Every year (for the last 5 years), my wife and I look forward to Small Business Saturday to cash in on “free money” to spend on our hobbies. This year, the offer was for $10 back per transaction over $10, up to 3x per card number (not account, card number).So armed with all of my many AMEX cards, I went to my local Woodcraft on Small Business Saturday and executed my clamp procurement. While most people went crazy picking them clean of Jet parallel clamps, I had my eye set on cleaning them out of Bessey Tradesman clamps with the 2K handle. In the end, I exhausted all of my allowance on Bessey clamps, for the following lovely prices:
- 6” Bessey Tradesman TGJ2.506+2K: $13.50 – $10.00 = $3.50
- 12” Bessey Tradesman TGJ2.512+2K: $14.50 – $10.00 = $4.50
I also picked up a second Preppin’ Weapon and Incra T-track. All in all, American Express covered 66% of my acquisitions that day (and I got enough clamps to replace my many HF F-style clamps). Thanks for paying for my kids Christmas present to me! My wife planned much better, and got American Express to cover about 97% of her transaction. Several of my co-workers also cashed in and stocked up on craft beer. If anyone has an AMEX and hasn’t taken advantage of this offer, I highly recommend you look into it next year.
PS: The look on the Woodcraft employee’s face was gold when I plopped all of the clamps on the counter declaring “I wanted to pay for each one on a separate transaction.” I think I went from familiar to infamous that day.