American Express’ Small Business Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2012. Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is dedicated to driving sales to small businesses on one of the busiest holiday shopping weekends of the year.
This year, American Express is giving small merchants that accept American Express® Cards free advertising and motivating consumers to make this the biggest day of the year for small business. Be one of the first to know when you can sign up for free ads and get your marketing materials for Small Business Saturday at www.americanexpress.com/ShopSmallMerchant.
Vantage is encouraging all merchants to sign up early and to promote Small Business Saturday. If you don't accept American Express currently, simply contact us and we can activate American Express acceptance on your Vantage merchant account.
Small Business Saturday was established in 2010 as a day to support local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Last year, an estimated 103 million Americans shopped at independently-owned small businesses on Small Business Saturday. 500,000 small businesses downloaded marketing materials and 15,000 businesses signed up for free Facebook advertising. And hundreds of thousands of consumers registered to receive a statement credit when they shopped at a small business on Small Business Saturday.
More information about Small Business Saturday can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday.