Special San Francisco Holiday Offers
Looking for gifts or something special to do during the holidays? From free museum access to special holiday sales, there's something for everyone in San Francisco.
Special Holiday Shopping Offers
- Enjoy the Lowest Hotel Prices of the Season.
Save up to 35% on San Francisco hotels with Booking.com
- What’s Better Than Black Friday? Track Friday!
Book now through Mon. Nov. 29, and save 30% on select Amtrak trains when you travel Dec. 10, 2016 through April 9, 2017.*
- Merry Makers Delight at the Westfield San Francisco Centre
Merry Makers will roam the Centre Nov. 25 - 27, surprising and delighting guests with presents, gift cards, sweet treats and holiday cheer. Many of Westfield San Francisco Centre's retailers will also feature Black Friday special deals and in-store events, all of which can be found on the Holiday Hub webpage.
- The San Francisco Dungeon
Give your family the plague for the holidays at The San Francisco Dungeon. Save up to 50% off Dungeon tickets while avoiding the hassles of Black Friday mall shopping and computer glitches on Cyber Monday. Scream, laugh and get shanghaied before experiencing the new Escape Alcatraz drop ride and show.
- Special Offer From Extranomical Tours
What better way to enjoy the Black Friday Sales than with a visit to the outlets and wine tasting? Book by Dec. 31 with promo code SALE to receive $15 off a Premium Outlet Shopping & Napa Wine Tasting tour.
- Creativity Explored Holiday Sale
Every year, Creativity Explored hosts a Holiday Art Shop featuring artwork by more than 135 talented artists, all of whom have developmental disabilities. This year, the gallery and studio are filled with affordable Naughty + Nice gifts for everyone on your list, including original drawings and paintings, textiles, ceramics, mixed media, and a art products such as Modify watches, adult t-shirts, notecard packs, pencil pouches and pencils, wrapping paper, and writing journals, all featuring artwork by Creativity Explored artists.
- Shop Small® Business
San Francisco is proud to support Small Business Saturday®, the day dedicated to helping you celebrate small businesses and the community you call home. And this year, you have an even bigger reason to Shop Small®.
Whether you’re buying local delights, shopping for your bestie, or treating yourself to local eats, now when you Shop Small with an enrolled American Express® Card, you could earn 2X rewards through Dec 31.Terms apply.****
Help support small businesses Nov 26 and through the entire holiday season! Learn more and enroll now.
Thanks for supporting small businesses in your community!
- Save 20% at the San Francisco Visitor Information Center
From Nov. 25-27, save 20% on holiday gifts in the retail store or online when you purchase unique items from SFMade and a select group of certified local manufacturers, for your family or yourself! Use promo code HOLIDAY16.**
- November 2 Remember Sweepstakes
During November and December, the San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations is hosting a special sweepstakes for shopping at small, local businesses in San Francisco. Share your experience by uploading a selfie at a local small business to be entered to win an electric bicycle, weekend stay at the Fairmont San Francisco, or dinner for two at various San Francisco restaurants.***
Special Holiday Events
- de Young Museum Grand Season Finale of Friday Nights at the de Young
Bring your family and dance at the museum! Don't miss the grand finale of Friday Nights at the de Young on Fri., Nov. 25. Free programming and free general admission to the permanent collection galleries, from 5 – 8:45 pm. Special exhibition charge may apply.
- Free Community Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
Free Museum admission all day, Dec. 25. Tickets for the Pop-Ups performances are available on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event and are extremely limited. Space is not guaranteed.
* Amtrak Track Friday: Restrictions apply and blackout dates apply. Not available on all routes. Available only on Amtrak.com. Available on one-way Coach fares only. Subject to availability.
** Save 20% at the San Francisco Visitor Information Center: Offer excludes transportation passes, packages, attraction tickets, tours, hotel and dining reservations. Offer valid online and at the Visitor Information Center at 900 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. Not valid at the Visitor Information Center at Macy's Union Square.
*** November 2 Remember Sweepstakes: No purchases are necessary; official rules.
**** Shop Small® Offer Terms and Conditions You must enroll your eligible American Express Card at amex.co/shopsmalloffer to start earning 2X Rewards on purchases at qualifying small businesses through 12/31/16. If you have more than one eligible Card, you must separately enroll each Card. The following explains how eligible enrolled Cards earn 2X Rewards during the offer period:
Blue Cash Rewards Offer: Earn an additional 1% cash back per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Blue Cash Everyday® Card or Blue Cash Preferred® Card at qualifying small businesses. You will receive cash back only in the form of Blue Cash Reward Dollars which can be redeemed for statement credits.
Blue Sky Points Offer: Earn one additional Blue Sky point per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Blue Sky from American Express® or Blue Sky Preferred from American Express® at qualifying small businesses.
Delta Miles Offer: Earn one additional mile per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Delta Reserve® Credit Card from American Express, Delta SkyMiles® Options, Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card, Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card or Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card at qualifying small businesses.
HHonors Points Offer: Earn three additional Hilton HHonors Bonus Points per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express or Hilton HHonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express at qualifying small businesses.
