT bill online for $150 with your American Express (after you Save the offer to your Card) and American Express will CREDIT you back $150… too bad I don’t have ATT. Now thats a deal.
One of my favorite American Express cards is the Starwood or SPG card because the points can be converted 1:1 for many Airline programs (other hotels often are much lower transfer rate and because of this SPG points have a higher value).
The combination of the SPG program and the SPG American Express card is definitely a must for anyone that wants to save money and travel more.
If you don’t have an American Express and are ready to take things to the next level, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or use the contact form below asking me for a link to a SPG American Express, I will be happy to provide a link that will includes an offer to earn 25,000 Star points with a minimum spend.