Small Business Saturday was way too successful. American Express has done away with the $25 credits and the registration page. However, I just logged into my account and noticed there is a “Shop Small November” offer ($10 back on a $10 Small Business Saturday purchase) in the “Amex Offers and Benefits” section. It’s only good at a small business (use their map) and only on Saturday, November 28th. Get out there and save!!
If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably heard there was yet another corporate data security breach. This time it was at Anthem Health Insurance.
If you are an Anthem member, you can get two years of free credit monitoring. Anthem will be posting details here later today. Add that to my free year of credit monitoring at Home Depot and then another from Target and I’m going on four years of unpaid credit monitoring. Thanks a lot criminals!
On that note…go check your credit.
Chipotle wants you to go meatless today and they’re offering you free food for doing it. Today only, order their organic tofu Sofritas at any Chipotle in the US or Canada, then bring your receipt back on your next visit—from January 27th through February 28th, 2015—for a FREE burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos of your choice.
I actually love the Sofritas. It has a meat-like texture and great taste. But it has no creepy meat parts like surprise bones and chewy tendons (I’ve had both in my chicken at Chipotle, so now I go veg there). Enjoy!
I logged into my credit union savings account this morning and noticed a link to free TurboTax. If you have basic tax needs, like me, you can use the online simple federal edition and state free! You will have to pay to e-file. Or be cheap like me and print those pups out and mail them in.
Do you work in Contra Costa county and carpool, take public transit, or walk or bike to work? If you get stuck in an emergency situation, 511 Contra Costa has you covered with a guaranteed ride home. You must pre-register to participate.
I am! (I scheduled this post weeks ago.) I don’t believe in Black Friday. No great deal or any amount of savings could get me into a store at some ridiculous early hour today or ever. Waking up too early is reserved for catching a flight.
Registration for American Express’ Small Business Saturday started this morning! Register your American Express card now and on Saturday, November 29, use that card for an in-store transaction at a local small business for a purchase of $10 or more and you’ll receive a $10 statement credit for up to three small businesses. You can earn up to $30 in statement credits! And if you have multiple American Express cards, each one qualifies individually. I happen to have three, so I’ll be earning/saving $90 that day.
In past years, the Small Business Saturday offer was a one-time $25 statement credit at one small business. Many small businesses in my area offered bonus gift cards with the purchase of regular gift cards that day. My favorite nail salon offered a bonus $25 gift card, when you bought a $25 gift card. So I’d end up paying $0, for $50 in gift cards. It was a killer deal. I’m hoping they’re offering something similar this year.