Save yourself, Shop Local

There's no better way to burn off your extra plateful of mashed potatoes and stuffing than an early morning rat race through the aisles of WalMart. Indeed, nothing says holiday cheer quite like Black Friday- throwing elbows and pillaging through department stores. And, if you don't get your fill Friday, you have 24 more bliss filled hours on Cyber Monday to max out all of your credit cards as you ice your bruises in the comfort of your own cubicle.

As enchanting as this all sounds, we at Privy are partial to the little known holiday, sandwiched between the mall madness of Black Friday and the digital chaos of Cyber Monday. We're talking about Small Business Saturday, a day devoted to all of the businesses we actually love. American Express created this glorious holiday 2 years ago, when they pledged to give a $25 credit to cardholders, who shopped at participating local businesses. On the largest shopping weekend of the year, Small Business Saturday is all about driving more business to the local shops we grew up with- the ones who know our faces and not just the last 4-digits of our credit card. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop local and support small business, and this year AmEx is projecting an even larger turnout!

If you're a business owner, get involved and promote your business for free!

If you're an American Express cardholder, enroll today and save $25

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