Nov 30 2013, 4:05am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
Today is Small Business Saturday 2013. The awareness of Small Business Saturday among U.S. consumers has risen to 44% compared to 34% during the same period a year ago. 77% of those aware of the day say that they plan to shop at small businesses today. That translates to tens of millions of consumers across America who say they plan to patronize a small business on November 30th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
American Express will again this year extend a special offer to Card Members who shop on Small Business Saturday. Card Members who register an eligible American Express Card here will receive a one-time $10 statement credit when they use their registered Card to spend $10 or more on 11/30/13 in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business location that appears on the Small Business Saturday Map .
Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers. Since its inception, Small Business Saturday has been become a global phenomenon, spreading to the UK, Australia, Israel, Canada, South Africa and Asia.
Cyber Monday 2013 is on December 2nd, but the Cyber Monday sales are already starting on the weekend. Most Cyber Monday 2013 sales launch on Sunday. Cyber Monday 2013
is expected to be the biggest online sales day of the year
with sales of $2.2 billion. Of course it makes sense to shop already on Thanksgiving Day the online Black Friday 2013 Sales, as several deals will be much better than on Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday will though also have great deals again as this day has become crucial for online stores. See the latest Cyber Monday 2013 News
Cyber Monday, a term coined by Shop.org in 2005, got established when retailers saw a trend of consumers shopping online on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Today, Cyber Monday is viewed as the online equivalent to Black Friday. Cyber Monday 2013 is expected to a huge sales day again this year - most likely the biggest.
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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