Small Business Saturday ILLINOISouth

Posted on 11/25/2014 by TheTourismBureau
We all know about Black Friday (quickly turning to black Thursday – much to our dismay) and Cyber Monday. These are days to kick-start your holiday shopping with deals galore on hot items from toys to TVs and everything in between. Over the last few years, more emphasis has been placed on keeping that money at home through SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY promotions…and we couldn’t be more thrilled! This Saturday, November 29, several communities throughout ILINOISouth are offering great promotions to attract shoppers. On top of that, stores and other businesses are offering great discounts on their best merchandise. It’s a win-win! You get to save, and in some cases even win money, all while supporting local shops and boosting the area’s economy. Below is a short list of specials that people told us about, alphabetized by community. --


Eckert’s Country Store One-day coupon to receive $10 off your purchase of $50 or more Find it Here: Fall Art & Craft Fair Belle-Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt E., Belleville, IL There will be over 400 exhibitors featuring crafts, holiday items, gifts, jewelry, decorations and much more. Piece by Peace 132 W Main St, Belleville, IL 30% off of Harveys Handbags when you bring in canned goods to be donated to our local food bank. TOCO (Tapestry of Community Offerings) 825 West Main, Belleville Will be running 1/2 off all Holiday Merchandise Carmi Businesses in Carmi will offer deals to go along with the White County Christmas Celebration. Click here to find out more on their Facebook page.


Biegert Jewelers 113 West Main St., Collinsville, IL 20% Off on all Charles Albert Jewelry 20 % Off on all Frederic Duclos Jewelry 20% Off on all Estate & Antique Jewelry 25% Off all Bulova Watches 11th Annual Native American Holiday Market Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, 30 Ramey St., Collinsville, IL Purchase holiday gift items made by Native American artists and crafters; jewelry, paintings, baskets, pottery, weaving, herbals, bronze work and more.


Several businesses in Greenville will be offering deals as part of a city-wide effort.


Get out and shop and enter for a chance to win $100 Chamber Gift Certificate! Shop Local & Love it! Click Here to grab the flyer on the Highland Chamber Facebook page and take it to participating businesses.


Several Mascoutah Businesses will offer discounts. The Chamber of Commerce is also running a promotion throughout the Holiday Season. Visit for more information.

Mt. Carmel

The Wabash County Retail Merchants Committee is again doing "Win What You Spend" for Small Business Saturday. The promotion is very easy--simply make a purchase at any RMC store on Friday, November 28th, and/or Saturday, November 29th.  Sign the back of your receipt and drop it into a registration box that several stores will have.  The receipts will then be collected and winners will be drawn on Tuesday, December 2nd. You can enter receipts separately or staple several together. If your receipt/receipts are drawn, you will win that amount in RMC gift checks up to $250. For a list of participating businesses, call the Chamber office (262-5116) or Sharon Harris at WSJD (263-4300). Other offers include: Hot Tees and Cool Vinyl 431 North Walnut St. 10% off hats The Corner Apparel 335 North Market St. 10% - 30% off Aly Mae Images 420 North Market St Pictures with Santa Tastee Freez 805 West 3rd St Homemade chili, grilled cheese, and a 22 oz drink for $4.99 Buy any slushee at regular price, get same size free. Our flavors are green apple, blue raspberry, strawberry banana, grape, cherry, and lemonade. 2 for $5 sandwich special on fish sandwich, bbq ribblet, and the breaded tenderloin.


The City of Waterloo will be giving away $750 in Gift Certificates. Contest cards will be available at all participating merchants 1 week prior to deadline of entry, December 1, 2014. Enjoy the extra time to shop, browse and have your card stamped early. Rules for the drawing are: Contest Card must be stamped by each participating merchant, and you must be 18 years or older to enter. Completed cards can be dropped off at any of the participating merchants prior to deadline of December 1, 2014. Participating Merchants: A World of Difference 127 North Main St. Bountiful Blossoms Floral & Gifts 121 South Main St. The Clothes Line Boutique 123 West Mill St. Diehl’s Floral & Gifts 726 Rogers St. Helping Hands Thrift Store 695 North Moore St. Merle Norman Cosmetics & Boutique 742 North Market St. Mill Street Treasures 125 West Mill St. Nice Twice Resale Shop 518 Park St. Peterstown Heritage Society 275 North Main St. Reiniger Jewelers 911 North Illinois Rt. 3 For more information contact Sarah Deutch: 618.939.8600 ext. 211 -- These are just the deals our partners let us know about. If you know of any other offers or promotions, tell us about it on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below! Don’t forget to pass this information along to your friends and family!

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