Lowe’s Business Rewards Points Offer: Earn one additional Lowe’s Business Rewards point per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Lowe’s Business Rewards Card from American Express at qualifying small businesses.
Membership Rewards® Points Offer: Earn one additional Membership Rewards Point per dollar of purchases using one of the following enrolled Cards at qualifying small businesses: Centurion® Card from American Express, The Platinum Card® from American Express, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Traditional Gold Card from American Express, Senior Gold Card from American Express, Gold Card from American Express, American Express® Green Card, American Express® Traditional Green Card, Senior Member Card from American Express, Zync® from American Express, Blue from American Express®, Amex EveryDay® Card, Amex EveryDay® Preferred Card, The American Express® Gold Card for Ameriprise Financial, The Platinum Card® from American Express for Ameriprise Financial, Platinum Card® from American Express for Charles Schwab, Fidelity American Express Green, Fidelity American Express Gold, Fidelity American Express Platinum, Centurion® Card from American Express for Goldman Sachs Clients, The Platinum Card® from American Express for Goldman Sachs, The Mercedes-Benz Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz, Morgan Stanley Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Morgan Stanley, Business Centurion® Card from American Express, Business Platinum Card®, The Business Gold Rewards Card, Business Green Rewards Card, Business Management Account®, The Business Membership Rewards Card from American Express®, Blue for Business® Credit Card or Business Platinum Credit Card. Enrollment in the offer and the Membership Rewards Program is required. For Amex EveryDay® Card products, when we calculate the extra points available as a bonus to Amex EveryDay® Card Members, points awarded under this offer will not be included. Terms and Conditions for the Membership Rewards® program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms or call 1-800-AXP EARN (297-3276) for more information. The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo.
Plenti Point Offer: Earn one additional Plenti Point per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Plenti® Credit Card from Amex at qualifying small businesses.
SimplyCash Cash Back Offer: Earn an additional 1% cash back per dollar of purchases using an enrolled SimplyCash® Business Credit Card or SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card at qualifying small businesses. You will receive cash back in the form of a statement credit.
Schwab Cash Back Offer: Earn an additional 1.5% cash back per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Charles Schwab Investor Credit Card™ from American Express at qualifying small businesses. Cash back will be automatically deposited into your eligible Schwab brokerage account.
| Starpoints Offer: Earn one additional Starpoint per dollar of purchases using an enrolled Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card at qualifying small businesses.
You will not earn 2X rewards (i) on any bonus you may already receive with your Card, including any additional points/miles/cash back that you may already receive when you spend on certain types of purchases or at certain merchants or (ii) on any other bonus/rewards you may earn with a different promotion or offer from American Express. This offer applies to the first $250,000 in purchases for each eligible Card Account issued to a business and the first $100,000 in purchases for each eligible Card Account issued for personal use, starting from the time you complete enrollment through 12/31/16.
Qualifying Small Business Qualifying small merchant locations appear on the Shop Small® Map (including the searchable directory), available at shopsmallnow.americanexpress.com. Please note that the merchants listed on the Shop Small® Map may change. In addition, business location and other information provided on the Shop Small Map may contain inaccuracies or errors as a result of information provided by third parties. Purchases with political campaigns or political action committees as well as purchases at gas or service stations do not qualify, regardless of whether they appear on the Shop Small Map.
Purchases Purchases may fall outside of the offer period in some cases (and therefore not qualify for the offer), such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the purchase. (For example, if you buy goods online, the purchase date may be the date the goods are shipped.) Additional Card Members on your account are not eligible to enroll in this offer, but you earn 2X Rewards for qualifying purchases made by any Additional Card Members on your account. The following do NOT count as purchases and will not qualify for this offer: fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of traveler's checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of any cash equivalents. A purchase may not qualify for this offer if it is not made directly with the merchant, if made through a third party payment account or using a mobile or wireless card reader or if you use a mobile or digital wallet.
Fulfillment To earn rewards with this offer, your Card Account must be active, in good standing, and not in default at the time of fulfillment. What you earn with this offer: (i) is in addition to any other rewards you may get from using your Card Account; (ii) will be posted to your account within 10–12 weeks after the end of the offer period; and (iii) may be reversed if a qualifying purchase is returned or cancelled. American Express reserves the right to modify or revoke this offer at any time for any reason in its sole discretion.
Ineligible American Express Cards The following American Express Cards are not eligible for this 2X Rewards Offer: Prepaid Cards, Corporate Cards, Cards issued by other financial institutions, Blue Cash®, Blue Cash InStore, Blue for Students®, Cash Rebate Card, American Express® Platinum Cash Rebate Card, Clear from American Express®, One from American Express, Optima products, Blue Cash® for Business, Business Cash Rebate Card, Business Gold Card, Business Green Card, Business Purchase Account®, Executive Business Card, Platinum Business FreedomPass® Credit Card, Platinum Business Premium Cash Rebate Card, The Plum Card®. Cards that are not issued in the U.S. are not eligible.