You’re digesting that last bit of pumpkin pie and realizing that you only have a couple of hours before you should be lined up outside at some insane hour to save 50% off of a drill, buy-one-get-one free on clothing, or a chance to get a flat panel TV at over $600 off (spoiler alert: there’s only three per store and you aren’t going to get one). While the headlines dominate Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, there is a new day where you can save cash and shop local.
American Express started Small Business Saturday last year as a way to provide a voice to small businesses and to encourage people to shop local. This year American Express has upped the stakes, if you register your AMEX card and spend more than $25 at a small business who accepts the card, you will receive a $25 credit on your statement!
I wanted to profile several of the small businesses here in San Antonio and some of their sales this Saturday. While not all of them accept American Express, they are having some great deals on some unique items.
Melissa Guerra: Tienda de Cocina
This Pearl Brewery shop has high end culinary equipment along with an interesting and eclectic mix of jewelry and trinkets that are inspired from South of the border. There will be many high ticket kitchenware items on sale including Henkels knives and Staub pots at discounts up to 50% off MSRP. Melissa Guerra does accept AMEX and you will be eligible for the $25 credit.
Location: at the Pearl Brewery, 200 East Grayson, San Antonio, TX 78215
Operating for over 10 years, Bicycle Heaven has been offering service and support to Alamo City cyclists. If you are looking for a bike for your little ones, be sure to stop by Bicycle Heaven on Saturday where you will be able to get 35% off kids bikes.
Location: 1931 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78213
If you are you looking for a specialty or retro toy, you should stop by Toy Zone. They carry product from smaller mom and pop vendors and if you shop on Saturday you can save 15% on all toys (excluding Lego).
Location: 923 N Loop 1604 E. #106, San Antonio, TX 78232
Tails Pet Market
Tails Pet Markets has been in business just under over a month and was started by an owner who is passionate about both pets and the environment. Currently, they only have products for cats and dogs and all of their products are made right here in the USA with eco-friendly materials. Shop on Saturday to save 20% on one item and the owner will have a limited amount of treats for both pets and owners alike.
Location: at the Blue Star Arts Complex, 1420 South Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78210
Good Sports is the premier outdoor outfitters in the area providing both ski apparel and technical running shoes. On Small Business Saturday if you spend $200, you will not only get the $25 AMEX credit but also a $25 gift card from Good Sports.
Location: 12730 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78230