Get a $25 AMEX gift card - Nov. 1 at 1 pm ET

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  1. miles and smiles
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    FedEx and AMEX are promoting Small Business Saturday (Nov. 26) again this year.

    You can register for a $25 AMEX gift card at 1 pm ET on Nov. 1 here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Fedex

    I believe that they are giving away 30,000 of these.

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  2. ACMM
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    I hate the fact that so many AX promotions are associated with FB making them useless for those not on FB but loyal AX members ...
     
  3. dmel

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    Agree. I am on FB but do not use it as much as others. I hate how you have to "like" before entering contests or doing AX promotions.

    Of course, it didn't stop me from doing "like, link, love" and entering a contest for a new Nikon D3100.

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    Well I said it before, the days when you could just ignore social media are long, long gone. Companies know that there's huge potential in their customers that use facebook / twitter and run contests all the time -- some just plain "points for liking us" and other more elaborate ones like the Hilton Scavenger Hunt on twitter the other day.

    Either way, companies are focusing very hard on the hundreds of millions of people that are seemingly addicted to these services. I think anybody that wants to be on the action should also do the same -- lest you miss out on some opportunities like those people that keep winning thousands of HHonors points. I myself won 2k US Airways miles for liking Thanks Again the other day out of the blue, and I'm certainly not going to complain about that. :)
     
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    If all it requires is a like, then I am fine with Facebook promos. If they ask me to make my mailing list with all my friends available, then I decline. I have no desire to spam my friends. Fortunately, it's easy to take FedEx (or anyone else) off of my Facebook after the promo is over.
    I do the same thing with promos that require me to sign up for emails for miles/points. I sign up, then I have my ISP discard the emails. That way I minimize the spam.
    This one is a no-brainer for me -- $25 for a like and few minutes of my time.
     
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    My understanding is that small business saturday doesnt require getting a coupon, etc (based on amex email). I thought all you needed to do is to buy something at a small business and amex would automatically credit you the $25. They did this last year and didnt require any certificate, and I thought I read it to be the same for this year.
     
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    I will enter contests on FB provided they don't use an intrusive contest app for the promo. I will not agree to the terms of those apps.
     
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    The FedEx promo is a second promo. FedEx is giving away 30,000 $25 AMEX gift cards. AMEX is also giving $25 statement credits if you use your AMEX on Nov. 26.
     
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  9. Mapsmith
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    The Small Business Saturday promotion came to my business last week. Basically, you register your AMEX on the American Express Website. Then on November 26, 2011 you make a $25 or more purchase at a participating Small Business (like mine) and AMEX will give you a $25 Statement Credit. Card has to be preregistered and have to shop at a small business on Nov. 26 to get the credit.
     
  10. JohnDeere19
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    This is probably going to go fast...I'd recommend getting on at 1255 and refreshing pretty consistently.
     
  11. JohnDeere19
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    That's a separate promotion to this one where you just have to register. This one, it appears, you actually get a $25 gift card.
     
  12. Lufthansa Flyer
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    ah, gotcha, thanks!
     
  13. Jimgotkp
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    That's what my plans were as well!
     
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    Same here, except 1K AA miles.
     
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    FB is crawling...
     
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    Seriously... I think this page already crashed and will be crashing.. Good luck everybody..
     
  18. iolaire
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    I don't see any change?????
     
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    I don't even see the page anymore.
     
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    I've already given up. The only reason I ever go on FB anymore is to sell my soul for a promo. I'm not going to wait around if there's no promo to be had.
     
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    I'm just amazed that my work is not blocking https traffic to facebook so I have to try.
     
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    Same here. For $25, I feel silly refreshing that page so much. I was happy to do that for the OWMD booking site, but not this :)
     
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    I'm guessing that the page can't handle all the traffic.
     
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