Everyday discounts for Veterans
Blue Ice Creamery (East Alton): 10% discount for veterans.
Kyoto (Edwardsville): 10% discount for veterans when server is told about veteran status.
Lion’s Choice (Edwardsville) offers a 20% discount daily for veterans and active-duty military by showing a valid ID. Click here for locations.
Silly Grandma's Sweet Creations (Maryville): Cookies, cupcakes, pies, and much more. Offers a 10% off total purchase for Military active and Veteran and first responders.
Teaspoons Cafe (Edwardsville): A Veteran and family owned Cafe Offers a 20% discount for veterans! Has fresh made to order food, over 50 loose leaf teas, Kaldis Coffee, esspresso drinks, smoothies and frappes.
Heroes Serving our Community
Copious Technologies (Bethalto & Collinsville): Offering computer sales, repair, networking, and more. Optimize computer or laptop to run faster and more reliably while eliminating any problems. Started by a 16-year Army Veteran.
Core Elite Tumble and Cheer (Highland): Gymnastics and cheer lessons for children 3 and older. A lighthearted atmosphere and sense of community.
Gili Heating & Cooling (Troy): On the job same day 90% of the time. Customer service is their motto. No job is too small or too large. Open 24 hours every day. Family operated.
J&L Champion Heating and Cooling (Troy): Specializes in new construction, installation upgrades and service calls on all equipment.
Olde Wicks Factory (Highland): A historic special event center from 1905. Features stained glass, exposed brick, chandeliers, and outdoor space. Three spaces to accommodate gatherings. Also offer a bridal suite.
Pristine Cleaning (Edwardsville): Professional Residential and Commercial cleaning, specializing in carpet, tile, grout, windows, organization, new construction, sanitation, Infection control, VCT flooring, and concrete floor cleaning. Served in the Navy Reserves for 8 years.
Premiere Cleaning Roof & Exterior Cleaning (Highland): A family business that does Exterior Cleaning.
St. Jacob Automotive (St. Jacob): A family business, NAPA Auto Care Center, with general automotive services to include oil, tires, brakes, shocks, exhaust, batteries, scheduled maintenance, filters, wipers, diagnostic & more.
Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical (Collinsville): Satisfaction 100% Guaranteed. If team members act inappropriately in your home, they reimburse the service call price. If a repair has issues within a year, they repair for free.
Veteran's Pride Wildlife Control (Red Bud): A family & veteran owned and operated business here to solving nuisance wildlife needs. Offers 24 hour service for emergency situations.
Dine and Drink to Support Veterans
222 Artisan Bakery (Edwardsville)
Tue - Thur: 7am to 3pm, Fri & Sat: 7am to 6pm, Sun: 7am to 1pmBake Artisan Breads & Pastries Daily. Proud to serve local Goshen Coffee. Sandwiches Tues-Thur and Pizzas Fri & Sat.
Blue Ice Creamery (East Alton)
11am-9pm Mon-Thurs, 11am-10pm Fri/Sat, closed Sundays. Specializing in super premium small batch ice cream. Has a full hot and cold coffee bar, cold brew, milk shakes, 5 different types of hot chocolate, homemade chili, and more. All waffle products made in house. Veteran owned. Open Year Round!
Coffee Box (Maryville)
Open 6am - 6pm. Serving coffee, tea, and yogurt smoothies. A veteran-owned company that works to cut the cost of coffee while still providing a great cup of Joe.
Germania Brew Haus (Alton\Godfrey)
A coffee shop by day and self-serve craft beer taproom by evening. A veteran and locally owned business. Swing by for a coffee, a beer, or both!
Michael's Coffee Shop (Highland)
6am- 1pm Monday-Saturday.
Hot and Cold coffees and Teas, a bakery, and lots of snacks and sweets. Fred (the co-owner) is a Navy vet. Order online for curbside orders.
Teaspoons Cafe (Edwardsville)
Monday-Friday 6:30-3 weekends 7-3
A Veteran and family owned Cafe, with fresh made to order breakfast and lunch. We also have over 50 different loose leaf teas. We also serve Kaldis Coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, and frappes.
What The Cup? (Troy)
A Veteran owned business that offers Drive Thru, Walk up, and Mobile Ordering. We specialize in espresso, coffee, protein shakes, and Breakfast items.
in Madison County
Etherton Hardwoods (Worden)
Manufactures rustic wooden American Flags that feature hand carved stars and charred wood with raised grain style. Founded by a veteran, employ veterans, and support veteran charities.
Glitzy Sapphire Creations (Troy)
Makes custom tumblers and mugs for all seasons. Veteran owned.
MCT Custom (Edwardsville)
Patriotic, Religious, and custom apparel. New designs monthly. Most items are ONLY $10 (not including shipping)! Made by a US Airforce Vet.
Simple Xpressions (Collinsville)
Creates hand stamped jewelry, engraved jewelry, and custom pieces. A local and veteran owned business. Made of high quality stainless steel that will not tarnish, fade or stain skin. Each ring or necklace is made-to-order.
local businesses that had free deals on veterans day 2022
Applebee's (Glen Carbon, Wood River, Alton, Granite City, Collinsville): offers in-restaurant full-size entrée from a with a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem within a three-week redemption window. (on website)
Bob Evans: will offer seven homestyle favorites. Dine-in only, beverage not included. Show proof of military service.
Bandana's BBQ (Collinsville) Free Budget Buster Meal, BBQ with 2 sides and garlic bread dine in with ID (conf. by phone)
Brown Bag Bistro (Alton): A free Bistro Club with chips OR Adamo with chips. (on facebook page)
Chili's is offering a free meal from a select menu. Available for in-restaurant only. (on website and phone)
Colton's Steak House & Grill (Collinsville): enjoy a FREE entrée until 4 PM. Available for dine-in from a select menu; with a valid military ID.
Chicken Salad Chick (O'Fallon & Edwardsville) free Chick Special and regular drink.
Cracker Barrel (Troy) get a complimentary slice of Coca-Cola® Cake, in-store and online, with purchase. Code VETSDAY22 (at store)
Denny's (Glen Carbon, Collinsville, Pontoon Beach) Free Grand Slam (conf. by phone)
Drake's (O'Fallon) receive one entrée and non-alcoholic beverage from 11AM- 4PM with proof of service. (on facebook page)
Golden Corral is hosting their Military Appreciation Night from 5pm to close with a free “thank you” meal when dining in.
Great Clips: free haircut for veterans (conf. on website)
Hawaiian Bros (Edwardsville) free plate lunch from 11am to 11pm. (conf. by phone and website)
IHOP (Glen Carbon) free red white and blue pancakes. (conf. on website)
Little Ceaser Complimentary pizza!
Peel (Edwardsville) is offering a free entree for eat in with proof of service. (on facebook)
Red Lobster (Alton) is offering a free Walt's Favorite Shrimp for dine-in and To Go between 11am and 4pm with proof of service. (on website)
Red Robin (Edwardsville) free Red's Tavern Double with free refills of Bottomless Steak Fries®. (conf. by phone)
Sacred Grounds Cafe (Edwardsville) free cup of coffee
Sport Clips: free haircut for veterans (conf. on website)
Starbucks (every corner) offers veterans, active-duty service members and military spouses a free 12-ounce coffee or iced coffee. (on website)
What the Cup (Troy): All of our past/present brothers and sisters in arms will receive a free 12oz coffee.
Ziggi’s Coffee (O'fallon) one free 16 oz. drink.