Volunteering your efforts to protect our great country deserves more than just praise and support. You have taken on a heavy burden for all Americans, and you deserve a break from your heroic duties. One way our country shows the military appreciation is by providing them with numerous discounts wherever they go. If you are in the military, you will want to take advantage of these amazing deals in the St. Louis area.


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Jiffy Lube
4416 S Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 352-6200

An unavoidable expense in life (unless you don’t own an automobile) is car maintenance. Since you have to pay for oil changes regardless, why not opt for a cheaper expense by finding the auto places that appreciate you and your service to our country? Stop by Jiffy Lube to get your car back in order, because the 15 percent military discount is no contest to competitors. In addition to getting that discount off an already fairly-inexpensive oil change (originally $39), they toss in a free car wash for you as well.


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Home Depot
7481 S. Lindberg Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63125
(314) 894-6099

The warm seasons provide you with ample opportunity to work on that “honey-do” list, especially when it comes to fixing up the house. Tackle your home improvement projects with ease by heading to Home Depot. You are guaranteed a 10 percent discount in-store, but be sure to browse online first. If you can find what you need from the website, order there to get a much more generous discount––possibly up to 60 percent off certain items.

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South County Dodge Chrysler Jeep
7127 S Lindbergh
St Louis, MO 63125
(888) 460-0812

If you’re a military member in the market for a new car or SUV, check out South County Autos––”The good guys in the white hats.” The dealer offers both new and pre-owned Dodge, Ram, Chrysler and Jeep models. Military personnel receive discounts on cars, financing, warranties and other car accessories, which means you can get a great deal on a big purchase. Members of the military simply need to contact Karen at (314) 487-1010 or email her at kc@southcountyautos.com to schedule an appointment and get more information on special pricing.

Activities and Entertainment

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Busch Stadium
700 Clark Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 345-9600

Your military status can work for you when it comes to pure entertainment as well. Check out our World Champion team, The Cardinals, and learn the secret to getting in for free. Those in the military receive complimentary tickets if they stop by Windows 17 or 18 on game day. These are based on availability, so arrive as quickly as you can. Keep in mind though, that you can only pick up these free tickets an hour and a half before a game, and not a minute earlier.

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Hard Rock Café St. Louis
1820 Market St., Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 621-7625

When you are in the mood to dine out, head to the Hard Rock Café at Union Station. Not only do you get a nice 15 percent discount on a delicious meal, but if you time it right, you can enjoy some entertainment while you’re at it. The restaurant has been known to feature some live music series events, so check the calendar of events to see what’s happening. Be sure to stop in during happy hour, which happens from 5 to 8 p.m., and grab yourself something to sip on while you enjoy the show.

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Saint Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4400

If you are looking for fun for the entire family, take them to the Saint Louis Science Center, which already provides free exhibits your children will love. The bonus of choosing the Science Center for your next play-date is watching one of the special screenings on the OMNIMAX Theater for less than you would pay at any other theater in town. Get the surround viewing for a mere $6 with your military discount.

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Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.