American Express offers discount dining in San Francisco

American Express is partnering with Dine About San Francisco to offer diners a chance to save up to 25 percent at local restaurants in the City by the Bay, according to a press release. In its 11th year, Dine About San Francisco will run again this year from June 1-15; there was also an event in January.

The Dine About San Francisco event is designed to get visitors and locals out to try participating restaurants at a discounted price. American Express is the event's preferred credit card, and diners who pay with their American Express card can receive up to $15 credit when they eat three or more times at participating restaurants during the designated week.

Cardholders will need to register their American Express card to get the $15 credit. Registration is at the credit card's website, but as of the date of the release the enrollment period had not yet begun.

The coming event is scheduled to include more than 100 participating restaurants where diners can choose from a two-course lunch for $17.95 or a three-course dinner for $34.95. The complete list of participating restaurants will be released May 15; reservations are highly recommended. The San Francisco visitor website, www.dineabouttown.com, will have the full information about the promotion. Regular a la carte menus will also be available during the promotional week.

American Express is also part of Twitter's Small Business Ad push, giving the first 10,000 eligible cardholders and businesses up to $100 in free Twitter advertising. The company will host its popular Small Business Saturday event on Nov. 24. At similar events in the past, cardholders could receive up to $25 statement credit on purchases of $25 or more at participating small businesses.