American Express hosts small business Saturday where small business can get promoted and you can get free money : a win, win! When you shop at select small business on November 30, 2013 which you can find here,
you will get a $25 statement credit for each Amex credit card you use. I only have 3 so I could potentially get $75 in free money! Update: You can now only get a $10 credit per card which is less than the previous years of $25 per card.
A strategy that has been used are to buy gift cards at your favorite small business restaurant to use later. You can purchase at actual locations or there is also an online purchase option but there are not many merchants. Some options that I found in Houston where I would use it is Kolache Shoppe, Ninfas Mexican Restaurant, or Canyon Cafe. Or maybe I’ll be adventurous and find a new place to dine.